Wingman Life Jacket Sailing

THE WORLD'S THINNEST & MOST VERSATILE LIFE JACKET

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INTRODUCING THE WINGMAN LIFE JACKET SYSTEM, WATER SAFETY RE-IMAGINED

Jake "DALLMYD" X The Wingman

INNOVATIVE DESIGNS ENGINEERED AND TESTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS

USCG APPROVAL PROCESS

INFLATION TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL, THE FUTURE OF SURF SAFETY IS HERE

SHOP SURF SYSTEM

"One of the coolest and most innovative life jackets I've ever seen!"

Field & Stream

"The Wingman is a life jacket for people who don't wear life jackets, but should, it's that comfortable!"

Sailing Magazine

"This new life jacket is absolutely genius!"

The Inertia

"We loved the sleek looks, unimposing fit and massive functional benefits of the Wingman, which made it a standout product for the stand-up paddlers, big wave surfers and open water swimmers!"

ISPO Munich Judges

"Greatest kitesurfing product I have bought!"

Chris, Customer

WE ARE WATERMEN

we paddle, fish, swim, surf, sail and spend as much time on the water as possible. Some days we are competitive; racing paddleboards, kayaks, and triathlons, while other days we enjoy relaxing on the water tied up with friends and cold beers. No matter what activity the day holds, there was always one item hampering our fun, life jackets. We are required to buy them and carry them, but none of them actually suit our needs or our style. When it's race day we need a high performance inflation vest designed for speed that will help us perform our best and if it’s a booze cruise kind of day we need a comfortable life jacket that doesn’t interfere with our fun or cramp our style. The Wingman is the first inflatable life jacket designed for all of these activities and so much more; it’s designed for us, the watermen who live on the water. It's minimal and comfortable when you don’t need it and becomes the highest performance life jacket instantly when you do need it.

The Wingman can best be described as the multi-tool of life jackets. It is the best life jacket in the world for kayaking, fishing, SUP, sailing, and surfing due to it’s minimalist and comfortable fit. Though minimalist in form, the Wingman is maximalist in function featuring an endless array of optional features and compatible accessories so you can customize it for your specific needs. Current accessories include the Surf Top Vest which is worn over the Wingman for a more discreet look akin to the surf vests used by professional big wave surfers. Other accessories include the Wingman hydration pack which conveniently fits 1.5 liters of liquid into the vest so you no longer need to choose between your hydration pack and life jacket. Future accessories being developed by the Hyde team include chest packs and waist packs which can be attached to the Wingman for paddling excursions or fishing trips. By making the life jacket the cornerstone of the system, the Hyde team hopes to encourage life jacket usage in the water sports we love and increase safety.

PATENTED INNOVATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

IS THE WINGMAN RIGHT FOR ME?

Simply put, YES! Man or woman, big or small this is the life jacket for you. We tried every other life jacket out there and realized that they all shared the same flaws, existing inflatables, are awkward uncomfortable, loose fitting, and have the CO2 cylinder in the wrong place while foam life jackets are bulky and inherently buoyant.

We went out looking for a sleek USCG approved inflation vest that we could wear surfing or boating and found that there wasn't anything that met our needs or our expectations on the market, all of the life jackets in the store were basically the same.

Why? Because passing the USCG testing with innovative designs is really hard! As a result, life jacket companies have pumped out the same old tired designs year after year, added a few buckles and webbing and called it innovation. We thought that this was unacceptable, boaters and paddlers are required to buy life jackets to meet USCG carriage requirements, we are captive customers! If we are required to purchase a vest we should at least have innovative designs to choose from!

After years of work we are thrilled to introduce the Wingman, featuring patented innovations never before used in a USCG approved life jacket like our CO2 Mounting Plate, Triple Bursting Zipper and Over the Shoulder Ripcord. By reconfiguring the components of an inflatable life jacket, the Wingman not only looks different than any other vest but also performs differently as well. 

We've minimized the fit but maximized the performance and functionality, the Wingman is truly the multi-tool of water safety. No matter what water sport you love, the Wingman can enhance your experience, comfort, performance, and safety on the water. 

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