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    Life Jackets / Life Vests / PFD's for Watercrafts 2014, 2015

    Been looking for a good life vest... I purchased a Sea Doo vest from the dealer, but it is too much of a snug fit and not very comfortable - Considering returning it. I've been researching vests and here are a few that have got me interested. Would love your feedback if you own one of these and perhaps add to the list for others researching!

    My top pick:
    http://www.hosports.com/product-deta...ski-vests-team

    Other contenders:
    http://www.hyperlite.com/product.php...keboard-vests# (Same company as HO)
    http://www.stearnsflotation.com/Mens...x#.VH0l_WTF-lI
    http://www.ronixwake.com/default_men...LSECappellaCGA
    http://www.oneill.com/#/men/americac...ki/uscg_vests/

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    Be careful with the wakeboard vests. A lot of them are not Coast Guard approved. As such, they are not legal to use in most places. And on top of that, they just aren't very buoyant. For sure, whatever vest you choose, at least go for a neoprene vest over a nylon one. Nobody likes having chaffed nipples


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    Quote Originally Posted by endeavor_635650 View Post
    Be careful with the wakeboard vests. A lot of them are not Coast Guard approved. As such, they are not legal to use in most places. And on top of that, they just aren't very buoyant. For sure, whatever vest you choose, at least go for a neoprene vest over a nylon one. Nobody likes having chaffed nipples
    Chaffee nipples... Haaaahahah!

    the top pick I have says its CGA - that means Coast Guard Approved right? Would that work? I didn't see a speed rating on the site.

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    jet pilot,

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    Defiinatey go neoprene over the rental style nylon ones. But if you are riding in US then you need to get something that its approved by the US coast guard, only if you are riding in the sea. If you are in a lake i dont think you will have any issues even if its not an approved one. I ride in the sea always and i use a JOBE neoprene one. Which according to me its one of the best brands in vests! Its not USCG approved but this law does not apply for us here in Greece. They only care if you have one while you ride. And to tell you the truth there isnt any difference between the ones that have being approved to the ones that have not! they are all the same!

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    The white water stuff used by the kayak crowd is way cool.

    See http://www.nrs.com/category/2685/life-jackets/nrs

    Andy

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    i have a ronix vest that i use. fits good with a good amount of room and movement.

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    the seadoo vests tend to run small... I normally wear a "large" and I have to buy an "X-Large" in a seadoo vest...
    I love the design of the seadoo stuff... I have 3 seadoo vests, 2 neoprene and one nylon, all X-Large.

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    I've not a few O'Neil vests which I use, I'm not 100% these are USCG approved but i'm in the UK.

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    Well most of those vest look good. Neoprem is the only way to go. I purchased the Jet Pilot side entry vest .... not a good fit for anyone with any size middle. It was like wearing sandwich boards, and was short in overall body length. I race CC and use the Yamaha brand zipped 2-strap neoprene vest. P.S. All US lakes & rivers require a Coast Guard approved life vest for PWC & Boats. If you choose the fancy wake board vest just know it may not be CG approved. Go to a few PWC or boat dealers and try some on. You can then always go on line to order one if the dealer won't make a killer deal on one. Good Luck

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