It has long been known that the addition of a spray hood inside a lifejacket can significantly enhance the wearer’s safety. It increases visibility and protects the airway by reducing the risk of secondary drowning which can result from water inhalation.
The ErgoFit+ and its halo hood system is the industry first spray hood system works with the shape of the inflated bladder to significantly reduce the risk of water inhalation as well as heat loss. This is achieved through improved bladder and spray hood compatibility combined with a new double-halo hood construction. As a result, the spray hood is fully self-supporting once deployed and forms a spacious cavity above the wearer’s face. The hood also includes an internal panel which further protects the wearer against spray whilst doubling up as an anti-glare panel, shielding the wearers’ eyes from the lifejacket light.
The renowned ErgoFit bladder is, as always, a step above the rest. With its tailored shape, the bladder distributes buoyancy uniquely around the wearer to maximise in-water support and airway protection. Even when wearing heavy clothing, the ErgoFit is designed to rotate the wearer in less than 3 seconds whilst increasing the distance between the waterline and airway (mouth freeboard). The sculpted shaping around the shoulders provides improved in-water mobility and with it the ability for the wearer to self-help recovery back to safety.
In addition, the ErgoFit+ incorporates a new-to-market buckle system. With its slimline design, the quick lock buckle makes the lifejacket easy to don and accommodates the use of a single loop harness attachment point for ease of tethering.
A technological collaboration between Crewsaver innovations and that of its new partner, Exposure, is evident in the ErgoFit+. The Exposure OLAS Tag, a portable crew tracking and overboard location alert system, can be easily integrated into this lifejacket - taking man overboard protection to the next level.