Published on December 5th, 2023 | by Supworldmagazine
New Tika Women’s PFD | Palm Equipment
Check out Palm Equipment’s all new Women’s PFD – The Tika goes live this month aimed for female paddlers of all level and skill ability.
Read more about the new Tika PFD below.
‘It fits perfectly’
The award winning Tika breaks new ground for women’s buoyancy aids. Using better fit to
help more women get on the water with confidence.
Where fit is as essential as floatation, most importantly the Tika fits well against the chest.
No more being squeezed; the Tika complements female form and movement.
Extensive testing and feedback by female experts and beginners alike helped shape the
Tika. Foam panels wrap to the sides and angle to cup the chest, without creating bulk at the
waist. This uniquely tailored shape is complemented by supple Gaia floatation foam, and
supportive neoprene padding that prevent chaffing.
By studying what paddlers carry and use – phones, slings, snacks and PLBs, the Tika’s
pockets and other external features have been designed to stay low profile when loaded, yet
have the capacity required for adventures.
In 1993, the Canyon S was Palm’s first women’s buoyancy aid, possibly the first anywhere.
Our commitment to women’s equipment has continued for the last thirty years, but the Tika
PFD is the first time everybody who’s tried it tell us ‘It fits perfectly’.
We want to encourage more women go paddling, knowing they can rely on equipment that
complements their form and keeps them safe. That’s why we are pledging £1 from each sale
of each Tika to causes that get more women out paddling.
The Tika was awarded winner of the ‘Apparel and Equipment’ category at the 2024
Paddlesports Show Product Of The Year awards.
Tika Women’s PFD
MSRP – £135 / €159 / $141
SIZES – WXS/S (40 N), WM/L (45 N), WXL/XXL (50 N)
COLOURS – Teal, Purple, Tangerine
It fits perfectly! Extensive testing and feedback helped create the Tika’s unique shape –
unrestrictive and comfortable for all female body shapes. With front zip entry and Easy Glide
straps, its quick to get the right fit. Two roomy front pockets allow you to carry what you need
on the water. £1/1€ from each PFD contributes to getting more women on the water.
• Tapered profile for all female forms
• Wrap around fit
• Low profile pockets
• Neoprene chest and shoulder padding
• Gaia non-PVC
WEIGHT 820 g (WM/L)
MATERIALS nylon 420D ripstop fabric • Gaia and EPE PVC-free foam
FEATURES ISO 12402-5 certified (UKCA approved) • front zip entry • Flex Fit • adjustable
shoulder straps • reflective details • 3D anti ride-up waistbelt • Easy Glide nylon straps • two
zip front pockets • pocket clip-in point • fleece lined hand warmer • two webbing lash points
About Palm Equipment
Since 1979, Palm’s founder Andy Knight has kept things simple – make gear for paddlers.
Our mission is to enable a lifetime of paddlesport fun for everyone, with respect for the
environment. We believe that with better equipment comes safer, more enjoyable
experiences. Our products are designed in-house and made by those who share our values.
Our home is in Somerset, UK, and we have a base in Asbach, Germany too, as well as our
own manufacturing facilities in Hanoi, Vietnam. Palm Equipment and our associated brands
VE Paddles, Islander Kayaks, Dagger Kayaks and Wilderness Systems are available
through a worldwide network of specialty shops, activity centres and distributors.
By: Palm Equipment