How to maintain your lifejacket

How to maintain your lifejacket

Maintenance and care of your lifejacket is of the utmost importance. Doing so will extend the life of the jacket and ensure it performs as it was designed.

  1. If used in salt water, rinse the lifejacket with fresh water after each use.
  2. Rinse off any mud, sand, dirt, stains and sun cream. Dirt on lifejackets can develop into mould which can damage the fabric and the jacket's components risking reliability and performance. A more thorough clean can be beneficial using washing detergent and a brush. But never use use chlorine based bleach or your washing machine.
  3. Check the lifejacket for any damage or holes and that the buckles and straps are functioning and properly attached.
  4. After cleaning, let the jacket drip dry before stowing. Try not to dry the jacket in direct sunlight and do not dry using a tumble dryer.
  5. Store the lifejacket in a cool, dry place. Do not store under heavy objects as this can damage the jacket and it's components.
  6. If the lifejacket is not going to be used for a long time, store the lifejacket off the boat in a dry, temperate location.

You can read how to maintain a buoyancy aid here.

 

About Tornado Lifejackets
Tornado Lifejackets are passionate about safety on the water and we want you to enjoy your activities with peace of mind. We therefore sell quality jackets that are affordable and accessible for adults and children. Our lifejackets are all from Europe's largest manufacturers complying to the highest standards for safety include ISO accreditation and CE approval. Our knowledgable team of experts are always on hand to answer any water safety questions you may have.