Salvus 360


The Only Shorts that can Save Your Life!

Survival Shorts

Equipped with:

  1. An inflation bladder w/ oral inflator
  2. A water-resistant pocket to protect your cell or satellite phone or PLB
  3. A SOLAS whistle to grab the attention of anyone nearby
  4. Reflective tape for night time rescue
  5. A Polypropylene belt that doubles as a strap
  6. Male and female inner and outer buckles to secure you to the inflated shorts
  7. Snap-button belt loops to facilitate the removal of the belt

How It Works

Remove the shorts.

Pull back the front left cover and blow into the oral inflation tube until fully inflated.

Strap the small inner buckles. Remove the belt and strap to corresponding large outer buckles. Pull on belt to tighten.

Call for help using your cellular/satellite phone or PLB (Personal Locator Beacon).  PLB not included.

Donning Instructions

Survival Shorts Demo

Underwater Demo

Water-resistant Pocket Demo

"See Life": A fisherman's tale of survival.

True Story

In the making of the short film "See Life": A fisherman's tale of survival, we shot two scenes. On the second scene, the actor (a.k.a. my friend Gus) was wearing a GoPro on his head to shoot a POV. During this scene, he has to apply the R.I.S.E. method and swim back to the boat meanwhile I lay flat on deck and out of the picture. As he falls into the water, he immediately gets swept by a strong current lurking beneath the calm surface. The current pulled him out far and fast.

He begins to panic. He looks around to see if there is anyone else around that can hear him. Suddenly, reality sets in that he could actually drown so he begins to go through R.I.S.E motions. About 60 - 90 seconds go by and there's nothing but silence. I got up to check on him but, I didn't see him. At first, I panicked thinking he was under water. Then, I took a second glance further out and find Gus floating with the Survival Shorts strapped to him.

The current had swept him about 100 yards out. I raced over to him as quickly as possible. Once he told me he was okay, he finished the scene by swimming back to the boat. It was a scary thought because it was a beautiful day and we were on the bay side which was very smooth. It goes to show that within mere seconds of falling overboard, you can get into serious trouble. On the bright side, it was amazing to see Survival Shorts put to the test.