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Type V

Type V Vests  

Special Use Device - Performance is equal to either Type I,II,III performance as noted on label.

  • More convenient or useful for specific activities.
  • Continuous wear prevents being caught without protection.  Most accidents happen suddenly and unexpectedly.


  • Less safe than other Types if not used according to label conditions.
  • May be better suited to cool climates or seasons.
  • Some Type Vs are approved only when worn.  If marked this way, they are required to be worn to be counted as a regulation PFD.
Type V Vest Type V Vests