First Watch Micro Inflatable Emergency Vest - Hi-Vis Yellow
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Micro Inflatable Emergency Vest - Hi-Vis Yellow
RBA-100 easily stows in small areas for sea, land and air operations. The environmentally-friendly, sealed pack protects the PFD in the most extreme environmental conditions. Vacuum sealed to have long shelf life.
The PFD is easily removed from its package and donned like an airline PFD. Orally inflate until the black hook & loop strap pops on the right lobe (this means it’s fully inflated).
- Reversible and can be folded and stowed in the belt pack after use.
- Weighs 1.32 lbs in its vacuum pack ‘Cube’ design pack is easy to throw and catch
- The vacuum pack floats on water
- Reflective Patches and Ink on bladder for nighttime visibility
- 19lbs of buoyancy when inflated
In The News
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“In North Carolina, brook trout are our only native trout species,” explains Mr. Rash. “With that come biological and ecological considerations as well as cultural importance. A lot of folks here grew up fishing for brook trout with their relatives, so it's an important species that we work to try to conserve. We've done quite a bit of work to figure out where those brook trout populations are and what they are, in terms of genetics.Read More
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“We just launched the HAB Citizen Scientists program this year,” explains Dr. Schnars. “It helps us work with people, especially people who spend time at marinas frequently, that are out there all season long.”
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