Aviator Life Vest

$249.00

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Product ID: 6545A

By Switlik

This lightweight life vest is extremely comfortable to wear. Designed for the seated position in your aircraft, you’ll forget you’re wearing it. V-neck design allows the life jacket to lie over your shoulders relieving the pressure on your neck during those long flights. Beaded, red activation handle is easy to spot in low light conditions. Great for helicopter and fixed wing operations. Includes backup oral inflation tube. Weighs 21 oz. and provides over 35 lbs. o...Read more

By Switlik

This lightweight life vest is extremely comfortable to wear. Designed for the seated position in your aircraft, you’ll forget you’re wearing it. V-neck design allows the life jacket to lie over your shoulders relieving the pressure on your neck during those long flights. Beaded, red activation handle is easy to spot in low light conditions. Great for helicopter and fixed wing operations. Includes backup oral inflation tube. Weighs 21 oz. and provides over 35 lbs. of buoyancy. FAA TSO-C13F approved.

Features

  • Dual opening, zipper closure design
  • Designed to transfer the load away from your neck
  • Single chamber design w/ a floating film for built in inflatable chamber redundancy
  • Oral inflation capabilities on both sides of the chamber
  • Built in locator light
  • Replaceable life preserver and/or cover option

Specifications

Weight:1 lbs 5 oz (595.3g)
Buoyancy:Over 35 lbs
Inflation System:1 33g CO2 cylinder
Cover Fabric:Crusader® 790/60% Nomex/40% Kevlar®
Webbing1-1/2in webbing conforms to MIL-W-17337
Reviews
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Reliability
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Performance
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Ease Of Use
4.8 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (1)
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great vest and fast shipping. Thanks !
June 24, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Fits
Product arrived as described. Fits well. Does it work? No idea and hopefully never come to find out -- I'd rather be above the water than it it.
April 10, 2015
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: Slips on easily while in aircraft. Lightweight and comfortable Cons: May be a bit uncomfortable for some women as it doesn't seem to follow the contours of the chest.... untested assumption at this point. Seams are well covered. Much easier to put on in aircraft than a traditional vest style. It just drops over your head and secure the waistband.
July 6, 2012
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Comfortable. Sturdy construction. Cons: I wish I could test deploy it. Once a year, I'll probably deploy it and send it back to Switlik to have it repacked and inspected.
June 29, 2012
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It looks like this Switlik vest's red-beaded activation cord might be easy to get tangled up with seat belt etc. Has this been a problem? Does anyone know how hard you have to pull the red beads to activate the inflator? I would hope it's a good hard tug on them...
Jeremy Butler on Sep 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have not deployed the life vest (and hope I never do) but I have not had any issues with the handle getting hung up in my seat belts. In looking at the mechanism (striker to punch the hole in the CO2 cartridge) I'm guessing it takes a decent tug to engage and inflate. If you look at the second pic with the vest on the dummy you'll see that the red handle is pretty high. This is my experience, the seat belt buckles below the inflator handle.
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