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Mustang Survival HIT Inflatable PFD / Life Jacket

Mustang Survival HIT Inflatable PFD / Life Jacket

  • Activation: Automatic (Hydrostatic), Size: Adult Universal, Select Color
  • Approval: USCG Type II Recreational / Type V Commercial, Buoyancy: 38 lbs
  • Includes Manual Inflation Cord, Inflator Status Indicator with Clear Window
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    Mustang Survival
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      Mustang Survival HIT Inflatable PFD / Life Jacket
    Red / Black
    MD3183 02
    Reg. Price: $199.99
    Sale Price: $159.99
      Mustang Survival HIT Inflatable PFD / Life Jacket
    MD3183 02
    Reg. Price: $199.99
    Sale Price: $159.99
      Mustang Survival HIT Inflatable PFD / Life Jacket
    Gray / Black
    MD3183 02
    Reg. Price: $199.99
    Sale Price: $159.99
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    Mustang Survival HIT Automatic Inflatable PFD / Life Jacket


    • Automatic hydrostatic activation with manual backup (pull-cord and oral inflator tube); inflator status indicator with clear inspection window
    • Activated by water pressure, 1F Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT™) will automatically inflate when submerged – not inadvertently in rain, spray or humidity
    • PDF features exclusive technology intended for serious users and designed for use in moderate to severe weather
    • Provides 38 lbs buoyancy when inflated – more than 2x typical foam PFDs
    • Cylinder is contained inside bladder to protect against corrosion
    • Lightweight outer shell fabric and Neoprene Comfort Collar™
    • Bright fluorescent yellow-green inflation cell for improved in-water visibility
    • SOLAS reflective tape, safety whistle and strobe light attachment on inflation cell
    • 1-1/2"-wide straps for secure fit
    • SecureZip™ closure stays shut in high winds yet opens easily on inflation
    • Zippered splash-proof pocket
    • Supplied with owner's manual and "Think Safe" booklet
    • 1-year limited warranty


    • Mustang Survival Model No. MD3183 02
    • Approval: USCG Type II Recreational / Type V Uninspected Commercial vessels
    • Activation: Automatic with manual backup (pull-cord and oral inflator tube)
    • Size: Adult Universal – at least 16 years of age and 80 lbs or more with 30" - 52" chest size
    • Recommended Use: Fishing, sailing, boating, select paddle sports, industrial marine and law enforcement applications, etc.
    • Buoyancy: 38 lbs when inflated
    • Re-Arm Kit: Mustang Survival MA7214
    • Service Interval: (5) years*

    Note: Not approved for use on personal watercraft, for white water paddling, water skiing, knee boarding or similar towed activities.
    USCG Type V approval ONLY WHEN WORN for use on uninspected commercial vessels less than 40 ft. in length not carrying passengers for hire as a substitute for a Type II PFD when used in accordance with owner's manual
    Not approved for "hot work," not recommended for use by non-swimmers or weak swimmers unless worn inflated.
    *Mustang Survival Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT) PFDs are maintenance-free for (5) years from date of manufacture or until vest is inflated

    Instructional Video - How to Install the HIT Re-Arm Kit
    WARNING: This product MAY expose you to chemicals, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and/or other reproductive harm. For more information go to


    Documentation available at the following links:

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    Mustang Inflatable Life Jacket / PFD Re-Arm Kit
    Item #: 552292
  • Application: Mustang Hydrostatic MD3183 / MD3184 / MD3188 / MD3153 / MD3154
  • Kit Includes: (1) 33 Gram CO2 Cylinder with Inflator Body, Cap and Key
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