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-   -   Whats the best vest for a big guy??? (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=253989)

robertt 09-13-2005 6:55 AM

No shops around here<IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" ALT=":-(" BORDER=0> <BR> <BR>I have a comp vest, but want something approved to keep me floating a bit better. <BR> <BR>I thought I needed an XXL, but the last XXL I bought was way too big. <BR> <BR>In a perfect world, I would want it made of the material that absorbs water much less than the traditional neoprene. <BR> <BR>I am 6'5", 240lbs, 36" waist, 49" chest...any ideas from you larger guys????? <BR> <BR>My brand new Hyperlite vest seems to have been lost in the summer gear swap that seems to take place. <BR> <BR>thanks

jeff359 09-13-2005 8:10 AM

I wore my Oneil XL for two seasons at 6'2" 250, 36 waist, 50ish chest. Was a little tight, but worked. I'm smaller now (6'2", 190, 32 waist, extra small chest and arms!)and the vest fits nice, seems like maybe an ONeil XXL for ya?

mango 09-13-2005 8:59 AM

maybe a XXL JP Stance

bigpapaf1f 09-13-2005 9:48 AM

I am a big boy, 250lbs and I have the Oneil Outlaw, and the 04 Oneil Vapor. I like both of them, I am ridin with the Outlaw more cuz the vapor comp vest comes up on a good fall. My lil bro has the 05 and says he has not had problems with it.

tws_andrew 09-13-2005 11:03 AM

I am in the same boat. Have the 05 Oneil Outlaw XXL and my prob is that in warm water it gets too big. I am 6'5" and 250. 36 waist and 50 chest. Cannot find anything good. If you find something let me know. Seems my old body glove from 99 was the best

tparider 09-13-2005 2:17 PM

Exactly the same size as you. I hate my Vapor (XXL) - maybe because it's too big. Comes up on every fall. Terrible. <BR> <BR>I ride a JetPilot XL/XXL now - it's a couple years old - black non-CGA side entry. Best vest I've owned and fits perfectly.

robertt 09-13-2005 3:40 PM

I have a comp vest, but I sink like a dang rock. It is a "Punk Vest", pretty cool looking but I have to hold my breath while waiting for the boat to come back. <BR> <BR>Do these other vests have enough flotation to keep you up?

bigpapaf1f 09-13-2005 4:18 PM

My Outlaw floats my fat @$$ just fine!.

auto 09-13-2005 5:58 PM

6'0 225 and I ride with the XL Jet Pilot Assault, hands down, the best vest I ever rode with.

taylormade 09-13-2005 7:05 PM

6'1" 220 and I bought a JetPilot XL Cell Block (CGA) and I love it but wish I'd bought a L instead. It's just a WEE too bit big. No problems floating me though, and way more flexibility than my old school Jobe.

auto 09-13-2005 7:34 PM

oppps, meant i had the cell block, and agree with scott, i could have went with the large.

crracer 09-13-2005 7:44 PM

I'm rocking the new white jet pilot Ricky G vest. Not coast approved but sick none the less. Im 2 bills <BR>Thanks Wakeworld

jpkoy 09-14-2005 6:27 PM

colin wright makes some good vest for big guys

shavis 09-14-2005 11:05 PM

if you want to float dont get the A-10....i have one and its slick....but floats worth crap

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