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Extrasport Universal Rescuer

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Type V: The Extrasport Universal Rescuer is a full-featured PFD that's built tough for the tough jobs that need to be done. 22 lbs of flotation, rescue belt, four lash tabs, two pockets, reflective tape.
  • Quick-release buckle and rescuer's harness have been approved by the US Coast Guard.
  • Shoulders are webbing-reinforced for added security.
  • Four-buckle front closure and 11 adjustment points give a good fit and keep this PFD in place.
  • 500 Denier Cordura® outside provides superior abrasion resistance, and two extra heavy-duty zip pockets with internal D-rings and lash tabs keep your rescue accessories where you want them.
  • The PVC-Free Gaia foam is environmentaly friendly, conforms well to your shape and gives you 22 pounds of flotation.
  • Front and back high-visibility reflective tape help you to be seen in all conditions.
  • Swiftwater Type V PFDs are Coast Guard approved for rescue use. Activities in which they are used are inherently dangerous and life-threatening. No life vest alone can prevent injury or death.
  • This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification, through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • Size: Universal Chest Size 30-56"

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US Coast Guard Type: V
Profile: High
Design Flotation: 22 lbs.
Outer Fabric: 500-denier Cordura®
Pockets:
  • 2 - Front
Lash Tabs:
  • 3 - Front
  • 1 - Back
Adjustment System:
  • 4 - Front
  • 4 - Side
  • 2 - Shoulder
  • 1 - Waist
Features:
  • Quick-release rescue belt
  • Reflective tape on front and back
  • Universal chest size 30" - 56"
  • US Coast Guard Certification

video: How To: Choose the Right Life Jacket

How To: Choose the Right Life Jacket (4:31)

Choosing a good-fitting life jacket that's designed for the type of boating you do is important for your safety. Whether you are kayaking, rafting, canoeing, fishing or stand up paddling, there's a US Coast Guard-approved PFD that's just right for you. In this video, we go over the types of life jackets most commonly worn by boaters and offer tips for choosing one you'll be comfortable wearing all the time you're on the water.

video: How To: Fit a Life Jacket

How To: Fit a Life Jacket (2:21)

Choosing a life jacket, or personal flotation device (PFD), that fits well for all-day wearing comfort is one of the most important water safety decisions you make. In this video we show you how to tighten the straps to ensure the jacket won't ride up when you're in the water. When deciding on a life jacket, wear it around the shop for a while to be sure it's all-day comfortable. Then, be sure to always wear it when you're on the water!

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Extrasport Universal Rescuer
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

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      (4 reviews)

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4.0

First Time use

By TCSAR 57

from Red Bluff, California

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Fits Well
  • Good movement
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Could Not Attach Knife

Best Uses

  • Used For Swr

Comments about Extrasport Universal Rescuer:

I used this on a swift water rescue training exercise. Only problem was I had to attach the Pilot Knife with zip ties.

  • Chest Size:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

buoyant but blah

By gpop

from Ely, Minnesota

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable

Cons

  • Poor bottom strap design
  • Poor pocket design

Best Uses

  • Passive boating

Comments about Extrasport Universal Rescuer:

Nobody should complain that it is difficult to reach or twist for moves in a vest of this sort -- there is a price to pay for high flotation. If you need to float like a cork, it's hard to argue with the slabs of foam in this vest, but design details are weak. Zippers on the pockets are pulled taut when the vest is cinched down, making it hard to get even one finger into the pocket. The nylon is sewn pillowcase style on the bottom, with the bottom strap on the seam, so the strap does not tighten against the body. Personally, I think moving some of the foam to the rear and extending it lower would make it a much better paddling and swimming vest, but if you are a backrest person you might disagree.

  • Chest Size:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bulky PFT

By JC

from Arlington, MA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • High flotation
  • Highly Adjustable

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Boating
  • Paddling

Comments about Extrasport Universal Rescuer:

This PFT is bulky and can make it hard to get back into an inflatable or raft. Flotation is excellent though. I did swim on CLIV rapid with it and found it quite protective of the clavicles and upper body. It prevented injury due to its bulk.

  • Chest Size:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth the purchase

By Tom

from Framingham, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Highly Adjustable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Swift Water Rescue

    Comments about Extrasport Universal Rescuer:

    Very comfortable PFD. Does not limit mobility in water and does not ride up when adjusted properly. Lots of space to add the needed extras like knife, whistle, gloves, etc.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    • Extrasport Universal Rescuer

      Q:

      Does this vest have a leg strap option
      Asked on 9/25/2013 by Garrett from CO

      4 answers

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Garrett, there are no specific webbing loops like we have on several of our jackets. You could loop leg straps over the lower waist adjustment webbing. Not ideal, but it should work.

        Answered on 9/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        No it does not
        Thanks
        J.Arnold

        Answered on 9/25/2013 by Anonymous
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        No

        Answered on 9/25/2013 by JC from Arlington, MA
      • VERIFIED BUYER

        A:

        No it does not have a spot for that.

        Answered on 9/25/2013 by Anonymous
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