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Palm Extreme Buoyancy Aid

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Palm Extrem PFD Buoyancy Aid

White Water & Rescue PFD with Chest Harness

Top-level PFD with excellent freedom of movement and every feature a whitewater kayaker needs

£152.96 (RRP £179.95 - Saving £26.99)

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Palm Extrem Vest Buoyancy Aid


The Palm Extrem Vest is probably the best whitewater buoyancy aid on the market. What Palm haven't included or built into the design of this PFD probably isn't worth having.


The Extrem is packed with every feature you could need whilst managing to maintain minimal bulk and offering unparalleled comfort thanks to its flex formed foam that wraps around the torso. The front foam separates to allow easy entry for those wearing dry suits. However, unlike most other buoyancy aids, the Extrem uses a four point clip system to join the foam – no more faffing with difficult zips with cold fingers! A large double front pocket overlaps the front join making the buoyancy aid appear to be a pullover.


Other features include two small chest pockets for knife storage and whistle (included), centre chest harness and reflective detail on front and rear, as well as adjustable shoulder straps covered with tough grip panels to aid boat carrying.



  • ISO 12402-5/6 approved
  • Flex Formed Foam front panel wraps around torso
  • Quad buckle zipless front entry
  • Continuous loop failsafe shoulder straps tested to 500kg
  • Tough grip panels at shoulder for boat carrying
  • 3D anti ride-up waistbelt
  • Easygilde strap adjusment
  • Internal rear padded document/hydration pocket
  • Chest mounted zipped knife pockets
  • Large, zipped padded front cargo pocket with internal divider
  • Solas reflective detail on front and rear
Palm ISO Certified PFDs

ISO Certified

These PFDs pass ISO 12402-5 and ISO 12402-6 standards. The majority of Palms PFDs have up to 20% more buoyancy than the ISO/CE standard & our whitewater models have up to 40% more buoyancy than the 50 N required.

Palm Cordura Fabric

Cordura Fabric

Cordura has exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, & high resistance to tears & abrasion. Palm use Cordura fabrics for the seat & knee areas of technical outerwear & for other high wear gear such as PFDs and throwlines.

Palm Flex Fit Foam

Flex Fit

A major innovation in PFD development: Bonded into pre-formed shapes, the buoyancy foam curves around your body for unparalleled comfort and freedom of movement. Maximum buoyancy with minimal bulk.

Palm Removable Chest Harness

Removable Chest Harness

The Palm chest harness fastens using a Fixlock buckle with quick release toggle. Strong 38 mm nylon webbing is mounted high up the back of the PFD for stability under load and carries a welded stainless steel O-ring.

Palm Failsafe Shoulder Straps

Failsafe Shoulder Straps

A continuous loop of webbing (tested to 3.2 kN) runs through to the PFD down to the 3D waistbelt for security under load. They tighten without bunching thanks to the enclosed pulley system.

Palm 3D Anti Ride-Up Waistbelt

3D Anti Ride-Up Waistbelt

A grippy rubber finish prevents your PFD from riding up when in use, and the adjustable waistbelt is positioned on the inside of the buoyancy foam panel for full contact around your waist.

Palm Failsafe Shoulder Straps

Hydration Bladder Compatible

This buoyancy aid features a compartment for carrying a hydration bladder, allowing you to quench your thirst hands free, without opening your spraydeck or pockets.

Sizing Charts


Chest/Bust - Measure horizontally under the armpits around the fullest part of your chest and shoulder blades.

Weight - Include all the gear you'll be wearing too.


Men's PFDs







68 - 80cm

27 - 31"

78 - 94cm

31 - 37"

94 - 110cm

37 - 43"

110 - 126cm

43 - 50"


30 - 50kg

66 - 110lb

40 - 70kg

88 - 154lb

60 - 90kg

132 - 198lb

80 - >110kg

176 - >242lb


Women's PFDs






82 - 90cm

32 - 35"

90 - 98cm

38 - 39"

98 - 106cm

39 - 44"


40 - 60kg

88 - 132lb

50 - 70kg

110 - 154lb

60 - >80kg

132 - >176lb


Kids' PFDs





6 - 10yrs


10 - 14yrs



56 - 68cm

23 - 27"

68 - 80cm

27 - 31"


20 - 40kg

44 - 88lb

30 - 50kg

66 - 110lb


We offer a delivery service for the Palm Extrem Vest Buoyancy Aid to home and work addresses throughout the UK & Ireland.. Where possible, orders are sent using a national courier using a next working day delivery service. (excluding canoes & kayaks)

Delivery Timescales for Northern Scotland and all Offshore locations can vary. Please contact to confirm if you require more specific timescale information for these locations.


Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Palm Extrem Vest Buoyancy Aid online from our website and collect from our store in Newhaven, East Sussex or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this*.

Our other stores are:

  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, BN9 0DH
  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole, BH16 5BW
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road, TR9 6PZ
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, PL21 9RL
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, WA1 4RX
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, NR5 0JU
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, SO40 3SA

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

If you need any further help or advice about the Palm Extrem Vest Buoyancy Aid please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop


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