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Nookie NKE Centre Zip Buoyancy Aid / PFD


Colour coded webbing by size, this entry level buoyancy aid is exceptionally easy to fit with 5 points of adjustment.

Made with tough 500D Nylon CORDURA® with environmentally friendly non PVC Gaia® foam this buoyancy aid is built to last. UKCA & CE (EU) ISO 12402-5:2020 approved.


The NKE Centre Zip Buoyancy Aid has been given a major colour update! The rich & striking red platform (which used to indicate the S/M size) has now been carried across to all sizes with the colour coded shoulder, waist webbing and bar-tacks now reflecting the size clearly, yet in a less isolating way for the wearer of a different size in group activities.

Continuing with exactly the same ergonomic secure fit & easy adjustment. It boasts legendary durability from its hard-wearing 500D Nylon CORDURA® outer shell, YKK zip & environmentally friendly non-PVC Gaia® foam with strong bar-tack reinforcement at critical points. Every single component has been chosen for its toughness and durability in a continuous hard-use environment.

Rigorously tried and tested in commercial environments & outdoor activity centres all over the globe, the NKE Centre Zip Buoyancy Aid has been in circulation for over 20 years.

Exceptionally popular with outdoor activity providers because its colour coding makes it simple to find the correct size at a glance. The front entry zip makes it easy to put on and take off. The padded shoulder adjustments are smooth and designed using a clever system – the webbing adjusts using one continuous length so the shoulder strap remains in place as a fail-safe back-up. The lower waist belt offers a ‘contact fit’ to the wearer and is easy to adjust with two pull-forward straps.

The NKE Centre Zip Buoyancy Aid is UKCA & CE (EU) ISO 12402-5:2020 approved.


  • Colour coded shoulder & waist webbing to indicate size.
  • 5 points of shoulder and waist adjustment for excellent fit.
  • 25mm ‘contact fit ‘ lower waist belt snaps together at the front with 2 pull-forward adjusters at the side.
  • 38mm centre waist belt for secure fit with no ride up.
  • 38mm ‘fail-safe’ webbing shoulders with retractable ‘no bunching’ smooth adjustment.
  • D-rings for optional 25mm crotch strap (provided on Junior size).
  • YKK centre zip with easy grab grip tab.
  • Hard-Wearing 500D Nylon CORDURA® Shell with smooth Nylon lining (UKCA & CE approved fabrics).
  • Colour coded double bar-tack reinforced on all critical seams.
  • Shoulder pads with neoprene lining.
  • High visibility retro-reflective piping.
  • Environmentally friendly non-PVC Gaia® foam
  • UKCA & CE (EU) ISO 12402-5:2020 approved


  • Junior – Red body with Yellow webbing
  • SM – Red body with Red webbing
  • LXL – Red body with Blue webbing
  • XXL – Red body with Grey webbing

Additional information




NKE Centre Zip buoyancy aid in LXL from Nookie
Nookie NKE Centre Zip Buoyancy Aid / PFD