Side Zip Buoyancy Aid

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The Rooster® Side Zip Buoyancy Aid has been designed to offer the wearer ease of access when putting the BA on and taking it off. The heavy duty YKK side zip with Velcro stopper tab ensures a secure fit with an adjustable, quick release waist strap providing comfort and flexibility to suit different body shapes. The Side Zip Buoyancy Aid features a more substantial cut than its high-waist, compact counterpart – the Diamond Overhead – and thus provides the wearer with greater coverage across the shoulders and down to the waist. The Side Zip BA also features the wear and snag-resistant rip-stop fabric along with a large front pocket which also features the integral hook and mesh pocket. The Rooster® Side Zip Buoyancy Aid has EN150 12402-5 50 Newton approval rating.

´ We couldn’t have asked for a better product! Whilst primarily design for sailing, these BA’s are also perfect for kayaking due to their incredible ease of movement, adjustability, and huge front storage pocket. We particularly loved the attention to detail, with reflective panels and neoprene covers over the adjustment straps on both the men’s and women’s versions. Thank you Rooster! ´

George Savell, Expedition Leader: The Cambridge University Danube Kayak Expedition.

  • Extra Large for chest sizes 116-127cm and weight over 70Kg
  • Large for chest sizes 106-116cm and weight over 70Kg
  • Medium for chest sizes 96-106cm and weight 60-70Kg
  • Small for chest sizes 86-96cm and weight 40-60Kg
  • Junior Large for chest sizes 85-90cm and weight 35-45Kg
  • Junior Small for chest sizes 80-85cm and weight 30 - 40kg (Includes crotch strap)

Don't forget to check out our Race Bib and junior zip front style (see related items).

We recommend hand washing in warm soapy water and allowing to air dry.


  • Model TF005 Buoyancy Aid 50N
  • EN150 12402-5 50 Newton approval rating
  • Easy side zip access
  • Quick release and adjustable waist straps
  • Comfortable fit