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Professional Outdoor-Education Gorge-Walking Buoyancy-Aids Centre Pro Collar Peak UK
Centre Pro Collar

Peak UK Centre Pro Collar - Hard wearing and slimline Peak UK Centre Pro Collar is a great choice for centres, schools and clubs

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Rafting Centre Pro Peak UK
Centre Pro

The Peak UK Centre Pro is a great PFD for rafting, due to the high levels of buoyancy. This buoyancy aid also features a very tough and durable outer which incorporates plenty of adjustment. The design of the C...

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Professional Outdoor-Education Canoeing Buoyancy-Aids Centre Zip Peak UK
Centre Zip

The Peak UK Cente Zip is ideal for use in the commercial environment such as outdoor centres and hire companies. It is a very tought hardwearing zip front buoyancy aid that features a colour coding system to sp...

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Professional Outdoor-Education Canoeing Buoyancy-Aids Centre Vest Buoyancy Aid Crewsaver
Centre Vest Buoyancy Aid

Ideal for use in outdoor centres made from a tough heavy duty fabric. Simple and easy to adjust shoulders and side compression straps. Colour coded lining by size.

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Professional Outdoor-Education Canoeing Buoyancy-Aids Centre Zip Buoyancy Aid Crewsaver
Centre Zip Buoyancy Aid

With a tough outer shell, multiple sizes and also a colour coding system for size, this is ideal for use in Outdoor Centres.

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Watersports Clothing Buoyancy-Aids Centre Centre Zip Palm
Centre Zip

The Palm Centre Zip PFD is designed for use in Outdoor Education Centres, Schools and Youth activity groups. This front zip PFD features a 3D cut to give the best possible fit on the users torso. The 3D cut sta...

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Professional Outdoor-Education Canoeing Buoyancy-Aids Centre Vest Palm
Centre Vest

The Palm Centre Vest PFD has been designed to meet the tough and demanding needs of Outdoor Activity Centres and Watersports Centres. This over head PFD has a 3D cut to achieve a snug secure fit when on the tor...

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Professional Outdoor-Education Canoeing Buoyancy-Aids Centre Vest Peak UK
Centre Vest

A tough hardwearing over the head style buoyancy aid that features a colour coding system to specify size. This is ideal for use in the commercial environment such as outdoor centres and hire companies.

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Professional Outdoor-Education Gorge-Walking Buoyancy-Aids Centre BA / PFD NKE
Centre BA / PFD

A centre specification buoyancy aid that features a zip front, adjustable shoulders and also a chest belt. This has a very good level of adjustment and due to this it will offer a good secure fit. Each size is ...

Buoyancy Aid or Life Jacket?

What's the difference between a life jacket and a buoyancy aid? Both are PFD's (Personal Flotation Devices), but a life jacket will turn an unconscious swimmer on their back to keep their mouth and nose out of the water. The downside is that a life jacket makes it much harder for a  conscious swimmer to swim on their front. A buoyancy aid will not turn the wearer face up, but its primary purpose is to support a conscious swimmer and make it easy for the wearer to swim in a normal and powerful fashion when required (like when you've really got to make that eddy!). They also provide some welcome body armour on certain trips!

We do stock a range of life jackets, which we recommend for use by people who may have trouble swimming. They are also suitable for sailing, and we have models for children and babies.

For those of you who would like to take your four legged friends out on the water, check out our range of Pet Buoyancy Aids.

Which Buoyancy Aid?

Features of a Centre / Group Buoyancy Aid

Centre buoyancy aids need to be durable and easy to adjust. They all have clean simple lines, do not offer options of pockets and also come in bright colours for easy recognition and safety.

The main option to consider is whether you want a jacket style, with a zip at the center front, or over the head, vest style entry. Jackets are easier to put on and take off, but the Zip can be a weak point. Vests have less to go wrong, but some can find it hard to put on and take off.

If you are looking at rafting options, then you need to consider a collar as well.

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