The newest member to Team Unsponsored is at the age where she is ready to hit the water. With that in mind Unsponsored will be seeing a few more small person gear reviews over the next few months/years.

PeakUK Kidz Zip

I was on the lookout for a suitable PFD and needed one at short notice. The PeakUK Kidz zip was my first choice. Kev at Northshore Watersports came up with the goods and a super fast service. If you are after good, quick service please get in touch with Kev and tell him that I pointed you in his direction.

PeakUK Kidz Zip

From PeakUK:

ISO 100 Approved kids pfd with buoyant collar
Tough 600d polyester / nylon shell
40-50N of soft flotation foam
Super secure crotch, waist and side straps
Opening zip front. Whistle and easy grab handle
Fun animal designs with Solas reflective eyes

PeakUK Kidz Zip

Colours: Ladybird. Fish.



Weight (kg) – 12-25
Chest (cm) – 50-60
Uplift (>N) – 40


Weight (kg) – 20-40
Chest (cm) – 55-65
Uplift (>N) – 50

My little girl has the Sproglet size in the ladybird design. Although not the cheapest kids PFD on the market, I know PeakUK products really well. From the initial try on I have been really pleased with the construction and fit of the Kidz zip. It is super comfortable as my girl didn’t want to take the PFD off for over an hour when we tried it on back at Unsponsored HQ. She knows her own mind and if she didn’t like it she would happily let all know.

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The PFD has a full length zip for easy on and off, with an additional QR buckle to help prevent little hands from undoing the PFD fully. Side straps for adjustment and a front fasting waist/crotch strap and rear grab handle complete a well thought out and executed piece of gear.