There are times where vest style PFDs are either too warm or cumbersome, or perhaps you just want to wear something smaller. The Air Belt is designed for use in warm weather, on calm water, usually by paddleboarders or kayak anglers who like to stand in their boats.
NRS Matik PFD resembles the more traditional life jacket. This inflatable PFD is sometimes preferred by those who want pure freedom when they’re kayaking, but require immediate floatation if they fall overboard. Offshore kayak anglers sometimes benefit from the enormous amounts of flotation these PFDs offer, too.
Otto Matik. Get it? The Otto Matik, like the infamous Otto Pilot from cult favourite Airplane!, is a self-inflating automatic alternative to human operation. In simpler terms, when you hit the water, your PFD inflates and floats you back to the surface.
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