September 27, 2022

Environmental Focus at the Heart of New Buoyancy Aids to be launched at The Paddle Sports Show 2022

Baltic Lifejackets has put our environment first as they launch with Baltic Environmental Initiative. Rediscover classics product in the Baltic range that are designed for the future.

The Baltic E.I. is new range of buoyancy aids and lifejackets that encapsulate the styling of Baltic proven buoyancy aids the Radial, Mist and Split with an important twist.

The new Radial E.I., Mist E.I. and Split E.I. are all made using 80% recycled materials. The buoyant material comprises of scraps of flotation material already used in the manufacturing process whilst the inner/outer fabrics are made from recycled PET bottles.

24% less CO₂ emissions are generated in the production process compared to our traditional range.  It will be kept in cold storage, or a warehouse powered by solar panels.

Furthermore, Baltic is working towards a circular economy, this starts with extending the product lifecycle. Within this range customers can repair products on this initiative through the introduction of replacement buckles and zips.

New Baltic Radial E.I. Buoyancy AidNEW – Baltic Radial E.I.

The Radial E.I. is a popular all-purpose buoyancy aid with a focus on kayaking. Core features for the ultimate comfort and fit are multiple adjustment points, on the side and shoulders plus elasticated sides. The buoyant material is positioned to give exceptional good freedom of movement. There is a crotch strap, the smallest size comes with a double one. To prevent chafing there is neoprene protection on the shoulders. A front pocket reflective piping and a universal bracket for a light is on the back.

  • Colours: Green, black and red
  • Size: 25-40 kg, 40-50 kg, 50-70 kg, 70+ kg
  • Rating: 50N

Baltic Mist E.I. Buoyancy AidNEW – Baltic Mist E.I.

The Baltic Mist E.I. is a comfortable and flexible buoyancy aid due to the two splits in the buoyant material on the front. It comes with an exterior pocket with zipper to keep valuables safe. There is a tie, zip and a quick release buckle on the front secure the buoyancy aid. There is an option to add a crotch strap and whistle. The mist is popular with those who enjoy taking to the water in canoes, kayaks and on a SUP.

  • Colours: Green, black, blue, and red
  • Size: 25-40 kg, 40-50 kg, 50-70 kg, 70-90 kg, 90+ kg
  • Rating: 50N

Baltic Split Front E.I.NEW – Baltic Split Front E.I.

Split Front is the favourite lifejacket with our sailors of the future. Its front buoyant material is in two panels on the front to added comfort for our future sailors. There are twin fastening points including a front buckle to securely fit the lifejacket. It has retro-reflective patches, a whistle, and a crotch strap, with the small 3-15 kg model coming with a beaver tail. There is also plenty of head support for your little one.

  • Colours: Orange
  • Size: 3-15 kg, 15-30 kg
  • Rating: 100N

Linnéa Gustén, Head of Sustainability at Baltic Lifejackets talks about their plans, “These three models are just the start. We will be extending the Baltic E.I. range with a goal to have 50% of all Baltic products made from fully or partially recycled materials by 2025.” These lifejackets and buoyancy aids are approved to EN/ISO 12402-5, and the materials are the same high quality that customer have come to expect from the stand range from Baltic. There is no compromise when it comes to safety at sea.”

In addition to these new launches at the show, see the full range of paddle sports buoyancy aids including the SUP Elite and SUP Pro launched in 2021, and the Slim and X4 styles that have proved popular since appearing at last years’ show.

Baltic look forward to welcoming visitors to stand C17 in conjunction in Melker of Sweden. Learn more about all Baltic Lifejackets and buoyancy aids from the 28th to 30th September in Lyon.

The Baltic team will be available throughout the show to talk about all the products within the paddling range, please visit the stand to find out more. Should you require a high-resolution image, or you would like to arrange a specific appointment time at the show please contact Lou Johnson

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