Baltic Dinghy Pro Kayak Buoyancy Aid
An advanced buoyancy aid for dinghy & kayak use. Airex super soft foam in combination with laminated polyethylene foam makes it extremely comfortable to wear. Featuring Mylar front pocket, durable all Delrin locking zip. Waist band with double. Velcro closure to prevent riding up, reinforced shoulders and bottom draw tie. High cut for use with inflatable kayaks and spray decks.
- Made from soft Airex soft foam.
- High cut, comfortable for paddling.
- Mylar front pocket with Delrin zip.
- Quick release buckle.
- Adjustable velcro waist band.
- Bottom draw cord.
- Medium (8st - 11st): 50kg - 70kg.
- Medium/Large (11st - 13st): 70kg - 80kg.
- Large (13st - 14st): 80kg - 90kg.
- Extra Large (14st +): 90kg+.
50 Newton class.
Buoyancy aids and floatation clothing that hold a person afloat with a great safety margin. Must be used by swimmers only as they do not help you onto a safe back position in the water. For persons 40kg up.
*All lifejackets and buoyancy aids for sale in the EU must be CE-marked. The CE mark shows that the product is tested and approved to EU standards. These standards divide the products into different Newton classes. Each Newton class is a European standard with its own designated number, e.g. EN393.
Newton is the unit for force and the abbreviation for it is N. An adult needs 20-30N of buoyancy to float, with or without clothing. A 50N buoyancy aid will therefore keep you afloat with a great safety margin. However if you wish to be turned over in the water, you will need a greater force, i.e. more Newtons.
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