Forward Flow Neo Impact Vest 50N
The Flow Neo Impact Vest 50N by FORWARD Sailing offers great comfort and protection for serious sailors, including kite surfers and windsurfers, as well as white water & SUP paddlers. This vest has a close-fitting. low profile design that offers great mobility and a large range of motion. Everyday benefits include: Ability to swim faster, re-board capsized boat easier, increased range of motion and increased distribution of padding for better impact protection. The Forward WIP Impact Vest is designed to be compatible with Sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing harnesses as well as Forward WIP Tops, Pants and Smocks. Their low profile design is easy to fit under windbreakers and lycra rashguards. This newer neoprene design has an nice low profile tight fitting design, with a harness cutout for reduced snagging on trapeze boats.
The Flow Neo Impact Vest has been very popular for novice kiteboarders and wing ding/ wing foiling riders. The ease of movement, padding protection and buoyancy, all help to keep riders safe without having to worry about the extra bulk.
* Side-Zip w/ adjustable webbing strap closure system,
* Special webbing loop to secure over trapeze hook to prevent “riding up”,
* Radio pocket on left shoulder for coaching and training,
* Zippered pocket on the front for small tools & sun protection,
Vest Options: A chest mounted “Spare Air” sleeve or VHF radio pouch,
Please note that this Flow Neo Impact Vest is not not a life jacket and is not US Coast Guard approved as a personal flotation device but does comply with EN393/A1 and ISO 12402-5 Euro standards ( 50N = approx 15# positive flotation). Note: This Forward vest is not dis-allowed for use by USCG nor by NAHCA. Additionally, it has been ruled by North American Hobie Cat Association that using vests that meet the Euro 50N Standard is not a protestable offense in a race.
Buoyancy aids do not guarantee that the user will not drown. This product is for adults that know how to swim. Effective performance may be hindered by the use of waterproof clothing or modifications.
Special Note & Vote of Confidence: Forward Vests are used by many professional teams and is the choice or the Oracle team who have used the Forward Water Impact vests in the last two Americas Cup competitions.