A life vest/jacket is required when you stand up paddleboard (SUP) in most marinas. You don’t want the big cumbersome style, you don’t want to get a ticket, you want to get a tan and you want the smallest most efficient life vest around. Something that will keep the fuzz away, yet save you in case of an emergency when you really in need. You want a Hobie SUP Belt Pak Lifevest, it’s so light you forget it’s on and it fits around your waist so you won’t have any tan lines.
USGS Approved Type III PFD
Manually activated inflation system
Lighter and less restrictive
Convenient exterior zipper pocket for storage of small items
Durable ripstop nylon
2in / 5 cm wide adjustable nylon waist belt
Includes (1) CO 2 cylinder and instructions
Weight 1.00 lbs.
Let’s face it the best flotation devise for SUP riders is your SUP. Everyone who surfs or SUP’s knows that, a solution could be make everyone where a leash. But the life vest/jacket rule is here to stay, so make the investment. I did everything I could to save money, I got the net and attached a life jacket, I wore a retro life jacket and I purchased some of the less expensive PFD’s available. They work but, they are bigger and they are not secure so they flap around. It always was a hassle so I went without and got a ticket. The next day I went out and purchased the Hobie SUP PFD, it stays in place, the adjustable belt is thin it’s not in the way, I even where it when I go sailing, it’s so small you forget you have it on.
For just over $100 you can look like a pro, restriction free, not be hassled by the fuzz and working on a tan free of any tan lines. Go to Hobie to order online or visit you local Hobie Surf Shops.
Wearing a Hobie SUP PFD looks so cool, it could trigger the return of the Fanny Pack,
let’s hope not!