02-26-2007, 01:39 PM #1
Stay away from Sippery Matrix Pullover Vests
These have a design/construction flaw...where the buckles are on the back side of the vest barely reachable, and difficult to tighten and loosen. Could be a safety hazzard if quick removal is necessary. Only way to safely wear this Slippery Matrix Pullover vest is backwards.
02-26-2007, 01:55 PM #2
I have used one of those since 04. It does take a little getting use to, but honestly I have never felt it was unsafe.
Which one are you talking about, a newer one ?
02-26-2007, 02:05 PM #3
i have the old one...the new ones have the straps backwards...can't reach them or tighten them....they work great if you put the vest on backwards, though
02-26-2007, 02:07 PM #4
Thanks for the info. I will look into that.
I really like my older one and was considering getting a newer one.
02-26-2007, 03:33 PM #5
I suggest trying it on first. The old version is fantastic...that's why I ordered 2 new ones....but these are different and to my suprise Slippery doesn't give a %$#.
02-26-2007, 04:19 PM #6
I have a LSippery Pullover vest. Not sure what model, but it buckles on the sides.
Post a pic if u can.
02-26-2007, 05:08 PM #7
As a consumer I'll agree with Gilson. I have about 5 older Slippery vest, and they are the best fitting pull-over vest I've owned. I picked up a new one this last year....and it sucks. I won't be buying any more slippery vest until I see this go away.
I'm going to see if I can take this one to a seamstress and have the buckles reversed or throw it away if not.
02-26-2007, 05:31 PM #8
02-26-2007, 07:49 PM #9
Yes, it fits me. I'm big. But I wouldn't allow anyone to use it, unless their arms are jointed backwards. It either gets repaired or tossed.
They were trying to copy the Jet-pilot vest, and did a very poor job of it, IMHO.
02-28-2007, 05:05 PM #10
Strange it the way Slippery is handling it...I guess I'll just have to return them and see if I can find the old models on ebay....old and new they both buckle on the side, which is what I wanted, but the new version puts the buckles on the back-side side. making them hard to reach for tightening and releasing.
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