Stormy Life Jackets is an Australian company producing high-quality jackets with an integrated PFD. Designed to be worn, Stormy Life Jackets are configured to automatically inflate when immersed in 10cm of water. The supplied blanking cap can be used to easily convert to manual inflation mode.
Stormy Vest with Harness is suitable for most water activities. It’s a comfortable life vest that’s easy to wear and buoyant when you need it to be. The ‘with-harness’ version is well suited for sailing or when working in an environment that requires you to be harnessed to equipment around the water.
Stormy Vests are slimline and comfortable; you will feel like you are wearing ordinary clothing. This vest is practical for general boating conditions. The nylon outer shell and polyester internal lining provide unrivalled comfort and water protection in all weather conditions. Stormy Life Jackets and Vests were the first company to attain ISO accreditation for their innovative, award winning design of inflatable jackets and vests.
The inflation system features the new Pro Sensor® Automatic Inflator, allowing you to easily check if the inflation unit has already been activated. The unit also provides the added benefit of detecting if the CO² cylinder has been pierced, eradicating the possibility of accidentally fitting an empty gas cylinder. If the indicator window is showing all green, it is ready to activate. If one of the indicators is red you will know it needs a new cylinder or cartridge. The automatic inflation system can be changed to manual activation. You choose the best option for your boating activities.
The 38g CO2 cylinder provides 180 Newtons of buoyancy, and oral inflation allows the jacket to be inflated whenever required without using the CO2. This life jacket is great for all types of fishing and boating. This vest is light, keeps you warm and has pockets for safety extras. The removable deck harness features a heavy duty D-ring.
This Life jacket is set up as water activated and will inflate once immersed in water, it comes with a blanking cap for manual conversion.
- Internal harness with lifting loop (housed in the inflation pocket to aid rescue). Note that the harness is not designed for lifting, for example, by a helicopter. The lifting loop is designed for lifting.
- 5 year manufactures warranty
- Automatic inflation in an overboard emergency
- Blanking cap for conditions where you want to activate on demand
- Pull down the pocket to activate manually
- 38gm ½” CO2 gas cylinder
- Internal harness with lifting loop (housed in the inflation pocket to aid rescue)
- Double leg straps with adjuster buckles
- Hand-warmer and storage pockets
- Signal whistle
- Colour: Red
- XS to 3XL (larger custom sizes available on request)
- This product has been designed, developed and assembled in Australia
- Meets standards AS4758.1 & ISO12402-3
Optional Extras (sold separately)
- Water activated strobe light (SOLAS approved)
- 33gm ½” CO2 recharge kit
- Name and logo embroidery badges made to order ($40 per jacket). Contact us after ordering to add embroidery.
- KTI Safety Alert
- RescueMe-AIS Man Overboard system with intergrated DSC
- Strobe Light ARH-ALK (SOLAS approved)
Servicing Stormy Lifejackets
Stormy Lifejackets can be self-serviced. We recommend that you perform a self-service every 12 months, and regularly inspect your life jacket before each use:
- Blow it up and check for leaks
- Check that the CO2 cylinder hasn’t been pierced and isn’t corroded
- Check that the water activated valve is still current and viable
We recommend having your lifejacket serviced by an accredited Stormy Servicing Agent every 24 months (2 years). Refer to your state's marine authority as requirements differ from state-to-state. Lifejackets do deteriorate with salt corrosion, sun and moisture so it is best to keep them in their optimal condition.
Australian PFD Standards
In Australia PFDs are now identified according to "Levels" to indicate the amount of buoyancy provided. For example a Level 100 PFD provides 100 Newtons of buoyancy - or 10kg. This change was introduced in July 2010 as part of the new Australia Standard AS4758. More on boat safety
- Level 150: Similar to inflatable PFD Type 1. Suitable for offshore use.
- Level 100: Similar to PFD Type 1 and the minimum requirement for offshore use
- Level 50: Similar to PFD Type 2
- Level 50 Special Purpose (50S): Replaces PFD Type 3