Switlik UA-80 Evolution Life Vest


The UA-80 EVOLUTION Constant Wear Life Vest incorporating the revolutionary underarm flotation technology.

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The UA-80 EVOLUTION Constant Wear Life Vest is an encapsulated flotation device designed for constant wear while in an aircraft.

The buoyancy chamber has manual CO2 inflators and secondary oral inflation tubes.

Evolutionary Underarm Flotation

  • The vest moves the flotation around the wearer’s chest – totally eliminating any helmet interference and allowing for an increased range of motion.
  • Underarm flotation has long been know to provide benefits over the traditional yoke-style preservers. A more upright flotation attitude is much more comfortable and allows for a better field of vision and higher freeboard.

MOLLE Attachment

  • The Evolution Vest has more than twice (2x) the amount of available MOLLE loops than any previous Switlik design.
  • A variety of pockets and holsters allows for an infinite amount of customization of the vest.


  • Unique underarm flotation design that moves flotation around the user’s body, and eliminates interference with head and neck.
  • Increased MOLLE attachment space to carry more equipment.
  • Ergonomic Signature SWITLIK “X” Adjustment on back for superior comfort in the seated
    position .
  • Twin chamber inflatable cell with (2) oral tubes. Three layer inflation chamber design for
  • YKK® QuickBurst® Breakaway zipper design.
  • Storage pockets for excess back strap webbing.
  • Heavy Duty COBRA® Quick Release Buckles (2)
  • Breathable back panel with mesh spacer fabric for reduced thermal burden, extra
    ventilation and padding.
  • Protective 1000D Textured Nylon cover fabric for increased durability.
  • Built-in emergency locator light.
  • Integrated grab handle to assist in rescue or life raft boarding.


  • Weight: 3.62 Lbs.
  • Buoyancy: Over 80 Lbs.
  • Inflation System: Two (2) 38g CO2 Cylinders.
  • Cover Fabric: Urethane Coated 1000D Nylon


The vest is approved under TSO-C13g.


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