Weight vest – a buying guide

I got some question about which water sport vest is the best for windsurfing. I better write immediately that I not have tested all vests in the market. But here are the things I appreciate:
1.  If the vest fits very well, it will protect better when you crash. (Not slide up)
2. Good buoyancy - It should carry weights.
3. Big pockets for all things I carry
4. Quality

In my vest I always carry a Camelback, the best I have found is a 2-litre Platypus. I have it in the back pocket. In the chest pocket I have a PBL. It is possible to also put in some lead plates. At least 8 kg should fit easy.

Which vest is the best? I have no idea. My first was a Pro Limit. When I have travelled around on all events in Europe, I have noticed that all top-sailors always carry a vest from Liberty in Japan.

The difference between Pro Limit and Liberty is not big. My guess is that PL has sent a Lib-vest to China and just ordered some hundred… But there are differences…
Liberty: The Velcro-belt is double size. Thats is important for the fitting. The seams are more solid. The back pocket has an extra floating plate. They sell weights from stock, 1,5 and 3 kg.
Pro Limit: The back pocket has an extra Velcro divider. Good if you carry 2 plates in the pocket, but has no use if you have a camel-back.

My choice is Liberty, you could buy it here

PS And Here is another blog post about weight vests.


  1. Water sports are so adventurous and windsurfing is definitely my favorite among-st all. Thanks to this blog for giving me the motivation and enthusiasm for trying these sports myself.

  2. Water sports is exciting and adventurous so there is a need to wear a proper safety kit and clothing for this. Your suggestions seem good for the vest. I will give this a try.assignment writing service .