HIT™ Inflatable PFD
Incorporating new and improved
hydrostatic inflation technology, and a durable and easy-to-use SecureZip™
PFD closure system, the new Auto Hydrostatic Inflatable PFD was made for
the most demanding users and the most severe marine environments.
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.
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).
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.
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.
USCG TYPE II - 3183
USCG TYPE V Commercial - 3183
USCG TYPE V - 3184
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- Hammar 1F auto hydrostatic inflator is
maintenance free for 5 years
- Lightweight and comfortable design
- Neoprene Comfort Collar
- 35 lb buoyancy when inflated
- Cylinder is contained inside bladder to
protect against corrosion
- Durable 420-Denier nylon and heavy duty
polyurethatne coated nylon
- Strobe light holder, safety whistle and SOLAS
reflective tape on badder
- Backup oral inflation tube
- Integrated sailing harness exceeds ORC
standards (MD3184 only)