3 Apr 2023
Spinlock USA launches new ALTO USCG coast guard approved Belt PFD.
Spinlock has launched the US Coast Guard approved ALTO belt PFD in the United States, a simple and easy to use waist-worn belt. The ALTO inflatable pack feels invisible when worn yet still provides essential approved flotation when required.
Available in a great range of vivid colours, the ALTO is super lightweight and inflates only when you need it when you pull the manual handle. It is designed to be used over and over again by a wide range of watersports enthusiasts – from stand-up paddleboarders, fishermen and kayakers to small power boating users.
The ALTO’s accessible, adjustable waist belt creates a simple and close fit for the user, designed to be worn around the waist either at the front or back, when needed as an aid for floating support. Once deployed, the inflatable tube is released from the waist pack and supports the user under the arms and around the chest, offering the ultimate in comfort and reassurance on the water.
Spinlock USA’s CMO, Ted Winston says “We have taken our experience from designing and manufacturing flotation to a wide range of traditional sailing users such as the Volvo Ocean Race. We identified the need for the ideal flotation aid to suit users who do not want traditional lifejackets and buoyancy aids which are often too big, bulky, expensive, or over-specified. The ALTO offers the perfect flotation solution for all water sports users.”
ALTO features at a glance:
· Huge 75N Buoyancy
· Compact and Lightweight
· Adjustable waist belt for simple close fit
· Can be worn on front or back
· Manually activated – 16g CO2 Cylinder
· Simple to re-arm, re-pack and reuse
· US Coast Guard (USCG) Approved
· Transport for Canada Approved
Spinlock is a global leader in the design and manufacture of control rope-holding products, innovative lifejackets, PFDs and accompanying equipment for both leisure water sports users and commercial maritime professionals.
Spinlock's head office and production sites have been based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight since 1976 with an office in Newport Rhode Island.
Spinlock exports to over 25 countries and is the proud recipient of two Queen's Awards: International Trade and Innovation, and Official Technical Supplier of Personal Protective Equipment to the Americas Cup team INEOS Team UK.
Spinlock has won many awards for its design and innovation and in 2022 Spinlock achieved B-Corp status for their dedication to social and corporate responsibility.
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