Life Jackets

There's really no more important kayaking tool than a fully functional life jacket, or personal flotation device (PFD). Shop for the most trusted designs right here at Paddlers Cove.

A well-fitted PFD keeps you safe out on the water. Some kayakers make the dangerous mistake of assuming that their strong swimming abilities negate the need for a life vest. In truth, everyone should wear one: Without exaggeration, they have proved the difference between life and death in innumerable occasions when paddlers capsize. Even if you're not a whitewater or sea kayaker, you need to be prepared if you take an unexpected dunk.

Choosing a PFD
At Paddlers Cove, you'll only find the best life vests for kayakers--no bulky, backless orange jackets here! Naturally, a paddler needs a different sort of PFD: one that allows for a free range of shoulder and arm movement, one that fits comfortably against a kayak seat, and one up for the challenge of the diverse types of waters our favored boats can ply. Kayak- or canoe-specific PFDs typically have less of their mass around the chest and shoulder region to accommodate paddling.

  • Mustang MIT 100 Inflatable PFD

    Mustang MIT 100 Inflatable PFD

    Our exclusive Membrane Inflatable Technology (MIT) and high-tenacity nylon fabric take lightweight and durability to new heights. Efficiently transition between automatic and manual inflation modes on the go with a simple change of the inflator caps; a...
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  • Onyx Airspan Breeze

    Onyx Airspan Breeze

    Low profile front foam and sculpted upper back allows full range of motion • Thin back foam accommodates most canoe and kayak seats • Shoulder adjustments with airprene comfort pads • Shoulder webbing tuck aways • Adjustable side...
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