This Inflatable SUP PFD is a unique and interesting belt style life jacket because of it's sleek, minimalist design. You probably won't even notice it's there! The belt style PFD has proven to be very popular amongst the SUP community because of its minimal, unobtrusive design (and that it is illegal to paddle without a vest!).
Did you know that stand up paddleboards are now classified the same as other water vessels by the U.S. Coast Guard? This new classification means that SUP users are required to carry a lifejacket or personal floatation device (PFD) with them when outside of "surf" or "swim" zones. This Inflatable SUP PFD is the perfect solution to keep you both safe and legal while out on the water. The Inflatable SUP PFD is a Coast Guard Approved (CGA) Type V floatation device that provides at a minimum of 17 lbs of buoyancy from a 16 gram CO2 charge. What this all means is that this life vest is certified to keep you safe in calm waters and keeps you legal in the eyes of the Coast Guard. Increase your buoyancy with the oral inflation tube to reach a maximum of 26.5 lbs of buoyancy.
This inflatable style life vest is perfect for those who don't want to deal with the distraction of carrying around a traditional, non-inflatable PFD. By simply looping around your waist like a belt, this PFD is completely out of your way and won't interfere with your paddling or your fun. The Inflatable SUP PFD comes with an adjustable strap so it can fit riders of all sizes. This life vest not only looks and feels like a fanny pack, but it also has some of the functionality. There is a zippered pocket that is very convenient for storing keys, your license, or sunscreen.
This PFD is a manual inflation rip cord style life jacket. What this means is that with a simple pull of the rip cord, the life jacket will automatically inflate in seconds and you will have a fully functional life jacket. The key to the inflation is the small canister of compressed CO2. Each CO2 is for one-time use only, but you shouldn't (hopefully) be using your PFD much at all. Don't worry if you do use your vest though, because the CO2 canister can be easily replaced with our re-arming kit.
Stay legal and stay safe! Pick up a Inflatable SUP PFD today! If the belt style PFD isn't your thing, then check out the Paddleboard Life Jacket | Suction Cup Storage. It is a traditional PFD that attaches to the nose of your board.
For multiple uses, we recommend several of our CO2 Refill Canisters to re-charge your belt for another inflation.
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