FREE shipping on all orders over $99!

Imperial Immersion Suit

Regular price $315.95

Shipping calculated at checkout.
If you are going to fly over water that is of hypothermia causing temperatures, consider an Imperial Immersion Suit as inexpensive insurance. Sizing Information: Size - Height Range - Weight Range Adult - 5'4" to 6'3" - 110 to 330 lbs Adult Small - 4'10" to 5'10" - Up to 180 lbs Jumbo - Over 6'3" - Over 330 lbs Child - Up to 59" OW1409A Adult (Universal) $269.95 OW1409O Small Adult (Intermed) $269.95 OW1409J XXL (Jumbo) $304.95 OW1409C Child's Size (Child) $269.95 FEATURES: * Three fingered mitt to keep your fingers warmer. * Note: Suits should not be fully donned if in the wheelhouse or small aircraft, but tied to the waist. This is a precaution to prevent entrapment. * Two zipper tab pulls on zipper -- Each located at top and bottom of zipper. This cuts down on your donning time by allowing the zipper to be pulled straight up. * Wide legs to allow quick donning. -- Gives you the ability to don with shoes or boots on. Ankle straps to aid in walking. * Toe valves to purge excess air * Face Seal is soft and flexible making it comfortable to wear. * Back straps keep the rings in place. * There's more reflective tape on the Imperial suit than is required. * Suits are true to size. -- Please try any suit on before real life use. * Sturdy carrying bag with two handles -- One handle on the side and one on the bottom for quick donning. Quality bag snaps are used on the immersion suit bag to help prevent corrosion. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FAQ's: Does the Imperial Immersion Suit float? The Imperial Immersion Suit provides floatation that is more than adequate for most people. These suits have a minimum of 22 lbs of buoyancy and will float while full of water. How should I wear the Imperial Suit while not in the water? The manufacturer recommends that a passenger/pilot wear the suit over the legs in anticipation of trouble. In this configuration, one can put the rest of the suit on in 8 seconds with a little practice. Wearing the immersion suit fully would become very uncomfortable as it is designed to fit loose and be very warm. The manufacturer adds that it is possible to donn the entire cold water immersion suit in 20 seconds with training. This is why the Imperial Suit consistently wins immersion suit competitions. What should I wear under the Immersion Suit? Wear what is comfortable but appropriate to the conditions you are likely to encounter if you were to have to ditch. If you are expecting cold water, wear cold weather gear underneath. However, you can wear as much or as little as you deem appropriate. Unlike a wet suit, these suits are not form fitting and are not designed to be. If they were tight, they would be impossible to put on in an emergency. What if I cannot get them on until I am in the water? Though not as effective as if you were to stay dry, any water that enters the immersion suit will be warmed by your body. The 5 mm thick neoprene will then insulate the ambient water from the water contained in your suit. Valves are included in the feet of the suit to allow you do drain excess air and water prior to exiting the water. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OPTIONS: Immersion Suit High Rider Ring: This buoyant ring is designed to keep you higher in the water. It is made of neoprene and attached by zippers making it easy for you to replace yourself. Most other immersion suits have air bladders (high rider rings) that must be brought into a certified station to be replaced. The high rider ring is standard equipment, and is included on all Imperial Immersion Suits sold by Best Glide. Personal Survival Kit Pocket: This pocket zips right onto the immersion suit high rider ring, making a simple solution to the need for a personal survival kit. It can hold an E.P.I.R.B., spare glasses, medication, flares, water, food, etc... NOTE: All Imperial Immersion Suits sold by Best Glide A.S.E. come equipped with a storage bag and High Rider Ring.