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THE ORIGINAL KONFIDENCE JACKET – BUOYANCY SWIM VEST

Our multi award winning, British Designed, Original Konfidence Jacket was originally created with our own kids in mind more than 20 years ago to help them to learn to swim, practice swimming or just have fun. The Konfidence Swim Jacket comes recommended by Starfish Aquatics Institute – US and International curriculum and awarding body.

Alongside the Starfish Aquatics Institute recommendation the most recent guidelines from Swim Wales are for the use of fixed/worn buoyancy aids. All Konfidence jackets and floatsuits are Class B: fixed/worn by the swimmer and provide buoyancy whilst the wearer is learning to swim and aids the practising of essential swimming techniques. Particularly useful in pools with varying depths and with social distancing being observed by the teacher.

With built-in buoyancy, from its 8 simple to remove soft foam floats, the Konfidence Jacket is designed to maintain the correct swimming position whilst providing the confidence your child needs to enjoy playing in water, all the time gaining the important and vital lifelong skills in learning to swim.

We are delighted to say our products are used by swimming teachers and swim schools all over the world. The Original Konfidence Jacket is our number one selling neoprene swimming buoyancy aid for children across the UK and Europe.

Made from high grade 3mm thick neoprene providing 100 % UV protection on covered areas, the Original Konfidence Jacket allows your child to have fun swimming in cold water longer or enjoy time in the sun. Full easy to read instructions are included.

It is lightweight and easy to pack, making it ideal for holidays to the beach or trips to the pool. The Original Konfidence Jacket also comes with a chunky YKK self-locking zip with a Velcro zip retainer, for your peace of mind, whilst the child is in water.

The highly visible bright yellow back is the trademark of Konfidence, allowing your child to be spotted easily from a distance. Great for those busy beaches and as all parents know the longer you can spend in the water the more fun everyone has.

Easy to use and keep clean, just simply rinse in cold water as soon as possible, after use in chlorine or seawater and leave to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight. This increases the longevity of the jacket which ensures colours remain vibrant. Do not tumble dry/iron.

Price £26.99 Available online www.konfidence.co.uk
Bizziebaby Gold Award Winner 2021 Swimming Aids, Swim Tops and Sunprotective clothing categories 

 

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THE ORIGINAL KONFIDENCE JACKET – BUOYANCY SWIM VEST Reviews

Product Tested By Carol day – Evie 18 Months

Carol Awarded The Original Konfidence Jacket 5/5

I was really impressed with this product from the instant I opened it looked well-made well put together and well thought out. I think the concept is brilliant the all-round floating system is fantastic for the confidence of the baby so she knows that she won’t be going under the water and I like the fact that you can take certain floats out to make it less buoyant as the child gets more confident. The instructions were brilliant well written easy to understand. The jacket fits my child however it does feel a bit snug and she is only 18 months. Although the jacket did seem quite snug she did seem comfortable and we were able to use it however I don’t think she’ll be able to use it with for floats for a long time. My child did use this in an aid to learn swimming, she seems to feel very safe within the jacket. We did not need to adjust the buoyancy for  Evie however we did try and take out some of the floats to change the pointy as a test and they were very easy to take out and put back in. I think the jacket help with her confidence a lot she hasn’t been swimming a lot as the pools have been close for such a long time & we didn’t know how she would react to the water she was a bit nervous at first but as she felt safe within the jacket she seemed to grow in confidence quite quickly. Giving UK protection would give me peace of mind that my child is covered in certain areas and protected with UV protection as it’s always a constant worry while your child is in the Sun.  Evie didn’t seem as cold as I would’ve expected her to as the pool wasn’t extremely warm, she didn’t seem uncomfortable with the temperature of the pool wearing this. The large zip was very helpful for getting in and out of the jacket with a reckoning 18-month-old all wet, it was easy to grip! With all the floats on it can be quite bulky, I do agree it is lightweight and it would be worth taking on your travels  even if it did take up a little bit more room then armbands for the peace of mind that the jacket brings within the pool. The highly visible bright yellow back does give me a small peace of mind that I could spot my child if my child were to wonder off, however it just takes another child in the same jacket or similar colours so it is not extremely reliable to use this to spot your child. My child has only been able to use this jacket once as it’s not easy to go swimming at the moment. My child will be using the jacket most in the swimming pool as on a normal basis we go swimming regularly, when the pools are open full time we will be going a lot more often and she will get a lot more use out of the jacket. I think for a child to have this jacket would be a big weight off your shoulders no matter where you are, perfect for holidays and swimming lessons, can be used anywhere easily. It’s nice to support the country that you’re from and local or British businesses or where I like to spend my money where possible support the country especially with the Covid crisis. I loved everything about this product, the ease of use of the product, the look of the product was really nice,  The design was really nice, the fit was really good and it was made extremely well. As an 18 month old she was only really bothered by the zip, she loved how big it was, she seemed really comfortable in the jacket. The quality was a 5 out of five it was made really well high-quality product. The jacket is on the expensive side, but it is something that would be used for many years so it is worth the money in the long run. I would buy this as this is the best swimming aid we have used, it gave us the most confidence of any devices previously used  so it would be worth the money. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, the peace of mind it gives is second to none. Again I would give this a 5 out of five there isn’t a downside to this jacket everything is top marks. In summary this is the perfect jacket for any child who is going to be near water and isn’t a strong swimmer, it gives a great peace of mind to parents, it gives the child more confidence, it keeps them warm there is nothing bad to say about this jacket. Carol day – Evie 18 Months

Product tested By Bethan Anderson – Penelope 1 Year 6 months

Bethan Awarded The Original Konfidence Jacket 5/5

Great design. Loved the yellow on the back as it will be so much more visible when in water. I liked it and can see it being very useful for on holidays etc. I liked that the flotation system is good as it means the jacket will last longer and can be easily adapted to the individual wearing it. Instructions are nice and clear. The jacket was slightly big at the moment but she has only just reached the bottom end of the age range. While it is slightly big I am confident it fits well enough to be used safely. She seemed very comfortable wearing it so much so she wanted to wear it around the house when it was not being used in the water. Due to the current situation there have been limited opportunities to try the jacket out in terms of improving swimming techniques however I do feel it will be effective and will work as designed. I did not need to adjust the buoyancy for my daughter but I did have a play around with it and found them easy to take out and insert. There have been limited opportunities to test this aspect fully however she did seem confident in the water whilst wearing it on the times we were able to use it. Being made of UV protected material is definitely important to us. It is reassuring to know that she is protected as much as possible in situations where sun cream is easily washed away. I agree my daughter will be warmer wearing this jacket than she would be without it. The self-locking zip was very easy to use. My daughter was also able to use the zip which helps with her independence in getting ready. The Velcro retainer was in a position where she could not open it so I am confident she will not undo the jacket when in the water. This is definitely ideal for taking on holiday and to the pool. It doesn’t take up much space and is simple to use. We will certainly be taking this with us when we are able to get away. The yellow back was one of the first things I noticed about the jacket and thought it was such a good idea. Having taught swimming I know how hard it can be to see children in the water. This bright colour on the back will really help keep my child visible when in the water. We used this once or twice a week. We used in the paddling pool as covid restrictions meant we were unable to try it out in a normal swimming pool. I will definitely be taking this with us when we next go swimming and when we go on holiday. I like buying British and local where possible to reduce the environmental impact. I really liked the yellow back and the fact the buoyancy can be adapted as my child gets more confident in the water. My daughter loved the zip as she could do it herself. I’m very impressed with the quality of this jacket. It is a good price and the fact that it can last for such a long time makes it great value.  I would buy this as I was looking at getting something similar before having this to review. I would recommend as I am very happy with the design, fit and quality of this product. This jacket is perfect for using in the paddling pool, swimming pool or on holiday. The design, fit and quality is great and will be used a lot. I have been very happy with this product. It is easy to use and adapt to suit my child. The company were great at sending a replacement product when my original one got lost in the post. Bethan Anderson – Penelope 1 Year 6 months

Product Tested By Jodie Dyer – Nathan 2 Years

Jodie Awarded The Original Konfidence Jacket 5/5

When this arrived there was a lot of plastic packaging. But it looks very nice and very good quality. I love these jackets they help the child and parent to feel safe. Instructions very simple to understand.  I think this jacket is a great fit and will last him lovely. He seemed very comfortable wearing this.  My son is already enjoying starting to kick his legs whilst floating in the water which he wouldn’t do before.  I haven’t had to adjust buoyancy  yet but I have looked into how to do it and it seems very simple and easy to do. It’s nice that it’s not fiddly or difficult. This did help build his confidence in the water and he is already enjoying floating and lifting his feet alone which he wouldn’t do before which is lovely to see. Being made of UV protective material is not one of my first concerns as we would always hues sun cream but it is a nice added bonus. I do agree this would keep him warmer in the water as it is such nice quality material. The self-locking zip is good for my son as he likes to play with zips so I know that he’s not going to accidentally pop himself out. This is ideal to take on holiday and so light and easily slips into the swimming bag with the other bits we need to take with us. Because it’s flexible it’s easy to fit around or inside things. The bright yellow back does give you peace of mind as even in the pool I can see him when there are lots of children I can spot him straight away. We have a lovely hot tub and also go swimming once a week so it gets a lot of use. Because the pools have been closed presently we have been using in the hot tub.  I totally agree this is ideal on swimming lessons, beach and ideal to take on holiday. It is always important that we buy British if we can and can always trust the quality will be high. I loved that it is made of quality material which is soft and wont rub. My son loved the freedom it gives him. Very good quality material, gives me confidence that won’t fall apart. I do think they are expensive but they are worth it for the safety of the child.  I would buy this.  I would recommend and in fact I showed it to a neighbour and they brought one already for their son.  I do think that it was a bit over packaged when I received it and felt it was a bit unnecessary for so much plastic but the product is great, easy to use, good quality materials, gives me confidence to let my son find his way in the water. Jodie Dyer – Nathan 2 Years

I would buy this as this is the best swimming aid we have used, it gave us the most confidence of any devices previously used  so it would be worth the money. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, the peace of mind it gives is second to none. Again I would give this a 5 out of five there isn’t a downside to this jacket everything is top marks. In summary this is the perfect jacket for any child who is going to be near water and isn’t a strong swimmer, it gives a great peace of mind to parents, it gives the child more confidence, it keeps them warm there is nothing bad to say about this jacket.

Awards

Carol Awarded The Original Konfidence Jacket 5/5

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