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... :)
Neil pryde high hook vest, has a small front pocket, light and not overly bulky but good flotation
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.
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
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
+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.
Go the NP. It works.
Thanks everyone, appreciate the input. Am thinking the NP.