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  • Uses a 24g CO2 cartridge for inflation; Bayonet-style CO2 cylinder included
  • Indicator window allows easy visibility of inflation mechanism with red / green indicator showing if unit is "Armed" and ready
  • Comfortable neoprene-padded yoke and long "Stole" design for all-day comfort; 3D mesh lining for comfort and fast drying
  • Zippered front storage pocket for small essentials
  • Daisy-chain attachment system across back of shoulders allows for fishing net, strobe or hat attachment
  • Reflective trim aids visibility
  • Signal whistle included
  • Inflatable bladder has printed directions and fold lines for easy repacking


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Best Use Paddling
Flotation 26.13 pounds
USCG Classification Type III
Material(s) Polyester/Oxford nylon; inflatable bladder
Inflatable Yes
Fits Chest 30 - 52 inches
Weight 1 lb. 9.6 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to PFD!!! I started kayak fishing three years ago. I have always had a hard time finding and feeling comfortable in any PFD. Now that I was getting into a kayak, the challenge ramped up! I settled on the MTI Helios and have never looked back! It is so comfortable that I forget I even have it on! I am on the water almost every weekend year round and it has stood up amazingly to all the conditions! I love MTI's dedication to quality products and safety!
Date published: 2017-01-11
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Is this auto inflate and can it be converted to manual inflate for kayaking?

Asked by: apopj
Just called the manufacturer.  This model does not auto inflate.
Answered by: schandor
Date published: 2016-07-08
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