An all-round buoyancy aid designed to suit normal boating and activities on or near water. When selecting an all-purpose vest the two most important parameters are fit and design, it should fit comfortably and suit your specific needs.
All-round buoyancy aids are approved to the 50N standard, this means that a buoyancy aid will keep you afloat with a good margin of safety, but will not turn you on to the safe back position or support your head. Therefore the 50N products are only suitable for swimmers and for persons over 25kg. If you weigh less than 25kg or are not able to swim you should use a lifejacket.
For all our buoyancy aid models that have a waistband there is a retro-fit crutch strap available as an accessory, this when fitted prevents the buoyancy aid riding up in the water, making it easier to swim. A lot of kids have fun swimming with a buoyancy aid and the crutch strap ensure it does not slide up over the arms. What distinguishes the different models besides colour is the design and cut, some models have segmented panels, allowing the buoyancy aid to dolor the contours of your body providing a better and more comfortable fit. Other models have zipper pockets for storage of keys or personal effects.
In this category, Baltic offers buoyancy aids that are specifically designed for particular activities and sports on or in the water. There are models for kayaking, canoeing, dinghy sailing and sport fishing. The buoyancy aid Dinghy Pro for instance is used extensively by national sailing teams across the globe from USA to Australia.
The thing to consider when choosing a buoyancy aid is what specific uses you wish it to perform. For instance, in kayaking an all-round vest is ok however the optimum choice would be a kayak vest which is shorter cut so that it does not slide up when you sit down and cut away at the side for more freedom of movement.
The fishing vest Fisherman and adventure vest Adventure have many pockets and attachment points. The Offshore vest is equipped with integrated safety harness and fleece lined pockets for when the cold wind blows.
The one thing all the models have in common is safety. All Baltic;s buoyancy aids are test and approved to the latest standards.
Functional buoyancy aids are approved to 50N standard, this means that a buoyancy aid will keep you afloat with a good margin of safety but will not turn you on to the safe back position or support your head. Therefore 50N products are only suitable for swimmers and for person 25kg. If you weigh less than 25kg or are not able to swim you should use a lifejacket.