New Quicksilver PFD1 combines function with comfort
New inflatable PFD said to set the standard in wearability
Mercury Marine says recent changes to marine safety regulations now mean people are spending more time wearing a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) and they want to make sure yours is as comfortable as possible.
The company says it has a new inflatable PFD1 jacket from Quicksilver, designed to be safe and effective while being comfortable enough to wear all day.
"It doesn’t cut into the back of your neck, rub your shoulders or scratch your skin, which is far too common especially with the old ‘brick’ PFDs," said Mercury Marine.
The improved shape of Quicksilver’s new PFD is said to sit better across the neck and shoulders without any loss of functionality, while a padded neoprene collar and extended length adds to the comfort level.
"For example, now in Victoria everyone in a boat under 4.8m has to wear a PFD. If you’re out fishing or cruising with the family then you might be wearing one virtually all day so comfort is crucial," said Quicksilver’s accessories director, Paul McLean.
"PFD’s are there to save your life and the more comfortable they are, the happier people will be to put them on and keep them on," he adds.
The new QuickSilver PFD meets Australian Standard AS 1512 for personal floatation devices, and is approved for use in all Australian states and in New Zealand. It also comes in a re-useable, breathable plastic storage bag.
"Because a PFD is a critical safety device you want to make sure you buy a brand that’s known and trusted," McLean said.
"The inflation mechanism on these jackets comes from the leading manufacturer in the US — a company which has been in this business for more than 60 years," he said.
To locate your nearest Mercury/Quicksilver stockist, visit www.mercurymarine.com.au
Note: Regulations regarding use of PFDs vary from state to state.
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