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Side Zip Buoyancy Aid

Product Code: 105747-PK-M
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Price: £29.40 RRP: £49.00 Save: £19.60
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The Rooster® Side Zip Buoyancy Aid has been designed to offer the wearer ease of access when putting the BA on and taking it off. The heavy duty YKK side zip with Velcro stopper tab ensures a secure fit with an adjustable, quick release waist strap providing comfort and flexibility to suit different body shapes. The Side Zip Buoyancy Aid features a more substantial cut than its high-waist, compact counterpart – the Diamond Overhead – and thus provides the wearer with greater coverage across the shoulders and down to the waist. The Side Zip BA also features the wear and snag-resistant rip-stop fabric along with a large front pocket which also features the integral hook and mesh pocket. The Rooster® Side Zip Buoyancy Aid has EN150 12402-5 50 Newton approval rating.

´ We couldn’t have asked for a better product! Whilst primarily design for sailing, these BA’s are also perfect for kayaking due to their incredible ease of movement, adjustability, and huge front storage pocket. We particularly loved the attention to detail, with reflective panels and neoprene covers over the adjustment straps on both the men’s and women’s versions. Thank you Rooster! ´

George Savell, Expedition Leader: The Cambridge University Danube Kayak Expedition.

  • Extra Large for chest sizes 116-127cm and weight over 70Kg
  • Large for chest sizes 106-116cm and weight over 70Kg
  • Medium for chest sizes 96-106cm and weight 60-70Kg
  • Small for chest sizes 86-96cm and weight 40-60Kg
  • Junior Large for chest sizes 85-90cm and weight 35-45Kg
  • Junior Small for chest sizes 80-85cm and weight 30 - 40kg (Includes crotch strap)

Don't forget to check out our Race Bib and junior zip front style (see related items).

Laundry instructions

We recommend hand washing in warm soapy water and allowing to air dry.

  • Model TF005 Buoyancy Aid 50N
  • EN150 12402-5 50 Newton approval rating
  • Easy side zip access
  • Quick release and adjustable waist straps
  • Comfortable fit
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  • Ed Pirie, London, 28 January 2018
    Very pleased with this - it's true to size so M is fine for me 40" chest with wetsuit. Fits snuggly but with some flex to the straps over the shoulders and decent adjustment at the waist, so doesn't feel constricting like my last BA. I use it for sea kayaking and there's good freedom of movement for the arms, so should be great for SUP too in the spring. Very pleased overall.
  • George Finch, Mendlesham, 27 September 2016
    I bought this to use at the Wayfarer Worlds this year as I needed a new buoyancy aid. I also required a BA with a large pocket - and this certainly is the one! I could carry a spare neck buff, sunglasses, suncream & some sailing snacks in the pocket, as well as gloves when I wasn't wearing them. Unlike my previous non-rooster BAs, having the pocket this full didn't make it uncomfortable to wear. 10/10 would recommend.
  • Roger Williams, Teignmouth, 29 June 2015
    Comfortable to wear and the big pocket is good. I wear a bib over it which stops things accidentally dropping out the pocket corners (it has a Velcro flap rather than the zip). However, it seems relatively bulky compared to my old Black Diamond and I think I should have gone for the medium rather than the large.
  • Adrian Howe, Steeple Claydon, 21 October 2014
    Being using it a lot for a year - not very colour fast so already silvery red. Very comfortable even with a trapeze harness, clip on hook a nice touch to attach the safety knife. The corner of the pocket has a flap that isn't velcroed. Great to open with gloves but I've lost shackles, tape and bits and pieces through the gap so its loses a star from full marks.
  • Vanessa Weedon-Jones, Cambridge, 16 October 2013
    This is a great buoyancy aid for an instructor! You can get everything you need in that big front pocket: wet notes, whistle, safety knife, spares, the works. It looks very smart and you're easy to spot! It's very easy to get into but is a still a snug, comfy fit, so much so you don't notice you're wearing it. I have yet to race and capsize in it, so more feedback still to come.