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2021 Ride Engine Defender HF Impact Vest

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2021 Ride Engine Defender HF Impact

What Ride Engine has to say about the Defender

Riding a hydrofoil on any type of surf craft in any condition can go sideways quickly, making an impact vest mandatory equipment for most foilers. The Defender HF Impact Vest has been designed to give you gladiator-level protection from a potentially injurious board or foil strike to the torso. The padding on the Defender HF Impact Vest is logically located to allow for unobtrusive paddling and smooth integration under a kite or windsurf harness. Strategically placed internal impact-shell technology throughout the Defender HF Impact Vest shield your upper body from wayward foil points, board noses and other scar-producing dangers so you can ride another day.


  • Optimized design and fit for all styles of foiling: kite, surf, windsurf and wing
  • Internal impact-shell technology located in high-risk areas
  • YKK heavy-duty front zip

Size Guide

Harness Size Inches Centimeters
Small 35-37" 89-94cm
Medium 37-39" 94-99cm
Large 39-41" 99-104cm
X-Large 41-43" 104-109cm

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3 Reviews

  • 5
    A Little Nicer Than Others I've Tried

    Posted by Ryan on 5th Jul 2021

    After a few wing foil sessions in this vest, it seems a little better than others I've tried in several ways. It fits me like a glove, provides a great coverage, moves well, and the panels seem to have a bit of something hard covering a gelatinous mid-section. Floats me upright with my head out of the water similar to the way a good pfd would. Really like this vest.

  • 5
    Defender HF Impact Vest

    Posted by Kelvin Humenny on 28th Jun 2021

    Super comfortable, I barely know I'm wearing it, decent buoyancy, and lots of protection in the right places. (I've broken ribs 3 times so I would know!)

  • 5
    Very good fit!

    Posted by Didier on 23rd Jun 2021

    This impact vest not only provides a good level of protection against hard surfaces, but also a good back support and padded shoulders to carry the foil on land. Great equipment for foilers and kiters!

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