Patagonia® PSI Vest
Working with many of the world’s best big wave riders, we spent over five years developing and testing our PSI (Personal Surf Inflation) Vest. A pioneering, purpose-built tool that supports multiple inflations in a single session, we received a U.S. patent for its innovative technology in 2014.
Promoting Safety and Preservation
Our PSI Vest adds an unprecedented safety element when surfing the world's biggest waves. By offering the vest's patented technology to the industry in exchange for a fee, we were able to make our first donation of $150,000 to the Fundación Punta De Lobos, helping to preserve an iconic Chilean Point Break. This donation gets the Fundación closer to what is needed to fully protect one of the best lefthand points on the globe.
“Turning five years of research and development into a program where we use our intellectual property to persuade others in the industry to help protect a threatened surf break is another point of difference for our surf business,” says Jason McCaffrey, Patagonia’s senior director of surf.
USD $1,250 | AUD $1,499
The Patagonia PSI Vest may only be purchased in person at Patagonia Hale’iwa and FCD Surfboards in Ventura. To ensure proper use, it is available exclusively to experienced big wave surfers who have been certified by the Big Wave Risk Assessment Group (BWRAG). For all inquiries and questions, contact email@example.com.