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March 29, 2022 2 min read

Forward WIP Back in Stock at Sailing Chandlery

For the last couple of months we have be asked quite regularly when and if we will be continuing to stock Forward WIP. We now have the Impact vests, Neo vests and Foot straps back in stock.

Forward WIP Impact Vest

The Water Impact Protection (WIP) vest from FORWARD offers great comfort and protection for all serious sailors. It can also be worn for other sports such as kite surfing, windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding.

Key Features

  • 50N of buoyancy, but above all a real protection against impact shocks thanks to its high-density thermoformed foam
  • It also includes 2 padsthat  slide into the sides of the vest to protect the lower ribs
  • Closure : YKK side zip and double adjustment strap
  • 2 neoprene strips inside to grip your wetsuit and prevent the ride-up commonly seen on some buoyancy aids
  • 5 pockets of different sizes : 1 large zipper, 1 back panel, 2 shoulder, 1 knife pocket, 1 dedicated line cutting area, all easily accessible
  • This Impact Vest meets the standard 50N - ISO 12402-5

View The Forward WIP Impact Vest Here

Forward WIP Neo Black Vest

The 50N Forward WIP flow neo impact protection vest is very thin and stretchy, designed for action sports on water and comes complete with 50N of buoyancy.


  • Superstretch 50N neoprene buoyancy vest
  • Super thin construction at the back for excellent flexibility in all maneuvers
  • Vest that adapts perfectly to all trapeze harnesses, Kite-Surf and Wind-Surf thanks to its lower cutout
  • Closure : YKK side zip and adjustment strap
  • 2 pockets of different sizes: 1 large frontal zipped pocket, 1 shoulder pocket to integrate the BBT audio communication system 
  • This Impact Vest meets the standard 50N - ISO 12402-5

View The Forward WIP Neo Vest Black Here

Forward WIP Foot Straps

Adjustable foot straps that are comfortable on your feet and easy to fit to your boat. Each foot strap has holes at the end which you can put your fittings through to secure them in place.


  • Light and Strong
  • Padded and Comfortable
  • Adjustable


View The Forward WIP Foot Straps Here