Proviation Survival Guides
Proviation Lifejacket Buyers Guide
All lifejackets supplied by Proviation comply with the European Directive 89/686/CE.
Lifejackets are ranked in 4 CE categories, based on their use, performance, and buoyancy level.
Activity or Use
Aviation lifejackets are designed to be used in the event of ditching in water. Aviation lifejackets are extremely compact when non-inflated, giving optimal freedom of movement for the pilot.
In the event of ditching, inflatable lifejackets provide ample floatation capacity.
Which lifejacket for your weight?
Check your weight versus the weight shown on the lifejacket or Proviation shop description. A lifejackt must fit over all your personal gear.
It is your own bodyweight which determines the buoyancy of the lifejacket.
Within the 100 newton category, with a wearer of 50-70 kg, the buoyancy provided is in excess of 80 newtons, as required by CE standards. For 70kb +, the buoyancy required is 100 newtons.
Each lifejacket bears a size label within each weight category. A smaller size produces less buoyancy.
Lifejackets in excess of 100 newtons buoyancy are self-righting, turning the wearer safely onto his back within 10 seconds. They are designed to keep the wearer's head above water, and provide support for the head all-round, on both sides and at the back.
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