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MTI Helios Inflatable PFD


    MTI Helios Inflatable PFD

    Why not be prepared? The MTI Helios Inflatable PFD offers a low-profile fit and on-demand flotation. See details

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    Item # 814352

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    Why not be prepared? The MTI Helios Inflatable PFD offers a low-profile fit and on-demand flotation.

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    Why not be prepared? The MTI Helios Inflatable PFD offers a low-profile fit and on-demand flotation.

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    Why not be prepared? The MTI Helios Inflatable PFD offers a low-profile fit and on-demand flotation.

    • The MTI Helios inflates instantly with the simple tug of a tab, providing 29 lbs. of floatation should you need it
    • Uninflated fit is compact and allows an easy range of motion when paddling or fishing
    • Durable Cordura® nylon fabric stands up to heavy use
    • At-a-glance indicator window lets you know whether PFD is ready to inflate
    • Includes a back-up oral inlation tube and attached safety whistle
    • Includes an MTI RK5 CO2 cylinder; additional RK5 CO2 Re-Arming Kits sold separately
    • Fits chest sizes 30 - 52 in.
    • One size fits adults over 80 lbs.


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    MTI Helios Inflatable PFD Specs
    Best use
    29 pounds
    Type III
    Cordura nylon
    USCG Classification

    MTI Helios Inflatable PFD

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    MTI Helios Inflatable PFD is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awkward if using while standing up I thought this would be a softer low profile feel, but it is very stiff because the uninflated portion is packed inside. It does work well when sitting in a kayak becuase it does not ride up in the front because there is no front. When you are sitting down it looks normal, but if standup paddleboarding, the sides do not come down far enough and the bottom sticks out at the most crucial part of a woman's upper body providing an awkward look (and I have a short torso). If only using it sitting down, then this may be the PFD for you. For standup I suggest the belt or regular PFD.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for kayaking and sailing I love that this lifevest is cool to wear and not bulky. Much better compared to my old foam vest. Great for kayaking. I also use it when I sail on my Hunter. Doesn't get in my way. Just remember to check the CO cylinder to make sure its armed. But you can use the oral tube to inflate if you forget it. Good quality.
    Date published: 2014-04-13

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