Based on the MTI Big Buoy, the Patriot is a true rescue PFD with lots of floatation for big water. The main difference in between a routine PFD and a rescue PFD is the inclusion of a Quick Release Harness Belt System (QRHS). Developed for knowledgeable paddlers who might need to perform swimming saves, the Patriot QRHS meets the most recent UL/USCG requirements. PFDs with QRHS are meant for rescue teams, initially responders, and highly competent civilian paddlers with the training and understanding required to take part in swiftwater rescue circumstances. The Patriot is a high buoyancy jacket yet offers an extremely slim comfortable fit. Adjustable shoulders strengthened with 1.5" wide webbing that extends back to front in a single piece provide the strength required for rescue responders. A zippered front entry, waist belt, adjustable shoulder straps, mesh sides, and 8 points of change provide a comfortable and safe and secure fit. 4 waist-mounted D-rings allow accessory of an optional crotch strap. 2 big neoprene chest pockets for fast access items like GPS or VHF. 3 eyelash tabs, 2 d-rings, a helmet/hat holder loop, and ample reflective for high visibility complete the features of this rescue PFD. Product: 500D CORDURA material shell. REQUIREMENTS: USCG: Type V, Buoyancy: 26 pounds. 5 oz., Sizes: XS/S (32"-36"), M/L (36"-44"), XL/XXL (44"-54").
Based on the MTI Big Buoy the Patriot is a rescue PFD with a Quick Release Harness Belt System (QRHS) and lots of floatation
Includes a Quick Release Harness Belt System (QRHS)-designed for experienced paddlers who may need to perform swimming rescues, the Patriot QRHS meets the latest UL/USCG standards
Two large neoprene chest pockets for quick access items like GPS or VHF
Three lash tabs and two d-rings for attaching additional equipment such as rescue knife or pliers
Zippered front entry, waist belt, adjustable shoulder straps, mesh sides, and eight points of adjustment provide a comfortable and secure fit