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Inflatable SUP Life Jacket
Inflatable SUP Life Jacket
 
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This inflatable SUP life jacket is a low-profile belt pack style solution that you wear around your waist (and out of the way) while you are stand up paddle boarding. When you need it, it auto inflates with the help of an included CO2 cartridge.

One adult universal size fits all!

Our Price: $149.95


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Product Code: ACC-LIFE-FLUID


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Inflatable SUP Life Jacket Fluid

This inflatable SUP life jacket called the Fluid by MTI is the best low-profile personal floatation device solution to the United States Coast Guards regulation that requires stand up paddle boarders to have a PFD on board if theyre stand up paddling outside of a surf zone, swimming area, or wading area. Most stand up paddle surfers prefer to be as unencumbered as possible while theyre paddling, so this belt pack style solution stays out of the way until its needed (if it ever is). When you need it, the inflatable bladder is deployed by the user and inflated by a contained CO2 cartridge. Simply put the bladder over your neck and youve got a fully functional personal flotation device.

As much as the stand up paddle board community may think the Coast Guards requirement is silly (given the fact that a 12 foam board tethered to your leg kind of is a personal flotation device in itself), there are areas where the Coast Guard is actively giving out tickets. If you find yourself stand up paddle boarding in one of those areas, this SUP life jacket is the best out of the way solution hands down.

About SUP Life Jacket Producer MTI

MTI, out of Massachusetts, has been making life jackets for paddlesports enthusiasts in the United States since 1991, but their roots and experience in life vest production dates back to the 1930s in Japan where the current owners grandfather originally started making life jackets. Its a small, family owned paddle sports company and the focus on quality shows thru. Many of their personal floatation devices (PFDs) are made in a factory owned by their extended family in Shanghai.

In light of the 2008 United States Coast Guard ruling that stand up paddle boarders are required to have a wearable PFD (Personal Flotation Device) aboard their vessel at all times when venturing beyond swimming, surfing, or bathing areas, MTI has made a concerted effort to provide lightweight, comfortable, and SUP-friendly life jacket solutions. They have done an outstanding job thus far and have established themselves as a leader in this niche SUP life jacket market. MTI offers low-profile, inflatable SUP life vests that are worn around the waist ready for deployment when necessary. Thus they stay out of your way while paddling around. In the unfortunate event you need a life vest, simply trigger the CO2 inflation canister and a bladder inflates that you can put over your neck. They also offer more standard lightweight stand up paddle surfing life vests that are designed not to interfere with arm movement. And they even offer life jackets for dogs !

MTI is focused on producing the best personal flotation devices on the market. They don't veer off focus by creating other products for the paddlesports industry such as boats or paddles. They work closely with the United States Coast Guard to ensure they are keeping up with the latest PFD needs, and this is precisely why they were a first mover in the stand up paddle surfing life vest market. Like the rest of their PFD products, the design of their SUP life vests is guided by six core principles that are intended to get a quality safety product into as many hands as possible, and then to ensure they get used once they are purchased. Here are the guiding principles:

  1. Make it comfortable
  2. Make it look good
  3. Focus on practical and useful features
  4. Make it affordable
  5. Meet or exceed all Coast Guard regulations
  6. Build it to last

Go with an MTI SUP life vest and you can't really go wrong!



Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1 Add your review

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Nice and compact September 9, 2013
Review by: John Dixon from Myrtle Beach, SC United States  
The pull handle needs a small pocket to keep it from getting snagged.

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