Stearns 1470, Ultra Commercial, Automatic Inflatable Vest, PFD, Type V Life Jacket.
USCG Approved Type V for use when worn on uninspected commercial vessels less than 40' in length not carrying passengers for hire
Approved substitute for a Type II or III PFD only when worn and used in accordance with the owner's manual
High visibility reflective tape and emergency whistle on bladder
Halkey-Roberts 1F automatic inflator with single point indicator
Automatic inflation when submerged in water; manual inflation by pulling lanyard or by oral tube
Provides 33.7 lb (150 Newton) buoyancy when fully inflated
Clear window to view arming status of mechanism
Pocket to store extra cylinder or gear and D-ring
2" adjustable belt for secure fit, mesh storage bag, cylinder and bobbin included
Optional back flap for identification, heavy-duty nylon outershell
Tri-fold design provides comfortable fit and easy repacking
3M Scotchlite Reflective Materail SOLAS-grade 6755 on front
Colors: International Orange, Black
Ships with one CO2 cartridge, order re-arm kit #0927 for additional cartridges
Note: Due to the CO2 cartridge, this item can only ship by UPS Ground.
Note: Type V PFD's are in a USCG class of special flotation devices. When they are fitted and worn properly, they will perform as a Type II or Type III device. The biggest advantage of Type V inflatable PFD's is that they encourage people to wear them because of comfort and reduced bulk.
Inherently Buoyant PFD vs. Inflatable PFDs:
Inherently Buoyant PFDs can be used by swimmers and non-swimmers; many vests for a variety of applications - boating, tubing, fishing, skiing, paddling, sailing, etc.; foam filled - will float without action by wearer; available in adult, adult oversize, youth, child, and infant sizes.
Inflatable PFDs are not recommended for non-swimmers; not for use for active watersports activities - skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, white water, or PWC; requires regular user checks and maintenance; available in adult sizes only.
Green cylinder seal indicator shows that CO2 cylinder is full; mechanism is armed to function as a automatic
Red cylinder seal indicator shows that CO2 is empty; needs to be replaced before further use
Green cylinder indicator shows that CO2 cylinder is full. Automatic override tab is in place. Mechanism is armed to function as a manual only device