A fine day for the family to go boating on the Lower Wairoa. Zoe recently had her 9th birthday. I've always been a bit suspect about most children's personal flotation devices (PFD's).

The Astral Otter PFD is an exceptionally good design that keeps the flotation low away from the top of the upper body allowing a lot of freedom to move and paddle. Organic kapok fill to consider your lil ones future environment is pretty cool.    

 Check out the kids Accent Rascal paddle too. Small blades, smaller diameter shaft for lil hands and perfect length for child friendly boats like sit on tops and inflatable kayaks.