VDRY Puffer Jacket Vaikobi 

Vaikobi VDRY Watersport Clothing

 With Vaikobi’s VDRY collection the chill-factor from spray is a thing of the past. Our apparel will keep you dry and comfortable on the water for hours. Maintain your optimum body temperature with the right gear, to ensure your best athletic performance on-water.

When should I wear Vaikobi VDRY gear?

The VDRY range is most suitable for surface water sports, including dinghy sailing, paddling, kayaking and canoeing. Our reflective spray resistant vests are recommended for paddlers by paddlers: they are ultra light-weight and highly visible for low light training sessions. Our Jackets are highly versatile and will suit yacht sailing, dinghy sailing, paddling or even as a fashion item in wet weather while landlocked. 

What is the best gear combination for cold weather paddling?

Combine our VDRY weather with our VCOLD or Flexforce wetsuit collection for maximum warmth while training in Winter. Our smocks are great for wearing underneath a lifejacket and have waterproof taped seams allround to prevent water flushing up sleeves. They also contain vents, so they are warm yet breathable to prevent an annoying sweaty gusset. 

Versatile fashion accessories

Our down jackets look as good as they feel, both on and off the water. An extra soft puffer is the perfect travel accessory and adds an extra element of comfort after a long training session. Our down products are available in a long sleeve jacket or vest. 


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.