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 incorporates eight internal float pockets, which position 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 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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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.
The major components we use are chunky self-locking YKK zips, nylon, polyester, 2.5 mm neoprene and Lycra, plus layered EPE foam floats.
We use flatlock seams (the same as those used on good quality wetsuits) on the shell to eliminate uncomfortable and unsightly ridged seams.
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.
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!