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NEW !! Switlik UA-80 Evolution Life Vest
UA-80 Evolution Life Vest

NEW !! Switlik UA-80 Evolution Life Vest

Part Number: HHC-1969
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(Part Number: S-9470-1) The new design draws on the underarm flotation technology that was recently approved and accepted as part of Switlik’s US Army Aircrew Combat Equipment (ACE) flotation. It’s been adapted for the commercial market, and provides a solution for the two biggest problems facing helicopters crews of all types: Improved head and neck mobility, both before and after inflation Increased MOLLE space for carrying mission-critical accessories

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 (Part Number:  S-9470-1) SWITLIK’s UA-80 Evolution Vest is the first FAA Approved, commercially available constant wear life vest based on the company’s revolutionary underarm flotation technology. The SWITLIK Evolution vest is an innovative, reimagining of inflatable life vest technology. Leveraging a similar bladder design to that of the next generation US Army Aircrew Combat Equipment (ACE) program, the design integrates an underarm-style inflatable bladder with 85+ lbs. of buoyancy. The Evolution vest is designed to solve the two biggest challenges previously posed in life vest design – increasing comfort and mobility around the head and neck, and maximizing space for professional aviators and crews to carry equipment. The Evolution Vest forgoes the traditional yoke-style design, and instead moves the flotation around the wearer’s abdomen – totally eliminating any helmet interference or range of motion issues posed by older-style constant wear vests. When inflated, the underarm-style bladder provides improved mobility, maneuverability, higher freeboard and superior water channeling when compared to traditional yoke-style bladders. It also provides auto-righting of unconscious aircrew to bring them into a stable, face-up position for unimpeded breathing. As the flotation resides inside the vest, valuable space is added to the front for accessories. The Evolution Vest has more than twice the amount of available MOLLE loops than any previous Switlik design. SWITLIK’s innovative underarm flotation bladder is dual-chambered, and features a three-layer film construction that is more fire, abrasion, and puncture resistant that traditional life vest fabrics. The bladder construction utilizes a novel manufacturing method to maintain low bulk and weight.

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