New @ The Paddle Sports Show 2021 – AQUADESIGN WW Guide PFD

This serie of articles, called “NEW @ The Paddle Sports Show 2021” showcases the products that are competing for the « PADDLE SPORTS PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR AWARDS »

Entry for Whitewater – White Water Guide PFD by Aquadesign

We - whitewater kayakers and guides - believe a PFD is not just a buoyancy aid, but a friend that follow and help us in our everyday adventures, not just on the water, but also while scouting, carrying a boat or swimming. In this spirit, we think a good PFD is articulated around three axes:

“We – whitewater kayakers and guides – believe a PFD is not just a buoyancy aid, but a friend that follow and help us in our everyday adventures, not just on the water, but also while scouting, carrying a boat or swimming. In this spirit, we think a good PFD is articulated around three axes: 

  • The passive security, which allow you so stay on the surface, to be highly visible, protected from hazards like impact or branches and easy to be caught by team-mate.
  • The action capacity, which allow to do what you need to do: towing a boat, rope yourself, communicate, cut something, install a rope reeving system, eat, and of course paddling freely.
  • The usability, which allow you to do these actions by the most easy and natural way: grab the leash, take a call, find your pulley kit in the order you need it, event in tricky situation.

By this way, we designed the White-Water Guide PFD as the new paddlers best friend, a minimalist style PDF, as comfortable as practical, for white water paddlers and guides.

Features

  • Low-profile design providing freedom of movement while paddling, scouting and swimming, without concession on the buoyancy
  • Padded shoulder strap for comfortable portage
  • Padded side adjustment area for rib protection 
  • Clean design to minimizes hooking risk – all the carried equipment is protected
  • Full harness system and easy to grab shoulder strap
  • Quick release belt and leash carabiner pocket
  • Big front pocket to carry a reeving system, flip line, knife, cell phone and more
  • Compartmented pocket with toolbox style opening to avoid “handbag effect”
  • Line cutter spot in the shoulder strap, accessible by both hands

Technical specifications

Intended Use: Whitewater kayaking, guiding, expeditions
Entry: Side release buckle
Design Buoyancy: 70N – certified ISO 12402-5 / 12402-6
Foam: PVC Free Gaia
Fabric: 500D Cordura (outer) & 200D Nylon (inner)
Pockets: One big front pocket, self-locking YKK Zipper, with sub pockets and compartments; One inner pocket for quick access to carabiners, cell phone or short throw bag, etc.
Harness: Full harness structure – 38mm quick release belt
Adjustments: 3 adjustable belts & shoulder straps

Price: around 200€

Please note that images come from a prototype. A better finished version will be present at the show. “

More info on the AQUADESIGN WEBSITE

This serie of articles, called “NEW @ The Paddle Sports Show 2021” showcases the products that are competing for the « PADDLE SPORTS PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR AWARDS »
It is produced & organized by KS Publishing (publishers of Kayak Session, Paddle World and Sup World magazine).

The Paddle Sports Show, is the world’s largest paddlesport-specific trade show (‘trade show’ meaning entrance is reserved for professionals) highlighting what the general public will find on shelves and in stores in 2022. It includes everything from kayaks and canoes to stand-up paddle boards and inflatables, with the apparel and accessories needed for it all. See the product and meet the manufacturer at The Paddle Sports Show 2021 in Lyon (France) > www.thepaddlesportshow.com

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