Kayaking and canoeing are amongst the most popular water activities, and if you enjoy participating in such activities, it is essential that you remain protected and have a buoyancy aid that can meet the demands required. This is why buoyancy aids for kayaking have low profile designs that offer maximum freedom of movement, so you can perform at your peak.
Best buoyancy aid for kayaking
The best buoyancy aid for kayaking is Crewsaver Pro CZ 50N Buoyancy Aid - owing to its unique body shaping foam that adapts to the shape of your body, providing a custom fit and unrestricted comfort. On the rear is a breathable airflow mesh back panel, reducing heat build up and providing greater comfort. The buoyancy aid is also available in a 'Side Zip' variation.
Please note that kayak buoyancy aids are not to be confused with life jackets. While life jackets are worn by people who are unable to swim at all, buoyancy aids can keep you afloat whilst still allowing a full range of movement. This makes the product ideal for both slow water and fast water kayaking, where swimming may be necessary in case of capsize.
Life Jacket or Buoyancy Aid for Kayaking
In some cases, a life jacket may be more suitable for kayaking than a buoyancy aid. If you're kayaking in an area where assistance may not be close by or are a weak swimmer, a life jacket will keep your head above water should you fall into the water - whereas a buoyancy aid will only provide limited support and will require you to help keep yourself afloat.
Out of all inflation options, a manual life jacket may be most suitable as this will only inflate when you manually pull the toggle - so if you fall in but aren't in danger, the life jacket will not inflate, unlike an automatic life jacket which will inflate the moment you fall in.
Why Choose Pirates Cave Chandlery?
We're leading experts in marine equipment, which makes us the perfect retailer to purchase your kayak buoyancy aid from. We pride ourselves in helping every customer with their queries, big or small. Whether you want to know more about the best kayak buoyancy aid or what whitewater buoyancy aids are, our customer service team is on hand to answer your questions. You can either contact us online or call us on 01634 295 233 for more information on our product range.
We’re not just online either. Pirates Cave Chandlery have one of the largest brick and mortar chandleries in the UK, plus an outlet store - so why not come and visit us? If you order your kayak buoyancy aid online, we also guarantee speedy delivery with a fully tracked courier service.
Not looking for kayak buoyancy aids? We have a great range of buoyancy aids for other activities, including SUP Buoyancy Aids and Sailing Buoyancy Aids.