MoveVent - A vest that conforms to your body like a glove, yet its innovative vented channels help to keep you cool while paddling. The NEW MoveVent series of paddle sports vests feature excellent mobility, sculpted foam designs that conform to your body, and mesh ventilation in the front and back to allow for maximum airflow. Look for the many features and benefits of the torsion, dynamic, and curve vests that make up the NEW MoveVent product line and accommodate all levels of paddling.
Read and submit reviews for the MoveVent Torsion Vest.
400 denier nylon ripstop and nylon oxford
The life jacket is very comfortable. It comes with a couple pockets and a whistle. It has the standard adjustable straps but I bought this vest because it zips up in the front.
As others have said, arm clearance is such that you barely know you are wearing it. I have a Carolina 12 with a high seat back and the PFD padding cleared it perfectly. The front pockets do not have as much gusseting as more expensive PFD's, however it dawned on me that if I go in the water, I don't want the extra weight and I don't need the extra protrusions when I am clawing my way back into the boat! Ladies, I wear size 12 to get around my chest, but I needed the S-XS in this PFD in order to close around my waist.
I have not yet needed it to float me, but it is a Type III PFD (as are most rec PFD you buy) and the padding layout looks like it will hold me face up and head up. A great value for the price!
I really like the high back of this vest, with my rec kayak seat back, I can raise or lower the seat to my liking, as this vest does not interfere! The vest fits well, I wear a L size mens shirt, which fit a bit loose, and the M/L vest fits great snugged down! My arms are free to move and paddle, and the vest almost feels like its not even there. I really like the fact Onyx incorporates a whistle into the vest via a lanyard, small addition but EVERY PFD sold should have an attached whistle!
If you're on a budget, I would take a look at the Onyx MoveVent line up. I like mine, and would buy it again!