The MD0450 Auto Hydrostatic Inflatable Vest with LIFT is a lightweight inflatable PFD designed with a shorter length and a low, flexible profile to ensure total mobility during the most rigorous activities. Engineered with revolutionary LIFT technology for increased freeboard and Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT) for reliable inflation in a low maintenance design, the MD0450 was designed primarily for performance sailors, security and rescue professionals and people in offshore environments.
LIFT technology improves safety for users in variable wind and wave conditions by elevating the mouth out of the water by up to 9 inches (23cm). This increase in freeboard has been shown to reduce underwater mouth immersions by 80%, reducing the risks of drowning and exposure. Hydrostatic Inflator Technology will only automatically inflate when submerged in 4 or more inches of water and not inadvertently due to rain, spray or humidity. Made for the most severe marine environments the Auto Hydrostatic Inflatable Vest with LIFT will meet the challenges of the most demanding users.
40 lb buoyancy when inflated
LIFT provides up to 9" of freeboard - the highest elevation out of water ever seen in a PFD - for extra safety in severe weather. This reduces mouth immersions and increases visibility to rescue crews.
Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT) - offers reliable inflation in a low maintenance design that will only automatically inflate when submerged in 4 or more inches of water and not inadvertently due to rain, spray or humidity.
HIT is exclusive to Mustang Survival in North America and maintenance-free for 5 years or until inflated
When inflated, LIFT bladder has stabilizing wings on sides and behind the neck to provide support in rough waters
Safety Inspection Window - window allows user to easily inspect inflator status: green indicates inflator is ready for use
SecureZIP closure withstands rigorous activity and is easy to repack
Neoprene Comfort Collar
Mesh back allows for good air flow to keep wearer cool
Durable 420-Denier nylon
Cylinder is contained inside bladder to protect against corrosion
Backup oral inflation tube
Strobe light holder, safety whistle and SOLAS reflective tape on badder
Sailing harness-ready (MA1900 available separately)
The US Coast Guard has approved the MD0450 as a Type V with Type III Performance.
SIZE UNIVERSAL ADULT (30"-52" CHEST) AGE OVER 16 YEARS, WEIGHING 36.3 KG (80 LB) AND OVER
Color = Red/Black | Haz-Mat = Yes | Size = Universal | Type = V | USCG Approved = Yes