Mustang Survival, Deluxe, Automatic, Inflatable Collar, Life Vest, PFD w/ Sailing Harness, MD3084. Combines the advanced safety of inflatable technology with new product enhancements such as a safety inspection window to readily tell users if the inflator is ready for use and a neoprene comfort collar to eliminate neck irritation, to offer a superior inflatable PFD.
USCG Approved Type V for use as Type III
Made with an integrated sailing harness for extra safety, designed specifically for sailors frequenting rough weather
Automatically inflates when the wearer is immersed in water
Manually inflates when wearer pulls activation cord
Lightweight and close-fitting to ensure it doesn't interfere with regular sailing activities
Safety inspection window allows user to easily inspect inflator status: green indicates inflator is ready for use
Lightweight design for high mobility and allows PFD to be easily worn over a shirt or jacket
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.