Dual Cell Life Vest

$93.95
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Product ID: 5006A

By Switlik

A sharp tug on the cord activates the replaceable CO2 cylinder, instantly inflating the life vest for emergency use. Emergency locator light is automatically activated in water. The twin cell life jacket weighs 18 oz. and is packed in a 10-year PVC package. Fold to approximately 8”l x 6”w x 2”h, provide 37 lbs. of buoyancy and are TSO approved. High-visibility yellow.

What the FARs say:

Part 91.509 (a) No person may takeoff an airplane for a flight over wate...

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By Switlik

A sharp tug on the cord activates the replaceable CO2 cylinder, instantly inflating the life vest for emergency use. Emergency locator light is automatically activated in water. The twin cell life jacket weighs 18 oz. and is packed in a 10-year PVC package. Fold to approximately 8”l x 6”w x 2”h, provide 37 lbs. of buoyancy and are TSO approved. High-visibility yellow.

What the FARs say:

Part 91.509 (a) No person may takeoff an airplane for a flight over water more than 50 nautical miles from the nearest shore unless that airplane is equipped with a life preserver or an approved flotation means for each occupant of the airplane.

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Durability
5.0 / 5
Reliability
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Performance
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EaseOfUse
3.0 / 5
Value
4.7 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Durable, but beware of shipping packaging.
The life vests come in sturdy sealed vinyl pouches that protect them from normal handling (hauling them around, stowing them during flight) but the shipping box was not packed with opening in mind. Sporty's would be well served to ensure that opening the box with a knife would be safe enough a method for the enclosed product by inserting some cardboard between the product and the taped box seam. I managed to open it carefully enough (barely, and I was trying, the tape was thick), but it would be easy to see someone slicing through a little too hard and destroying one of the pouches/PFDs.
May 31, 2016
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
2 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Pros: Great product. Light weight and sealed well to be used in an emergency. Cons: No directions or briefing card to give my passengers on how to don the life preserver. Consider at least providing an electronic link for folks to print their own so as not to add any additional cost to the product. Mailed quickly and arrived within a few days with normal postage rate.
May 23, 2013
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Pros: Compact, light-weight, and enclosed in sealed waterproof bag Cons: No instructional video, booklet, or placard, just a sealed (non-resealable) bag with a tighly folded vest in it. Absent the video or booklet instructions, no way of knowing how to don or inflate (e.g, could a child do it him/herself or would he/she require adult assistance?) Ditto, the sealed pouch. Moreover, without an instructional placard, it's hard to brief passengers. Seems like the product is 'incomplete' in this regard.
March 5, 2012
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Pros: Good value for the money. Flying over open water of the Great Lakes for any time makes you happy you and your passengers are well protected in the event you have to put down in the lake.
September 1, 2011
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Is it reusable?
A shopper on May 8, 2017
Can these vests stay permanently in the airplane? Do they have an expiration date and an inspection date?
Barbara S on Sep 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The vest do have an expiration date.
I am flying to the Bahamas and the requirements are a "Coast Guard Approved " life vest for each soul on board. I notice that these life vests are TSO approved, but do they also satisfy the "Approved by Coast Guard" requirements for travel to the Bahamas?
Grant G on Jun 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer does not list the vest as Coast Guard approved. It is listed as FAA approved.
does this use two co2 cartridges?
A shopper on Oct 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The vest is inflated by a single co2 cartridge.
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