Similar to USCG approved inflatable life jackets, the device must resist being punctured when inflated.
Grab Strap Tensile Test
The device’s grab straps must suspend 150 lbs of weight off the ground for an extended period of time.
The device must be thrown with accuracy in the inflated and packed position.
Rearm and Repack Test
The device must be rearmed and repacked by an unfamiliar user with ease.
Water Spray Test
The device is exposed to water spray in the packed position and cannot unintentionally inflate.
The device must auto inflate after being dropped into water from 110 feet.
Uninflated Buoyancy Test
The device is unarmed and submerged underwater for an extended period of time. It is then released and must float to the surface unassisted.