The Zhik USCG PFD is designed with high performance sailing in mind. The smooth racing cut features a large, sculpted neck opening and arm holes allowing for maximum freedom of movement. We removed all unnecessary straps and buckles creating clean lines and a close to body fit. Stretch shoulder panels, large front pocket and a simple side entry ensures you can focus on racing. Certified US Coastguard Type III Approved, with only minor length and width design changes, everything else you loved about our original PFD has remained the same!