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50N Buoyancy vest Pockets for canoeing and kayaking

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50N Buoyancy vest Pockets for canoeing and kayaking : Our team of fellow paddlers created this vest, equipped with several pockets, for intermediate cruising canoe/kayakers for day trips.

A comfortable vest thanks to its adjustable straps. Equipped with front pockets to keep all your accessories close at hand, and a back pocket for a 2L water bladder (not included)


EN ISO 12402-5 standard 50N buoyancy vest

Multiple compartments

With front pockets to carry all accessories within easy reach

Easy hydration

Pocket for 2L water bladder (not included). Tube loop in the strap.

Ease of use

2 adjustable shoulder straps and 4 adjustable side straps


Tear-resistant fabric.

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Far far too big

I weigh 70kg and found the 60-80kg variant to be absolutely huge. Far far too big for me. Tried the 40-60kg as well and that would only fit with the straps done up as tight as possible. Pockets are all very convenient though!

Much too big

I picked the >80 kgs size because I'm 87 kgs, but it's far, far too big for me, and the straps won't tighten up enough. I'm only 34 inch waist (87 cms). The buoyancy pads stick out badly and get in the way. Might just about be ok if it had a crotch strap to stop it riding up, but even then, the side flaps (which are padded) stick out and get in the way. I'd trade it for the next size down, but they've sold out. I should have read the other reviews - it's a common problem. Very disappointing.

Atractive price and functionality but......

A potentially great product spoiled by inexpensive, easy-to-fix issues. I went to a Decathlon store to try this out and like other reviewers I found that the "Large" size is designed for "the Michelin Man". I weigh 73kg, 178cm tall and think I am pretty normal in proportions. I could not adjust the item for a snug, safe fit because there is simply too little adjustment available. I tried the "Medium" size and that was a much better fit but has a recommended maximum weight of only 60kg - so probably not up to the job. I found other significant flaws when opening the zip pocket across the chest. Firstly the fabric and the zip are both lightweight and, as a result, when you try to open the zip one-handed it often snags. This didn't happen on every jacket I tried and only then in one direction. When it snagged, the only way to open it fully was to use two hands - obviously not ideal when you need to keep hold of your paddle. Secondly Decathlon seem to be having a (stupid?) penny-pinching, cost-saving binge on zipper tags. If you are paddling on a cold day with numb fingers on the sea, you will want to be able to quickly and easily find the zipper tag and pull it open. However the zips on this jacket have been fitted with a small, flimsy loop of cord that has no "lump" to get hold of. It's a waste of space and probably saved them less than 30p / garment. I found the same useless cord loops fitted on the Decathlon spray cags, which I liked and bought 2 of (2x£30). When I got home I promptly ordered 4 decent zipper tags on eBay for £3.50. I recommend the cags, not the BA.

Never arrived

I'd love to write a review about this item but it went missing in transit. Decathlon aren't responding to my requests for support, and ASDA the click & collect agent say they never received the parcel and can't help. I either want the product or my money back - I bought two by the way so that's over £80 with shipping - completely unacceptable. This isn't the first time an order has gone missing. I won't bother making any purchases in the future, it's far too much hassle.

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74kg, but not fat enough

I weigh 74Kg, so I bought the 60Kg to 80Kg vest. What they don't tell you is that that is a LARGE. In other words, unless you have a 40" or larger chest, this is too big for you! I closed it all up as small as I could and quickly realised that if I were to actually use it in the water, it would float up around my head and be more of a hindrance than an aid. So, other than the size being ridiculous, its seems good!

Would not have bought if I could have tried it on!

This looked good online but when I came to put it on there are problems. It is difficult reaching the push together fasteners if you are not as flexible as you used to be. Consequently you have to slacken straps and readjust every time. The buoyancy itself is very rigid which means the from and back pockets are actually limited in what you can get in. I have not tried it on the water but it seems uncomfortable.

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Excellent Value

Great value for money vest and comfortable to use. Could be improved by making chest straps more adjustable, to tighten more.

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Three men in a boat

Well one of them is a dog and we have canoe camped The Thames from near the source to Teddington (12 days) with borrowed buoyancy aids...time to get my own and although it has not been tested yet this product looks like it will test well on future trips...the bladder pocket will be useful for hydration...and it seems roomy for multi day paddling!

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Very good

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Comfortable to wear , don’t get in the way of paddling , easy to rinse and dry .

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Great vest with smashing features

Great vest. Bought it for dinghy sailing it keeps me afloat well (I'm 185 cm and 110kg) I get thirsty all the time so the addition of a pouch for a drink sac is an excellent idea. And the pockets to the front are a great addition, I keep a rope knife in it on a string. I love this vest

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Water sport

Too bulky

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Dear Cyrille,

Firstly, we apologize for the uncomfortable product experience created by our product. We take great care to ensure that important matters such as this are properly managed. 

We suggest you can check with our BA50N+ buoyancy, it is lighter and easy to wear. Since it's without any pockets, you may need to carry a waterproof bag for storage.

v BA50+ v

v Waterproof bag 10L v

In light of this, you are welcome to exchange or refund in any of our 5 stores, which we hope will be acceptable to you.

Please contact me should you have any further cause for concern.

Thank you so much.

Stay healthy. 


Eric Cheung

Watersports B2B & Service - Decathlon Hong Kong

Good value pfd

Not usually a fan of buoyancy aid as I find the bulkiness get in the way. Needed a pfd for a race so bought this last minute. Very happy with it. Quite like the back pocket for water bladder and the front pockets which I placed my phone in. Didn’t feel it that much along the whole race apart from the beginning few minutes. Would surely recommend this budget friendly and user friendly pfd. Think the only thing I didn’t quite like was water was retained inside the 2 small pockets in the front compartment with the zipper. Probably cuz of the fabric used. So make sure you empty it after use and rinsing.

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Thank you for supporting Decathlon Hong Kong. Your feedback is appreciated and it can motivate us to strive for outstanding service level and product quality.

We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Thank you again for your support. 

Stay healthy. 


Decathlon Hong Kong Sports Team


Good fit. Minor areas for improvement

Good, unobstructed fit for paddling. Water bladder pouch holds Decathlon water pouches well. Pockets within inner zip pouch need better drainage in the event of submersion.

Hello Martin,

Thank you for supporting our product. We appreciate your insight and feedback as you motivate us to strive for outstanding product quality.

We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Thank you again for your support. 

Stay healthy. 


Eric Cheung

Decathlon Hong Kong Watersports Team (Service & B2B)

Great product. Luv all those pockets

Me 70kg... I returned the L size 60-80kg n picked this M 40-60kg one. Now it fits so nicely.

Hello Iron,

Thank you for supporting our product. We appreciate your insight and feedback as you motivate us to strive for outstanding product quality and range. 

We will forward this feedback to the related team, and make a fine-tune on the size chart.

We are looking forward to seeing you again.

Thank you again for your support. 

Stay healthy. 

Alyson Ng
Decathlon Hong Kong Watersports Team (Service & B2B)
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Additional Product informations


Main fabric

  • 100% Polyester


  • 60% Polyethylene
  • 40% Polyvinyl Chloride


  • 100% Polyoxymethylene


  • 100% Polypropylene

Be careful to choose the vest that's right for your build:

The vest is adapted to the size of the user and the level of buoyancy corresponds to their weight.Size 40 / 60 kg Size 60 / 80 kgSize > 80 kg

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