Mustang Survival Debuts First U.S. Coast Guard-Approved Racing Personal Flotation Device

October 5, 2016

The new EP38 Inflatable PFD will be on display at the Annapolis Boat Show

Bellingham, WA – Mustang Survival, the North American manufacturer of innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, proudly unveils the all new EP38 Inflatable PFD at this week’s Annapolis Boat Show (Booth B57). As the only U.S. Coast Guard-approved race-compliant PFD, the EP38 Inflatable is the latest addition to Mustang Survival’s EP Ocean Racing Series.

With M.I.T. Membrane Inflatable Technology™ materials inside, the innovative construction of the EP38 Inflatable PFD makes it better-fitting, incredibly pliable and easier to repack. The low profile back-of-neck, vest-style design and improved weight balance, combine to remove pressure from the back of the neck – a chief complaint of the traditional horseshoe PFD design.

“With fifty years experience engineering products for the most demanding users, Mustang Survival continues to innovate and bring gear that delivers the ultimate experience on the water,” states Jason Leggatt, vice president and general manager for Mustang Survival. “The feedback from the elite sailors who have been wearing the new EP38 has been overwhelmingly positive. Comments about its lightweight feel and ease-of-donning, thanks to the two side adjusters, means the crew can easily get on deck in a hurry in case of an emergency. It’s being called a ‘game changer’.”

Features of the EP38 Inflatable PFD (MSRP: $350):

  • Hydrostatic Inflator Technology (HIT™) will only inflate when submerged and not in rain, spray or high humidity
  • 360° Motion – low profile chassis designed for maximum range of motion during high output grinding and sail changes
  • Membrane Inflatable Technology™ materials inside reduces weight and increases flexibility
  • Back mounted storable spray hood
  • Internal storage for AIS, PLBs, strobes and other electronics
  • Integrated sailing harness with soft tie-in
  • Removable crotch straps
  • Marine grade retro-reflective materials
  • Marine grade whistle
  • Lifting loop

Designed for the most serious ocean racers, EP Ocean Racing Series apparel utilizes military grade fabrics that are being offered to consumers for the very first time and are built to withstand the most demanding conditions. Available now, the EP Ocean Racing Collection, including the new EP38 Inflatable PFD, can be found at specialty retailers in North America. Visit www.mustangsurvival.com/epoceanracing for more information.

About Mustang Survival

Through constant innovation and inspired technical solutions, Mustang Survival strives to bolster performance, encourage exploration and inspire adventure in the marine environment. We are committed to the protection and enhancement of those who push themselves to extremes. Mustang Survival is part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.mustangsurvival.com.

Mustang Survival. Saving lives since 1967.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com.

For further information, please contact:

Mustang Survival

Shannon Ward
Director, Marketing
Ph. 1.604.231.3387

Bethany Mousseau
Momentum Media PR
Ph. 1.781.801.9663

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