A front-zipped expedition touring PFD packed with features and storage space. The Palm Kaikoura has Gaia foam technology giving unparalleled comfort and fit.

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Wind, waves and cold – open water reminds us just how small we are. The front-zipped Kaikoura expedition/guide PFD is perfect for tackling big adventures. Flex Fit buoyancy foam is the final word on comfort and safety. With carefully placed pockets and stowage, the Kaikoura will carry everything you need, close to hand – even when conditions get rough.

• FlexFit formed foam front panel wraps around torso
• Neoprene lined armhole to prevent chafing
• YKK front zip entry
• Large front cargo pockets with internal compartments, clip-in points and Velcro-sealed opening for VHF radio aerial
• Fleece-lined handwarmer pockets behind cargo pockets
• Shoulder pocket with whistle
• Large rear cargo pocket (compatible with optional 1.5 litre hydration bladder)
• 3D anti ride-up waistbelt
• Easy Glide strap adjustment throughout
• Solas reflective detail on shoulders, front and rear panels
• Front and rear lash tabs
• Vent Mesh inner lining for next-to-the-skin comfort
• Gaia PVC-free foam throughout

  • Certification: ISO 12402-5/12402-6 certified
  • Buoyancy: 60 N (XS-S); 70 N (M-L); 75 N (XL-XXL)
  • Materials: Cordura 550D fabric

[NOTE: Palm sea kayak PFDs do not have an integrated rescue towline system. Much better to use a releasable Palm towbelt around your waist which gives a low attachment point.]

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