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PFD Recommendations pls

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Created by delmar71 2 months ago, 10 Jan 2019
delmar71
12 posts
10 Jan 2019 6:35AM
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Hi folks, have done a search but am none the wiser. Am after a PFD, will be using doing some coastal cruising on windsurfer (LT) and for racing. Want something with pockets for phone/bars/etc. Light and unobtrusive high on list as well.

Oh and stylish and cheap and makes me go faster... :)

Dezza
NSW, 615 posts
10 Jan 2019 11:28AM
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Neil pryde high hook vest, has a small front pocket, light and not overly bulky but good flotation

clarence
TAS, 826 posts
10 Jan 2019 11:37AM
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There was a similar thread about a compliant PFD for the Lancelin Ocean Classic a few months back from memory.

NP high hook is the best (only?) dedicated windsurf one.

The Ronstan dinghy PFD comes a very close second IMO.

NP meets the European Standard for level 50, Ronstan meets the Australian Standard for level 50.

Storage in either of these is not huge.

Clarence

BSN101
WA, 1513 posts
10 Jan 2019 11:05AM
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Beause we sail in off shore conditions we have had external pockets sewn into our vests (NP & Dakine) to hold our flares. Velcro flap closure. NP vest pocket is good for a Rescue Me PLB too. NP in stock at WSP as i got a new one last week, black red or fluro yellow. I went red this time (faster than Steve i hope)

I also have a 3l CamelBak Unbottle attached to the back. Vest has tabs for attachung but they dont line up perfectly so worth checking out if you are going that way

cammd
QLD, 2076 posts
10 Jan 2019 1:10PM
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Ion do a good windsurfing one now with high hook loop, pocket for a water bladder in the rear and bars or spare rope etc in the front. Looks good and is comfy, about $50 cheaper than the NP as well

regal1
NSW, 74 posts
10 Jan 2019 2:18PM
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+1 for the Ion. Need to supply your own water bladder so stuck a camelback in and all good. Love the zip pocket on the front.

peterowensbabs
NSW, 110 posts
11 Jan 2019 12:38AM
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Go the NP. It works.

delmar71
12 posts
11 Jan 2019 6:20AM
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peterowensbabs said..
Go the NP. It works.


Thanks everyone, appreciate the input. Am thinking the NP.



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