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    What life jackets do you all wear?

    I'm in the market for a new life jacket...last year was my first year riding in many years and I got a hand me down jacket from the late 80's! It's light blue with yellow and pink haha (maybe ill have to post a pic for you older guys lol). What are some brands that represent the sport of jetskiin? I want something cool

    Any benefit to a pullover vs the buckle in front kind? I kinda like the look of the pullovers.

    I kinda like this FLY racing one, I recognized the brand name from motocross gear.
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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?

    pullovers just dont float as well and will get all folded over on falls. even though thats off a waterski and youll probably be going slower on a ski. but they are nice just because they are small and light

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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?

    I personally like the old skool hotdog colored vest's wish they would bring em back. jet pilot, oneill, hyperlite, bodyglove, quicksilver...
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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?

    I prefer one with a zipper on front, fit a little more snug.

    Too many buckles tend to get in the way IMO, I would recommend USG approved, a light weight one is not the best for just crusin the lake.

    I just got the Body Glove Matrix: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/3...Processed=true

    Fits good and has plenty of movement.

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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by icecoled007 View Post
    I prefer one with a zipper on front, fit a little more snug.

    Too many buckles tend to get in the way IMO, .

    x2. I like the zippers in front as well. Mine is a slippery neoprene and I've been using it for the last 2 or 3 seasons. Works great whether I'm water skiing or jet skiing.
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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?

    Jettribe is a good company to look at. They have both the buckle/zipper front and pull over styles. And the prices are pretty decent.


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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?

    Alright well looks like I'll stay away from the pullovers then. Thanks for everyone's input!

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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?

    yeah i have a sterns that i bought about 6 years ago at walmart. its a neo with the zipper in the front with 2 buckles. by far my favorite vest i have ever had. i think it was like $25-$30 so nothing to bad on price and it will make you float right to the top of the water. i personally think mine saved my life when i was knocked out in the water
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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?


    Jet Pilot APEX ...!!!



    APEX S/E NYLON USCGA APPROVED VEST

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    Re: What life jackets do you all wear?

    I'm certainly no expert, but wouldn't buckles & straps be stronger than a zipper in the event of a high-speed fall? Hittin' the water at 40-50mph can put an unbelievable amount of stress on a vest. The last thing you want is for it to come off. Opinions?

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