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04-17-2010 9:16 PM

Best CGA Vest
 
I am looking for a new cga vest and I wanted to see which vests had the most flexibility/ range of motion, fit well, aren't too bulky, etc. And I wear a small/ medium if that helps.

patrickgoettig 04-17-2010 9:51 PM

I just got a new Helium SWAT Paisley vest and I really really like it. Nice big arm holes, side entry, good mobility.

They have a bunch of clearance right now:
http://www.stearnsflotation.com/Mens...Vests-C34.aspx

mine was 50 bucks after tax and shipping

you_da_man 04-18-2010 1:14 AM

The Helium Chrome is hard to beat.

kristian 04-18-2010 1:15 AM

Love the JetPilot Murray!

norbiv 04-18-2010 2:36 AM

Hyperlite side entry!

ethan31 04-18-2010 6:52 AM

I love my O'Brien team vest.
Really light and thin.

gunz 04-18-2010 7:12 AM

I recently got a Jet Pilot Recoil and I'm pretty happy with it.
It's a side entry,pretty comfy and has a good look to it.I held it up to my comp vest and as far as looks go,it;s about the same,
except it has really good flotation,which is important.

texastbird 04-18-2010 7:12 AM

LF Watson side entry is nice

behindtheboat 04-18-2010 7:46 AM

I use a Helium SWAT. Thin, slick, side entry, and mobile

brycejb328 04-18-2010 8:30 AM

another vote for the jet pilot recoil... no complaints thus far

jdwake1 04-18-2010 2:27 PM

I came from the Helium SWAT Paisley and just got in the 2010 murray vest WOW, most flexible vest with big arm/neck.... I don't think they could of made a better vest and I hate anything that isn't side entry

cjh1669 04-18-2010 3:13 PM

I love my Oniel Revenge, and we have a law on our boat also. Super flexable, thin, whith huge arm holes.

luke22885 04-19-2010 11:37 AM

anybody ever use the helium voodoo? i just ordered one and was wondering how people liked it.

04-19-2010 11:51 AM

I originally purchased an O'neill "Law" a couple of weeks ago for $130 bucks and it was nice but super bulky. I returned it after going to Sams Club 1 week later. Believe it or not, Sams Club has this really nice Body Glove CGA vest that's sleek/thin and it's got tappered forms down the right/left sides. It's got some cool style graphics to it as well. I picked up a size "medium" and I'm 6ft 190lbs. The XL O'neill that I purchased previously was a tank compared to the Body Glove and I can't believe the size differences. I think mostly it's because the Body Glove one is so much more tailored (probably for cost savings). I've used the Body Glove for the last 3 weekends and I think it rocks. Best part though??!!!?? It's only $38 bucks!!!! I ended up purchasing 3 different vests (s/m/l) for the price of the one O'neill. I think between me and all of my friends, we have 10 of these total now.

jmuthafnp 04-19-2010 12:02 PM

Jet Pilot Murray all day, errryyyday. Here is a review I did on it:

http://wakeboardstl.com/?p=147

cjh1669 04-19-2010 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ausbill32 (Post 1574892)
I originally purchased an O'neill "Law" a couple of weeks ago for $130 bucks and it was nice but super bulky. I returned it after going to Sams Club 1 week later. Believe it or not, Sams Club has this really nice Body Glove CGA vest that's sleek/thin and it's got tappered forms down the right/left sides. It's got some cool style graphics to it as well. I picked up a size "medium" and I'm 6ft 190lbs. The XL O'neill that I purchased previously was a tank compared to the Body Glove and I can't believe the size differences. I think mostly it's because the Body Glove one is so much more tailored (probably for cost savings). I've used the Body Glove for the last 3 weekends and I think it rocks. Best part though??!!!?? It's only $38 bucks!!!! I ended up purchasing 3 different vests (s/m/l) for the price of the one O'neill. I think between me and all of my friends, we have 10 of these total now.

You really think the Law is super bulky? It's thinner than the jetpilot side entries I have. What year did you buy?

04-22-2010 5:32 PM

Thanks for the replies! Im thinking about the Jetpilot Murray

wakeborder5 04-22-2010 6:19 PM

Chris, which Jet Pilots do you have? Some of the old side entry CGAs were pretty bulky

04-24-2010 8:25 AM

I'm trying to decide between the Murray or Recoil. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which is better?

andrew_moreton 04-24-2010 7:07 PM

I've got a Law and a Murray and like them both. I think the Law might be a little higher quality but both are great jackets.

cwb4me 04-24-2010 7:36 PM

i am 5'6" if you are short the hyperlite side entry fits well and has plenty of arm room and very flexible.i also have a jet pilot bonifay vest it seems to be made for taller rider. it's hard for me to bend at the waist with the jet pilot on.


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