This All Weather Auto-Inflate Life Jacket is Australian Standards AS4758.1 Approved.
Chest: 100-110 cm
Waist: 110-130 cm
Body Weight: 40 kg and over
Note: These jackets are sized quite large. If you're unsure, order the smaller size. Exchange requests typically only ever ask for a smaller size.
Buoyancy: 150 Newtons
Official Type: Level 150
Old Equivalent: PFD Type 1
A feature-packed all-weather jacket that has all the bells and whistles you need in a high-quality life jacket. It is comfortable to wear and will automatically inflate when submerged in water. It has been designed to ensure a high level of comfort and practicality while not compromising on any of its many safety features.
Unlike other jackets on the market, we have developed a unique release flap on the back that prevents the jacket from restricting your breathing when inflated. The Jacket as a whole has a nylon outer shell and a polyester inner lining that provides great warmth and water protection in all weather conditions.
All the features you need, like a rain hood that tucks away into the collar, removable sleeves for warm weather use, loads of pockets and even a stainless steel tether loop for securing yourself.
This personal floatation device is great for extreme weather conditions and perfect for fishermen and boaties. The jacket has an automatic inflation system built-in that uses the CO² cylinder to inflate the jacket when it is submerged in water. With a replaceable 33g CO² cylinder that provides 165 newtons of buoyancy, it also has the required backup manual inflation ripcord, just in case.
- The date printed on our CO² gas cylinder is the date of manufacture (Not the expiry). Providing the cylinder has no corrosion and weighs within +/- 2g of the printed weight, the cylinder is good for 5-10 years for recreational use.
- The Automatic Inflatation Cartridge will have between 2-3 years of usable life before a replacement cartridge is needed. The Life Jacket can still be used Manually without this cartridge.
Official Weight Rating: 40kg~70kg, > 70kg (i.e 40kg and above. They do have a recommended max weight of 130kg)
Servicing & Self Inspection
As with all inflatable Life Jackets, it's a legal requirement to service them annually as per the manufactures instructions.
These Inflatable Jackets can be self serviced for the first two years, but it is highly recommended to have them professionally serviced by an authorised service agent on the 3rd year.
Here is a copy of the service manual & self inspection checklist.
Download our PFD self inspection booklet here.
Download just the inspection checklist here.
PROOF OF PURCHASE
To ready yourself for when fishing authorities check your safety equipment, it is important you have your proof of purchase with you when out boating. The best way to do this is to put a copy of your PFD receipt/invoice inside a sealable bag like a Glad ziplock bag, and then put this in your pfd pocket.
Why do I need to do this? Your legal servicing requirements start from the date of purchase not the manufacturer date.
UNDERSTANDING PFD STANDARDS
The New Australian Standard is AS4758 (as of July 2010)
The change that will be most noticeable is a new way of identifying PFDs for different uses.
The new standard introduces the identification of PFDs by 'levels'.
- Level 150 - similar to inflatable PFD Type 1 and suitable for offshore use
- Level 100 - similar to PFD Type 1 and the minimum requirement for offshore use
- Level 50 - similar to PFD Type 2
- Level 50 Special Purpose (50S) - to replace PFD Type 3
Below are the relevant handbooks for most states & territories (including New Zealand)
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Although the Safety Standards for life jackets apply national wide, the situations in which they must be worn may vary in each state.
Make sure you check the regulations in your local area before hitting the water.