US COAST GUARD APPROVED
"This new life jacket is absolutely genius!
- The Inertia
"One of the smartest innovations I've seen in recent years for water safety!"
- Standup Journal
"One of the coolest and most innovative life jackets I've ever seen!"
- Field & Stream
"We loved the sleek looks, unimposing fit and massive functional benefits of the Wingman, which made it a standout product for the SUPers, big wave surfers, and open water swimmers."
- ISPO Munich Judges
"Swimming, surfing, kayaking, SUP, everyone needs to be wearing one of these things!"
- Dave Langer, Professional Big Wave Surfer
"We love the idea, the Wingman was liked by many and we were hearing tons of positive comments!"
- Ryan Greissmeyer, 8 Time Ironman & Race Director
"The Wingman is a life jacket for people who don't wear life jackets, but should, it's that comfortable!"
- Sailing Magazine
AS FEATURED ON
We are watermen; we paddle, fish, swim, surf, sail and spend as much time on the water as possible. Some days we are competitive; racing paddleboards, kayaks, and triathlons, while other days we enjoy relaxing on the water tied up with friends and cold beers. No matter what activity the day holds, there is always one item hampering our fun, life jackets. We are required to buy them and carry them, but none of them actually suit our needs or our style. When it's race day we need a high performance product designed for speed that will help us perform our best and if it’s a booze cruise kind of day we need a comfortable vest that doesn’t interfere with our fun or cramp our style. The Wingman is the first life jacket designed for all of these activities and so much more; it’s designed for us, the watermen who live on the water. It's minimal and comfortable when you don’t need it and becomes the highest performance life jacket instantly when you do need it.
We created the Wingman because we had to, millions of people use life jackets but everyone hates them and thinks of them as a nuisance rather than an asset. Existing life jacket manufacturers have their priorities backwards, putting cost savings and ease of manufacturing ahead of performance and customer needs. The Hyde team was sick of buying low quality, poorly designed life jackets from companies who don’t participate in the sports their product are used in. Surfers design the best surfboards, paddlers design the best paddles, and finally, the watermen at Hyde have stepped in to design the best life jackets. Hyde is proud to introduce the Wingman, your Wingman, never hit the water alone again and never settle for less than the best when it comes to your safety.