Mustang Deluxe Inflatable PFD with HIT (Hydrostatic Inflator Technology)
The Mustang Deluxe Inflatable with HIT is one of Mustang’s most popular inflatable PFD. Mustang Survival has been a leading provider of safety solutions for more than 40 years. The Mustang Deluxe (MD 3184/3183) is an award-winning Inflatable PFD which includes a HIT (Hydrostatic Inflator Technology) and integrated harness that exceeds ORC standards. The Mustang Deluxe is created for serious sailors who are exposed to open water situations. This Mustang PFD inflatable offers top performance and safety, comfort and minimal maintenance.
The reason you buy an inflatable PFD is safety on the water, this is one area where Mustang excels. The Hydrostatic Inflator Technology offers reliable inflation that automatically inflates when submerged in 4 or more inches of water. It is designed to not inadvertently inflate due to spray, rain or humidity (or spilled cocktails ). The Mustang Deluxe PFD also includes an oral inflation tube as a back up. This PFD inflatable provides for 35lbs of buoyancy which is substantial.
Mustang Survival inflator is guarantied to be 5 years maintenance free or until inflated. The Mustang Deluxe inflatable PFD also features the patented zipper system to ensure the inflatable PFD will stay closed during rigorous activity but will still open easily upon inflation. The inflation cylinder is contained inside the bladder which helps to protect against corrosion. Mustang Survival requires that only Mustang re-arm kits are used to maintain the warranty.
Comfort is essential with a PFD inflatable device because if it’s not comfortable, it’s less likely to be worn. Like all PFDs, they aren’t of use if they are not worn. The Mustang Deluxe inflatable is lightweight and comfortable that can be worn over a T-shirt on warm days or over thicker garments in colder conditions. This also has a stobe light holder and includes a safety whistle and high visibility reflective tape. The Mustang Deluxe PFD Inflatable has a low profile and provides outstanding mobility. One of the usual ‘gotcha’ areas with inflatable PFDs is the collar. The Mustang PFD has a neoprene Comfort Collar™ which is soft on your neck. This combine with the fact that it’s light weight and has a trim design make it very comfortable to the point that it’s easy to forget that you are wearing a PFD.
The Mustang Deluxe inflatable PFD is approved as a PFD by the United States Coast Guard, but only if it is being worn. Marine Product Reviews likes the Mustang Deluxe PFD as a comfortable and reliable safety device. If you don’t have one of these, you should!
Mustang Deluxe Inflatable PFD Features:
- Auto hydrostatic inflator technology(HIT)
- Inflator is maintenance free for 5 years (unless inflated)
- Neoprene Comfort Collar™
- PFD provides 35 lb of buoyancy when inflated
- Inflation cylinder contained inside bladder to protect against corrosion
- Durable 420-Denier nylon & heavy-duty polyurethane coated nylon
- Strobe light holder, safety whistle and SOLAS reflective tape on bladder
- Lightweight/comfortable design
- Backup oral inflation tubefor PFD
- Integrated sailing harness that exceeds ORC standards
- D-ring for kill-switch attachment
- United States Coast Guard Regulatory Approval (if worn)