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Impact vest

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Created by Donnie22 7 months ago, 6 Mar 2021
Donnie22
1 posts
6 Mar 2021 9:29AM
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Hey there,
I am interested in getting an impact vest.
What is the best impact vest and would it be wise to choose a vest that is the same brand as my harness.
Cheers

snalberski
WA, 795 posts
6 Mar 2021 1:59PM
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Gateman
QLD, 407 posts
7 Mar 2021 8:36AM
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Donnie22 said..
Hey there,
I am interested in getting an impact vest.
What is the best impact vest and would it be wise to choose a vest that is the same brand as my harness.
Cheers



Hi Donnie
Doesn't have to be same brand as harness. There is a difference between an impact vest and a flotation vest for kiting although the impact vest does provide a little bit of flotation. I use mine every session, apart from the obvious impact protection it also provides an extra layer against wind chill.

Try a few on and find one that is comfortable and fits well.

Xponti
10 posts
14 Mar 2021 2:40PM
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Have a look at he Forward WIP. Exxie and from what I have read is top notch. Rated to 50N flotation as well. So you CAN get an impact vest and Flotation in the same thing.

Lambie
QLD, 736 posts
14 Mar 2021 8:24PM
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just make sure the impact vest and your harness is compatible - ie that you can wear both without the impact vest affecting the fit of your harness and the position of the harness hook. Most arent compatible and that leads to all sorts of dramas !

Windshear
WA, 67 posts
18 Mar 2021 7:10PM
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+1 for Forward WIP.
I have worn mine with a Mystic waist harness and a prolimit seat Harness. It was more comfortable with the seat harness but worked ok with the waist harness



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