RS-16 Side-Entry Black Life Vest | Impact Chest Protection | Comp Race Vest

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JTG 11428B-XS
Built-in high-density chest plate to help reduce front impact damage
Rescue Handles to help pull a downed rider back up on their ski.
SGS Buoyancy Certified for closed course racing or private recreation. No USCG Certification.

RS-16 Race Vest

The RS-16 Impact Race Vest features a built-in chest impact protection.  The rescue harness on left and right shoulder allows for easy retrieval of a downed rider during a race.

While designed and built like a USCG Vest, this competition vest does not carry USCG Certification.  Check with local water safety officials for compliance.


This vest has been chosen and used by the US Military and International Military Forces for Training Purposes. 

  • Single-piece compression molded foam in the front chest for added impact dissipation 
  • Dual 38mm quick release buckles on the right side 
  • Removable "IJSBA" Racing Velcro Patch (other flag patches sold separately)
  • Improved outer shell material, CFM exclusive material developed by Jettribe
  • Seamless integration with the Jettribe Back Protector 
  • Built in Lanyard attachment
  • Designed for private closed-course racing or riding 






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  • 5
    Jettribe Customer Photo Review

    Posted by Michael Conley on 10th Feb 2022

    Love it......

  • 5

    Posted by Sporty Ford on 22nd Jul 2021

    I’m in love with it. I ride so hard when I fall off 9/10 times I’m a skipping rock across the water. Now that I have my new vest I am struggling to not go act a fool. All gas no brake. Much appreciated

  • 5
    great vest

    Posted by Omar on 6th Jul 2021

    the best vest i have ever used

  • 5
    RS 16

    Posted by Michael Santos on 27th Apr 2021

    Best vest I've ever had. Full protection and is lightweight.

  • 5
    Jet Tribe Side Entry Vest

    Posted by Joey C on 14th Aug 2018

    Outstanding product. Fits really well with no binding allowing very free movement.

  • 5
    One of the best I have tried

    Posted by Paul on 29th May 2018

    So, A friend bought this vest a while ago and always raved on about how good it was. When it was time for me to get a new one, this vest was not available. I bought a cheap replacement whilst I waited for this vest to become available. Finally it was in stock and I placed my order. It arrived a few days later. Very simple and smooth transaction. As for the vest, I have not had a chance to use mine yet but having borrowed my friends I can is by far the best vest I have ever warn. Its certainly very comfortable. It does not rub under the arms like some other vests do. It is a SIDE entry vest which I have always preferred over the front entry ones. I also like the fact that this is a 2 buckle vest and not a three. As for the quality, my friend has had his for about 3 years now and is still using it so it must be good.

  • 5
    nice vest

    Posted by adam on 22nd Dec 2015

    fits well . comfortable. seems durable and it looks cool as hell .. buy one. you'll be glad you did !

  • 5
    Race Vest!

    Posted by Back in Black 263 on 14th Dec 2015

    Quality product, excellent option at an affordable price.

  • 5
    Jettribe -race vest

    Posted by Ron on 20th Jun 2014

    Very well made, quick service. Just purchased my second one.