Foilsports Gear


With foilsports growing quickly in popularity across Australia, our technical gear has developed to best suit foiling athletes. Take your foil sport to the next level with a life jacket, wetsuit, hat, sunglasses or clothing suited for foiling, tow-foiling, foilboarding and wingfoiling.

What should I wear while wing foiling in Summer? 

Vaikobi proudly supports the Australian Foiling Squad, with several athletes ripping around our waterways repping our technical gear. Our Vaikobi flex pants are super lightweight, breathable and durable and are the perfect addition to your training session. Our lightweight UV rashies are the perfect addition to hot days to keep the sun off and are quick dry for the most comfortable training session. 

Best Wetsuits for Foil Sports 

Our Flexforce wetsuits are perfect for foil sports in Summer and Winter. They are designed to work with your body, providing full mobility where it matters when performing difficult manoeuvres. They are available in 1.5mm (best for Summer) and 3.0mm (best for winter). Mix and match wetsuit tops and pants according to personal preferences, or try our long johns for more coverage.  

Accessories for Foil Sports

Vaikobi’s collection of caps, visors and polarised sunglasses are also essential items for your kit bag, in our perpetual battle against UV rays. Our PFDs are designed to the highest safety level for inshore sailing sports (ISO 12402-5 Level 50 certified) and have a sleek profile for minimal restriction. Our VX Race PFDs are most popular for foilsports, but for athletes looking for additional features our VXP PFD selection contains a pocket and hose tabs compatible with a hydration bladder


While a life jacket is not mandatory for inshore paddle boarders, the benefits of wearing a life jacket in on a SUP is the ability to stand out (be visible on the water) with a brightly coloured life jacket, and the benefit of being able to take water with you in a hydration bladder that fits into your PFD. Find out what to take for a great day out paddle boarding.

Life jackets do not have an expiry date, but there are several things to watch out for as your PDF life jacket gets used over time. Stay safe and find out more about PFD expiry dates in our article: Do life jackets have an expiry date.

Different states within Australia have different rules around wearing PFDs while kayaking, as do other countries around the world. Please check with your local waterways authority before kayaking alone. Find out more in our comprehensive article to find out if you need a life jacket for kayaking.

Swim vests are worn to help aid a neutral swimming position and are mostly worn by young children. A life jacket is different to a swim vest in that is has an official buoyancy rating and is not designed for stroke swimming, rather to keep you safe in the event of an emergency.

A PFD life jacket is a personal floatation device which has a safety and buoyancy rating for keeping adults or children afloat in the water. All Vaikobi PFDs have a buoyancy rating above the minimum floatation required, which is ISO 12402-5 certification. Find out more in this article: How to choose the right PFD for you.

We’re glad you asked! A life jacket, buoyancy vest or PDF are pretty much the same things, but are called different terms around the world. To find out more, read our article: What is the difference between a PFD and a life jacket.