Deckvest VITO is the latest Spinlock inflatable lifejacket harness technology, based on our design work for the Volvo Ocean Race. All teams were equipped with the same inflatable lifejacket harness developed in collaboration with a core group of Volvo offshore sailors. Fundamental to the new design was a lifejacket that crews actually wanted to wear more frequently, with developed custom features.
Hammar® Hydrostatic Automatic Inflator The Hammar® inflation system is activated by water pressure and will not inflate until the cap is approximately 10cm underwater. This system is designed for use in more extreme conditions and extended offshore sailing. The benefit of the Hammar® system is that the jacket cannot accidentally inflate from being wet with rain and sea spray. The unit has a single indicator to show if armed. Delayed inflation can be caused if full immersion of the firing head is delayed by buoyant foul weather clothing.
The SpinlockHarness Release System (HRS)is a new innovation which enables the wearer to disconnect from the safety line by releasing a lever behind the soft loop safety line attachment point of the lifejacket harness.
Activation handle located behind soft loop, easy to locate, grab and pull
Soft loop attachment released and open
User separated from safety line and boat
Easily reset to use again
ISO12402-1 Deck Safety Harness
Deckvest VITO is approved to the following international standards:
ISO 12402-3 Lifejacket (170N)
ISO 12401 Deck Harness
Striking design finish in tough, ripstop fabric
170N buoyancy with Hammar® hydrostatic automatic inflator
One size fits all. Fit life jacket to body size.
Easy to put on, with simple, adjustable buckles
Fine tune adjust each time for layers
Added protection in high impact areas
New style structured sprayhood to reduce the risk of secondary drowning
Wider 40 mm leg strap with stowage
Pylon Lifejacket Light™ - water activated, high intensity flashing LED Light. 23cm flexible antenna wand gives improved visibility above head & water
Lume-On™ - Lifejacket bladder illumination lights included
Toggle attachment point for optional Chest Pack (DW-PCC)