These are PFDs which use closed cell plastics as a source of Bouyancy. These types of PFDs generally require very little maintenance.

The life of the PFD will be prolonged if routine maintenance is carried out  as follows:

  • Wash in warm soapy water after use.
  • Dry thoroughly.
  • Store in dry ventilated position away from direct sunlight and harmful chemicals.
  • Check PFD regularly to ensure it is in good working condition.

Caution: sunshine, chlorine and weathering may cause colours to fade and/or bleed onto other surfaces.

  • Fabric fading can indicate loss of strength.
  • A weathered pfd could tear easily, resulting in a loss of flotation material.
  • If faded, check strength or discontinue use.

Never try to repair your PFD yourself