Switlik’s ISPLR brings advance military design and mission-proven durability to a single place life raft available to mariners and pilots who are serious about their personal lifesaving equipment.
U.S. Coast Guard purchases the ISPLR
Switlik Parachute Company, Inc. of Trenton, New Jersey, recently announced their success in winning a United States Coast Guard to provide its Inflatable Single Place Life Raft (ISPLR) to their rescue aircrew and swimmers.
The ISPLR has a fully reversible buoyancy tube and canopy system. The low slung floor enhances seating comfort and stability, while the pressure-relieving U-shape design adds functionality in high heat flight operations. The light weight ISPLR is now available to commercial aviators in high visibility yellow/orange – configured in either a low profile belt pack or compact carry-on valise.
Switlik is well known for their inflatable life vest product line, including Helicopter Crew Vest and SPECOPS vest. Switlik is also a significant supplier of breathable aircrew dry suits, life vests, rafts and other life support equipment to all branches of the military. Having served the safety and survival community since 1920, Switlik continues to be a major player with airline rafts and passenger life vests, as well as
The U-shaped design allows the raft to be fully reversible, allowing quick, easy entry from the water whichever side is up. With the sea anchor deployed, the ISPLR is designed to float facing downwind, allowing the canopy to remain unzipped except during extreme weather conditions.
The low slung floor design allows seating at a slight recline, lowering the center of gravity well below the waterline, increasing stability while providing full back and arm support for added comfort.
The valise pack is only 7″ in diameter by 12″ long weighing 5.4 lbs. The vacuum sealing option provides a 5 year service interval. For ferry pilots ordering without the vacuum sealing allows access to the CO2 cylinders, allowing them to be removed for your flight home.