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Switlik Survival Products Aviator Life Vest Ev-35 FAA-TSO

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The new Switlik Aviator Life Vest is supremely more comfortable to wear, and specifically designed for the seated position in your aircraft. It's the vest you'll forget you're wearing.

The new interior cell folding technique combined with our open V-Neck design allows the Aviator to lay over your shoulders relieving the pressure on your neck during those long flights.

We have located our new beaded handle in the center of the vest allowing for an easier approach for deployment. The breakaway safety feature eliminates the risk of snagging. The red handle also offers the best visibility in low light conditions.

The Switlik Zipper closure keeps your inflatable vest secure at all times. The simple reliable dual breakaway design provides immediate inflation when activated. Backup oral inflation tubes are conveniently located on either side of the vest and easily reached through the side access flaps.
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  • Dual opening, zipper closure design
  • Designed to transfer the load away from your neck
  • Single chamber design w/ a floating film for built in inflatable chamber redundancy
  • Oral inflation capabilities on both sides of the chamber
  • Built in locator light
  • Replaceable life preserver and/or cover option


  • Weight: 1 lbs 5 oz (595.3g)
  • Buoyancy: Over 35 lbs
  • Inflation System: 1 33g CO2 cylinder
  • Cover Fabric: CrusaderŽ 790/60% Nomex/40% KevlarŽ
  • Webbing: 1-1/2in webbing conforms to MIL-W-17337
  • Approved For Weights: 35 lbs and higher
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Comfortable and delivery was very quick. Three days

Thomas G Verified Purchase


April 30, 2024

Lightweight and pretty comfortable. Glad we didn’t have to test it out.

Thomas W Verified Purchase


October 18, 2023

The product exceeded my expectation.

Carlos A Verified Purchase


January 24, 2023

Easy to wear. Passengers do not seem to wear for two hours. They do rub neck a small amount. I wear collared shirts so they are very comfortable. Hope I never have to use them!!!

Jay W
October 6, 2019

Very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. High quality fir the price, Highly recommend

Jay W
October 5, 2019

forgot I had it on when I landed. seems to be very well made and tough enough to last.

William G
May 12, 2018

Best option in the industry for professional aviator continual wear jacket in hot environment. Other vests are bulky and increase fatigue with the extra webbing and molle system. Least is best for egress in my opinion. Slightly overpriced I feel otherwise would be 5 star.

Brad B Verified Purchase


May 30, 2023

Air B Verified Purchase


November 10, 2021

I bought a pair of Switlik Aviator vests together with a pair of Revere Comfort Max, with the idea of comparing the cost/benefit of each and returning one pair. The Switlik’s are 3X the price, but better enough that I concluded I’d keep both pairs. The Switliks are very well made and designed. They fit much flatter to the body than the Revere’s. I reason the more comfortable they are the more we’ll wear them. They are cheaper, lighter and have less intrusive straps than other Switlik vests, but they still have the emergency light beacon, and a secondary inflatable chamber (by mouth) I like that the company is based in Trenton NJ. Haven’t confirmed they are US made but if so that would be a plus for me as well. 4 stars vs 5 because the price really is a big multiple of substitutes!

June 11, 2020

Very nicely constructed. The neck area seems like it would chafe your neck if wearing for prolonged periods, Im sure it would require a little break in or collared shirt. The neck could get fatigued because the weight if the vest is on your neck. The breakaway liner when inflating is pretty ingenious. This fulfills a need like advertised. If you want the weight off your neck I would suggest upgrading to the more expensive versions by Switlik with the vest that transfers the weight to your back and shoulders.

William J
August 4, 2019


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Q: How often does this vest need to be recertified? Thanks for getting back to me on this. Daniel

Per the vendor, there is no set time frame for recertification. Mentioned that it depends on usage. Common recommendation is one year.

Q: After it has been inflated, what is the process to get it re-set/re-charged for use again?

Per the supplier: customer will need to get this serviced at a SWITLIK authorized service center.

Q: Is the Switlik Aviator Life Vest Transport Canada approved?

The vest has FAA-TSO approval, which is recognized by Transport Canada in a reciprocal agreement.

Q: What is the Switlik model number of this unit?

The model is EV-35.

Q: What is the expiration or years in service for the EV-35?

This is recommended for 2 year service intervals.

Q: Is this EV-35 vest suitable for children? Is there a minimum height or age?

This Aviator Life Vest, Model EV-35, is certified as an Adult life vest under TSO C13f. This limits its use to individuals 95 Lbs. or greater.

Q: Does the vest come with any aviation certificate? FAA 8130 or EASA form1?

We can provide a COC from Switlik. It is also marked on the vest with TSO-C13f.

Q: Does this Switlik EV-35 vest auto inflate in the water or only manually inflate?

FAA approved life vests are not allowed to automatically inflate. All Switlik life vests must be manually activated to inflate.

Q: Where can I get the S-1780 33 gram CO2 recharge cylinders for a switlik p/n s-9452-1?

Yes these need to be sent to a service center for recharge.

Q: Is the CO2 cylinder included with vest? What is warranty on item? Is it FAA approved in Canada?

Yes, these are shipped with the CO2 cylinder filled. The warranty is 6 year limited. These have FAA TSO approval.

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