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Dusk Patrol

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Any 'larger fit' impact vest recommendations?
« on: August 24, 2023, 12:52:52 PM »

My BMI is not what it used to be.  Torso is more barrel shaped than V shaped.

Has anyone run across an impact vest, prefereably zippered, that fits larger?
RS 14x26; JL Destroyers 9'8 & 8'10; BluePlanet 9'4; JL Super Frank 8'6

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Re: Any 'larger fit' impact vest recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2023, 06:59:29 PM »
Hi Dusk
I like my  Liquid Force "Ghost" impact vest
Worn it at 240 lbs down to 220 lbs... I like it snug, so it won't lift up during a wipeout

https://www.liquidforce.com/ghost-comp/5637702553.p?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI947vjtr2gAMVQVdyCh3lxA4OEAAYBCAAEgIFzfD_BwE&size=XXLarge


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Re: Any 'larger fit' impact vest recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2023, 09:50:46 PM »
If you check out pfd, I haven't found one that is more comfortable than Body Glove (thank you Beasho).  The shape has plenty of cutaway under the arms which makes paddling comfortable compared to other brands.
https://www.bodyglove.com/pages/how-to-buy-a-life-vest
I have been wanting to try their impact vests. 
Non USCGA XXL = 44-48"
USCGA XXL = 49-53"

I like wearing the Phantom when the waves get double overhead +.

For impact vests I have tried Oneil (true to size) and Patagonia (go up 1 size), both are adequate.  I wear an impact under my fullsuits, over a shorty or board shorts in the summer.
I have a history of cracking ribs so an impact vest is part of my daily gear.
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Re: Any 'larger fit' impact vest recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2023, 02:17:13 PM »
Thanks guys. I will check those out.

Rick I have to say, the 6-pack abs are pretty persusaive  ;D
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