A buoyancy aid is an essential piece of kit for all active surface watersports such as paddle boarding, kayaking, dinghy sailing, kite surfing etc. Make sure you’re prepared for a summer on the water with one of our buoyancy aid picks below…
Best fit & value – Legacy Vortex by Crewsaver
Designed by Legacy and manufactured by Crewsaver, this buoyancy aid is the perfect safety companion for a wide range of watersports. The combination of a high-cut, slimline profile and contoured superlight foam means it provides a great fit, with maximum comfort and mobility.
Best redesign of a classic – Typhoon Amrok
The Amrok is the updated and upgraded version of the best-selling Yalu; more comfortable foam, ergonomic design and an impressive, new safety buckle. Great for recreational users who want a simple, yet effective buoyancy aid.
Best for non-swimmers – TWF 100N Life Jacket
If you’re not confident in the water, it’s best to wear a lifejacket as it has a higher amount of buoyancy. This one from TWF is designed for safety and practicality – bright orange for visibility, reflective collar and chest panels, quick release buckle and a 100 Newton rating that conforms to EU safety standards.
Best Whitewater PFD – Yak Taurus 70N
Heading into harsher waters? Yak’s Taurus PFD combines safety, comfort and freedom; developed from lessons learned during practical projects by Yak’s design team. Its 3D shaped front panels literally wrap around the body like a warm caress, and the minimalist back panel… well, you won’t even know it’s there!
Best for pets – Typhoon Totland Dog Vest
Keep your pet safe in the water too by giving them some added buoyancy and bright visibility with the Typhoon Totland Dog Vest. Available in 4 different size options, plus an easy grab handle on the back of the vest and a lead attachment point.