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Personal Flotation Devices For Kayaking: Fishing & Sea PFDs Guide Launched

Kayaking Nation, an online information hub for all things kayaking, has published a new guide on how to select a personal flotation device for optimal safety.

In its new guide, Kayaking Nation addresses the importance of personal flotation devices (PFDs) for ensuring safety during kayaking activities. Providing information on the different types of PFD available and how they suit individual needs, Kayaking Nation helps readers make more informed decisions.

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According to a 2021 study by Kayak Scout, there were 154 deaths relating to canoeing/kayaking accidents in this year alone. With accidents on the rise, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) now certifies and regulates all PFDs to ensure their effectiveness in various activities, including kayaking.

Kayaking Nation helps individuals understand the different types of PFDs on offer and what to look for to ensure USCG certification.

As explained in the guide, kayakers should opt for a Type III or V PFD as these have been designed specifically with kayaking in mind. “Designed for comfort and freedom of movement during water activities like kayaking, these PFDs have less buoyancy than Type II but offer the same likelihood of turning an unconscious wearer face-up,” says Kayaking Nation.

With safety and comfort at the forefront, kayakers should ensure they select the correct size PFD by measuring their chest circumference. The flotation device should fit snugly without restricting movement, states the guide. With a range of styles to choose from, including front-zip, side-zip and over-the-head types, kayakers can select the best option to suit their body shape and mobility.

Kayaking Nation advises readers to opt for a PFD with adjustable straps to ensure a secure fit and recommends testing its movability before entering the water. Bright colors are recommended for visibility in an emergency, as well as rescue features such as whistles, strobe attachments and rescue tethers.

The guide explains how different PFDs cater to different kayaking activities, advising readers to choose their device based on the intended use. For example, fishing PFDs will require ample storage whereas sea kayaking PFDs will need to be durable and reflective for increased visibility in open water.

Kayaking Nation also provides tips for the care and maintenance of PFDs, from cleaning and storage to inspection and replacement. A spokesperson for the company said: “Timely replacement of any damaged equipment is essential for maintaining the highest level of safety. If your PFD shows signs of wear or damage, or if it no longer provides adequate buoyancy, it is time to invest in a new one. Regular care and maintenance, combined with vigilant inspections, will ensure that your PFD remains reliable and effective during your kayaking adventures.”

Interested parties can read the full guide at

Contact Info:
Name: Rob Oneill
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Organization: Kayaking Nation
Address: 16238 Highway 620 N. Suite F-104 Austin, TX 78717 16238 Highway 620 N. Suite F-104, Austin, Texas 78717, United States

Source: NewsNetwork

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