Matik Inflatable PFD


Matik Inflatable PFD - Charcoal - Front | Western Canoeing & Kayaking

Matik Inflatable PFD

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An alternative to waist-belted PFDs, the low-profile NRS Matik Inflatable PFD resembles a traditional lifevest with the compact convenience of an inflatable.

An inflatable PFD is certified by the US Coast Guard as a Type V PFD. However, it meets Coast Guard requirements for Type III PFDs when it is worn. In other words, you must be wearing the deflated collar for it to qualify as a required flotation device.

The Green Arming Pin breaks when you pull the inflation cord to inflate the Matik. The intact Arming Pin serves as a visual sign that there's a full CO2 cylinder available when needed. If you would like additional Arming Pins, order NRS Item # 99208.01.


    • This lightweight self-inflating PFD provides 22.5 lbs. of flotation and only meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements as a Type III life jacket when worn. (See Note below.)
    • The Matik folds compactly into a low-profile horse-collar style jacket to give you on-demand flotation that doesn't get in your way stand-up paddling, fishing or wading.
    • When deflated, the vest secures with a waist buckle and offers one adjustment point for a snug fit.
    • The Matik does not inflate automatically; in the event of a swim, pull the red tab to engage the pressurized CO2, inflating the integrated bladder.
    • Features a zippered pocket with internal tether for keys or a whistle plus a manual backup cord, mouth inflation valve, reflective accents and two attachment points.
    • Includes a 24 gram CO2 cartridge. Replacement CO2 Re-Arming Kits (Item #40100.01) are sold separately.
    • CO2 cartridges are one-time-use only. It's good practice to keep an extra CO2 cartridge on hand to re-arm the PFD after each inflation.



    • Size: Adult Universal
    • Weight: 1.8 lbs
    • Waist Size: Belt fits waist 30"-58" (76-147 cm) in circumference 
    • Design Floatation: 22.5 lbs
    • Outer Fabric: 420-denier ripstop nylon
    • Entry System: Over the head with waist buckle
    • Pockets: 1 - Front
    • Adjustment: 1 - waist
    • Includes: 
      • 24g CO2 cartridge
      • Re-packing instructions
    • Features: D-ring attachment


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