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Touring & Sea Kayaking Buoyancy Aids & PFDs

Wearing a buoyancy aid (sometimes called a personal floatation device) is always recommended when canoeing or kayaking, whatever the environment or weather. As well as helping to keep you afloat in case of submersion, they also provide additional warmth. Please note that lifejackets, which provide buoyancy for the head as well as torso, are not the same thing as buoyancy aids.

The Buoyancy Aids listed below are great for touring and sea kayaking use. Some have a more streamlined design with a few pockets for storage, others have lots of pockets and storage space. They feature multiple adjustable straps and closed cell buoyancy foam to provide a comfortable fit for long periods on the water.

Palm Kaikoura

Palm's top-end sea kayaking buoyancy aid, packed with features with a performance fit.

Palm Peyto PFD

A feature packed PFD with a sleek, lightweight and comfortable design. Great for touring, sea kayaking, kayak fishing, SUPing and more!

Palm Meander PFD Buoyancy Aid

A comfortable lightweight buoyancy aid for sit on top paddling, touring, sea kayaking and canoeing. Featuring multiple adjustment straps for a secure fit, easy front-entry design and a front pocket for storage. Available in Flame Red, Cobalt Blue and Olive Green with a limited edition multi-coloured Harlequin colour!

Palm Tika Womens PFD

Palm Tika Womans Buoyancy Aid

Specifically designed to fit all female body forms, with a wrap-around fit and easy to adjust glide straps. Superior comfort for all-day paddling!

Palm Peyto Womans PFD

Palm Peyto Womans Buoyancy Aid

A feature packed PFD, sleek and comfortable designed specifically for women paddlers. Great for touring, sea kayaking, kayak fishing, SUPing and more!

Palm Meander Highback Buoyancy Aid

Palm Meander Highback PFD Buoyancy Aid

Featuring a highback design for excellent comfort against taller sit on top kayak seats. Multiple adjustment straps and soft Gaia foam for excellent overall fit and comfort.

Yak Xipe PFD for kayaking

Yak Xipe Buoyancy Aid

Great for general touring and recreational use. This PFD features a slimline design with handy pockets.

Peak Tourlite Zip PFD for kayaking

Peak Tourlite Zip Buoyancy Aid

A comfortable buoyancy aid with large front pockets for general paddling, touring and sea kayaking use.

Astral V Eight PFD

Astral V Eight Buoyancy Aid

A high backed comfortable buoyancy aid with Airescape breathable construction designed to keep you cool in Summer. A great choice for kayaks with the higher backrests often found on sit on tops and other recreational kayaks.

NRS Odyssey Touring PFD

NRS Odyssey Buoyancy Aid

A thin-back style PFD with front zippered pockets that will accomodate a VHF radio and small safety essentials. Comfortable for long days paddling on open waters.

NRS cVest touring and sea kayaking pfd cornwall

NRS cVest Buoyancy Aid

Popular buoyancy aid with high mesh back for minimal interferance with kayak seats. Multiple pockets and gear attachment points.

NRS Oso buoyancy aid cornwall

NRS Oso Buoyancy Aid

A lightweight and comfortable PFD for recreational kayaking. Features two large front pockets and a ventilated thin-back design for use with any kayak seat.


Touring Buoyancy Aid Accessories

Palm Hydration Bladder

Palm Hydration Bladder

Stay hydrated whilst on the water with the Palm Hydration Bladder. Compatible with the Palm Extrem, Kaikoura, Peyto and Hydro PFDs as well as other brand Buoyancy Aids with a Hydration Bladder pocket.