Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Nookie Rivermonster XT Buoyancy Aid / PFD - When All You Need Is Everything...

The Nookie Rivermonster has a heritage in the Nookie range like no other product. It has supported generations of kayakers in its various editions and has a solid history in whitewater kayaking.

Nookie Rivermonster - 2016

It was first launched at the turn of the Century with a nearly inexhaustible list of features and high volume flotation.

Kipper; sporting a Nookie Rivermonster mark one.

This revolutionary addition to Nookie was popular among Team Riders, Swift Water Rescue experts and Weekend Warriors!


Swift water rescue training on our local River Dart.
Circa 2002.

Tested to its limits aroung the World, it offered safety, practical storage and extensive adjustability.

Team Rider James Weir imitating
infamous hair shampoo adverts in a
second generation Nookie Rivermonster.
Circa 2005.
Team Rider Ben White taking on the
Garbh Allt, Scotland.

Later generations were updated to new colourways with higher visibility through the addition of retroreflective panels on the upper half for safety.

Team Riders Alex and Ron taking a break in
the Nookie Rivermonster with the streamlined front pocket.
Circa 2008.


When the Rivermonster had it's first big revamp. The bulky front pocket was replaced with a layered neoprene pocket for equally good storage but a streamlined finish for less bulk. The intergrated pocket offers specific spaces and attachment points for carabiners and knives as well as enough space to stow slings, mobile phones and nutrition bars. The high-spec 50mm seatbelt webbing is used throughout as an integrated shoulder, waist and optional crotch harness system. This same high-spec webbing is also used for the quick release chest rescue belt.

The Rivermonster had softened. Its engineered more ergonomic fit offered more comfort on the water with improved adjustability.


The latest version is available in a bright yellow with multi-layer shoulder padding that is second to none with the clever 'once-only' adjustment system. Designed to keep the same great fit every time you put it on.

Team Rider Alex Ro having a great day on the water.
Team Rider James Weir in
full rescue mode.

Team Riders around the world still push the Nookie Rivermonster to its limit every day.

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