Comfortable Vest Buoyancy Aid

Lightweight, low profile watersports buoyancy aid.

NRS Ion bouyancy aid

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NRS have designed a paddle-sport buoyancy aid that provides unparalleled comfort and flexibility. With a minimalist cut, the Ion cleverly has six panels of ultra-soft foam that comfortably fit around the body yet still gives plenty of buoyancy if the wearer ends up swimming in the water and meets all the CE requirements to achieve this.

Although the Ion PFD is low-cut and lightweight, it still has plenty of useful features such as padded shoulder straps, fleece-lined hand warmer pouch, and a double zipped large front pocket. For additional comfort on warmer days or when training hard, the Ion has raised foam panels on the inside spine area to allow ventilation, known as the NRS Cool Flow System.

We would recommend the Ion for sea kayaking and inland touring where comfort is high on the paddler’s priority list. Or all-round paddlers looking for a minimal, low cut vest for training or easier grade moving rivers.

Key Features

  • Double front zipped pocket for kit, including knife lash tab.
  • Two shoulder, two side and two waist adjustable straps.
  • 200 Denier Urethane Coated Ripstop Nylon Outer and Inner shells.
  • CE EN 393 certified.
  • Easy entry and exit into the jacket using side buckle or overhead vest-style.
  • Cool Flow System ventilated back.



Size Chest (cm) Weight Range (kg)
XS/M 76 - 107 40>
L/XL 107 - 132 40>
XL/XXL 127 - 142 40>


Nationwide delivery available for the NRS Ion PFD. The price for delivery will be shown in the website basket prior to checkout. For full details on delivery please see: Delivery Information

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide

Nationwide Click & Collect available for the NRS Ion PFD. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

For further help and information about the NRS Ion PFD, please call us on 01925 818437