Paddle and Kayking life jackets PFDs

Stand out from the pack with a Vaikobi Paddle PFD Life Jacket

These safe, comfortable and highly visible life jackets / buoyancy aids are designed for kayaking, ocean ski paddling, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing and most other watersports. Women, men and kids around the world have reviewed our life jackets, and agree that Vaikobi makes the best life jackets for kayaking.
Designed and tested in Australia to International standards, personal flotation devices are so comfortable you won't even know you're wearing them. Looking for a kids life jacket or a PFD for young children? View our Youth PFD collection.
Looking for a sailing life jacket? Click here to view our Sailing PFDs.


All Vaikobi PFDs are super lightweight and comfortable, but to choose the best life jacket style for your needs, please check out the information and videos on the V3, VXP and VX.

We're glad you asked! Essentially nothing, but please read our article that explains the differences between a PFD and a life jacket.

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Many of our athletes continue to train in cold conditions wearing Vaikobi gear. Please view our VCOLD and FlexForce collections, which are designed for temperature control in cool to cold conditions. Also check out our guide on how to wear your Vaikobi gear

Vaikobi's UV range is designed to provide SPF50+ sun protection for ocean addicts who need to train and race in bright sunlight for long periods of time. You might want to check out our article on Why you need a UV protective rashie. And don't forget to protect your eyes and face on the water with our range of sunglasses and hats

Vaikobi designs tops and pants that are ideal for paddle boarding. You can shop by sport in the main menu.