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  • Simple to don and adjust the bladder position; simply pull the inflation cord and then place the neck strap over your head
  • Easy-to-use manual and / or oral inflation
  • Zippered pocket accommodates small items
  • Low-profile design does not hinder movement when paddling
  • For persons 16 years of age or older, weighing at least 80 lbs.
  • Type V PFD (with Type III Performance); buoyancy minimum: 22.5 lbs.
  • Uses standard 3/8 in. threaded 16g CO2 cartridge (Rearming kit #533100)


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Best Use Paddling
Flotation 22.5 pounds
USCG Classification Type V
Material(s) 240-denier ripstop nylon
Inflatable Yes
Fits Chest Up to 42 inches
Child Weight Range > 80 pounds
Weight 13.4 ounces
Gender Unisex
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Am I to assume that you must be conscious in order for this to work? If you are in trouble on the water and not able to pull the cord, etc., how is this going to help you?

Asked by: Deb67
​The pull handle needs to be physically pulled to deploy this PFD.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

If you swim while wearing the pack, do you have to unpack and let air dry after?

Asked by: Michelle
​Yes, we do recommend unpacking and letting air dry after use.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-20

How exactly do you re-pack it after it's deployed? And must you replace the CO2 cartridge each time?

Asked by: jaime007
The cartridge is not reusable with this pack. To repack, make sure to expel all air from the yellow inflation chamber, and ensure the pack is clean and dry. Remove the old CO2 cylinder and dispose of it correctly and then install the new CO2 cylinder according to the visual instructions with the belt. Then, with it lying flat, fold the inflation chamber in half by folding under and then in half again by folding over. Then, half that amount one more time by folding under, and the cylinder and manual valve with be sitting on top, in line with the belt. Slip the folded chamber into the blue belt sleeve with the pull/jerk tab sticking out.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-01

Does this PFD come with a CO2 cartridge?

Asked by: HazBen
Yes, the Contour Inflatable PFD is ready to go out of the box.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-27
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