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US Coast Guard SAR Vest

MD0450 22


Designed for the US Coast Guard, this inflatable delivers the highest degree of safety, reliability and convenience available today. Combining Mustang Survival's revolutionary LIFT™ inflatable technology and enhanced SAR equipment vest design, the boat operator is provided with combined flotation and equipment carrying carrying capability in one comfortable product.

The MD0450 22 United States Coast Guard (USCG) Search and Rescue (SAR) Vest with LIFT™ is an excellent choice for use in all sea states and weather conditions and can be worn over the standard uniform or any of Mustang Survival's exposure protective clothing. The vest's low profile design allows for easy maneuvering on the deck and provides quick access to carried equipment. Vest pockets are designed specifically for the equipment required by the Coast Guard's Rescue and Survival Systems Manual.

Engineered with the revolutionary LIFT™ PFD design, the MD0450 22 inflatable vest delivers a high level of safety for users in variable wind and wave conditions by elevating the mouth out of the water by up to 9 inches (23cm). Known as freeboard, this increase in elevation has been shown to reduce underwater mouth immersions by 80%, increasing the chance of survival in accidental immersion situations.

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Use only Mustang Survival re-arm kits. Use of other re-arm kits may result in improper operation or failure to operate and will void the product's warranty.

RESTRICTION: This item is restricted to United States Coast Guard members ONLY.

Available Colors

MD0450 22 sar vest orange Orange

MD0450 22

MD045022 us coast guard search and rescue vest

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  • HIT™ Hammar 1F auto hydrostatic inflator is exclusive to Mustang Survival in North America and maintenance free for 5 years or until inflated
  • LIFT™ PFD delivers up to 9" (23cm) of freeboard - highest elevation out of water ever seen in a PFD reduces mouth immersions and increases visibility to rescue crews
  • Hydrostatic Inflator Technology HIT™ offers reliable inflation in a low maintenance design that will only automatically inflate when submerged in 4 or more inches of water and not inadvertently due to rain, spray or humidity
  • When inflated, LIFT™ bladder has stabilizing wings on sides and behind the neck to provide support in rough waters
  • Safety Inspection Window allows user to easily inspect inflator status: green indicates inflator is ready for use
  • SecureZIP™ closure withstands rigorous activity and is easy to repack
  • Neoprene Comfort Collar™
  • Durable 420-Denier nylon
  • Mesh back allows for good air flow to keep wearer cool
  • Cylinder is contained inside bladder to protect against corrosion
  • Backup oral inflation tube
  • Strobe light holder, safety whistle and SOLAS reflective tape on bladder
  • High performance cell with 40 lbs of buoyancy
  • When inflated, is capable of self-righting a facedown person in seconds
  • D-ring for kill switch attachment
  • MA7219 Manual conversion kit sold separately
  • MA1900 removable sailing harness sold separately
  • Re-arm with MA7218 22 kit

Approval: U.S.C.G. - Type II
US Patent 68324145
SIN 633-21a

MD0450 22 Size Chart

Size Chest (inches)
Adult Universal 34" - 52"

Download MD0450 22 User Manual

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A National Stock Number is the official label applied to an item of supply that is repeatedly procured, stocked, stored, issued and used throughout the federal supply system.13 digit NSN or NATO Stock Number are recognized by NATO Countries and the US Department of Defense.




Life Preserver, Vest

Part Number

MD0450 22

Mustang Survival Warranty and Repair Information

**Products not eligible for returns include: Re-Arm Kits, Custom Orders, Non Current and Non Stock Products, Discontinued Products and Inflatable PFD's purchased 6 months ago or longer.

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2019 Mustang Survival Product Guide
2019 Product Guide

2018 Mustang Survival Product Guide

2017 Mustang Survival Industrial and Commercial Catalog

2017 Mustang Survival Angler Catalog

2016 Mustang Survival Public safety Product Guide

2016 Public Safety Catalog

2016 Mustang Survival Military Product Guide

2016 Military Catalog

2016 Mustang Survival Product Guide

2016 Product Guide

2016 Mustang Survival Range Book

2016 Range Book

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Exclusive to Mustang Survival

Hydrostatic Technology

Hydrostatic pressure is applied to objects submerged in water. The new hydrostatic inflator needs only to be submerged 4 inches (10 cm) for hydrostatic pressure to open a pressure valve which releases a firing mechanism that automatically inflates the PFD.

Reliable Inflation

The PFD inflates under hydrostatic pressure and will not inflate prematurely due to rain, humidity or water contact. MD5183 PFD can also be inflated manually by pulling the activation cord. No inflator maintenance is required for five years, unless fired.

3D Chassis is built for speed

Revolutionary 3D chassis creates a slim profile to enhance mobility, fit securely and reduce neck fatigue also improves the body's aerodynamics to reduce drag at speed. Breathable mesh back panel is made of engineered mesh found in premium running shoes.

Exclusive Materials

Sleek inflation handle and body armor tested outer shell fabric.

The Elite™ has undergone rigorous testing including wind tunnel, high impact jumps and field testing with anglers including pros Chris Lane, Mike McClelland and Dave Mercer.

"I am honored to be a part of the field testing process because Mustang Survival is #1 in flotation not only in fishing but also our military. That's truely an honor because I have so much respect for our service men and women." Chris Lane

"The way the Elite™ fits it feels like I am not even wearing a flotation device but it's on and can save my life." Chris Lane

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