I have one of these too. Won't ever buy another vest. They float ten times better than any neoprene vest which is good for when you're getting pounded in big surf. Use it till the padding falls put and buy another one
Let me know if you want one, they also have Apex model. Just a little different graphics and color. same vest though.x4 on these... Lots of room for your arms/pits, USCG approved, side entry, no buckles in front, great flotation, good impact protection, lighter than Neoprene.... I like my Slippery Switch but I like these even better especially for the price.