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Foil impact vest and jacket: the pros and cons

Wingfoil, surf foil, wake foil and kitefoil have been very popular for nearly 10 years. The speeds are increasing, the jumps are higher and higher and more technical and to do this, you have to protect yourself against impacts with the water, impacts with the board or the foil.

The foil impact jacket or vest is becoming more and more popular on wing foil, kitesurfing, wakeboarding and towed surfing spots. But, is it really useful? We’ve written an article to help you decide whether or not to use an impact vest.

The advantages of having a foil-powered vest or jacket!

1. Protection:

This is obviously the main advantage of an impact vest. Designed to absorb shocks in the event of a fall or collision, it minimizes the risk of serious injury. Its ability to absorb shock is dependent on the thickness of the impact vest. This is because the thicker the impact jacket, the more the shock will be absorbed.

2. Comfort:

We’ve designed this vest in such a way that you forget about it while sailing. Nothing to do with a bulky life jacket. It is lighter and more comfortable to wear. The distribution of the foam layers allows you to maintain a very easy and pleasant movement whatever the sport you are going to practice.

3. Lifespan:

Like all our equipment, this impact vest is no exception to our desire to produce reliable and durable equipment over time. Its high-quality materials guarantee excellent strength and wear resistance. Not to mention that the quality of the reinforcement foams allows for an excellent life of the impact jacket.

4. Heat gain:

An impact jacket in winter will allow you to sail longer. Indeed, it brings a significant gain in warmth to the entire bust and will allow you to better accept winter or summer sailing in a swimsuit.

Gilet et vest d'impact en foil

Cons

  • Temperature : These vests can keep warm, which is an advantage in winter but can be considered a disadvantage in summer. Be sure to equip yourself accordingly to be comfortable in the water.
  • The price: In general, impact vests are expensive, for unjustified reasons, which is why we offer a below average impact vest, with the best value for money you can find.

It is important to choose a quality impact vest to ensure optimal protection. Additionally, impact vests come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the needs of every rider. It is important to choose a vest that suits your body type.

Introducing our impact vest or impact jacket for foiling.

The Pro Impact Jacket for wakeboard and wingfoil from SROKA Company is a high-end safety equipment for foiling water sports enthusiasts. This jacket is designed to protect the body from bumps and injuries in the event of a fall.

  • It is equipped with a premium YKK front closure and thick foam for extra buoyancy.
  • A pocket for your keys
  • A strap to hang your board leash
  • It also has a harness strap in the middle of the back to attach a removable harness loop.
  • A circuit breaker tether ring
  • The Impact Vest Pro is designed to protect sensitive areas of the torso, such as the ribs, flanks, and back, especially the spine.

But that’s not all:

  • The foam has been reinforced to absorb the shocks possible if you come into contact with your foil.
  • We have added protective foam on the shoulders (removable) so that it doesn’t hurt when you carry the foil on your shoulder.
  • The jacket is also equipped with a pocket to store your wrench or adjustment wedges.
  • Available in four different sizes (S, M, L and XL) to suit every rider’s needs.
  • It is designed with premium materials to provide optimal protection, flexibility and comfort.

In summary, an impact vest or impact vest is an essential piece of safety equipment for any wing foil practitioner. It can help you avoid serious injuries in the event of a fall and allow you to enjoy your sport to the fullest and safely. But it will also bring you a lot of advantage. Storage for the key, possibility to hang your board leash, foam to carry the foil, keep you warm…

A real plus you will protect yourself from the cold and shocks.

If you still have questions about this, or for any other request, please do not hesitate to contact us !

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