Switlik UA-80 Evolution - Constant-Wear Life Vest

Introducing the groundbreaking UA-80 Evolution Vest, the first commercially available underarm constant-wear life vest approved by the FAA. Designed by SWITLIK, a name synonymous with innovation and reliability in safety gear, this vest revolutionizes the concept of flotation devices for aircrew members.

Key Features:

  1. SWITLIK Signature Underarm Flotation: Unlike traditional yoke-style bladders, the UA-80 Evolution utilizes SWITLIK's pioneering underarm flotation technology. This design enhances mobility, maneuverability, and water channeling, providing superior performance and auto-righting capabilities for unconscious aircrew.

  2. Maximized Space: With the flotation integrated inside the vest, valuable front space becomes available for accessories. The UA-80 Evolution boasts more than double the MOLLE loops of previous Switlik designs, allowing for increased attachment options.

  3. Comfort and Ergonomics: The vest features SWITLIK's X-Back ergonomic design, ensuring superior comfort, particularly in seated positions. Its breathable back panel with mesh spacer fabric reduces thermal burden while providing extra ventilation and padding.

  4. Redundant Safety Measures: Equipped with a twin chamber inflatable cell with two oral tubes and a three-layer inflation chamber design, the UA-80 Evolution prioritizes redundancy for enhanced safety.

  5. QuickBurst® Breakaway Zipper: Featuring a YKK® QuickBurst® Breakaway zipper design, the vest allows for swift deployment when needed.

  6. Durable Construction: Crafted with protective 1000D Textured Nylon cover fabric, the UA-80 Evolution is built to withstand rigorous conditions, ensuring longevity and reliability.

  7. Additional Features:

    • Storage pockets for excess back strap webbing
    • Heavy-duty COBRA® Quick Release Buckles for secure fastening
    • Built-in emergency locator light for increased visibility
    • Integrated grab handle to aid in rescue or life raft boarding



3.62 lbs.


Over 80 lbs.

Inflation System:

Two (2) 38g CO2 Cylinders

Cover Fabric:

Urethane Coated 1000D Nylon

TSO Approval:



The Switlik UA-80 Evolution sets a new standard in constant-wear life vests, offering unmatched comfort, safety, and functionality for aircrew members. Experience the evolution in life-saving gear with SWITLIK.

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