Life jacket, rashguard inflate

Oct 10, 2015 by Guest Writer

New York-based Quatic Apparel has received U.S. Coast Guard approval for its patented inflatable life jacket from Float Tech.

The low-profile jacket system is used around the country by law enforcement, fire rescue, pilots, tug and barge operators, and marine towing companies. It can be worn alone in warm weather or zipped into an outer jacket for cooler or inclement weather, with or without sleeves.

It can be set to automatically deploy upon a sudden submersion in water or can be manually activated in two ways. It has self-righting capabilities in case of unconsciousness.

It is USCG approved Type V with Type III performance with 32lbs of buoyancy

It is compatible with single and dual D-ring safety harnesses, and it can be customized with boat or company names on the back. It comes in several color combinations, including yellow/navy, and red/navy.

The company also has an inflatable rashguard, which inflates with a rip cord in the event of rip currents or exhaustion. It can also be partially inflated by mouth for water activities. It can be rearmed and reused.

For more information about both products, visit