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Old     (stew_barns)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-04-2010, 1:40 PM Reply   
What is one of the best CGA vests out right now? I need a new vest for riding cable and want the thinnest, longest vest possible... any help?
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-04-2010, 1:48 PM Reply   
Really? I'm so so f*cking sick of these threads.

Do a search.
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-04-2010, 1:50 PM Reply   
Thinnest, slickest and one of the most mobile you can find
Old     (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-04-2010, 1:56 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by Luker View Post
Really? I'm so so f*cking sick of these threads.

Do a search.
No need to be a prick, the guy is obviously new to the forum. If you don't like the thread don't open it.
Old     (jps912)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-04-2010, 1:56 PM Reply   
Haha i need a new vest too I just didnt want to start this thread cause there are so many on vests. Any imput in the thinnest cga side entry would be much appreciated
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-04-2010, 1:57 PM Reply   
My Helium is side entry.

The general consensus will be:

Helium SWAT
Jet Pilot Murray
Oneill Law
Old     (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-04-2010, 1:58 PM Reply   
The oniel law is really flexible. I prefer the oneil revenge, but it's a little stiff around the midsection due to the hidden buckles
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-04-2010, 2:44 PM Reply   
cjh... dudes been a member since 2008. Just sayin
Old     (benjaminp)      Join Date: Nov 2008       03-04-2010, 4:10 PM Reply   
Yeah I agree, the Helium Search Feature, I mean SWAT, is a really nice vest, its nice and long, thin, floats really well, and looks pretty sweet too (artificial sixpack).
Old     (texastbird)      Join Date: May 2003       03-05-2010, 5:32 AM Reply   
Yeah. And what non-CGA vest will float me best? Noone has ever asked that before either.

C'mon Summertime
Old     (ldeisel42)      Join Date: Nov 2009       03-05-2010, 5:43 AM Reply if you are tried of the thread, don't click on it, read it, and then reply to it.... there are thousands more threads to read
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-05-2010, 6:52 AM Reply   
I'm with Dan!

and LD you're right man... there r thousands of threads about CGA vests I could be reading haha
Old     (luke22885)      Join Date: Jul 2006       03-05-2010, 7:31 AM Reply   
Are all of the Helium Swat vests CGA? I was looking at them on their website and they look really thing and dont list if it is CGA or Non CGA...
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-05-2010, 7:49 AM Reply

The more expensive one's, and the one's with two buckles are majorly the approved ones.

Paisley, Chrome, Houndstooth, etc.
Old     (Luker)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-05-2010, 8:16 AM Reply   
That houndstooth is a pretty rad looking vest.
Old     (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-05-2010, 8:39 AM Reply   
Hey Stew, in 2008 I got a black jet pilot o.g. cga vest and i love it. to me its not bulky because it is thin and spreads the floatation matterial evenly over the entire area of the vest instead of in certain spots. it allows for full range of motion and looks gangsta. I found it hard to find now though. here is a pic of a brown one.
and the specs
Jet Pilot The O.G. Side Entry Neo Vest
-Shane Bonifay's New Signature Model
-Side Entry - US Patent Approved
-Flex-Lite Side Neoprene Stretch Panels
-Thin "Low-Bulk" Design
-Mesh Drainage Gussets
-Sublimated All-Over Print
-Screen Print Details

US Patent approved technology, pioneered, tested and preferred by the Jept Pilot team.

Ultrastretch super light neoprene. Freedom of movement with minimal resistance.

Super strong flat seam construction for added durablility & comfort.

Hidden Webbing
Belts are hidden & secured beneath the neoprene layer to prevent snagging.

Articulated pre-bent, form fitting design for added comfort and less resistance.

Available in men's sizes XS/SM(34-36), MD(37-39), LG(39-41), XL(41-43), XXL(44-47).

Brown. USCG approved.
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Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-05-2010, 10:11 AM Reply   
Ryan, I have been looking for that vest and cant seem to find one. Anyone know where I can order one? I really want the black and red version
Old     (devildog_ra)      Join Date: Jun 2007       03-05-2010, 12:22 PM Reply   
hey kevin try this site

it even says you can save 0%!!!! lol
Old     (bobenglish)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-05-2010, 6:22 PM Reply   
The JP OG side entry looks great, but retains water and can get heavy. Or at least mine does. The Helium swat and LF Watson CGA are significantly lighter and more flexible than the JP OG SE.
Old     (rmcronin)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-06-2010, 5:38 AM Reply   
I'm NOT f'ing sick of these threads. Vest shopping myself. Thanks, and now my decision was made for me.
Old     (Woody)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-06-2010, 2:38 PM Reply   
Out of all the helium vests, what vest would you guys recomend for a short stocky guy? Hounds Tooth, Paisley or celtic?
Old     (rourker)      Join Date: Jun 2006       03-06-2010, 3:35 PM Reply   
Gotta go with the Helium SWAT. Not for a short guy, but it's comfortable and not too bulky. I'm 6' and it runs to the waist. Picked one up last year, love it.
Old     (stuntmonkey)      Join Date: Feb 2009       03-06-2010, 8:26 PM Reply   
Jet Pilot The Cause. 6'3 200lbs here. Fits great.
Old     (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-08-2010, 5:40 AM Reply   
Heliums do run a little longer than some. Once I got used to the length i actually like it now

Most of them are the same/similar design. The hounds tooth looks to be different from the Paisley/celtic.
Old     (stew_barns)      Join Date: Oct 2008       03-08-2010, 9:39 PM Reply   
Thanks everyone who gave some positive feedback, looks like I helped a few of out as well.

And luker,,, this is me doing research why waste my time reading individual vest reviews that all say the same thing when I can get some actual input from people with personal experience.

point, stew.


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