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Automatic life jacket

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With an automatic life jacket you guarantee your own safety when you go sailing on open waters. We prefer not to think about it, but there is always a chance that something unexpected will happen while sailing. This can prevent you from ending up in an emergency situation.

In such a situation you are very happy that you have a life jacket on. Nowadays you have many different types of life jackets, and one of them is the automatic life jacket. Below you can already take a look at our range of automatic vests and you may find a suitable one for you.

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How does an automatic life jacket work?

The operation of an automatic life jacket is quite simple and easy to understand. In this regard, there are two different types available, but the function remains the same.

Suppose you are out on a boat and something unexpected happens that requires you to jump into the water from the boat. An automatic inflatable life jacket will then inflate when it comes into contact with water.

This eliminates the need to manually pull a cord and makes your safety in all circumstances guaranteed. Even if you are unconscious or in shock, since the vest inflates itself.

Why choose an automatic inflatable life jacket?

A life jacket that inflates automatically when in contact with water provides many advantages. Not only in terms of safety, but also in terms of comfort. There are also foam lifejackets. However, this is not very comfortable when you are sailing on a boat.

With an automatic life jacket, you won't have to deal with that, since it only inflates itself when you come into contact with water. Should the mechanism still not work for some reason, you can always manually pull the cord.

What types are there?

When we talk about life jackets, they come in different shapes and sizes. For example, you have a automatic life jacket of 275N for the open sea and other life jackets with 150N to buoyancy for lakes, canals and open waters.

For children, there are 100N life jackets developed. In addition, two types of automatic lifejackets can also be distinguished from each other. Here there is no difference in the operation, but the how the automatic mechanism is activated.

CO2 cartridge and salt tablet

So you have an automatic life jacket with an CO2 cartridge and salt tablet. Once the vest comes into contact with water, the salt tablet will dissolve. Then the spring ring is released which activates the firing pin to open the CO2 cartridge, and voila the vest fills with air.

Hydraulic pressure mechanism

There is also a life jacket that works on a hydraulic pressure mechanism. The firing pin in this case will not be activated until sufficient pressure is achieved. In most cases, a sufficient amount of pressure is achieved when the vest is submerged deeper than 10 cm.

What's important here is that you have your life jacket inspected regularly, know more about it? Then press the link to read our information guide about it!

Is an automatic life jacket for your child wise?

In our opinion, it is not wise to provide your child up to age 7 with an automatic life jacket. This is because it can still be difficult for this age to explain how the vest works.

A child may panic for this reason during an emergency. Obviously, we want to prevent this in case of an emergency. Curious about the range? Take a look at all lifejackets for children in the shop.

Got curious? Check out the shop!

Once you can explain how the life jacket works, it is definitely a good option to buy an automatic life jacket for your child. To do so, take a look at our assortment at the top of this page and find a suitable model. Also, always check if there might be an automatic life jacket offer to benefit from a nice discount.

Do you have questions or need personalized advice? Then contact our customer service team by calling, emailing or sending a message via live chat. We are at your service and happy to help you find a suitable life jacket.

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