The X-Back MOLLE+ Air Crew Life is the most robust pilot's vest offered by SWITLIK. The MOLLE+ is ETSO-2c504 approved for use on helicopter operations to and from helidecks located in hostile sea areas. This vest is heavy duty, durable and designed to be comfortable in the seated position. The X-Back MOLLE+ vest comes standard with dual lifting straps, permanently attached leg loops, buddy line, TSO-approved hand-held strobe light and MOLLE attachments for customized equipment storage.
The MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) system lets you customize your vest with the accessories you need. Accessories are located to the sides rather than midsection allowing more room for shoulder and lap belts, for added comfort when seated. As accessories are added, their weight is distributed on the shoulders and off the neck, greatly increasing comfort for the wearer.
A unique proprietary interior cell folding technique combined with our open V-Neck design removes the bulk from your neck and reduces interference with your helmet. Thoughtful design has moved the components away from your chest to increase comfort and avoid interference with safety restraints.
*Optional lower back strap for a more secure fit.
The X-back design allows the vest to contour to your shoulders, lowering the profile, increasing comfort, and improving range of motion by reducing interference with your helmet. The weight of the vest and its contents is moved away from the back of your neck and evenly distributed across your shoulders, reducing fatigue. The adjustable X-Back straps provide enough range to make this vest one size fits all.
The X-Back MOLLE+ comes with permanently attached heavy-duty leg straps, and integrated lifting straps located at the center of the vest that have a breaking strength in excess of 585 lbs. (2,600 N). In an emergency situation, the lifting straps (EN396 compliant) and leg loops allows for the wearer of the MOLLE+ to be hoisted comfortably without the need for a separate lifting harness.
The SWITLIK Zipper closure keeps your inflatable vest secure at all times. The simple reliable dual breakaway design provides immediate inflation when activated, and can easily re-closed if needed. Backup oral inflation tubes are conveniently located on either side of the vest and easily reached through the side access flaps.
The exterior cover is constructed from a blended Nomex®/Kevlar® Rip-stop weave fabric. The material is extremely soft and comfortable to wear, and is breathable to reduce thermal burden with better venting properties. The Kevlar component provides excellent durability, while the Nomex gives you the in-cockpit fire protection you want.
High visibility red beaded handles are found on both sides of the vest for simple activation. They incorporate a breakaway safety feature to prevent snagging.