I'm looking at getting a Onyx MoveVent Dynamic Paddle Sports Life Vests and was wondering if anyone knew how the sizes go. I have a size 45 chest but have no idea which size to pick. On top of that I was also wondering if anyone had any advice on good quality kayaking life vest for under $80 preferable with some pockets on the front. Thanks ya'll.
PFD's (Life Jackets)
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Posted by: bartc on May-05-14 10:35 PM (EST)
Need to try them on|
Posted by: ShadyClip on May-05-14 10:49 PM (EST)
You really should try on PFDs in person as a PFD that matches your chest size is not any type of guarantee that it will fit your body type right.
Posted by: SwimGuy on May-06-14 12:14 AM (EST)
Thanks for the advice guys. I went ahead and ordered the Onyx one because I needed a vest for this weekend. If it fits weird I can always just send it back. Again thanks for the advice and of course I plan on getting better stuff as I get more into kayaking.
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Posted by: magooch on May-07-14 10:29 AM (EST)
There is a reason why the good ones are more pricey. However, if you watch for sales, you can often score a super deal. I tried on a lot of pfds and almost had to learn the hard way that not every pfd is made for paddling. So the first step is to only look at pfds that are designed for paddling. Next in my book is to only look at the very well made vests and I prefer the 500 Cordura material.
Posted by: willowleaf on May-07-14 12:57 PM (EST)
I had never heard of that manufacturer or model but it looks kind of like an attempt to knock off the Astral V-8 series vests. If this one you ordered doesn't work, I would suggest looking at the V-8. It tends to sell around $90 to $100 and is very comfortable, especially in hot weather. l.L. Bean and REI stores stock them.