All of the SOSpenders inflatable life jackets have a high-strength, nylon cover that is highly durable, yet soft to the touch, for comfort. For added comfort, these units are tailor-made and designed to rest on the wearer's shoulders and not on their neck. The shroud and bladder have been sewn together to form a one piece unit that is easy to wear, easy to rearm, and easy to repack. The bladder is brightly colored for high visibility and the seams are heat-welded for leak-proof integrity. SOLAS reflective tape strips are attached to the bladder for the best possible chance to be seen at night. These PFDs fasten using a two-inch Fastex buckle that has an audible "click" which tells you it's secured.
The harness models standard safety features include two large, heavy-duty, stainless steel D-rings for a secure tether attachment, a two-inch nylon webbing belt with 6,000 pounds of breaking strength, a light strap attachment for an emergency light (light not included).
All models carry a two-tone emergency whistle and a backup oral inflation tube, and (1) one CO2 cartridge ready to activate and maybe used to inflate the unit only one-time. All of these are adult models designed for a minimum weight of 80 lbs. & age 16 and over, chest size 30" - 52". They provide 35lbs of buoyancy, supplied by a 38 gram CO2 cylinder. The SOSpenders are quite a bit shorter than the Mustang Survival models, and fit better if you're going to be "sitting on the rail" for a long time. Check out the optional Crotch Strap.
Automatic Inflatable PFD w/ Safety Harness exceeds ORC requirements USCG Type V Navy w/ Red SOSpenders Model #1230NAV (8030424/38A HRN) use Automatic Rearm Kit #S38ARK
Automatic 1F Inflatable PFD Rearming Kit SOSpenders Model # 38ASRP (0947) Contains: one 38 gram CO2 cylinder (with bayonet tip), one water sensitive bobbin, and one re-arming instruction manual. For models: 1267ORG, 1268NAV, 1231N/R, 1231NAV, 38AS STD, 38AS PRO, & 38AS HAR
Manual Inflatable PFD w/ Safety Harness exceeds ORC requirements USCG Type V Navy w/ Green SOSpenders Model #1235NAV (8030425/38M HRN) use Manual Rearm Kit #S38MRK
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Manual Inflatable PFD USCG Type V Navy w/ Green SOSpenders Model #1225N/G (8030432) use Manual Rearm Kit #S38MRK
No Longer Available
Automatic Inflatable PFD USCG Type V Navy w/ Green SOSpenders Model #1210N/G (24ASPT) use Automatic Rearm Kit #S24ARK No Longer Available