Pumped Up SUP feel safety is the utmost priority with any water sport and think it should also be one when it comes to tested gear. We only sell gear we have used, and trust ourselves from reputable brands in water sports.
Choosing a leash comes down to the environment you will be using it in. A straight or coiled leash is great for casual paddling but a hybrid leash will be an excellent upgrade for different types of water. For Whitewater or similar moving river water use, a quick release mechanism is a mandatory piece of safety equipment.
For PFD's a belt pack Zephyr will give you the most freedom and is the ideal option for casual paddling and for disciplines such touring / race use paddling. For Whitewater an inherently buoyant jacket such as the Ninja or Zen Rescue is and important piece of equipment, as is a correct fitting SUP helmet. For more information on selecting the right PFD for you see The Pumped Up SUP Guide to Personal Flotation Devices (PFD's)