Over the last year or so we have tried a number of different life jackets and impact vest. The issue we found until recently was that there was no solution for both. The products were either a life jacket or an impact vest. This was an issue as the impact vests technically were not meeting the safety requirements of a life jacket.
Foward WIP has a solution to this. Its impact vest has 50N in buoyancy complying with new safety regulations. It has a pocket for radio communications, a knife sleeve, and a front zipper pocket. The high-density foam means the vest has a low profile and also acts as another layer to keep you warm.
If you would like to have a bit more of a look at what Forward WIP and Off The Beach Marine have to offer, be sure to have a look: OTB Marine New Zealand.