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Sleek and slim.
Bulky is bad and sleek is super. The Mustang Survival M.I.T. 100 Manual Activation Inflatable PFD meets your exacting standards of low profile and trim. If you're wade-fishing in the glades or putting the pontoon in for a water-bound BBQ, this slim vest won't get in the way of your burger flipping, and it'll offer a hit of protection in case things get out of control. Important caveats: you need to know how to swim for this PFD to jack for you; it is absolutely not designed for water skiing or other high-impact, high-speed (yeah, that means whitewater of any class) activities; and you must be at least 16 years old to wear it.
Unlike traditional life vests, inflatable life jackets rely entirely on inflation for buoyancy. Since this PFD is a manually inflatable vest, that means until you inflate it, it won't keep you above water. When you find yourself in the drink after losing the battle with a sassy bass, grab the pull-tab and give a firm jerk downward to activate the CO2 cylinder. The PFD should inflate within 5 seconds. On the off chance you didn't inspect the vest or a mechanical malfunction occurs, you can inflate the vest yourself (by blowing it up). The tube rests within the left front panel, and with a huff and puff, you'll be sitting pretty atop the water.
Once you've been fished out of the water and are ready to head home, deflate the M.I.T. 100. Reverse the oral inflation dust cap, and squeeze that PFD like it's a long-lost lover. Then, repack the inflation tube, making certain the inflator inspection window is not obscured. Once dry and completely flat, you can re-arm the PFD with a new canister of CO2 (re-arming kit and new canisters sold separately). Since this PFD sports a silhouette that makes most super-models jealous, you need to regularly check the integrity of what will end up saving your life: the inflation ability.
- A manually inflating PFD for flatwater paddling
- CO2 cartridge lets you easily inflate the device
- Cordura fabric is super durable
- Manual inflation only when you pull the cord
- Not approved for whitewater activities
- Simple design is easy to repack
- Low-profile fit won't get in the way
- Item #MUS000U