Vaikobi Sailing Gear


Vaikobi’s range of sailing gear is built for sailors looking for comfort, safety and peak performance. The range has been designed and tested alongside some of the world's best pro sailors, and includes sailing boots, trapeze harness, hiking suit, sailing gloves.

Sailing boots for the ultimate performance on the water

Enhance your grip and foot sensitivity with a pair of Vaikobi watersports shoes, sailing booties and sailing boots.

Sailing gloves that allow for slip or grip depending on your boat

Vaikobi sailing gloves in the V-Grip range have built in slip and grip zones so you can adjust the level of grip for what you need.

Mens and womens hiking suits for sailing

Vaikobi Unisex Hiker Force Suit has loads of customisable features such as shoulder adjustments, lumbar support, removeable hiking pads and trimmable leg length.

Why you need a quick-release trapeze harness:

Many pro sailors have told us they need the peace of mind of a sailing harness with a quick-release hook function. Vaikobi Torque Harness has a quick release pin that tucks away until you actually need it, so it can't accidentally release while sailing.


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.