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Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« on: March 02, 2018, 05:33:41 PM »
Anyone looking for a good impact vest for protection or just a bit of extra float, Patagonia has their R1 for half price.  $74 and they have M-XXL in stock as of now.  I'm 6' and about 200lbs - the XL fits me nicely

http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-r1-padded-big-wave-vest/88200.html?dwvar_88200_color=155&cgid=web-specials-mens-wetsuits#tile-9=&start=1&sz=24

Also have a short-john impact suit for $89 if you need some tailbone or hip protection.  XS-XL in stock

http://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-r1-impact-suit/88425.html?dwvar_88425_color=BLK&cgid=web-specials-mens-wetsuits#tile-6=&start=1&sz=24

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 05:44:07 PM »
Done!  Just bought one.  $95 with Tax and Shipping but mine was getting older and it's good to have buddy float.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 11:09:26 PM »
Mahalo! $89 to my door on Oahu   
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 01:14:06 AM »
Got one.  Don't know if I need it, but Patagonia is tops and my regular is beginning to fray.  My old O'Neill has foam poking through.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 03:15:15 AM »
I got one.

They have really handy step by step sizing process down on the page where it says sizing and fit. It's more helpful than the chart.

I'm 6'1, 175 lbs. I went with a large. It's supposed to fit slightly tight on 71% of men my size.

My old GooruTech was getting a little stretched out and I never liked the colors. This looks like it has a bit more float. I hope it's not too bulky.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 03:33:35 AM »
I've had my R1 for years and I wear in each time I hit the surf regardless of size...its just become apart of the ritual.  At that price I may pick another up to keep as a backup or for family/friends.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 06:48:57 AM »
Sometimes being a big guy sucks....I have a very broad back and their XXL sizing doesn't come close to fitting me...even XXXL wouldn't work if they made it. Max's out at 48.5" chest...mine is 52....  >:(:P
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 08:00:43 AM »
Nice being the petite guy in the family. 44" chest. I picked up one of the whole body shorties. I'll look like the Michelin man wearing it, but who cares. Great for foiling.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 08:06:45 AM »
Since I just pushed "buy" i shouldn't care but I still haven't found a good combination of a true IMPACT VEST with float.

I am constantly wearing:
1) Rib Protector
2) Float

Most people advertise impact vests but they're mostly just float.  I have cracked my ribs through my Gooru vest. 

PS: I heard the O'Neill Gooru was disappearing.  I did a quick check on Amazon and see a few smalls but this may not be good for those looking to float
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 08:08:49 AM by Beasho »

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2018, 08:11:01 AM »
impact vests are definitely in the "better than nothing" category. I'm mostly interested in protecting my breastbone since I gave it a good whack a few years ago and my doc says "don't do that again or it will have a hinge in the middle".
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 08:34:36 AM »
Thanks, but still trying to picture (or in denial about) exactly what the algorithm does with my age.  I did score 81%.

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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 02:24:12 PM »
Nice being the petite guy in the family. 44" chest.
Can you imagine David shopping for this stuff. They just don't have things sized for Silverback Gorillas.... ;D
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2018, 02:27:22 PM »
Thanks, but still trying to picture (or in denial about) exactly what the algorithm does with my age.  I did score 81%.

‘Weight distribution - age’  algorithm  ... makes it seem so ... inevitable  ::)
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2018, 02:45:57 PM »
I scored an 8 on the Pillsbury Dough Boy Richter scale.  Time for another diet, too much Winter lethargy.

It seems like I have had a cold for the past two and a half months.
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Re: Patagonia Impact Vest Sale
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2018, 02:56:53 PM »
I've been wearing the XL for a few years and have fluctuated between 178 lbs (now) and 200 lbs....even now its pretty snug at my present weight and height (6'1").  I ordered another XL today and see there were only 5 left at that size. 

Sorry to hear this vest doesn't work in terms of size for the bigger guys....
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