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Canoeing and Kayaking Buoyancy Vest Pockets 50N

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A comfortable vest thanks to its adjustable straps. Equipped with front pockets to keep all your accessories close at hand, and a back pocket for a 2 L water bladder (not included)

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Canoeing and Kayaking Buoyancy Vest Pockets 50N | Our team of fellow paddlers created this vest, equipped with several pockets, for intermediate cruising canoe/kayakers for day trips.

A comfortable vest thanks to its adjustable straps. Equipped with front pockets to keep all your accessories close at hand, and a back pocket for a 2 L water bladder (not included)

A photo of the Canoeing and Kayaking Buoyancy Vest Pockets 50N in use


EN ISO 12402-5 standard 50N buoyancy vest

Multiple compartments

With front pockets to carry all accessories within easy reach

Easy hydration

Pocket for 2 L water bladder (not included). Tube loop in the strap.

Easy to use

2 adjustable shoulder straps and 4 adjustable side straps


Tear-resistant fabric.


Tear and UV resistant fabric.

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Kayak vest

Just so uncomfortable and annoying, and can't find any level of comfort! Maybe get a refund, I do like the other items I purchased

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Hi Robert, I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the life vest. Your membership gives you access to 365 days to return or exchange items, and as such we would be pleased to refund or exchange the life vest for you. This is not a commonly encountered problem, so if you are interested in exchanging the product we hope you will have a positive experience. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review, as your feedback enables us to make improvements.

Good price


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Size and lack of info.

After calling the store to double check the 80KG would fit me and asking the obvious question regarding chest size I was assured that it would fit me, so I went ahead and ordered online as most places are out of stock.. the buoyancy aid is actually well made and if it fit me I would love to have kept it, however it’s being returned as does not fit. The reason for me post this review is to put the information that decathlon should have put from the get go. The Size chart which is printed inside on the tags so there’s no reason why this information could not have been add in the size chart, so people knew what they were buying. Size M / 40-60KG Chest 92-95cm 40 Newtons Size L / 60/80KG Chest 93-103cm 50 Newtons Size XL / 80+KG Chest 103-113cm 50 Newtons

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Buy this one!

Much better than any other at this price range.

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I just received this In the post and tried it on. It is too big but apparently it is non returnable. Now I am stuck with a buoyancy aid that is too big for me. It should have been made more obvious on the page that you can’t return it. Complete muppetry …

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Hello Sarah,

I'm really sorry to hear about the issue you've had returning the item you purchased online!

If you can reach out to me via email, I'll get this resolved for you!

Many thanks


iTiWiT Paddle Sports

Good value buoyancy aid

Not used in anger yet, but the buoyancy aid appears to be well made. Only large and extra large in store. Large seemed OK, but no flexibility to tighten up. So I ordered a medium online. The medium gives more flexibility to wear without clothing (wishful thinking in this country) and with a wetsuit and jacket. I am about 170 cms and weigh about 64 kg chest 38 ish. Will give a longer try-on with suitable attire before returning one or giving smaller to my wife.

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Hello Joe,

I'm glad to hear you're happy so far with your purchase! I personally own this buoyancy aid and can attest to how well made and designed it is after 2 years of ownership! I especially like the level of adjustment it offers with straps over the shoulders as well as chest and waist to get an ultra secure fit when out on the water.

Stay safe and have fun out on the water,


iTiWiT Paddle Sports

Kayaking B/A

At last a B/A with plastic zip runners that will not corrode in salt water. Pockets are usable. A pocket for a Radio would be useful but those provided work.

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I'm a 15 stone paddler using this buoyancy aid on canals, lakes and the sea. I've found it to be more than supportive when I've taken the plunge. The pockets allow for storage of phone, whistle, water and a small first aid kit with room for gels etc.

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Great buy

comfortable and the pocket for a water bag is great.

Buoyancy vest

Great vest, my son loves it. Hydration bladder fits in the back, phone and snacks in the front

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Good bit of kit.

Make sure you try on. The XL needed some adjustment but it’s a great vest. Shame store only had XL and M would have been good to try other sizes.

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Buoyed Up

This is a great garment. I needed a personal floatation device that wouldn’t break the bank and this one was a perfect choice. In use, it is unobtrusive when paddling, and is easy to put on and take off. The pockets and stowage points are well placed, plentiful and very useful. The added bonus is the 1ltr water bladder pocket in the back panel - genius!

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Brilliant product

Had been looking for a decent buoyancy aid for ages, spotted this on line and then in store, tried it on, fits well, has storage pockets on the front and hydration pocket on the back. Works a treat, comfortable to use and does what its been designed for.

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great pockets

good sized zip pockets and open ones with atcchment hoops for strings. not too bulky

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Far far too big

I weigh 70kg and found the 60-80kg variant to be absolutely huge. Far far too big for me. Tried the 40-60kg as well and that would only fit with the straps done up as tight as possible. Pockets are all very convenient though!

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric

  • 100% Polyester cationic


  • 40% Polyvinyl chloride
  • 60% Polyethylene low density


  • 100% Polyoxymethylene


  • 100% Polypropylene

Be careful to choose the vest that's right for your build:

The vest is adapted to the size of the user and the level of buoyancy corresponds to their weight. Size 90 lbs / 130 lbs Size 130 lbs / 175 lbs Size > 175 lbs



Product testing

Used during the Dordogne 2018 descent by kayak and stand up paddle board: 1 day, 80 miles traveled. Selected for its comfort thanks to the strap adjustment and the flexibility of the foam.

Storage instructions

Store on hanger after drying.

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