The ROARING FORTIES™ SMA2160 series, part of our SMA2100-1 series, Constant wear life preservers (CASA ATSO 1C13 approved). It is an inflatable twin chamber jacket on a comfortable mesh vest with adjustable side panels and heavy duty zip.
It is operated with 2 x 18gm CO2 cylinders and has buoyancy greater than 195 Newtons (44lb or 19.95kg) after 24 hours. The life jacket will take only 3 seconds to right a person to an attitude of at least 30 degrees to the vertical with mouth & nose well clear of the water. This jacket will provide good rear and lateral support and is stable in either direction.
The life jacket bladder is welded with a 6mm bar die & the bladder has the ability to withstand 10 psi of pressure.
SMA2160 SERIES are designed to provide sufficient buoyancy to turn an unconscious person face upwards within 5 seconds of immersion. Most adults require less than 5kg of flotation to keep their heads above water. However, this CWLP will provide a minimum buoyant force of 19 kg (195 Newtons) when it is fully inflated.
SMA2160 is very light weight & is designed to provide mobility.
SMA2160 will fit adults with a chest range of 75 – 140 cm & weighing 40kg and above comfortably. It is designed to be worn over outer clothing and is secured to the body with an adjustable waist belt system which also provides maximum freedom of movement.
There are 3 styles of SMA2160, namely:-
Std System (SMA2160-1)
Molle System ( SMA2160-2)
Emergency Aviation (EAT2161)
The difference between the SMA2160-1 and the SMA2160-2 is the SMA2160-2 has MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) panels attached to vest to enable an assorted range of pockets to be attached the vest.
Both are available in three types of Fire Retardant Valise coverings.
Basic Nylon SMA2160-#1
Heavy Duty Nylon SMA2160-#2
The valise is not part of the inflation system but acts as a protective covering and as an enclosure for the bladder when sealing the zip fastener, which is sewn along the side edges, deflates it. The beaded activation handles protrude through the zipper enclosure and secured with Velcro.
The waist belt is made out of durable polyester material and is fastened using a 38mm side release with adjustable mechanism. Provision is made for excess belt to tucked away after fastening without any physical hindrance.
The EAT2161 is specifically designed for the requirements of the Emergency Services. Including: Permanent pockets for EBS (Emergency Breathing System,) knife, and radio as well as
MOLLE panels with two utility pockets.