Forward WIP Impact Vest 50N

  • Forward WIP Impact Vest

    Impact protection and buoyancy in one with this impact vest from Forward WIP.

    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.

    Fitting close to the body, the neoprene grip strips on the inside grip your wetsuit and prevent the vest riding up dangerously. The buoyancy vest ensures good freedom of movement with its wide arm openings, and adjusts at the waist with 2 straps.

    This vest is designed to be compatible with trapeze harnesses, it is also compatible Kitesurf and Windsurf harnesses. The lower part of the back panel is made of softer foam impact protection strips, all covered with textile. The buoyancy is distributed over the upper part of the panel, which is denser.


    • 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

    Size Chart

    View the Forward WIP Size Chart

  • Delivery and Costs

    We try to treat delivery as a pass through cost and keep the cost to you as low as possible, on top of our already competitive product prices.

    We offer free UK standard delivery for orders over £50, this does exclude boats, masts, booms and large items which can't be sent via standard mail.

    Any order placed by midday will leave us the same day unless there is a lead time which we detail on the product page. Items which require a courier may leave the next day.

    Delivery Costs

    UK 2nd Class Small Packet - £3.99

    UK 1st Class Small Packet - £4.50

    UK 1st Class Small Packet - Over 1KG - £5.99

    Courier - £8.99

    Courier - Long Items - £40

    Close to England - £10

    Europe - £12.50

    Europe - Over 1KG - £15

    Rest of the World - £75

  • Frequenty Asked Questions

    What is the quantity for ropes?

    The quantity is meters. If you order 5 items you will receive one 5 meter continuous length of that specific rope.

    How do I claim my first order discount?

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    Do you ship to other locations?

    We are always happy to provide you with a quote for shipping, simply drop us an email to info@sailingchandlery.com with the items you are planning on ordering and your address.

    Who are Sailing Chandlery?

    We're a team of sailors who are passionate about keeping you sailing and providing an excellent service first time. Find out more.

    I have another question?

    You can call the team on 07793 953564 or email us info@sailingchandlery.com