On first glance, this looks like a great buoyancy aid for playboaters, surfers, and slalom kayakers.
The ultra slimline design hugs your torso, allowing fantastic freedom of movement which would work well for quick turns on a wave and fancy moves in a hole.
The colour schemes look good too, in keeping with Palm's new look for 2015, so you can match and complement your kit really easily.
There are no outside pockets on the Palm Alpha. This poses a problem for those who like to carry kit on the water, but there is a front inside pocket big enough to hold a set of keys or an emergency chocolate bar.