HYBRID 220 MANUAL / HARNESS
- Article number: Auto 1700-007-1
- Size: 60-120 kg
A closed cell foam inherent buoyancy aid and inflatable lifejacket combination with an integrated safety harness approved according to EN/ISO 12401. The combined buoyancy of the inflated lung and buoyancy aid is 220N with the lung having a buoyancy of 165N. Other features include two zipped pockets, twin thigh strap and an inspection window fitted so that you can visually check the status indicators of the automatic or manual valve are showing green. Also available with automatic gas inflation.
The buoyancy of a lifejacket is measured in the Newton unit. A lifejacket must have sufficient buoyancy to keep the user’s airways above the surface. The vests are divided into different classes depending on the amount of buoyancy, though the actual Newton’s number may vary depending on the size of the vest
WHICH MODEL SHOULD I SELECT?
A good buoyancy aid rated to 50Newton class will support a person over 25 kg with a good freeboard but will still require the wearer to be a good swimmer as it will not turn you over into the safe back position. This category contains all–purpose, specialist buoyancy aids and floatation clothing. These are popular products because they have a perfect balance between function, freedom of movement and security.
If you require more buoyancy or are a non-swimmer you should look at our 100Newton lifejacket selection and these are available in sizes to suit persons from 3 kg to over 100Kg. We would like to point out that we are especially proud of our children’s 100Newtons lifejackets. Should you require more freedom of movement and extra buoyancy please look at 150 Newton inflatable lifejackets.
NEWTON CLASSIFICATION FOR LIFEJACKETS AND BUOYANCY AIDS
- 50 Newton Class / EN ISO 12402-5
Buoyancy aids and floatation clothing that hold a person afloat with a greater safety margin. Must be used by swimmers only as they do not help you onto a safe back position in the water. For person 25kg and over.
- 100 Newton Class / EN ISO 12402-4
Inherent foam lifejackets with the buoyancy concentrated to the front and collar to help a person turn over onto the safe back position. Suitable for swimmers and non-swimmers.
- 150 Newton Class / EN ISO 12402-3
Inflatable lifejackets with good turning capacity when inflated. Can be inflated manually or automatically. For persons 40 kg and over.
- 275 Newton Class
Inflatable lifejackets with extremely good turning capacity. Manual or Automatic inflation. For persons 40 kg and over.
WHICH SIZE SHOULD I SELECT?
It is more important that a lifejacket should be selected for fit and comfort and not to be able to ride up rather than the weight category indicated on the label. For children, this is especially true and the lifejacket should never be purchased to “grow into”.