New Zealand’s leading manufacturer and distributor of quality marine safety equipment, recreational and performance watersports products, Hutchwilco Limited has released their latest inflatable life jacket, the Hutchwilco Pro Spec 170N.
The Hutchwilco Pro Spec 170N inflatable lifejacket is a great low profile item that has twice the buoyancy of a conventional jacket but without the size and bulk of a traditional unit.
The 170N comes in either a manual inflation version, in which a mechanism activates at the pull of the cord and releases a C02 canister inflating the jacket. Alternatively there is an automatically inflating version of the Pro Spec, which will inflate when immersed in water.
With twice the buoyancy of a conventional foam lifejacket, and in the case of the automatic version, once inflated the 170 Pro Spec will rapidly turn and unconscious wearer onto their back.
An oral inflation tube is also fitted and after use the jacket is manually deflated via the oral tube and can be rearmed again for future use. An outer cover with soft neoprene around the neck provides more comfort for the wearer and a mesh back gives an improved fit.
The Hutchwilco Pro Spec 170N range comes with a black cover when not inflated, and becomes rescue yellow when inflated. A built in crotch strap is also available if required for offshore sailing. For your nearest retailer, visit Hutchwilco.co.nz.