Extrasport Unveils New Tactical PFD

Old Town, Maine (June 21, 2010)  |   Download in PDF Format  

Extrasport, a brand trusted by outdoor professionals worldwide for over 30 years, is pleased to introduce the new Tactical PFD for 2011. A high buoyancy vest designed specifically for rescue professionals, the new Extrasport Tactical PFD features a host of innovations engineered for superior safety and performance.

The Extrasport Tactical PFD features side contoured shoulder straps, multiple adjustment points and the patented RetroGlide™ system for a comfortable custom fit. A U.S. Coast Guard approved Swiftwater® relay harness and unique cowtail management option, with an adjustable carabineer loop and quick-release magnetic web strap for rope work, provide incredible functionality during rescue operations.

Multiple rows of “Mollie” webbing at chest and back panels allow for customized arrangement of safety equipment, gear and utility pockets, while all webbing ends on the Tactical PFD feature “bitter ends” to prevent chalking.

“The new Tactical PFD is specifically designed for the unique demands of high-intensity water work and rescue situations,” said Sara Knies, Director of Marketing for Extrasport. “The Coast Guard doesn’t patrol in pleasure boats and rescue workers shouldn’t use off-the-shelf life jackets.”

Shoulder-level reflective piping and stripping give the Tactical PFD great visibility in the water, under searchlights or from above. Easy access fleece hand warmers and a small key pocket behind the zipper provide added comfort and convenience. Available Spring 2011. SRP: $229.99.

Tech Specs:
Type: V
Design Floatation: 24 lbs
Sizes: Universal 30” – 52"
Fabric: 500 Denier Cordura
Color: Red/Black

Extrasport® is part of the Johnson Outdoors family of innovative, market-leading brands. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Extrasport®, Carlisle® Paddle Gear, Minn Kota® motors, Cannon® downriggers, Humminbird® fish finders, SCUBAPRO® dive equipment, and Eureka!® tents. Visit Johnson Outdoors online at www.johnsonoutdoors.com.