Anfibio Buoy Boy

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Product no.: 6-AF-BB-SM-BLUE

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Anfibio Buoy Boy

NEW: Additional size (M/L) and color option (yellow) available! Inflatable vest for buoyancy function and small pack size. From 340g. Floatation aid only, officially no personal protective equipment (PPE).


Update 2017: The Anfibio Buoy Boy will now also be available in size M/L color yellow or black. Size L/XL gets in yellow color option too. Over 3 years in use we are increasingly confindent for the application in moderate whitewater. Especially the rescue option (pulling a swimmer) has been passed our own tests (correct use provided)!

Our Anfibio Buoy Boy inflatable vest has been designed specifically for the space- and weight-conscious packrafter. Weighing just 340g (S/M) and rolling up to just a litre in volume, it is one of the most compact buoyancy aids around. The vest features two chambers inflated by easy-to-use spring-loaded mouth valves; which can be used while worn. The inflated chambers reach around the upper back while the lower back is composed sandwich mesh which rests much more comfortably against a typical packraft backrest (a common problem with regular PFDs).

Construction

The jacket is fitted with a chunky front zip backed up by a waist clip, and also benefits from a crotch strap which stops the jacket riding up - another a common flaw with regular PFDs unless done up very tightly. The Buoy Boy’s short cut design and baffled air chambers provide excellent freedom of movement and the location of the air chambers (chest and neck) enhances a back position when laying in the water. 

Use

The vest primarily excels on river trekking, mountain lake floats and general land - water travel. As a flotation device it provides buoyancy support and comfort for swimming in calmer water and moderate whitewater. For serious white water use we recommend traditional foam-filled PFDs with impact protection and rescue harness. 
 
And last but not least, the Anfibio Buoy Boy also suits women ;)
 
Disclaimer
 
As a packrafting jacket pack size has likewise priority as buoyancy function and wear. These features are in competition with each other and result in a compromise for common standards in Personal Flotation Devices (PFD). The user has to recognise that the Buoy Boy is not an accredited or certified PFD, far less a life jacket (guarantee to float an unconscious paddler face up in the water).
 
Due to an individual’s possible variation in inflation levels, the Buoy Boy’s buoyancy can vary, thus eludes from any standardization or definite declaration. In an extreme scenario one could forget to blow it up! Its proper function is in responsibility of the user. Please read the manual. This flotation aid does not guarantee the prevention of drowning and does not qualify as personal protective equipment.

 

Material:  210den TPU laminated nylon (air chambers); sandwich mesh back

Size:  S/M, M/L, L/XL
Waist: up to 95cm (S/M),110cm (M/L), 130cm (L/XL)
Chest: up to 95cm (S/M),110cm (M/L), 120cm(L/XL)

Color: blue (S/M),yellow (M/L, L/XL), black (M/L, L/XL)

Buoyancy: fully inflated min. 60N (S/M), 70N(M/L), 80N (L/XL), see disclaimer

Certification: ISO 9000 (Quality asurance system for manufacturing), No ISO/EN/USCG norm as buoyancy aid (personal flotation device), No approval as life jacket /personal protective equipment

Features:

  • Front zipper (YKK, 28cm)
  • two spring loaded, one-way oral inflator valves
  • twin chambers with 4 baffles per side 
  • removable crotch strap with pivoting snaphook
  • adjustable waist belt with YKK buckle
  • Mesh pockets

Weight: 340g (S/M), 350 (M/L yellow), 370g (M/L black), 400g (L/XL yellow), 430g (L/XL black), 35g (optional crotch strap)

Design: Anfibio Packrafting Gear

Manufacturing: Made in China

 Reviews:

Chris S. (EN)

Ralph S. (DE)