Almost every surf skier is wearing a Mocke life jacket, and there are good reasons for that. It is definitely one of the most comfortable life jackets around, and all three size S/M, M/L, and XL have a great deal of room for adjustment. The XL will even fit over a wetsuit and paddle jacket on a guy with a 50 inch chest. I know, I’m the guy! The fit is easily adjusted with the straps on both sides.
The high-vis orange makes it probably the most easily seen jacket on the market as well. During a recent downwinder on a dark, drizzly day my crew got spread out a bit, but it was easy to find that blob of orange somewhere in the waves. At night the reflective tape really pops out when hit with light.
The rear pocket of the vest is a great place to keep a water bladder, and the optional Mocke 1.5L fits perfectly. The front pocket is cavernous, with plenty of room for all the necessities you might need on a paddle.
It’s very popular with the competitive crowd, and they’re in stock at Virginia Beach Paddlesports.