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Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:38 am
by marekmk
Suggestion please on what is comfortable and practical for foiling. thank you

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:07 am
by K-Roy
I have the one specifically designed for kite harness. (no padding under harness)
One with a front zipp (prolimit) and one pullover (manera) I use it with RE and it never rides up.
Its the first vest I actually like.
Down side is the amout of extra flotation it offers...

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:52 am
by nothing2seehere
I used to ride with an impact vest but now foil with a buoyancy aid as its better for bobbing around waiting for a gust of wind to relaunch your kite (or equally likely for wrapping up and swimming ashore)

I have the Gul Garda. There are some that hook around your spreader to stop from riding up. This one works alright. I remember it being a pain when I was doing a lot of swimming when first learning to kite. My present level involves either little of one long swim and it works alright for that.

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:47 pm
by Topaz
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:07 am
I have the one specifically designed for kite harness. (no padding under harness)
One with a front zipp (prolimit) and one pullover (manera) I use it with RE and it never rides up.
Its the first vest I actually like.
Down side is the amout of extra flotation it offers...
Why is the extra flotation a problem?

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:57 pm
by K-Roy
Topaz wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:47 pm
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:07 am
I have the one specifically designed for kite harness. (no padding under harness)
One with a front zipp (prolimit) and one pullover (manera) I use it with RE and it never rides up.
Its the first vest I actually like.
Down side is the amout of extra flotation it offers...
Why is the extra flotation a problem?
its not.
the lack of extra flotation what I was referring to...

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:45 pm
by Topaz
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:57 pm
Topaz wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:47 pm
K-Roy wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:07 am
I have the one specifically designed for kite harness. (no padding under harness)
One with a front zipp (prolimit) and one pullover (manera) I use it with RE and it never rides up.
Its the first vest I actually like.
Down side is the amout of extra flotation it offers...
Why is the extra flotation a problem?
its not.
the lack of extra flotation what I was referring to...
Got you. I didn't understand.

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:34 pm
by Mossy 757
I have a Neil pryde pullover style with a side zip. It has a nice spot for the harness hook, if you wear it right it never rides up.

Also a nice bit of added warmth when it's chilly out, really helps with a wetsuit because it keeps the wind off your torso.

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:27 pm
by joriws
I use white water paddler's pfd and seat harness. Offers good arm movement and has enough room for harness.

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:31 pm
by Bletti
I use a forward wip impact vest rated 50n life jacket works well

Re: Life Jackets/impact vests

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:59 am
by neilhapgood
i got an o'neill wakeboarding one second hand then cut a hole in it for the harness, works great