It is essential to wear a proper fitting, approved personal floatation device (PFD) when kayaking.A PFD helps keep you afloat and offers upper body protection against obstacles both above and below the water’s surface. Choose a PFD that provides a snug, yet comfortable fit. All Mission PFDs come with six adjustment points - four on the side and two at the shoulder - to provide a proper fit. PFDs with a Type 2 (ASSA 1499) Safety Standard have the highest safety rating designed specifically for moving around. Here at Dive Zone we've done the hard part for you and selected our top 3 styles for the ultimate in comfort and safety while on the water:
- Freetime: Easy to get in and out of quickly thanks to the extra wide toothed zipper, while the contoured shape with side and waist adjustments mean this PFD can be fitted perfectly, making it comfortable and secure. This simple and uncomplicated PFD is perfect for beginner paddlers and comes with a handy front pocket for basic storage with easy access.
- Fishing: The Fishing PFD is Mission’s fishing specific bouyancy aid that has all of the storage space you could want.
Its got loads of other useful additions, like a knife holder and safety equipment to make sure that when you’re out fishing, you can take whatever you need in the quantity that you need it. If you need to get hold of any equipment in a hurry, it’ll be right there in front of you! This PFD is extremely comfortable with six adjustment points so when you’re out hauling in your next big catch you won’t even know it’s on! This PFD suits any fishing context: fly fishing, kayak fishing, or even big game ocean fishing!
- Quest: has all the pockets and attachments you could want or need including a front pocket with key clip, i-pod portal and a 1.5L water bladder as standard. It also comes with a D-ring attachment, lanyard along with reflective patches and piping to make sure you stay safe on your next kayaking quest.