The Side Zip buoyancy aid has had a revamp to the fit and styling! This fully approved and certified CE12402-5 buoyancy aid has numerous features and fits adjustments. We have used a thinner foam throughout to reduce bulk, especially on the back panel (to limit catching your back on the boom). The front panel is segmented into 3 sections for improved fit and comfort around the natural 3D curvature of the body.
This buoyancy aid has plenty of pocket storage, featuring a large asymmetric chest pocket with zip entry easily accessible with your right hand – perfect for grabbing something last minute when starting on starboard tack when the tiller is in your left hand! There are also 2 small elasticated pockets on the sides for easy-to-grab items.
A secret pocket is hidden on the back panel with a Velcro closure, that can allow for heat transferred team branding without affecting the main buoyancy aid. You could also add a water bladder in this pocket for ultimate adventures – great for your paddleboard!
Side zip entry positioned forward for ease of use
Concealed adjustable sides through webbing and buckle constructions
Second adjustment strap and buckle at hem for further securement
Curved fit at center front for ability to slot trapeze hook through (on shorter torsos or for a high hook position)
Durable panel on front webbing to protect rubbing from trapeze hook (if used in conjunction)
Retro-reflective panels at shoulders
Large asymmetric front zipped pocket with drainage
2x small elasticated side pockets
Large hidden Velcro pocket at back for ability to do team branding
Black panels at sides and bottom for a smaller flattering appearance
Long thin fit
Heavy Duty Ripstop Nylon