- Have 2 or more pockets
- Pockets large enough to carry phone in a pouch and aqua socks for an emergency
- One mesh pocket to carry portable waterproof bluetooth speaker.
- Have more buoyancy than typical impact vests
Currently I have the Ion Vector impact vest that I've rednecked out. I used Aqualseal to glue a neoprene pouch to the front of the vest, plan on adding another to the other side, use the JBL Clip 2 speaker where I attach it using the carabiner to the shoulder strap, and then as backup I have a waterproof case tethered to the other shoulder strap. It looks ridiculous, but have had great success for over 6 months, and the pockets have yet to restrict movement or get in the way. The speaker hits me in the face every once and awhile. A vest that came standard with these pockets would be a vast improvement.
If anyone's listening, you could take the Ion Vector, have it a slip over to remove the zipper, then add pockets accordingly. You can add move foam to back for buoyancy.