One of the most talked about vests in 2014, the O’Neill Slasher has been making waves in the wake industry all season long. They’ve been so popular that we haven’t been able to keep them in stock and it seems that no one else can either. There’s a good reason for that… the Slasher vest is plain awesome! If you’ve been waiting for a lightweight and flexible front zip vest from O’Neill, the wait is finally over.
The Slasher is lightweight, buoyant, and quick drying making it a great option for wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing. The difference between a Slasher or any other O’Neill vest made with Nytrolite Foam and a typical PVC Foam vest is night and day. The front zip design makes putting the Slasher on and taking it off a breeze. When you combine all these features together with O’Neill’s signature styling, you get a vest that looks great and feels even better.
The Slasher has clearly been a team favorite as well with Scott Byerly, Aaron Reed, and Collin Harrington all switching over to the new design.
Nytrolite Foam Technology
New for 2014, most of O’Neill’s wake vests feature Nytrolite Foam. It’s more buoyant, lighter, drier and offers more impact protection than conventional foam found in PFD’s. Nytrolite Foam is also available on the redesigned Gooru and Revenge Comp Vest.
Lets get a little scientific: Nytrolite Foam is constructed from a cross linked polyethylene, which is expanded by Nitrogen… hence the name Nytrolite. It’s up to 3x lighter than traditional PVC foam which can make a big difference when you’re spending a substantial amount of time on the water. “I couldn’t believe how light these new vests with Nytrolite were. They practically levitate in mid air!” said Scott Byerly.
- Front Zip Design
- Segmented Foam Core
- Anatomical Flex Points
- Strategic Armhole Fit
- Absorbs 15-20% Less Water Than PVC Foam Vests
- 3x Lighter Than PVC Foam Vests
- 100% UltraFlex DS
O’Neill Men’s Wakeboard Vest Sizing
O’Neill Men’s Wakeboard Vest sizing is the same for both USCG Approved and Competition Style Vest like the Slasher. To obtain the proper vest size, you will need to measure around the widest part of your upper torso, below your arms. *Please note: neoprene does stretch, so 100% accuracy is not necessary.