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cometa
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Which Impact Vest?

Postby cometa » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:08 am

I need to order an impact vest on-line, since there aren't any close shops. Have narrowed it down to either the Dakine or the Litewave slam vest. Any comments on these, ie. fit, ease of getting it on, riding up, etc. Any other suggestions, if I've omitted a good vest in my selection process?

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Re: Which Impact Vest?

Postby jdub87 » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:49 pm

I'm picking up the dakine with integrated harness on friday. looks good
and hoping it doesnt cause friction or stuff like that...

anybody got any experience with these? what sized fit best for a 150 pounder?

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Re: Which Impact Vest?

Postby adamj2281 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:31 am

I have the Dakine Impact Vest, I have a large and I'm about 185 lbs. It does ride up some, but that might be because I am learning and have the kite directly overhead quite a bit.

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Re: Which Impact Vest?

Postby the goofykid » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:33 am

I highly recommend the Dakine Impact Harness for: comfort, warmth, float, impact protection, and simplicity (one piece instead of two). :thumb:

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Re: Which Impact Vest?

Postby andydimitri » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:00 pm

i just recently bought the dakine matrix... really like it .. lots of maneuverability even though its pretty tight, crashing i dont feel a thing!!. Tried the lightwave (don't know if was the slam vest) and had alot less maneuverability (even though it fit a lot looser). It might be because of the volume, the LW was alot more bulkier, the dakine is very thin but does a surprisingly good job!

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Re: Which Impact Vest?

Postby andydimitri » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:06 pm

oh yeah .. both vests were "vest only" with a waist harness


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