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Reez 02-15-2012 10:49 AM

Vest help! jet pilot A10 or checkmate?
 
I have heard the A10 barely floats you which I am not really to fearful of but I dont have much experience with the checkmate. Any insight on either of these vests?

benjaminp 02-15-2012 11:07 AM

Have you searched for the other vest threads? Those are two very popular vests and I'm sure they have been thoroughly discussed before, shouldnt take too long to find.

Righteousrider94 02-15-2012 11:18 AM

I have the A-10 its sick and its ridiculously light but i never used the checkmate so i am going to recommend the the A-10.

tampawake 02-15-2012 11:39 AM

It does float you ok. However, my biggest issue is I am tall and its not really made for tall guys. Price was right. Oh I am 6'1"

stxr_racer 02-15-2012 11:45 AM

Check out the new O'Shea vest!

Reez 02-15-2012 11:56 AM

Im 6'1 also. Bevan how is the o'shea?

logan 02-15-2012 12:41 PM

I have had 2 A10's both awesome. I use a skyhawk now it floats better but I miss the A10.

Luker 02-15-2012 5:19 PM

A-10 sux and is uncomfortable. Checkmate is amazing and longer so perfect for tall dudes. This is no contest... the Checkmate wins hands down.

Ttime41 02-15-2012 6:11 PM

As far as vests with zippers go, the O'shea is certainly one of the best. Light, comfortable, and mobile. huge step up from the A-10

Jmaxymek 02-15-2012 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luker (Post 1732165)
A-10 sux and is uncomfortable. Checkmate is amazing and longer so perfect for tall dudes. This is no contest... the Checkmate wins hands down.

I can't comment on the Checkmate, as I have no experience with it, but personally I love my A-10, I am 6'0/6'1 and plan on getting another one this season. It is real light, It doesn't limit my range of motion whatsoever, I have never had it fall off during a crash, but when I want it to it comes off easy even when wet, and it dries super fast. I do recommend sizing down, because it does like to slide up a little while I ride. A little tightening of the buckle will do you good.

stxr_racer 02-16-2012 2:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reez (Post 1732093)
Im 6'1 also. Bevan how is the o'shea?

My favorite so far. Super comfortable, light and best of all CGA approved...floats me REAL good!! Fits small though so you will need to size up. Am a large A10 and 2XL O'Shea.

tampawake 02-16-2012 6:29 AM

I am in a xxl in the A10 at 6'1" 190lbs

Ttime41 02-16-2012 7:07 AM

Bevan, the O'shea does have a front zipper but is not CGA

Reez 02-16-2012 7:19 AM

Hows the checkmate fit? i am about 6 ft 194

stxr_racer 02-16-2012 6:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ttime41 (Post 1732264)
Bevan, the O'shea does have a front zipper but is not CGA

My bad!

bmock50 02-16-2012 7:01 PM

I have a checkmate and love it! Its very very comfortable and moves really well. It floats me pretty well too.


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