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The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket

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Whatever age a child first goes in the water, they want to feel safe and secure. That's what makes our swim jackets perfect for introducing the wearer to the joys of swimming and having fun in this environment. Made from neoprene fabric, they provide warmth, comfort and a feeling of security, while the bright yellow back provides high visibility for parents.

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The Original Konfidence Children's Swim Jacket was first released way back in 1998. Since then, it has become a bestselling buoyancy swimming aid and a firm favourite with parents and swimming teachers in over 25 countries worldwide.

Made from high-grade soft neoprene, our buoyancy jacket offers superb lateral and longitudinal stretch, as well as allowing a snug and comfortable fit. The Original Konfidence Jacket is a swim vest that incorporates eight internal float pockets, which positions the buoyancy around the wearer's torso and, most importantly, below the water line. This provides the stability to give the wearer confidence and freedom in the water, whilst crucially allowing their arms to remain free and unencumbered, helping them to learn and practise swimming strokes.

As the wearer's ability progresses, the floats of our flagship buoyancy swimming aid can be removed in pairs to reduce the buoyancy and encourage further development, making The Original Konfidence Jacket fully adjustable for your child's swimming skill level. Eventually, all floats are dispensed with and the user is a fully independent swimmer!

It is the attention to detail that sets The Original Konfidence Jacket apart from its imitators and ensures that you are purchasing the best product available.

  • High-grade neoprene provides the most snug and secure fit, and reduces the ability of the jacket to move independently of the wearer
  • Soft Lycra binding throughout the jacket minimises the possibility of chafing from rubbing
  • Features a chunky YKK zip to maximise security and parents' confidence
  • High neck design maximises thermal and UV properties (100% UV protective) when worn outdoors
  • Trademark high-visibility yellow back as standard on all jackets to increase visibility on beaches and in crowded pools
  • Full instructions on usage and adjustable buoyancy provided, as well as a customer care line to help answer any further questions

We never stand still, either – we continuously encourage feedback from our industry partners and high street customers, so the jacket's design evolves constantly. Although it was originally released over 15 years ago, we are proud to say that this evolution has helped the jacket to win numerous industry awards for product safety and innovation. Plus, as with all of our products, we back our confidence with a No Quibble Guarantee – if for any reason you are not satisfied with our product, we'll offer you a full refund, no question asked.

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Good Review by Joanne
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Nice jacket (Posted on 12/04/2017)
Original Konfidense jacketReview by MARIA
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These jackets are absolutely fabulous. When your child wears one of these the fear of falling into the pool accidentally is taken away, because it contains enough floats to keep your child afloat no matter what. But make sure you see the company measurement so that you get the correct sizing. Another great thing about the jacket is that when they are running around the pool the visual back of the jacket is easy to pick out from the crowd with ease. (Posted on 03/04/2017)
Swin JacketReview by Jayesh
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Great jacket, used one before for my son but needed the next size up. The jacket makes it easier for him to use his arms when swimming. (Posted on 30/03/2017)
great productReview by Carol
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Placing order and delivery first class - jacket was for a two year old and on first use found that the neck kept rising high into the face and keeping child from actually floating correctly but perhaps as time goes by this will correct itself - thank you (Posted on 28/03/2017)
Nice qualityReview by Ladybe
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Quick delivery (Posted on 24/03/2017)
My little girl loved itReview by Juliet
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Ideal for starting to learn to swim, as you don't have to support them in the water. I'm using with armbands to start of with, otherwise its hard to stay upright. (Posted on 15/03/2017)
FANTASTIC PRODUCT & SERVICEReview by Kelvyn
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Unfortunately have not had the chance to try the swim jacket out yet that we have purchased for our holiday in April.
However on first reflection the jacket looks of very high quality & certainly will stand out in the crowd.
My little 1 loves it & has been wearing it around the house :) (Posted on 13/03/2017)
Fantastic!Review by Oliver
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Quite simply fantastic service from this company. Great quality swim jacket, 1st Class service from the company. I will be using again.

Ollie, Worcestershire (Posted on 08/03/2017)
Excellent productReview by Glen
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Bought this for my 7 year old Grandson. Previously we had used armbands. The product worked really well. It gave him sufficient buoyancy and he was unrestricted. Able to float with confidence and use arms and legs to propel himself along. He loved it and thought it was great. I also purchased a pair of goggles and these also were well received and helped with no water going in his eyes. My Grandson had so much fun in the Swim Jacket that an hour passed very quickly. Next step is to start the gradual removal of the floats within the jacket. I have to admit this was a worthwhile purchase, the overall progress made in this one session was amazing and I am pretty confident that the Swim jacket will speed up the process to the eventual swimming unaided. (Posted on 14/02/2017)
Worth the spendReview by MS
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Good jacket and good service (Posted on 14/02/2017)
Excellent product.Review by Elizabeth
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Bought this for my 3 year old grandson to use when he comes to stay. He has used it today and it was a great success. Very comfortable and he had great confidence in the water whilst wearing his jacket.
Would recommend this product. (Posted on 10/02/2017)
Really nice product. Very helpful staffReview by Nick
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Great product. Used for a couple months now and still going strong. My son is 18months and at first he didn't like wearing it but that soon changed and he is fine with it now. The jacket has definitely helped him because he is quite happy to jump in (well flop) into the pool.
(Posted on 30/12/2016)
Fab product - will definitely recommend to othersReview by Kate
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Only used this once so far with my 17month old but already I can tell it's made a huge difference in how my son feels in the or water. It's given him an extra bit of confidence and I think after a few more sessions yell be even more happy in ghetto water. I wanted something that supported him but not anything like armbands when I came across this online. Definitely recommending to family and friends. Thankyou (Posted on 03/11/2016)
Really nice product Review by Eve
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Love these swim vests, very fashionable and not too pricey (Posted on 03/11/2016)
Highly Recommended Review by Fwlawson
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Highly Recommended great value, price and quality. (Posted on 18/09/2016)
Very satisfiedReview by Liam
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Jacket arrived quickly and is of excellent quality (Posted on 06/09/2016)
SuperbReview by Mr Limbane
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Purchased last week and tried and tested today at local pool. Our 6 year old loves the water but reluctant swimmer. The jacket - a medium - looked small - I was sceptical. But as soon as he hit the water he was away and I admit free styling - but most importantly swimming and enjoying completing widths and dunking his head. Genuinely surprised how fast he took to it. Great and safe product. I found one by chance in Spain - genuinely impressed! Wish we had discovered one 3 years ago. Great service too with plenty of information to hand. (Posted on 31/08/2016)
Fantastic product!!Review by Trevor
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I recently purchased 2 Konfidence swimming jackets for my grandchildren aged 4 and 2 the jackets purchased were KJ05SC and KJ14MC.

Can I just that the jackets were absolutely fantastic; they've got to be one of the best things we purchased for them. At the end of their 3 week holiday in America both of them were swimming with total confidence and we at no time had to worry about them getting in to any difficulties while wearing the jackets. I found your website by accident and I’m so glad I did. As they get old we'll definitely be buying larger Konfidence jackets if required.

Fantastic product!!

Every parent (and grand parents) should know about these jackets, thank you so much. (Posted on 04/07/2013)
What a great product!Review by Alastair
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I thought I'd write a short note to say how pleased we are with the Konfidence jacket which arrived a few days ago. We haven't work it in the pool yet, but I'm already very impressed by the design and the quality of the manufacturing - I can't wait to see our child (George, 18mths) going bonkers in the big pool. We tried it on last night and the fit is exactly as you describe it should be, about 2cm gap before zipping. It felt a bit tight to me at first, but Geore was not worried at all by this; in fact he spent half an hour wearing it around the house, because he had a tantrum every time we tried to take it off him. It's a big hit!

Thanks very much for the product, and the great service. I'll definitely recommend it whenever the opportunity arises. (Posted on 04/07/2013)

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Care Instructions

The Original Konfidence Jacket should be washed in cold clean water and hung to dry in the shade. Do not tumble dry and do not iron. If the jacket is used in the swimming pool or sea, chlorine and seawater can have a bleaching effect on the colours and damage Lycra threads, so to avoid degradation please rinse out in clean water as soon as possible. Please do not leave in a warm or hot car without rinsing first, as this can increase the chance of chlorine damage.

Materials

The major components we use are chunky self-locking YKK zips, nylon, polyester, 2.5 mm neoprene and Lycra, plus layered EPE foam floats.

Construction

We use flatlock seams (the same as those used on good quality wetsuits) on the shell to eliminate uncomfortable and unsightly ridged seams.

Testing

The Original Konfidence Jacket is tested to EN13138-1 (2008), the current standard for class B buoyant aids to swimming. This includes materials and buoyancy tests to ensure that it is well made, robust and fit for purpose. It has also been tested and complies with AS1900 (Australia) and SA SANS53138-2 (South Africa). In addition, we have tested the outer material for its UV protection qualities.

Compliance

  • EN13138-1 (2008) Buoyant Aids to Swimming
  • EN71-3 Toys Standard Toxicity
  • EN20105 C06 Colourfastness to Washing
  • EN20105 E01 Colourfastness to Water
  • EN20105 X1 Colourfastness to Rubbing
  • EN14362-1 Azo
  • EN13758-1 UPF50+

If you have any questions or need any more advice about using this product, please feel free to ring us on 01566 777887 or click here to email us with your query – we're always very happy to help!

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