- 67 square inches of reflective tape: 30 square inches on front, and 37 square inches on back
- Waist belt with YKK® buckle for a secure fit in and out of the water, belt tunnel to reduce snagging
- Fall protection harness opening on back to accommodate most fall protection gear, reinforced 3 in. x 1 in. opening
- Velcro® patch on left shoulder to hold strobe light in place away from the eyes
- Two 5-1/4 in. x 4-1/4 in. equipment pockets on left side
- Made with fire retardant 88% Cotton, 12% high tenacity nylon, rugged twill outer shell
- Pockets feature full 1 in. x 5 in. Velcro® closures
- Top pocket is partitioned to hold strobe light and whistle, bottom pocket designed for added personal gear
- Heavy-duty Vislon® zipper with safety webbing across zipper to minimize snagging and hold vest closed
- 1 in. waist belt with YKK® buckle, enclosed belt tunnel to reduce snagging
- Inflatable Bladder
Size Chest (Inches) Chest (cm) Small 36-38 in. 91-97cm Medium 40-42 in. 102-107cm Large 44-46 in. 112-117cm X-Large 48-50 in. 122-127cm 2X-Large 52-54 in. 132-138cm
The Stearns MK1 Inflatable Vest is designed to meet the Naval Sea Systems Command requirements for a durable and reliable shipboard life preserver. The MK1 Inflatable Vests are made in accordance to select requirements of Underwriters Laboratories Standard UL1180.
Constructed of a flame resistant, breathable fabric, the MK1 can be worn comfortably for extended periods of time. The lightweight vest design allows a full range of motion in the performance of duties. It is available in a number of colors, denoting the wearer's onboard duties, as per the US Navy's identification requirements.
Bright silver 3M Scotchlite™ reflective tape is added to the shoulders and back for improved wearer visibility and an emergency light (not included in the Shell Only version) may be attached to the Velcro™ patch above the pocket. The bladder is constructed of RF (radio frequency) welded polyurethane coated nylon. This vest-type life preserver was developed for the US Navy's flight deck personnel based on the well-established Mark I.
NOTE: The MK1 Vests no longer include the Auto inflator.
The MK1 Inflatable Vest - Shell Only is available from Amron International on GSA Advantage and DOD Emall.
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