What Outlaw says:
The Forward WIP 50N Impact Vest is quite frankly the best buoyancy aid any of the Outlaws have ever used, available in sizes to fit all, great quality materials and very well put together, plus the all important impact protection. Designed with the help of America's Cup teams and with the ability to carry spare air.
What the manufacturer says:
The World's top sailing team's preferred choice of Impact protection & buoyancy
The Water Impact Protection (WIP) vest by FORWARD offers great comfort and protection for serious sailors (including Kite Surfers&SUP paddlers).
This WIP vest has a close-fitting, low bulk design that offers great mobility and a large range of movement Everyday benefits include ability to swim faster and re-board capsized boat easier.
The WIP vest is designed to be compatible with FORWARD WIP Tops&Pants and Sailing harness aswell as most other sailing harnesses. Chosen by the many America's Cup Teams and top sailors who choose this as their perfect solution, it is arguably the most comfortable buoyancy aid/impact vest you will ever wear!
Please note this is a buoyancy aid, NOT a lifejacket.
- 50N buoyancy but with a denser foam protection for genuine impact protection
- Side zip and twin webbing strap fastening, allowing very close fitting to the body and the neoprene non-slip strips inside to prevent any 'ride up'
- 7 different sized equipment pockets including under the hi-viz shoulder panels, a larger front zipped and a rear Velcro fastened pockets for knives, comms etc.
- Compact design allows unrestricted and maximum movement of both arms and waist
- Complies CE 12402-5
Spare Air Tank Sleeve