View Full Version : Life jackets for bigger guys

02-14-2016, 08:36 AM
What cga jacket have you guys found fits a little bigger for us full sized guys. When I say full sized I mean athletic/ body builder build. I'm 6ft 220 and typically wear a L or Xl t-shirt but find that in many high end vests even the XXL"s run snug. I have a hard time because of my chest and shoulder width: I tried on a Ronix Capella yesterday and I would have to get the XXL and it's still pretty snug. I was told the Ronix Covert runs a little larger, can anyone confirm that? If anyone has other advise I'm open ears. Thanks!

02-14-2016, 10:28 AM
Your best bet is goto a local dealer, try on vests in person, then you have an idea. Different manufactures fit differently. They are not like shirts.

More like pants, each band fits a little different even though they are all the same size.

beat taco
02-14-2016, 01:48 PM
XXL O'Neil

02-14-2016, 01:55 PM
I'm 240 and 6 foot and I have been using the same jacket for years but it isn't Coast Guard approved. I have one that is CG approved and it is OK but is thicker than the one I use on the water and more restrictive.

02-14-2016, 02:08 PM
XXL O'Neil

Yes this.....

02-14-2016, 05:28 PM
Thanks guys!

beat taco
02-14-2016, 07:13 PM
I get the O'Neill assault

02-16-2016, 11:30 AM
The O'Brien and O'Neill ones always seem to be just a little bigger than the others.

02-16-2016, 12:10 PM
i have the Obrien team eva vests which are as close to NCGA you can get but being CGA.