Automatic Inflatable Vest PFD with LIFT™ and Auto Hydrostatic Inflator - No Harness Attachment Points
MD0451 - Incorporating new and improved hydrostatic inflation technology HIT™, and a durable and easy-to-use SecureZip™ PFD closure system, the Mustang Survival MD0451 Auto Hydrostatic Inflatable Vest with LIFT™ is a lightweight PFD designed with a shorter length and a low and flexible profile to ensure total mobility during the most rigorous activities. Engineered with revolutionary LIFT™ technology for increased freeboard and Hydrostatic Inflator Technology HIT™ for reliable inflation in a low maintenance design, the MD0451 was designed primarily for performance sailors, security and rescue professionals and people in offshore environments.
LIFT™ technology improves safety for users in variable wind and wave conditions by elevating the mouth out of the water by up to 9 inches (23cm). Known as freeboard, this increase in elevation has been shown to reduce underwater mouth immersions by 80%, increasing the chance of survival in accidental immersion situations while reducing drowning and exposure. Hydrostatic Inflator Technology HIT™ will only automatically inflate when submerged in 4 or more inches of water and not inadvertently due to rain, spray or humidity. Made for the most severe marine environments the Auto Hydraulic Inflatable Vest with LIFT™ will meet the challenges of the most demanding users.
Use only Mustang Survival re-arm kits. Use of other re-arm kits may result in improper operation or failure to operate and will void the product's warranty.
Adult Universal (over 80 lbs.; Chest 30"-52")
Hydrostatic Technology Hydrostatic pressure is applied to objects submerged in water. The new hydrostatic inflator needs only to be submerged 4 inches (10 cm) for hydrostatic pressure to open a pressure valve which releases a firing mechanism that automatically inflates the PFD.
Reliable Inflation The PFD inflates under hydrostatic pressure and will not inflate prematurely due to rain, humidity or water contact (the PFD can also be inflated by pulling the activation cord).
Low Maintenance No inflator maintenance is required for five years, unless fired.
Safety Inspection Window Easily view the inflator replacement date and inflator status through the safety inspection window - green indicates ready for use.
SecureZip™ closure Born from our research in military applications, the patented SecureZip™ closure system keeps the PFD closed during the most rigorous activity, makes the PFD easy to repack and effortlessly opens upon inflation.
Hammar 1F auto hydrostatic inflator is maintenance free for 5 years
LIFT™ PFD delivers up to 9" (23cm) of freeboard - highest elevation out of water ever seen in a PFD reduces mouth immersions and increases visibility to rescue crews
When inflated, LIFT™ bladder has stabilizing wings on sides and behind the neck to provide support in rough waters
Safety Inspection Window - window allows user to easily inspect inflator status: green indicates inflator is ready for use
Hydrostatic Inflator Technology HIT™ will only inflate when submerged in 4" or more also includes manual backup
SecureZip™ closure withstands rigorous activity and is easy to repack
Neoprene Comfort Collar™
Durable 420-Denier nylon
Mesh back allows for good air flow to keep wearer cool
Cylinder is contained inside bladder to protect against corrosion
Backup oral inflation tube
Strobe light holder, safety whistle and SOLAS reflective tape on bladder
High performance cell with 40 lbs. of buoyancy, when inflated, is capable of self-righting a facedown person in seconds.
Mustang Survival's commitment to quality has earned their Richmond, VA facilities ISO9001 registration, the highest of all international standards. This is Mustang Survival's guarantee you're receiving the ultimate in design and manufacturing.