Mustang MD0451 Automatic Inflatable Vest

Mustang MD0451 Automatic Inflatable Vest


The Auto Hydrostatic Inflatable Vest with LIFT is lightweight with a high degree of mobility.


  • Automatic Inflator is maintenance free for 5 years
  • Delivers up to 9" of freeboard - highest elevation out of water ever seen in a PFD
  • 40 lb buoyancy - more than twice the buoyancy of a traditional PFDs
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Incorporating new and improved hydrostatic inflation technology, and a durable and easy-to-use SecureZip PFD closure system, the Auto Hydrostatic Inflatable Vest with LIFT is a lightweight inflatable PFD designed with a shorter length and a low and flexible profile to ensure total mobility during even the most rigorous activities.

Made primarily for performance sailors and power boaters, and security and rescue professionals, the Vest is also an excellent choice for individuals who desire added protection.

Engineered with the revolutionary LIFT PFD design, the Vest delivers a high level of safety for users in variable wind and wave conditions by elevating the mouth out of the water by up to 9 inches (23cm). Known as freeboard, this increase in elevation has been shown to reduce underwater mouth immersions by 80%, increasing the chance of survival in accidental immersion situations.
  • 40 lb buoyancy when inflated
  • LIFT provides up to 9" of freeboard - the highest elevation out of water ever seen in a PFD - for extra safety in severe weather. This reduces mouth immersions and increases visibility to rescue crews.
  • Auto hydrostatic inflator is maintenance free for 5 years unless inflated
  • When inflated, LIFT bladder has stabilizing wings on sides and behind the neck to provide support in rough waters
  • Safety Inspection Window - window allows user to easily inspect inflator status: green indicates inflator is ready for use
  • SecureZIP closure withstands rigorous activity and is easy to repack
  • Comfortable neoprene collar
  • Mesh back allows for good air flow to keep wearer cool
  • Durable 420-Denier nylon
  • Cylinder is contained inside bladder to protect against corrosion
  • Backup oral inflation tube
  • Strobe light holder, safety whistle and SOLAS reflective tape
  • D-ring
Notable Specifications:
  • USCG Approved Type V PFD for use when worn on uninspected commercial vessels less than 40 ft. in length not carrying passengers for hire as a substitute for a Type II or III PFD when used in accordance with the owner's manual
  • 40 lb buoyancy when inflated
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