Another impact vest option

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Another impact vest option

Forward WIP https://www.forward-wip.com/en/4-50n-impact-vest.html

has certified level of floatation and windsurf/kite harness compatible. Not Coast Guard approved but does meet international standard used elsewhere. Lots of pockets.

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Add this to Promotion, NP, Ion offerings. My Promotion is virtually invisible and makes waterstarts super easy. I've climbed out from under the sail a few times without a problem.

Edit: relevant: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/17/2018-17799/lifejacket-approval-harmonization
Looks like level 50 does not meet proposed USCG levels but 70 is equivalent to type II/III pfd

More info here: https://tcsurfski.com/2017/07/14/pfd-overview-understanding-iso-versus-uscg/

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Re: Another impact vest option

I believe this style would suit my sailing skills better.

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Re: Another impact vest option

Budget (less features, pockets, etc) version of the Forward: https://www.amazon.com/Forward-Sailing-Flow-Impact-Buoyancy/dp/B07FKTRQF5

No idea how this compares to the more expensive version in terms of fit, function.

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