M-16 Belt Pack Personal Floatation Device
Onyx's M-16 Belt Pack is a manual inflatable personal floatation device (PFD). It inflates via a tab marked "Jerk To Inflate." Ahhh, an instruction all of us, dudes and ladies alike, can understand and execute easily.
The M-16 Inflatable Belt Pack is US Coast Guard-approved for people 16 and up, weighing over 80 pounds. It comes with a 16-gram CO2 cartridge that provides 17 pounds of buoyancy upon activation. Once floating the wearer can use an oral inflation tube to add more buoyancy, up to 26.5 pounds.
With its placement around the waist and low profile that doesn't inhibit body movement, the M-16 Belt Pack could be a better PFD choice for stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, and other watersports where space is constricted or you need full range of motion. The packs are reusable and, according to Onyx, easy to repack after deployment.