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Old    ponchevez            01-21-2004, 5:51 PM Reply   
Which one is the best vest? dont care about price.
O'neill, Hyperlite, Jetpilot, Ripcual, LF ?
Old    Timothy (timmy)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-21-2004, 6:07 PM Reply   
a comfy uscg vest is the way to go. comfy depends on your body shape and the particular vest.
Old    Shawn Jessup (bigjessup)      Join Date: May 2002       01-21-2004, 6:09 PM Reply   
O'neil Vapor

Best vest Ive ever worn!
Old    wakesurge17            01-21-2004, 7:14 PM Reply   
USCGA or not? If not, I just got the jetpilot molded side entry vest. It is non USCGA. I haven't got the chance to use it yet but just from wearing it I can tell that it is gonna be godly. It is conforming and very comfortable. Plus it looks tight!!
Old    ponchevez            01-21-2004, 7:45 PM Reply   
Where does O'neills vapor has the zipper?
Old    ponchevez            01-21-2004, 7:46 PM Reply   
Is there much difference between USCG and the other ones?
Old    Doug (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       01-21-2004, 7:55 PM Reply   
yea the other ones are where they drag your body out.........
Old    Dave Knecht (obrienride16)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-21-2004, 8:24 PM Reply   
shawn knows whats up. oneill vapor is by far the sickest vest out there. the zipper goes halfway up the back.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-21-2004, 8:27 PM Reply   
I have the O'Neill Vapor.

Pro - The most comfortable vest I've ever worn.
Con - Rode up to my ears on each crash.
Old    English (kristian)      Join Date: Nov 2002       01-22-2004, 3:22 AM Reply   
O'neill Vapor for me too. Bought a size down though, and it fits great.
Old    Matt (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       01-22-2004, 7:54 AM Reply   
I have the oneill Vapor too and it is very comfortable. But it seems that when I take a hard fall the padding/material inside seems to move around. It is know to the point where it is all bunched up in one section of the vest. I have tried numerous times to put it back in place but have not been successful. Anyone else have the same problem?
Old    kristyarlet            01-22-2004, 8:36 AM Reply   
What about Jetpilot(The Bonifay Orlando Baller)?
so the non-USCG don't float the same?
Old    upupnaway            01-22-2004, 8:38 AM Reply   
I believe a USCG vest is supposed to be able to float you with your lungs full of water.
Old    Maestro (maestro)      Join Date: Jun 2001       01-22-2004, 11:14 AM Reply   
Vapor - buy a size smaller like kristian said and you're set.

As for the padding moving around - it's happened to many people. You can contact Oneill and they should replace it for you (or at least fix the problem)
Old    ponchevez            01-22-2004, 5:06 PM Reply   
Any one has try Jetpilot(The Bonifay Orlando Baller) ?
Old    bob_nydig            01-22-2004, 5:08 PM Reply   
The Hyperlite 5 to 10 vest is pretty cool, especially with that new Glide Skin material, but it's a full on ripp-off of the O'neil.
Old    huckleberry            01-22-2004, 6:54 PM Reply   
I had a Vapor. It was great, till it blew out of my boat on the interstate. Oh the memories... I'm 5'11" 150lbs I had a size small. fit great!
Old    joebaums            01-23-2004, 8:43 AM Reply   
I have a Jetpilot that is not CGA and it floats me fine, but i have had problems with the padding moving arround too.
Old    maverick_gear            01-23-2004, 10:15 AM Reply   
Jetpilot CellBlock hands down once you try it nothing can compare.
Old    Connor (wannagowakin)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-23-2004, 2:08 PM Reply   
where cxan u get the cell block
Old    maverick_gear            01-24-2004, 11:51 AM Reply   
Any Jetpilot dealer should carry it, some dealers deemed it too high end and axed it from the linup because of the 139.95 price tag which is a huge mistake cause i know i would pay an extra 40 for a vest that floated and was legal but that was so thin i never missed a pass, even though i've only got 1 ticket for wearing a non CGA vest ever it was still 88$ theres most of the cost of your vest right there.
Old    wav            01-25-2004, 2:40 PM Reply   
o'neill vapor all the way!!!!
Old    saxosham            01-25-2004, 4:53 PM Reply   
Yeah, O'neill vapour is the vest to go for. As already stated, when you try it on in the shop make sure it is a tight fit, because it will become more flexible in the water.
Old    Harry (harryhog)      Join Date: Mar 2003       01-25-2004, 5:25 PM Reply   
how bout the neil pryde 5000 series, love mine, can't believe noones mentioned it
Old    HeHateMe (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-25-2004, 6:59 PM Reply   
I love my RipCurl Stealth Vest. I like the inside lumbar strap!
Old    Connor (wannagowakin)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-26-2004, 4:03 PM Reply   
I got the Bonifay yesterday at the Chicago boat show and its VERY comfortable. How good will it floatme?MY cousin like the Stance molded and got that
Old    Dan Noonan (depswa)      Join Date: Nov 2000       01-26-2004, 6:29 PM Reply   
Another vote for the vapor here!
Old    JKW (jwat142)      Join Date: Jan 2002       01-27-2004, 12:42 PM Reply   
If there is anyone that likes the comfort of the Vapor, but doesn't like how hard it is to get in and out of, I would highly recommend the O'neill outlaw. IMO it is just as comfortable. It has huge arm holes and is really thin and flexible. Plus it has a zipper in the front with a buckle so it is a lot easier to get on. Also, you can tighten the buckle up so the vest doesn't ride up on you so much.
Old    Bill Montanye (bill)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-27-2004, 2:39 PM Reply   
Oneil throttle is a nice jacket,Uscg approved and good padding..feels bulky out of the water but when wet and riding i cant tell it there...

Old    Dave Knecht (obrienride16)      Join Date: Jul 2001       01-27-2004, 10:38 PM Reply   
bill, if you like the throttle, but want something a little less bulky, check out the new oneill mental, same concept as the throttle, just a little lower profile.

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