View Full Version : Oneil vest ???

Jeff Lyman
12-30-2006, 07:18 PM
My christmas present from the wife " order yourself a new vest". I was looking at the Oneil assualt with lumbar. Questions anyone got it and does the lumbar really help? Overtons seems to have the best price. Where do I get the measurments from chest, gut ???

Another subject I agree with ETexas this site has changed in the last few months, I likes the old way. As a newbe in August in search for a ski boat with NO brand sense other than likeing the looks of a MC. I found this site and could not believe the knowledge and companionship from it's posters. It steered me to buying a cool 93 , 205 just like yours ETexas. It's obvious to the quaility of the posters here and I hope I will be thinking the same at the end of 07 after a year of skiing.

Happy new year yu..al...

12-30-2006, 07:46 PM
I have the O'neil "The Law" vest, works great for me. Don't know how it would be for slalom, as I just wakeboard now.

12-30-2006, 08:11 PM
I have the O'neil "The Law" vest, works great for me. Don't know how it would be for slalom, as I just wakeboard now.I have the same vest. Very bouyant with great rib protection (I've taken some serious shots hydrofoiling) but good size armholes and very flexible. Infinitely better than the Connelly Wired that I was using before.

12-30-2006, 08:24 PM
I have a couple of the assault vests (If you gotta have vest in the boat they might as well be something you'll use.) Very comfortable. Measurement is for your chest. You want them to be snug when you get them so don't order up a size, they will give a bit with use. I normally wear XL shirts for comfort but my vest is a large.

12-30-2006, 09:39 PM
I have an Outlaw and in my opinion that is the lightest most comfortable vest I have ever used. I also found a Boost through Sierra Trading Post that I used several times towards the end of the season. There isn't much to that one though and I am not quite used to it. You sit really deep down in the water with that one! :)

12-30-2006, 09:43 PM
You guys know wich one got more ribs protection,the Assault or the Outlaw?

12-31-2006, 12:03 AM
Definately NOT the Outlaw. I have both and the Assault is a lot thicker and provides more protection. I wear if for everything but slalom skiing.

12-31-2006, 09:05 AM
the assault was the one vest o'neil had that was U.S.c.g.approuved,but i think the outlaw was approuved last year.

12-31-2006, 09:06 AM

Jeff Lyman
12-31-2006, 10:41 AM
Thanks guys.

12-31-2006, 10:44 AM
The Oneill catalogue indicates that the Outlaw (http://www.oneill.com/mens-products.php?sport=waterski&categoryID=-1&typeID=31&seriesID=75&id=111) doesn't have the floatation to be USCG approved, but the Assault (http://www.oneill.com/mens-products.php?sport=waterski&categoryID=-1&typeID=31&seriesID=74&id=107) and the Law (http://www.oneill.com/mens-products.php?sport=waterski&categoryID=-1&typeID=31&seriesID=74&id=262) are. If molded panels are preferred over neoprene and you want the flotation, it might be worthwhile to give the Mental (http://www.oneill.com/mens-products.php?sport=waterski&categoryID=-1&typeID=31&seriesID=74&id=108) USCG vest a look...

I kind of like the look of the Mental, but my limited experience with molded vests suggests that they're not as flexible - makes it harder to bend over to secure the feet while sitting on a hydrofoil in the water..


12-31-2006, 03:01 PM
The Outlaw absolutly SUCKS! I hated it with a passion. Just stay away from that one!

12-31-2006, 04:04 PM
The Outlaw is awesome, best vest ever made IMO. :D

Seriously, I love my Outlaw, but The Law is also pretty lightweight and a great vest as well. I have one of each for me. I'll never buy any vest other than O'Neill.

12-31-2006, 04:35 PM
idk, maybe i just got the POS out of the bunch, i liked it at first, but then all the flotation started bunching up in it beyond belief. I actullay saftey pinned all the flotation into place it was so bad. Im going pack to a jet pilot.

TX.X-30 fan
12-31-2006, 04:50 PM
I got the outlaw this summer. Wow the vest is so comfortable when I board, and I don't notice the difference in floatation from an approved vest.