- An inflation bladder w/ oral inflator
- A water-resistant pocket to protect your cell or satellite phone or PLB
- A SOLAS whistle to grab the attention of anyone nearby
- Reflective tape for night time rescue
- A Polypropylene belt that doubles as a strap
- Male and female inner and outer buckles to secure you to the inflated shorts
- Snap-button belt loops to facilitate the removal of the belt
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.
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.
Survival Shorts Demo
Water-resistant Pocket Demo
Shorts that transform into an inflatable life vest with a water-resistant pocket to keep your phone or PLB dry so you can call for help. These patented shorts were designed specifically for comfort and style with the peace of mind knowing your're wearing life-saving gear on you at all times.
- Inflatable bladder with oral inflation tube
- Water-resistant pocket
- Rescue whistle
- Reflective tape
- Polypropylene belt
- Snap-button belt loops
- Fabric is 88% Polyester,12% Spandex
- Machine washable and dry-able