Buoyancy Aids & Impact Vests
Being safe on the water is the number one priority for all water sport enthusiasts, so buying the right buoyancy aid , impact vest or life jacket is very important. They all have their place for water sports safety, but here are the major differences.
Impact Vests are a thin-padded protection jacket designed to stop you getting injured, these do not have enough float or buoyancy to be classed as a buoyancy aid and are mostly used for wakeboarding, kitesurfing and foil riders looking for impact protection, we sell windsurf and kitesurf specifically designed versions, so they can fit and be worn with a harness.
Buoyancy Aids will help you float in the water and these are the most popular for water sports like paddle boarding kayaking and sailing, They are less bulky than life jackets and offer you more movement. Buoyancy aids will need to be a very snug fit so the can't ride up on your body.
Life Jackets have the most buoyancy out of all three and these are designed to keep your head above water even if you are knocked out, this is done by the large collar that you will see all life jackets have. They are not as easy to swim in as they are also the most bulky and are worn for sailing on larger boats.
Please remember that impact vest , buoyancy aids and life jackets will all need to be a perfect fit for them to work properly, so why not come down to Boardworx and try some on.