The PFD / Lifejacket / Buoyancy Aid
A Pfd is a floating device specially designed for paddling. It is one of the most important items of safety gear that not only provides vital flotation but also provides warmth and protection. It is highly recommended that you wear a Pfd whenever your out on or near the water.
How to choose and wear a PFD
The most important thing is to get a PFD that fits you. A poor fitting Pfd will be a safety hazard and will not provide you the suitable floatation in the event on a swim or an emergency. Pfd’s come in a range of types and sizes. Check out the manufactures label to find the correct type for your size and style of paddling.