The material we use is lightweight and soft, it feels nice when you put it on and it looks premium. It’s also durable and tolerant to all the sun’s harmful rays so it wont fade.
Its what makes the vest float but what makes it awesome is its extremely soft and pillowy. Some vests have layered foam (3-5 layers like a club sandwich), this one doesn’t, its one solid piece of foam making it more flexible and durable. The entire vest, front/back/sides have this foam.
YKK Self Locking Zip
YKK = premium, which means that it wont break or lock up and the zip head wont get stuck. The zipper teeth are coated with high strength plastic to increase durability. Its also UV treated so the sun wont bake and fade it.
The foam is cut into multiple panels providing breaks in the foam to offer a better fit, more manuverability, and comfort.
Internal Dual Buckle Design
This USCG approved type 3 (look at vest terminology page for details) vest has 2 buckles and a front zip. Internal or enclosed straps are a premium features because they reduce the potential for twisting, snags, or tangles.
Internal Mesh Drain Panels
Water finds its way into the vest (between the foam and neoprene) so these drain panels flush the water out to keep it light
U.S. Coast Guard Approved
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