Hi all slalom skiers
First, Thanks for the ski advice I got from you all some time ago!
I am happy after my first three slalom evenings this season!
Now I need an advice for a vest and kindly ask for your experiences?
My criteria’s are:
- Reasonable safe (does not need to be coast guard approved but not too far of)
- Easy to wear during a run
- Some impact protection as long as it does not become an obstacle
- Few zippers and buckles (if any) that disturbs or hinders.
- Dry rather quickly
I am still a beginner but am prepared to purchase a dedicated slalom vest at high quality (price).
Grateful for advices and discussions around this topic!
I was in the same place as you a month and a half ago. Looked at all the options and decided on the Radar Strada Impact Vest. Love it.
I wanted a comp vest with buoyancy and protection. I had some major thoracic surgery a few years ago and am very protective of my chest now. I was afraid of going to a non coast guard approved vest. I've had two really good chest pounding wipeouts with the Strada and didn't feel a thing. Very happy with my choice.
PS. I think it looks cool too!
Last edited by BrianM (Mon, Jun 14, 2010 3:08 PM)
HO syndicate Candidate comp if you can find one. It is the sweetest vest i have ever put on. THe molded kind stay in place better than the neoprene kind. I have an O'neill Outlaw (neoprene), and it has been good for years, but this new HO vest is awesome. I have been trying to get one from the local dealer, but they are way backordered.