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
    Excellent Product

    Posted by Verified Customer on 6th Jun 2014

    Excellent Product

  • 5
    Great Feel!

    Posted by RickyD on 16th Jul 2013

    Just got the vest before our trip to the Colorado. Love the side entry and very comfortable. Does have a tendency when you first put it on, to slide a bit to one side. But when you get it on and adjust it, fits and feels great. Especially for us athletic builds, ample room around the shoulder area if you ride stand up for freedom. Sitting on my wifes GTX, very comfy in the seated position as well. For those that worry it's not certified by the USCG, (I was told it's going through the certification process) I float tested it a few times, and float like any other PFD of this kind. Everyone noticed the great looks, at an even better price. jettribe performs with unmatched Style and Gusto. Get one....

  • 5
    Fantastic Vests!!

    Posted by RYAN DONER on 29th May 2013

    Just received two of these vests in the mail. The fit and finish if the materials used are top notch. I had a hard time finding jackets in Canada that were PWC specific and these definitely fit the bill. Nice fit and should feel even better with a little break in. Highly recommended vests for anyone looking for a jacket that looks/performs better than the vest your buddy is wearing in his canoe!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Maxadrenaline on 20th May 2013

    The quality of the vest is the best I have seen. Fit is nice with plenty of room for adjustments and I like the option to add more safety items.
    I found that the vest was a little "flat" after being stored and shipped laying flat, so I used a strap to alter the vest into a little more contoured shape and made it fit my body much more comfortable. I keep it stored with the strap around the body of the vest and it fits perfectly with great comfort.

  • 5

    Posted by Seanh1150 on 27th Nov 2012

    This vest is awesome, It defiantly has the protection you need if you race or tend to ride a little aggressive. The fit and finish seems top notch!!!

    I was recommended by a friend, and I will pass this vest along to others.