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IZEBER floating system men's warm and buoyant life vest - Black

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Key feature
This vest, the first textile product to have won at the Oxylane Innovation Awards, lets you float according to the 50N standard whilst keeping the comfort and thermal insulation of a classic jacket.
Users reviews
4.5 / 5 2 ratings
Available price from 19/04/2017 and while stocks last on Decathlon



 It’s designed for good swimmers close to a bank and the shore, or with help at hand.


Sailing product manager

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"The Izeber life vest is a product that combines two major needs of sailors: Safety (float without the need to inflate - 50N buoyancy vest, complies with the 12402-5 standard). Thermal insulation (windproof and water repellent exterior component, filling that provides warmth). Reversible and practical, it can be worn on the orange side to enhance visibility, or on the blue or black side to be more discreet, before and after sailing."

Isabelle Monconduit
Sailing Product manager

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User benefits

Thermal insulation
The filling provides thermal insulation equivalent to 200g wadding
The jacket is reversible with a high-visibility orange side and a plain side.
Water repellent
Specially treated so water slides off the fabric's surface.
EN-471 standard: orange side features SOLAS reflective patches on the shoulders.
Freedom of movement
Short cut, open at the arms. Exclusive flexible & lightweight buoyancy lining.
Environmental impact
Life cycle comparison: Men's warm sleeveless vest


Sleeveless vest
Water repellent
Inner and outer fabric: 100% Polyamide. Polyethylene fibre filling.
made for
inshore sailing, a versatile and flexible jacket for protection from drowning, cold and wind.
2 years


Care instructions
Rinse with fresh water before prolonged storage.Machine washable at 30°C. Spin cycle. Dry on a hanger in a dry place to help it to dry. Do not tumble dry.
Storage Tips
Once the jacket has been thoroughly rinsed and dried, store in a dry place away from sources of light.
Restrictions on use
You must be able to swim.


How is buoyancy guaranteed?
This life vest was designed in accordance with EN ISO 12402-5. It therefore has the same characteristics as a buoyancy aid with a performance level of 50 Newtons. Like all buoyancy aids, users need to swim or stabilise themselves to stay in a position with their head out of the water.
What is the life vest filled with?
The lining which ensures the buoyancy of the jacket is made of polyethylene. The component blend of flakes and micro beads provides excellent thermal protection without impairing its comfort and flexibility. The thermal protection was measured at 2.6 Clo.
What are the component's water repellent properties?
The water repellency of your Izeber buoyant jacket is obtained by applying a treatment to its outer surface. This treatment causes water to slide over the surface without soaking in. This prevents the component from soaking up water and keeps it lightweight, breathable, and warm. This treatment must be renewed throughout the garment's lifetime. Water repellent treatment products are available in our stores.
How important is windproofing?
Protection from the wind is critical, as wind can chill the body significantly whether you are active or at rest. According to the "wind chill" model, which measures how the air temperature feels when factoring in the wind and cold: at a temperature of 5°C combined with winds of 30 km/h, the temperature felt will be 0°C. If the air temperature is 0°C and wind speed is 40 km/h, the temperature felt will be -7°C. Your Izeber buoyant jacket counters the wind chill effect.
What is the Clo index?
The clo is the scale that measures the thermal resistance of your Izeber buoyant jacket. During the test, your technical garment's component is exposed to a temperature close to body temperature and a controlled exterior temperature. The clo index explains the ability of your Izeber buoyant jacket to retain your body heat inside the garment. The greater the clo index, the better the technical component will retain your body heat.
Score to compare the environmental impact of products
The environmental impact of the product is calculated over its entire life cycle and with different indicators.An overall score (ABCDE) is attributed to help you easily identify the products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type with one another (T-shirts, trousers, backpacks, etc.). Decathlon chose to apply this voluntary environmental labelling scheme.For more information, visit: http://sustainability.decathlon.com/

Users reviews

4.5 / 5 2 ratings
2 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings
  • Man
    50-59 years old
    04 September 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    comfortable and warm - crutch strap easy to use -

    Comfortable and warm - crutch strap easy to use - really good buy

  • Woman
    50-59 years old
    31 May 2016
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Good comfortable fit, reversible None

    Bought for husband who was very impressed with the fit, he wore it on a warm day and expected to over heat with it on and was very impressed when he did not.

Tribord suggests

  • Advices
    Choisir son gilet d'aide à la flottabilité

    A buoyancy lifejacket reduces the risk of drowning, but it doesn’t guarantee your life will be saved.

  • Advices
    How to choose the right life jacket

    Do not confuse a life jacket with a buoyancy vest. The latter only helps with buoyancy and requires the user to be able to swim, while life jackets allow an individual to be turned over onto their back, so they can breathe if found unconscious.