With flexible foam panels for supplemental flotation and impact protection, the formfitting R1® Padded Big Wave Vest is made with 1mm and 1.5mm neoprene laminated to high-stretch 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex jersey. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.
1mm and 1.5mm neoprene laminated with high-stretch 88% recycled polyester jersey/12% spandex
Flatlock/zigzag sewing construction with Tristar 40W and 60W nylon-bonded thread
Laser-cut 420D nylon reinforcements for board-short tie compatibility (one in center front, two on back and side)
Custom-shaped, ergonomically patterned 22mm EVA foam panels (11 total) for padded protection during high-impact activity
Foam edges around armholes are strategically skived at 45 degrees to optimize range of motion
3.8mm folded spandex bindings secured with double-needle coverstitching at neck, armholes and bottom hem increase comfort and quality