Forward Sailing 50N Impact Vest / Buoyancy Aid

Forward WIP Sailing
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The World's top sailing team's preferred choice of Impact protection & buoyancy 

The Water Impact Protection (WIP) vest by FORWARD offers great comfort and protection for serious sailors (including Kite Surfers & SUP paddlers). This WIP vest has a close-fitting, low bulk design that offers great mobility and a large range of movement  Everyday benefits include ability to swim faster and re-board a capsized boat easier.

The WIP vest is designed to be compatible with the FORWARD WIP tops & pants, and our sailing harness, as well as most other sailing harnesses.

Chosen by several of the America's Cup teams and other top sailors, they select this as their perfect solution.  It is arguably the most comfortable buoyancy aid/impact vest you will ever wear! 


  • Side zip and twin webbing strap fastening, allowing very close fitting to the body and the neoprene non-slip strips inside to prevent any 'ride up'
  • 5 different sized equipment pockets including under the hi-viz shoulder panels, a larger front zipped and a rear Hook & Loop fastened pockets for knives, comms etc.
  • Compact design allows unrestricted and maximum movement of both arms and waist.
  • Complies CE 12402-5