Stearns Suspenders Manually Inflatable Belt-Pack Life Jacket

March 14, 2014 - Comment

Stearns Sospenders inflatable lifejackets are lightweight and comfortable, allowing freedom of movement while providing maximum buoyancy. Great for sailing, fishing, paddling, boating, or hunting, this Stearns Sospenders life jacket is stored as a compact belt pack, and manually inflates within seconds to be a complete, adult-sized (30″-52″ chest) life jacket providing 15.5 lbs. of buoyancy.

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Stearns Sospenders inflatable lifejackets are lightweight and comfortable, allowing freedom of movement while providing maximum buoyancy. Great for sailing, fishing, paddling, boating, or hunting, this Stearns Sospenders life jacket is stored as a compact belt pack, and manually inflates within seconds to be a complete, adult-sized (30″-52″ chest) life jacket providing 15.5 lbs. of buoyancy. Jacket inflates via the 16-gram CO2 cylinder by pulling the attached lanyard, or by blowing into the inflation tube. This personal flotation device is Coast Guard approved. Uses rearming kit #0925 for repeated use. Inflatable PFDs are not recommended for non-swimmers; not for use for active watersports activities (skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, white water, or PWC).

Product Features

  • Manually inflates in seconds by pulling lanyard for CO2 inflation, or by oral inflation tube
  • 15.5 lbs. of buoyancy
  • Will not inhibit your range of motion while hunting or fishing
  • Coast Guard approved
  • Uses Rearming kit #0925

Comments

J. J. Burtch "In Life, Try to be the Type of ... says:

Nice… I am getting into stand up paddling, and although I have a really nice life vest for kayak paddling, I was finding that the fit of it didn’t really work very well for SUP. My arms were rubbing on the vest in spots that made them uncomfortable, so I started looking into what other paddlers use.I found this Stearns SOSpenders belt pack and found out that it was Coast Guard approved, so I figured I’d snatch it up.It fits very well, looks pretty good, and is VERY…

Teak geek says:

Sospenders, 0430 model with 16 gram CO2 canister I ordered and received the item promptly, well packaged. I haven’t tried it in the water yet, but am relatively confident it will suffice. The small pocket easily fits an emergency whistle with a lanyard, and the belt retaining system can be slightly modified to create a low profile with no webbing tail slack. I might stitch another clip/gear loop/daisy chain onto it, make a small pouch to hang off the side (for 1-3 small aerial flares), or simply clip a ‘biner to it to attach a small folding…

SRC says:

Haven’t inflated it, but as far as I can tell it’s great! The life-vest/belt is perfect for anyone who doesn’t really feel like having a bulky life-vest but must abide by water safety rules. I bought this for paddle boarding and I can barely tell I have it on. I’m a fairly strong swimmer, so even when I took a dive into the water, I still didn’t need to deploy it. It seemed to dry out fairly quickly, and I haven’t had any trouble with it.The one downfall is that it uses a plastic tab to keep the inflation mechanism in place. I wanted to…

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