I am looking at getting a new vest, and was wondering if anyone could give me any input or personal experience on the O'neill Revenge and Law USCG, or the Helium Voodoo/Van Helium USCG vests, or any pros and cons in regards to some of the features of these vests.
Dude get the 2009 quicksilver ignite vest in rasta colors!! It is a side zipper entry with a buckle at the bottom. Its Non-CGA yet im 180lbs and it floats me really well. It helps with impacts and it does not ride up around your neck when you fall!!! Have to say its the sickest vest and the colors can't be beat haha
I ride the USCG Revenge vest. Fits very well. It has a new technology called sliced foam. They basically slice up the foam inside the vest into little squares. This allows the foam to really conform to your body.
I like that the straps are hidden inside the vest. It's also longer than any other vest I've ever worn.... no belley hanging out. My only criticism of the vest is that it's a little heavy, especially when wet. It drains, but it drains a little on the slow side.
I ride for Helium. I dont ride any of the USGCA vest altough I have a few for the Jetski and what not. They are SUPER comforable especially the 2008-09 stuff with the fleece liner. The Non-USCA are super comfortable.