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The 9 Best Wakeboard & Wakesurf Life Jackets & Vests of 2020

As with any rad sport or activity, it suddenly isn’t very rad if you’re hurt and no longer able to do said activity. That’s where wake life jackets and vests come in. Flotation and protecting your body from hard slams on the water and keeping you afloat are what wakeboard vests do and why they are a must for all watersports.

Now that we’ve determined what wake life jackets are for, the next step is to examine what to look for when buying a wake life jacket or comp vest. Size, types, materials, and style are just a few of the variables to consider. Here are some of our suggestions for the best wakeboard life jackets as we help you navigate all the different options.


O'Neill Reactor USCG Wakeboard Vest

The best wakeboard life jackets & vests of 2020
 

There is always a fine line balancing a good level of safety, while still keeping a wake life jacket lightweight. That is what the Reactor Wakeboard Vest from O’Neill has achieved due to its streamlined construction. Anatomical flex points and a segmented foam core keep this wake jacket super flexible, for when you’re really tweaking out those board grabs. With a Coast Guard Approved safety rating, your times out on the water will be all fun and no worries.
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Coast Guard Approved$89.95

Liquid Force Watson Comp Wake Vest

The best wakeboard life jackets & vests of 2020
 

Liquid Force pro shredder Shawn Watson gives his stamp of approval for this comp wake vest designed to provide you impact protection. The Watson Comp Wake Vest is constructed with PVX, Liquid Force’s top of the line lightweight, soft, and stretchable impact foam. With its tapered cut you’ll still have a snug, close to body fit, but without any restriction. Worried about getting too hot with a snug fit? The Air-Prene Fabric provides maximum ventilation to keep you cool on those steamy summer days.
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Comp Vest (Non-CGA)$149.99
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Follow Surf Edition Plus Wake Vest

The best wakeboard life jackets & vests of 2020
 

If you’ve ever been out on the boat, and every vest on it feels about 3 sizes too small, this is the vest you’ve been waiting for. The ProFit cut provides a clean looking performance appearance no matter the size. Follow’s Super Stretchy Neoprene combined with 2x2mm flex panels take customized fit and flexibility to the next level. The Follow Surf Edition Plus Wake Vest allows big guys to shred the gnar while still feeling comfortable, protected, and looking great. What more could you want?
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Comp Vest (Non-CGA)$129.99

Liquid Force Hinge Classic CGA Wakeboard Vest

The best wakeboard life jackets & vests of 2020
 

A safe vest, perfect for any water sport while still having an accommodating fit. That’s what the Hinge Classic from Liquid Force provides and more. Flex-Span Fabric keeps it light and comfortable while still getting the Coast Guard Approved stamp. A sleek and clean back design with hidden belts allows for smooth handle passes, so you can finally get out there and try that new trick you’ve been watching online for months.
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Coast Guard Approved$69.99

Ronix RXT Capella 3.0 CGA Wakeboard Vest

The best wakeboard life jackets & vests of 2020
 

The RXT Capella 3.0 wakeboard vest from Ronix is what you get when you put next generation R&D onto the water. A low profile vest, it packs a super high float to volume ratio, so it still features Coast Guard Approval despite coming in at half the weight of most other vests. For the fit, Ronix worked with world best tailors in New York City to optimize the cut no matter the size of the jacket.
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Coast Guard Approved$199.99

Connelly Pure Neo CGA Wake Vest

The best wakeboard life jackets & vests of 2020
 

The last thing you want while out on the water is to feel restricted. There are different ways to avoid this and the Connelly Pure Neo CGA Wake Vest uses a unique approach with a V-Back Flex Panel. This highly flexible and forgiving feature when paired with segmented foam gives you mobility for days. Oversized arm holes allow for easy entry and exit, while the hidden belts with side release buckles ease the adjusting and securing of the wake vest. A Coast Guard Approval is the cherry on the top for this well-rounded wake vest offering.
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Coast Guard Approved$59.99

Hyperlite Indy Neo CGA Wake Vest

The best wakeboard life jackets & vests of 2020
 

The Indy Neo from Hyperlite is a great option for those not looking for all the bells and whistles, and just focused on what matters most: a good fitting and proper floating wake vest. Segmented foam panels give good range of motion, while the concealed straps keep it lower profile. Don’t overcomplicate things, just grab this Coast Guard Approved vest and fire up the boat.
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Coast Guard Approved$49.99
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Follow Primary Cord Wake Vest - Women's

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The Follow Primary Cord Wake Vest is best summed up as a top of the line wake comp vest with a women’s specific fit. Follow worked closely with its team of female wakeboarders to properly address all sizing, while applying its TrueFit Internal Liner to the construction so you don’t have to worry about any crumpling effect from unbound neoprene. Featuring ultralight Featherweight Foam, now you can get more laps out on the water while carrying around less water weight.
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Comp Vest (Non-CGA)$89.99

Ronix Daydream CGA Wakeboard Vest - Women's

The best wakeboard life jackets & vests of 2020
 

When you’ve caught the wake bug, you’ll often find yourself daydreaming about the next time on water. The Daydream CGA Wakeboard Vest from Ronix helps turn those dreams into reality. Its two way stretch neoprene moves easily as you shift your weight around on the board. A water resistant liner combined with its smooth Glide Skin on the outside provides features in all layers of this wake vest. Coast Guard Approval keeps those dreams floating high and safe as can be.
 

 CategoryOriginal Price 
Coast Guard Approved$99.99