Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Kingii named after, and how do you pronounce the name?

The Kingii (ken-gee) is named after the frilled-neck lizard, or the Chlamydosaurus kingii.  The frilled-neck lizard has a large frill around it’s neck that expands when it’s in trouble - much like our Kingii can inflate when you find yourself in an emergency situation in the water.  Our mascot Kingii George helps remind you about water safety and drowning awareness.


Is the Kingii wearable reusable?

The Kingii is reuseable as many times as needed. Just take out the used Kingii Cylinder, fold the bag back into it’s pouch, screw in the new Kingii CO2 Cylinder and you are ready to get back to the beach, lake, river, pool, or favorite fishing hole!


How many cylinders do I get with the Kingii wearable?

Each Kingii wearable purchased comes with two Kingii CO2 Cylinders. Additional Kingii CO2 Cylinders are available for purchase.


How much does the Kingii wearable weigh?

The Kingii wearable is small but packs a big punch!  At just 4.9 ounces, the Kingii can be worn without interfering with your favorite water activity.


Does the Kingii wearable come in different sizes?

Currently, the Kingii is available in a “One size fits most“ version. The wristband can be adjusted easily.


Which activities is the Kingii wearable most suited for?

The Kingii was designed to be suitable for any kind of water sport. Whether it be swimming, surfing, snorkeling, fishing, or stand up paddling, the Kingii is the perfect companion for you!


Can I take Kingii with me on an airplane?

The Kingii Wearable contains a Cartridge with 12 grams of pressurized, non-flammable CO2 gas. In air travel it is regarded as hazardous material.

However, based on a ruling of the IATA, the international trade association of the world‘s airlines, you are allowed to carry four such cartridges with you on an airplane in carry-on and checked luggage with approval of the aircraft operator (Table 2.3A, Subsection 2.3 from the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulation).

Since not all of the ground personnel may be aware of these official regulations, we recommend that you download and print this document and take it with you on your journey.


Is Kingii a Personal Flotation Device? Can it replace a life-vest?

Kingii is not a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and cannot replace a life-vest, but it is a recreational water-device. We recommend wearing Kingii as an additional backup device together with an authorized PFD.


Is there a weight limitation for using the Kingii?

The Kingii Wearable is tested and proven to provide buoyancy to an adult in excess of 130 kg.