The Blue Soup UP Vest is currently available in two designs, the trade mark black with a cyan blue collar and sleeve detail and also a reverse colour scheme that will enable you to stand out on the water, cyan blue body with black collar detail.
The outer vest is manufactured in the United Kingdom from a four way stretch material that is unique to the water sports safety world, manufactured for use in the incredibly tough world of full contact field sports.
The most important element the inflation system is again manufactured in the United Kingdom by our specialist manufacturing partner SeaSafe who has over half a century of experience in design and production of life vests and other safety at sea products.
The inflatable lung that gives the Blue Soup UP Vest its buoyancy has been specially designed to give the maximum amount of lift (for those technically minded over 100 Newtons worth) and to keep the wearer afloat in a head back position. The lungs design has been thoroughly tested and can withstand pressures over and above the industry standard (20-22 psi),in fact we have tested the production lung and it exceeded the industry standard by 6 psi!
The inflation system is controlled by pulling one of the control tabs situated of the chest; this activates the connected Co2 cylinders and thus inflates the lung. There is an oral inflation tube located high on the chest on the right hand side that can be accessed by the wearer and buoyancy can be added without activating the Co2 supply. There is a dump valve tab located on the left hand side above the hip that can be used to regulate the vests buoyancy and the dump valve also acts as an over fill pressure release should both cylinders be accidentally activated simultaneously.
WIND and KITE SURF UP VEST
Coming in 2019
Specially produced for windsurfing and kitesurfing, this model of UP Vest has been designed to be worn over your existing harness with a recess that allows your hook to attach without any compromise to your position or kit. The Up Wind and Kite Surf Vest will be coming to the market in the next month so register your interest to be kept updated with launch news.