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jwr 01-23-2006 5:30 PM

I think i'm gonna buy a nevin swat, what does everyone think about this jacket, compared to any other CGA jacket? <BR> <BR>My chest is 38" w/ 31" waist, and the med size is 36-38 inches, Should i go w/ a small, so it fits tight (i have heard they stretch in the water), or should i order a medium? <BR> <BR>thanks

sylv2080 01-24-2006 9:38 AM

I have the blue one from last year and it is very heavy!!!! I am not using it this year as I am buying a NON-CGA Jetpilot A-10 or Falcon. It was just a very heavy jacket BUT it provided great impact resistance!!! My cousin has the non-cga SWAT and he blows off of him all the time!

nauty 01-24-2006 10:28 AM

The SWAT will come unzipped when you fall. It also tends to ride up on my torso. I just bought a Liquid Force Impact vest. Great mobility with the arm holes. Fits great and doesn't come un done when I eat it.

acurtis_ttu 01-24-2006 10:44 AM

Agreed, the non -CGA SWAT sucks. It rides up bad and will unzip a little on most falls , on hard falls there's a good chance it will come right off, kind of a scary feeling when it happens. I saw mine blow out of my boat on the way home from a trip....didn't even bother to turn around and get it.

bendow 01-24-2006 11:03 AM

adam, hows that impact vest working out for you? <BR> <BR>My friend had the swat he said it sucks...

tonis 01-24-2006 11:34 AM

Buy a small, it will stretch. It absorbs a lot of water too.

gb_rider 01-28-2006 1:16 PM

Well I think the non CGA is a great vest, I've tried a lot of different brands and I like the feel of the swat. Its all your personal choice. Just make sure you buy one ther fits properly an you won't have problems. <BR> <BR>The Flak jacket is even better with the LRS system. <BR> <BR>Later <BR>Holmes <BR> <BR>(Message edited by gb_rider on January 28, 2006)

chris_c 01-28-2006 1:26 PM

i have the cw swat and i like it. i bought it small too and it works fine and doenst ride up on me or limit mobility.

01-29-2006 9:27 PM

I bought the 06 Flak at the boat show yesterday. It has a back brace built into it. Does anyone have this vest? How do you like it? My wife got the Josh Sanders Swat. It's all silver so she liked the looks. It doesn't have the back brace. After reading this post, it sounds like it might ride up on her. We'll just have to try them out.

proho 01-29-2006 10:10 PM

nevin is now helium btw. as far as cga vest goes you cant beat the law by oneill. if you want a side zip get a cell block.

jrad 01-30-2006 1:00 AM

the nevin NCGA swat is the most comfortable vest I have ever had, yet it completely rips off on easy falls. A complete lack of R &amp; D on Nevin's part. In buying the non CGA swat, you may risk your safety on the water for comfort

rangi_chip 02-02-2006 8:03 PM

Personally, I love my Helium 'Josh Sanders' Edition non-CGA jacket. I have never had these problems you'a are talking about: coming right out of the jacket on a fall (even average fall). I haven't even had the zip unzip itself partially, never mind all the way down. And I can't see how it can unzip itself if the valcro strap is done up. I love it.

02-03-2006 1:52 AM

Shwew. Thanks for the post Chip. I was beginning to think I bought a couple of lemons. If the weather is decent, we'll be trying out the new vests this weekend.

rangi_chip 02-04-2006 10:28 PM

Sweet as Ryan. If I had read about the SWAT vest here before I made a decision I don't think I would have bought one. My little sister bought the standard SWAT vest and the difference in attention to detail in the 'Josh Sanders' edition is just amazing. The stitching around each "floaty bit" (excuse my english), I couldn't even find a piece of string that was fraying, whereas the normal SWAT vest wasn't as tidy. Just little things like that made me realize how good it was. Apparently they've only got 5% less buoyancy than a normal CGA life vest, but it's the flexibility that makes it feel not so buoyant as a normal life vest, so don't get scared of this because they are supposed to be worn with a wet suit. <BR>Well that's my verdict...

dr_inc 02-05-2006 11:04 AM

i have last years josh sanders and i love it... had an oneil before and the inside would always shift around, but in teh nevin ones the "floaty bits"are all stiched <BR> <BR>had to steal it chip

rangi_chip 02-05-2006 6:22 PM

All good Ryan. Glad you like it just as much as me!

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