Float-Tech (formerly Orca Gear) Model # FT-HRA-R5 (FT302) Approval Type: USCG Type V with Type III performance
An all season jacket that offers complete non-restrictive movement, unmatched comfort and exceptional style with dynamic versatility to adjust to a variety of weather conditions. The product includes three products all in one; a jacket, a vest (except Orange w/ black version does not have zip off sleeves), and an automatic inflatable PFD liner. You will not feel or look like you are wearing a life jacket.
Float Tech Wins Sail Magazine’s Award: TOP GEAR for 2004
NEW for 2007: Produced in Safety Orange with over 30 square inches of SOLAS tape added to the chest, back, hood, and wrists!
The Float-Tech jacket is a great choice for offshore boating, recreational boating, fishing and paddle sports. You can even use the outer shell for performance outerwear on any kind of outing.
Reliable auto inflation within 3-5 seconds with 26 lbs of minimum buoyancy and excellent freeboard and turnover requirements, all exceeding US Coast Guard requirements for Type III devices
USCG Approved as Type V with Type III Performance
The jacket, made of rip-stop nylon, is stylish, water-proof, breathable, and lightweight with zip-off sleeves
Comes complete with two manual inflation backups, a hidden brimmed hood, adjustable side release buckles, 3M Scotchlite Reflective Fabric throughout, non-corrosive vislon zippers, and an adjustable shock cord
Compatible with single and dual D-ring harnesses by means of integral harness access points
Lightweight comfort ensures that it will not weigh down on your neck, shoulders and back
Versatile features allow you to wear the inflatable PFD liner separately, as well as with the jacket, with or without sleeves.
According to United States Coast Guard wear studies, individuals do not wear life jackets because they are: bulky, uncomfortable, restrictive, and unsightly. Of the hundreds of drownings that occur each year, 80% of the individuals were NOT wearing life jackets. (USCG 2002)