Many people don’t like putting on life jackets since they find it to be cumbersome and awkward. If you are such a person, you definitely might be excited about the Wingman, as it is said to be the world’s thinnest life jacket.
US Coast Guard-approved for grown-ups weighing over 90 pounds, the Wingman has been around for quite some time, having been the subject of a profitable Kickstarter campaign.
It was prompted by the CO2-inflatable vests occasionally used by big-wave surfers, even though it was made to be significantly less costly than those. In its casing, the replaceable CO2 container is placed off the path, on a plate in the backside.
That container is initialized by tugging a chest-located ripcord that is switched over the wearer’s shoulder. Once the cord is tugged, its horse collar-style bladder quickly inflates, brimming through the vest by means of a distinctive zipper device that is made to give way in 3 places. If necessary, it is also easy to pump up the bladder orally. When all the excitement’s over, the bladder will be deflated and packed back in place.