RS-18P Side Entry Impact Vest | Red | Customization Option | PWC Jet Ski Ride & Race

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JTG 18450RD
SGS Buoyancy Certified for closed course racing or private recreation. No USCG Certification.

RS-18P Side Entry Impact Race Vest - Red

The Jettribe RS-18P Side-Entry Impact Vest is an excellent vest for closed course racing, offshore endurance racing, and naturally for recreation PWC riding as well. The most important feature is the built-in high density, EVA compression molded chest plate.  The plate in the RS-18P is tougher, stronger and offers more protection than ever before to reduce effects from chest impacts. 

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

2021 Update - The RS-18 style is being retired. No additional stock will be available. Our new RS-25 Vest style is available.

Product Features

Our Jettribe race vests have been proven with top professional racers throughout the world. Some features that separate our vest from the rest are: triple rescue handles, back protection compatible, triple 38mm buckles and webbing, and removable heavy duty PWC lanyard D-ring. 

    • Built in molded high-density chest plate to reduce chest impacts
    • Flexible "UR-20" Foam, compressed to 2 inch thickness for maximum flotation
    • Webbings are tacked down with a zig-zag bar tack
    • Extra durable 420 Denier with Honey Comb weave outer material
    • Rescue handles are wrapped underneath, bar tacked, and finished with a box stitch
    • Triple rescue handles
    • Compatible with Jettribe Back Deflector
    • Three-Buckles Closure
    • Lanyard Loop Attachment included
    • Comp Vest Style - No USCG Approval
    • SGS Buoyancy Aid Tested (scan QR code below to view report)
    • Note - The back name plate now includes a black border

Customized Name Plate Print Option ($30 Option):

The vest includes an attached back name plate.*  We offer the option of ordering customized white vinyl lettering (sold separately) that are heat-transferred directly on the back name plate.  Show off your Name and Race Number from your local training spot, all the way to the Lake Havasu World Finals.  Available in Standard and Moto Fonts. [Note: Customization takes an additional 1-3 weeks to produce]

*This is not a spine back protection plate, it is a removeable piece for customization purposes only. Race Back Protection can be purchased separately

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28"- 32" (71 cm  - 80 cm )


32"- 40" ( 80 cm -102 cm)


42" - 50"  ( 107 cm - 127 cm)


50" - 60" ( 127 cm - 152 cm)




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  • 5
    Jettribe Customer Photo Review

    Posted by Daphne Morales on 10th Feb 2022

    Order took a little long but overall was worth the wait

  • 5
    A+ amazing

    Posted by JG on 15th Aug 2020

    Looks and feels and fits great! Very happy

  • 5
    Perfect fit!

    Posted by Paul Bouthillette on 17th Sep 2019

    Good quality, sizes are accurate and looks cool! Hard chest plate was a surprise to me but I’m glad it’s there. Custom back plate is also well done!

  • 5
    Best life jacket

    Posted by New Money on 5th Sep 2019

    Colors matched my ski perfectly. Custom plate looks amazing. Jacket fits perfect!!!