Thread: Life jacket impact rating
04-17-2011, 05:53 PM #1
Life jacket impact rating
I am looking at a new Jet Pilot life vest for my PWC and I cannot find any info on the impact rating for it. If someone has the life vest or knows where I can check the impact rating please let me know I am hoping its 100mph. Thanks
04-17-2011, 10:40 PM #2
My understanding is the 100mph rating has nothing to do with impact protection. According to a Coast Guard review on the Mustang jacket I bought the @ 100mph rating only applies in the sense that it will not tear loose from your body at that speed.
04-18-2011, 07:11 AM #3
04-18-2011, 04:54 PM #4
Yeah, after reading this last night I searched around and kept seeing the rating refered to as "impact". I suppose they just mean impact with the water. Hope to never find out! I did see under the "Safety" section here that if it is not prominently displayed, it is not 100mph rated. Good luck with your hunt.
04-18-2011, 06:14 PM #5
My current vest which has the same zipper + 2 buckles design is rated at 50mph so the new Jet Pilot vest is likely the same. I'll look around more and see if I can get anymore info.
04-18-2011, 07:43 PM #6
I just bought a 100mph rated Mustang, don't remember the model. It has 3 buckle in addition to the zipper and a collar. About $70 on amazon. It does seem small (shorter in the torso) for a medium, but I am right on according to the size chart. Maybe the 100mph vests fit differently?
04-25-2011, 09:25 PM #7
jet pilot vest are rated at 100mph, mine is anyway. hope this helps & trash the 50mph one or put it in the fishing boat if you got one?.
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