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
S/M 33"-40"
L/XL 38"-46"
XXL 42"-50"

Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks or Canoes that exceed 4.5m (450cm) is temporarily unavailable - Due to length restrictions with our shipping agents.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. 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