Ride Engine Empax Impact Vest

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  • Ride Engine Empax Impact Vest - Front
  • Ride Engine Empax Impact Vest - Rear
  • Ride Engine Empax Impact Vest - Diagram
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Ride Engine Empax Impact Vest

Ride Engine has released the Empax, an impact vest designed to fit comfortably between you and your harness. The Empax offers impact and wind protection as well as helps regulating your core temperature. 

What Ride Engine has to say about the Empax

The Empax Vest is designed to integrate comfortably with your harness to provide buoyancy and impact protection without inhibiting range of motion or harness function. The paneling and no-slip Wind Skin waist help lock your harness in place and prevent it from riding up. The vest features a strategic layout of 20mm foam panels that provide flotation and impact protection in critical areas, with a feel that lets you forget you’re even wearing it.

Whether you’re an entry-level rider who needs extra flotation, a casual rider who likes the added safety and peace of mind or a top-level rider who wants to protect your body as you push your limits, the Empax will quickly become a piece of gear you won’t ride without.


  • Strategic impact protection and flotation
  • Integrates comfortably with your harness
  • Does not inhibit range of motion
  • Grippy Wind Skin lower, panel upper helps lock harness in place
  • No toxic hydrophobic chemicals

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

  • 4
    Ride engine empax impact vest

    Posted by Steve C on 27th Jan 2020

    I'm super happy with this vest.
    Fits perfectly with my dakine c2 harness and helps it from riding up.
    Cuts the wind well...nice and warm
    Perfect amount of flotation when your in the water
    I'm 185 lbs 5'10" and got the XL. Super stretchy... Fits well with or without wetsuits. Front zip is much easier to put on than my old side zip vest.
    I love it and would of given it a 5 star if it had a pocket and or line knife on it somewhere. Fast delivery
    Thanks again Mackite!

  • 2
    fit, sizing

    Posted by lola on 31st Jul 2019

    I liked the look of this vest. The circumference is good, but because it is unisex size (for men, but if a woman wants to try it, maybe it'll work), the lower pads reach my belly button, which I think is not how it is supposed to work. The armholes are huge.

  • 5

    Posted by Romina L. on 18th Jul 2018


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