General Purpose Buoyancy Aids

All-round buoyancy aids for paddlesports

Our most popular range of buoyancy aids for recreational paddling and multi-purpose watersports PFDs.

Generally, general purpose buoyancy aids cost less than Sea Kayaking Buoyancy Aids and White Water Buoyancy Aids as they are simpler in design and performance.

Palm Quest PFD

Palm Quest Buoyancy Aid

A simple, safe buoyancy aid that offers excellent value for money. Featuring a slimline cut for comfort and function.

Palm Meander Buoyancy Aid

Palm Meander Buoyancy Aid

The Meander is our easy-going touring PFD‚ designed to be lightweight‚ slimline‚ and easy to use. A low profile design with a simple‚ secure zip and buckle closure.

Palm Meander Womens Buoyancy Aid

Palm Meander Womens Buoyancy Aid

The Meander is our easy-going touring PFD‚ designed to be lightweight‚ slimline‚ and easy to use. The Womens version is a low profile design in a female cut with a simple‚ secure zip and buckle closure.

Yak Xipe Buoyancy Aid

Yak Xipe Touring Buoyancy Aid

Yak's highly popular touring buoyancy aid with front zip entry, multiple pockets and fully adjustable for the perfect fit.



Designed for ultimate comfort in all types of seat, the feature packed NRS Oso PFD has a five-panel design that effortlessly conforms to your shape.. A great PFD for any high back seat.

NRS Clearwater Touring PFD with High Back

NRS Clearwater PFD

Mesh high back touring buoyancy aid with two front pockets

Astral V-Eight Buoyancy Aids for Recreational Paddling

Astral V Eight Buoyancy Aids

Popular High Back buoyancy aid by Astral - perfect for modern kayaks with high back rests and Sit On Top Kayak seats

Palm Equipment Peyto Buoyancy Aid

Palm Peyto PFD

The Palm Peyto PFD has smooth looks and subtle curves conceal a highly capable touring buoyancy aid. A comfortable close fitting front entry jacket style buoyancy aid.

Palm Tika Womens Buoyancy Aid

Palm Tika Womens PFD

A comfortable and stylish Flex Fit buoyancy aid designed to maximise comfort for female paddlers.

Palm Peyto Womens Buoyancy Aid

Palm Peyto Womens

comfortable and stylish buoyancy aid designed specifically for female paddlers.

Palm Equipment Kola Angler Buoyancy Aid

Palm Kola Angler Buoyancy Aid

Designed for kayak fishing, but also great for general touring. Comfortbale design with large clam-shell pockets, numerous gear storage areas and safety accessory attachment points.

NRS Chinook PFD for Touring and Fishing

NRS Chinook PFD

The NRS Chinook provides even more storage than the CVest and Clearwater. With plenty of pockets and attachement points perfect for kayak anglers and sea kayakers along with it's mesh back.

Crewsaver Spiral 100N Lifejacket

Crewsaver Spiral 100N Lifejacket

The Crewsaver Spiral is a personal flotation device perfect for inshore use such as surface watersports and swimming. The inherent buoyancy offered by the foam reduces fatigue during general in-water activities and is available in a range of sizes suitable for young children and junior paddlers.

Peak Kids Buoyancy Aid

Peak Kids Buoyancy Aid

This personal floatation device is defintely one the kids will want to wear. A fun colourful design that is easy to fit and 40-50N of buoyancy means that your little ones will stay safe and visible on the water. This buoyancy aid includes crotch, waist and side straps for additional security so that the buoyancy aid will stay firmly in position even when the child is in the water.


If you are looking for a PFD not listed, checkout our range of brands for buoyancy aids available by mail order.
Brands available: NRS | Palm | Yak | Peak UK | Astral