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.