In 1999, in the basement of his home in Waterloo Ontario, Steve Wagner designed the first Salus PFD, focussing on comfort, quality, function, style and attention to detail. Today, the small Canadian manufacturer services paddlers, sailors, active families, and rescue professionals in Canada and around the world with its award-winning PFDs. Known as an industry innovator, Salus’ patented PFD designs have garnered industry accolades and international attention. That said, innovation in design is not the only thing that sets Salus apart. Almost every Salus PFD is made in Canada, in a century old refurbished warehouse in Kitchener Ontario. Using the same attention to detail and quality that earned Salus its reputation as an industry leader, each PFD is cut, assembled and sewn by Canadians who take exceptional pride in their work. Check out their awesome paddle-vests on their official SALUS MARINE WEAR website!