SOLAS inflatable life jacket is a very effective device for the safety of life. They are getting popularised day by day because of their comfortable design and effective performance.
These keyhole-style jackets are easy to wear, and as they are lightweight, people are comfortable to wear if all day long.
According to recent research wearing life jackets by recreational boaters would increase their odds of surviving an accident by 80 percent. This proves its effectiveness.
These life jackets are easy to inflate, and they inflate automatically. They can also be manually inflated. Their vibrant color makes them visible from afar.
It turns you face-up immediately, even if you are unconscious. Its buoyancy is more than any other PFD. Therefore, it keeps the wearer’s face totally out of water.
There are some additional options added to it like leg straps, sprayhood, strobe light, etc. It is effective only when you have worn it properly. If you wear it just like a sweater without tying the straps, it will slip out of your body in water.
Figure 21: How Effective is a SOLAS Inflatable Life Jacket?