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Mustang MD3183 Deluxe Inflatable PFD with HIT


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  • Designed for severe weather and maximum comfort
  • Heavy-duty polyurethane coated nylon for increased durability
  • Includes safety whistle and auto hydrostatic inflator with manual backup
  • USCG Type II approval; 35-lbs of buoyancy
  • Warranted to be free from material and workmanship defects for one year


Product Description

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Featuring severe weather design, premature inflation prevention and ease of maintenance, the award-winning MD3183 Deluxe Inflatable Personal Flotation Device (PFD) with Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT) is Mustang Survival's top-of-the-line inflatable PFD. Designed for serious users with exclusive technology that enhances safety and minimizes maintenance, this is Mustang’s most popular inflatable PFD.

HIT offers reliable inflation in a low maintenance design that will only automatically inflate when submerged in 4 or more inches of water, and not inadvertently due to rain, spray or humidity. Maintenance-free for 5 years or until inflated, the MD3183 Deluxe Inflatable PFD with HIT will meet the challenges of the most demanding users. It also features the patented SecureZip closure system to ensure the PFD will stay closed during even the most rigorous activity, and still open upon inflation.

This lightweight and comfortable PFD can be worn over a T-shirt on warm days or over thicker garments in colder conditions. Low profile and allowing for maximum mobility, the neoprene Comfort Collar is soft on your neck and is part of a sleek and comfortable design.

Features:

  • 1F auto hydrostatic inflator technology
  • 5-year maintenance-free inflator unless inflated
  • SecureZip closure
  • Lightweight and comfortable design
  • Neoprene Comfort Collar
  • Provides 35 lb of buoyancy when inflated
  • Status indicator window; green means it's ready to go
  • Cylinder contained inside bladder to protect against corrosion
  • Durable 420d nylon and heavy-duty polyurethane coated nylon
  • Strobe light holder, safety whistle and SOLAS reflective tape on bladder
  • Backup oral inflation tube
  • D-ring for kill-switch attachment

Manufacturer's Warranty
Mustang Survival products are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year after the date of purchase

Product Description

The auto hydrostatic inflatable personal flotation device (PFD) will only automatically inflate when submerged in 4 or more inches of water and not prematurely due to rain, spray or humidity. Low maintenance, no inflator maintenance is require for 5 years unless the PFD has been inflated. You can easily view the inflator status and replacement date through the safety inspection window. Green indicates ready for use. Designed for serious users. Made for the most demanding users and the most severe marine environments the auto hydrostatic inflatable PFD is constructed with durable 420-Denier nylon and heavy duty polyurethane coated nylon. It will meet the challenges of even the most demanding users. It also features the patented secure zip closure system. The PFD will stay closed during even the most rigorous activity. It effortlessly opens upon inflation and is easy to repack. Comfortable To wear. Designed to be lightweight and comfortable the PFD can be worn over a T-shirt or jacket. It is low profile and allows for the maximum amount of mobility. The neoprene Comfort Collar is so soft it won't chafe your neck. Its so sleek and comfortable you'll forget you are wearing it. Canadian equivalent model MD3153. Auto hydrostatic inflatable PFD with sailing harness MD3184. The auto hydrostatic inflatable PFD is USCG approved for commercial use on Uninspected Commercial Vessels (UCV) less than 40 feet long, when worn in lieu of Type II and III PFD's under 46 CFR 160.064 and are approved under 160.076. Features Hammar 1F auto hydrostatic inflator. No maintenance required for 5 years unless inflated. Lightweight and comfortable design.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B001UQK1XY
  • Item model number: MD3183-123-PARENT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,183 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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No bulkiness and they are comfortable.
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I would recommend this vest for sport fishing, sailing, boating, etc.
Michael
I purchased this as a replacement for another exactly like this.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Lake Michigan Fisherman on June 17, 2009
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I have tried on several self-inflating life jackets at West Marine and Cabelas, but no one stocks this Mustang model MD3183. All vests that I tried on were tight around the neck and seemed bulky. This model got good reviews at a sailing website, so I decided to take a chance. It arrived today and surprisingly it didn't squeeze my neck and was less bulky than most others. It can not be activated by rain or humidity. It must be submerged at least 4" to inflate. The inflation mechanism is good for 5 years, but it costs $80 to replace. I am 60 years old, 6'4" and 230lb. I do lots of fishing and had a close call this spring. Also, a local grandpa drowned when he went in after a grandchild that fell overboard. (the kid was OK) So this should be a requirement for us old folks.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Nick on December 2, 2009
i'm a merchant mariner and wear this on deck aboard a sea going tug/barge unit where we've encountered some heavy weather in the past. I was always concerned about accidental inflation with ordinary automatics, because when its worn, its because I had to go out on deck in some nasty stuff, usually in the pouring rain and the seas whipping up over the deck edge. The hydrostatic inflator solves that concern however, to make sure it inflates when i actually fall over the side, not when I'm drenched from head to toe from the weather. Its a similar mechanism to those found securing the life rafts to the deck and made by the same company, so one can reasonably trust it, but when in doubt, theres always the pull cord, thats why its there.

I found this vest to be well fitting and of good quality construction, it should hold up well to the abuse. it wraps around your neck and shoulders comfortably and is flexible to wear when working that you forget its there sometimes. This compared to lesser models by other manufactures that feel like the vest is hanging on your neck and is rigid against your body at every move. The SOLAS tape on the inflation bag, whistle, and strobe attachment are nice touches as well. I plan to add some solas tape to the outside (mustang does make another model with that on it from the factory, but for more $$), but other than that small personal deficiency, its a great product.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Michael on August 4, 2010
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Lightweight, comfortable to wear and the Carbon/Black colors blend well with dark clothing. Don't worry, once inflated the bright yellow bladder with reflecting tape on it will deploy and be visible for rescue. The first inflatable PFD that I received had a slow leak. As instructed by Mustang, when you first receive the vest, perform an oral inflation test. Inflate the vest to a firm state and let sit on a counter. The vest should remain firm. After 10 minutes, I noticed the vest lost its firmness and more so as time went on. I suspected a faulty check valve in the oral inflater. I sent the vest back and exchanged it for a new one. When the new one arrived, I orally inflated the vest and it stayed firm overnight, at least 16 hours. It worked fine and passed the test. I would recommend this vest for sport fishing, sailing, boating, etc. It is not recommended for impact water sports, i.e. water skiing. As recommended by Mustang, just make sure you perform an oral inflation test on the vest when you get it!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mark Jennette on July 13, 2010
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This life jacket was supposed to have five years on the auto inflating mechanisim but apparently it sat on the shelf for a while and only had four years left on it. These can't be returned so I lost a year of use.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Preiser on July 19, 2010
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I needed a life jacket that I could wear all of the time on the boat. This is the one to get! My kids have to wear one so I need to wear one. It is cool, and comforatble.
Andy
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Brainard on February 25, 2010
I am an Army Helicopter pilot and we use a product similar to this (in fact it might be mustang that makes it). This is a good product and though expensive, gives you much more flexibility while on dry ground and saves lives if you inadvertently enter water. I will be buying one for my wife and I as soon as summer comes around. Always wear a vest when you going to be over water! I would highly suggest the one without HIT for civilian sport pilots (you don't want it inflating in the cockpit) when flying over water. It could save your life.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tammy in Sac on August 3, 2011
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I bought this PFD for my husband. He goes fishing alone and I always worried about him getting knocked overboard. He hated wearing a regular life vest because they are big and cumberson. Since getting the mustang he wears it all the time and said that it is comfortable and that he really doesn't notice it is on. Heaven forbid anything get in the way of his fishing!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Lamkin on August 1, 2009
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I just received a 3183. Mine is red and Black. The price was excellent. I agree with previous Reviewer that fit and feel are great. It is also much lighter than I expected, which is good.

I gave the vest a 4 rating because there are some remaining questions that I will now have to investigate. Also I have not seen the thing work so can't offer an opinion on its main function.

The product description suggests there is a whistle. Did I misunderstand? I have not found it yet.

I'm still looking for the backup oral inflation tube. I'm sure it's there but I have not yet found it.
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