Now also comes with soft neoprene neck flap
Get on the water with safe boating, fishing or sailing in comfort & at unrivaled value for quality! MNZ approved.
Includes Nexus 400lb BS push button easy fit safety buckle, reflectors on inside and outside & neoprene collar!
This model is perfect for general boating and at a fantastic price for comfort and added safety as you will wear it!
The ever growing popular lifejacket style. Manual inflate models are the most popular for general boating and fishing on trailer boats launches. There are compact, light weight and keep you from over heating as you chase the one that got away. They have robust, easy to use clips and sit comfortably around the neck area. This model feels great on, and is a longer style so it sits better at the waist.
Pull the tab to inflate. One use per bottle. Comes with one bottle, recharge kits sold seperately and are easy to replace yourself. Otherwise, feel free to bring it in for the SmartCrew to do it for you. The opposite side has a manual blow inflate piece, plus a pealess whistle that works when wet. It also has a grab handle and highly reflective strips on the outer and inner of the lifejacket.
MORE ON THE FEATURES:
-Heavy Duty release buckle on the waist band for easy on and off.
-Wide soft nylon webbing for both safety and comfort.
-Features 2 reflectors on the bright yellow bag for when in use plus 2 x sturdy fabric reflectors on the outer of the life jacket (pre-inflated) so the wearer is more visible.
-Pealess safety whistle is attached to the inner of the lifejacket. These are special marine whistles that operate still when wet.
-Webbing grab handle for use in the water or rescue situations. (Can be tucked away into the jacket when not in use)
-Comes with a user manual and is protected for storage in a pvc bag with velcro enclosure and nylon carry handles.
-Suits sizes 40kg plus, and its adjustable belt means you won't have to keep replacing life jackets for growing teens! The belt will adjust up to about a men's size 4-5xl. These jackets are a great option for very lean or larger sizes who often have trouble getting the right fit in a foam life jacket.
SMART TIPS ON INFLATBLE LIFEJACKETS:
THE LIFE JACKET YOU WILL WEAR! As per Rule 91 it is compulsory in New Zealand to have a collared life jacket for each person on board in boats up to 6 metres, unless permitted otherwise by the captain. We certainly recommend wearing them at all times on any boat. If you don't like wearing the bulkier foam life jackets for comfort reasons, the inflatable style is so compact, light and awesome to wear plus as you can see the pricing is now not much more than the foam style! This particular model has a higher safety standard rating than any other 150n manual with harness in the country and the collar sits back away from the neck. (See below for details).
Inflatable lifejackets have quickly become NZ's most popular style due to their higher buoyancy and supreme comfort. You can put them on and wear them all day, knowing they are there and ready immediately if needed. This style is perfect for both boating, sailing and fishing too as the lifejacket is well out of the way of tackle and won't restrict you when reeling in the big one!
CE certification (ISO 12402-3 Standard). The first company in the world to get their lifejacket this International Safety Organisation certification! -a higher standard requirement than MNZ certification!
HOW THEY WORK: Pull the cord to inflate the lifejacket. The cover is held in place by light velcro that is forced open when the inner tube inflates. It is one use per bottle and we suggest having a backup bottle for replacement, especially if you are away at sea for longer trips.- (listed separately). They take 33 gram CO2 bottles and have the most common international thread type so a very easy to find amongst retailers. There is a mouth piece to inflate and deflate the tube as well.It takes around 7 good breaths to fill the bag.
Once inflated, the wearer is turned over if facing down and positioned into a 45 degree angle in a resting position with the head supported well clear of the water. The Grand Pacific 150n has LOTS of buoyancy and suitable for offshore use also: 150n of buoyancy means these life jackets have more than 2x the flotation of the regular foam71n NZS type 402 lifejacket requirements for sheltered waters! The belt extends to fit up to around a men's size 4-5XL!
SPARE/REPLACEMENT CO2 BOTTLES: We recommend also buying a replacement bottle & clip kit (rearm kit). These lifejackets are easy to re-fit & repack yourself, but you are more than welcome to bring it into the Smart Crew to fit it for you or show you how. This is also a good time to check the condition of the jacket so we suggest you read our article on lifejackets in the Tips & Tricks section under safety. These lifejackets are easy to re-fit & repack yourself, but you are more than welcome to bring it into the Smart Crew to fit it for you or show you how. See related items for spare bottles (or you can enter the number '241068' into the search box to find the re-arm kit for this lifejacket).
*Price is per lifejacket.