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An inflatable belt pack life jacket can be one of the most important pieces of equipment with you on your inflatable standup paddleboard. Similar to an inflatable vest, the belts are easy to wear and will not hinder arm movement when you are paddling. Inflatable belts can easily be sized to fit a wide range of bodies (yes, even yours). The Onyx M-24 Manual Inflatable Belt Pack Life Jacket will manually inflate once the user pulls the handle.
The Onyx M-24 is:
- easy to wear,
- is unobtrusive while paddling,
- is reliable,
- and looks good too!
It’s even mandatory in some states and provinces to have a life saving device with you on an inflatable standup paddleboard. I personally don’t like being told what to do, but if you have to have something with you, an inflatable belt is about the best thing.
There are two ways to inflate the Onyx inflatable belt; you can do the manual activation by pulling the cord or the oral inflation method. This is perfect for iSUPs and regular SUPs, as compared to the automatic inflation method once the inflatable belt pack touches the water (sometimes you want to swim, and may forget it’s on!).
The design of the Onyx M-24 Manual Inflatable Belt Pack Life Jacket, allows the user to have better movement when paddling an iSUP, fishing, sailing, hunting and recreational boating. You will never notice that you are wearing one until the time that you need to activate it, then it’s right there to save you. It adds a certain comfort and peace knowing that you have a life-preserver with you.
Pro Tip: the belt pack is designed to be worn in the FRONT, since when you pull the cord, the life vest will emerge, so that you can pull it over your head like normal. This won’t do you much good if you wear it in the back and can’t get to the pull cord when you need it.
The Manual Inflatable Belt Pack Life Jacket has a zippered pocket that you can use as storage for your license, cell phone, keys and other essential stuff.
A Detailed Guide
The Onyx M-24 Manual Inflatable Belt Pack Life Jacket comes with a detailed guide which provides comprehensive instructions.
Perfect for Water Sports
Unlike the other types of PFDs, the Manual Inflatable Belt Pack Life Jacket is ideal to use on wet sports since it will not automatically inflate when it touches the water. You will be able to conveniently paddle your inflatable standup paddleboard, fish, kayak and others without an obtrusive PFD.
This waist-pack PFD is ideal to utilize when you are in the inland and calm water system and for paddling sports such as Paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. These sports can inherently be risky, and having the right equipment, like the Onyx M-24 Manual Inflatable Belt Pack Life Jacket is simply good practice!
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I’m an Colorado native, who learned to surf in the Pacific Northwest, and SW Canada. I live inland near the mountains now, and love to get out on my SUP. It’s weird, but I love windy, choppy days as no-one is out and I like the challenge.