“Performance Safety”

The Quiksliver High Line AIRLIFT is now exclusively avaliable at our ERINA Board store ! Featuring a full interactive display and full range of sizes, our team have been trained and educated around all aspects of the AIRLIFT. Drop in today to see one of our Slime’s staff and equip yourself up with the latest revolutionary performance safety vest !

SAFETY, RE-IMAGINED

A new generation of big wave riding demands a new generation of water safety. That’s where the Airlift vest comes in. A culmination of years worth of research and development, the neoprene vest utilizes carbon-dioxide cartridges to help bring the wearer to the surface in heavy hold-down situations. It’s an innovative product designed for innovative surfing at the world’s heaviest waves.

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QUIKSILVER X AQUA LUNG

When we started developing the Airlift vest, we knew it would be best to partner up with a company that would match our devotion to the project. Aqua Lung is a global leader in scuba diving equipment — they were an easy choice for the partnership.

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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Late nights. Early mornings. Countless hours and numerous tests. That’s what the Quiksilver Highline Airlift vest is made of — because you can’t afford to take chances on a product like this. Quiksilver’s big wave riders and Innovation Team spent two years collaborating with Aqua Lung engineers to make this idea come to life. Every last detail was considered, refined and innovated.

Our test team is the heart of this project. We’re extremely privileged to have had a group of individuals with peerless knowledge, talent and experience to draw from during the past two years of intensive testing.

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SAFETY STARTS WITH PREPARATION

We remind you that preparation doesn’t just mean stretching on the beach before you paddle out. It’s more than just checking the charts or getting all your gear in order during the days leading up to a swell. True preparation also means dedicating years of your life to surfing waves of consequence. But, once you’re ready for it, the AirLift vest is designed to create an extra layer of safety for committed big wave surfers.

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FOR ANYWAVE, ANYWHERE

The Airlift vest is made with Quiksilver’s best neoprene and can be worn over the top of a wetsuit, or as a standalone vest. That means you stay safer at any wave, anywhere, regardless of the water temp.

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4 INFLATION PULL TABS, ONE DEFLATION PULL TAB

The Airlift vest features four separate inflation tabs in considered locations on the chest for the ease of inflation in the hardest of times. A deflation tab is located away from the inflation tabs to reduce the risk of an accidental inflation or deflation.

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TECH FEATURES

FOUR TIMES INFLATE PULL TABS

In a heavy hold down situation or as desired, inflate the vest by pulling any of the four inflation tabs connected to a full CO2 canister. Help surfer to reach the surface faster and with less effort. Inflate pull   tabs are located in a separate location from the deflate pull tab to eliminate accidental inflation or deflation.

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ORAL INFLATE/DEFLATE TUBE

Oral inflate valve is available for partial inflation and conserving CO2 cartridges for emergency use.

TORSO STRAPS 

Built-in lower midsection torso strap secures the inflation vest to the surfer.

OVERPRESSURE LUNGS/AQUA LUNGS

The Dump Valve automatically releases the excess CO2 from the bladder.

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FOUR TIMES CO2 CARTRIDGES

The vest holds 4 CO2. 1 Cartridge is enough to fill the bladder. For safety reasons, we strongly recommend that you never use your AirLift vest with only one cartridge left.

BACK POCKET CARTRIDGES ACCESS

Swap in fresh CO2 cartridges without removing the vest.

DEFLATE PULL TAB

To emergency deflate the vest. Improve safety when it is safer to go deep under the wave.

FINALLY A NOTE ON SAFETY.

The Quiksilver Highline Airlift vest is designed for use by experienced adult surfers. Using it successfully requires strong swimming skills, ocean knowledge, collaboration with other surfers and lifeguards, and like the rest of your equipment — it must be cared for and used correctly. Proper use of the vest requires adherence to manufacturer’s instructions.

The Airlift vest is a safety tool, not a performance enhancer. Do not take greater risks while using this vest.

Blogged By: Dane Cameron