The Deckvest 5D includes the award winning Pylon Safety Light, the Lume-On Lifejacket bladder illumination lights and many other features and accesories as standard.
This version comes with a state-of-the-art Hammar MA-1 hydrostatic inflator equipped with an indicator for checking activation status.
The Hammar system is activated by pressure and will not inflate until the unit is submerged to a depth of approximately 10 cm (4"). The Hammar system will simply not accidently inflate in very wet conditions, since it is not moisture sensitive. As a further safety precaution, the inflation cylinder is glued to the firing head so it will not work loose due to user motion.
The Deckvest 5D offers complete man-overboard protection for open ocean sailors - high buoyancy with auto inflation and built-in deck harness with soft, high-tensile safety line attachment loop. Includes double crotch/thigh straps with recessed clips. A high visibility sprayhood with 270° view panel covers your entire head and attaches over the bottom of the air bladder to reduce risk of spray inhalation and secondary drowning.
Flashing, high intensity, 23 cm (9") tall Pylon™ light antenna deploys on inflation, eliminating head and sprayhood shadows for all round visibility.
• 170 Newton bladder provides 38 lb of buoyancy (compare to type II or III PFD at 15.5 lb or Type I at 22 lb) for increased safety in rough conditions
• Not currently US Coast Guard approved (6/2/14)
•CE approved to ISO12402-3, international standard for lifejackets and ISO12401 for deck safety harnesses
This PFD is very easy to don and adjust. It is very light weight and comfortable in all conditions for both men and women - the unique "Shoulder Fit System" flexes and self-locates, ensuring a correct fit on the shoulders every time. The design is wide at the neck to eliminate chafing and provide normal head mobility.
• Back adjustment is hidden, and non-snag, for easy simple adjustment
• Compact cut-away design allows for total arm mobility
• Secure, easily adjusted double-buckle belt and low profile collar shape
• Emergency safety line cutter, whistle, oral inflation tube, and mesh pocket for VHF Radio or PLB emergency beacon
• Easily converts to "Manual Only" firing head with a Manual Conversion Kit # SPI DW-MAK
• Pylon Light – high intensity, water activated flashing LED Light. 23cm flexible antenna wand gives improved visibility above head & water
• Lume-On - Lifejacket bladder illumination lights included
• 5 year warranty when registed with Spinlock after purchase
• Use re-arming kit #SPI DW-RAH/150; see Related Products, below