Palm Kaikoura

Top Selling Sea Kayaking Buoyancy Aid

The Palm Kaikoura sets the bar for sea kayaking buoyancy aids and is suitable for both beginners and expert paddlers.


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The Kaikoura is probably the best Sea Kayaking Buoyancy aid that money can buy, its flex formed foam system and cut away shape means that the Kaikoura offers unrivalled comfort and freedom of movement. Plenty of adjustment on the side straps and over the shoulder, combined with Palm's 3D anti ride up waist belt ensure that you can get the fit just right and avoid the annoying "riding up" that comes with some PFD's.


The newest version of the Kaikoura has seen several refinements since the original; with every pocket, clip and attachment point being thought through and designed to offer the most versatility for whatever type of paddling you are doing. Seven pockets offer enough storage space to keep even the most well prepared paddlers happy; the large rear pocket provides enough room for a drinks bladder and there’s an exit from the top for your drinking tube. The ample front pockets have space for whatever you may want to carry; VHF, GPS, Knife, flares, food etc. and with fixing points inside there is no problem keeping your equipment secure. Other features of the Kaikoura include Solas reflective details on shoulders and front and rear panels, hand warmer pockets (perfect for those cold days on the water) and various lashing tabs.

The Kaikoura isn’t just great for sea kayaking, kayak anglers love this buoyancy aid for its ample storage capabilities. Anyone that is planning on touring, whether it be in a sea Kayak, open canoe or on a sit on top will love its comfort, safety and long list of features.


  • Flex Formed Foam front panel wraps around torso 
  • Neoprene lined armhole to prevent chafing 
  • YKK front zip entry 
  • Large front cargo pockets with internal compartments
  • Fleece lined hand warmer pockets behind cargo pockets 
  • Large rear pocket designed to accommodate a hydration bladder 
  • 3D anti ride-up waist belt 
  • Solas reflective detail on shoulders, front and rear panels 
  • Front and rear lash tabs 
  • Vent Mesh inner lining for next to the skin comfort 
  • Gaia soft PVC free foam throughout



68 – 80 cm

27 – 31"

78 – 94 cm

31 – 37"

94 – 110 cm

37 – 43"

110 – 126 cm

43 – 50"


30 – 50 kg

66 – >110 lb

40 – 70 kg

88 – >154 lb

60 – 90 kg

132 – 198 lb

80 – >110 kg

176 – >242 lb


Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.


COVID-19 Update - Click & Collect Temporarily Suspended

For the continued safety of our customers and colleagues our Click & Collect Service is temporarily suspended. Orders can still be placed through our website for "Contactless Collection", however collection of orders will not be possible until normal contactless collection services resume.

Please call us on 02380 861341 if you have any questions about the Palm Kaikoura