Hammar Life Jackets

Life Jacket Guide

Hammar Life Jackets

Hammar hydrostatic life jackets are primarily used by those sailing offshore, as they offer all the benefits of an automatic life jacket, without the risk of accidental inflation caused by spray or rain. In addition, hammar life jackets have a manual pull toggle should the life jacket fail to inflate.

How do hammar life jackets work?

Hammar hydrostatic life jackets rely on water pressure to activate. The unit consists of a small unit containing a highly sensitive hydrostatic valve which is activated when submerged in water at a certain depth (often around 10cm). This valve releases a trigger pin, thus inflating the life jacket.

Hammar hydrostatic life jackets are often confused with pro sensor life jackets - which instead use a water activated system to inflate, as opposed to a water pressure system. We go further into detail on this subject in our life jacket inflation guide.

Why shop with Pirates Cave Chandlery?

We're dedicated marine specialists, having supplied a leading range of marine equipment for over 30 years! Our Rochester store is one of the largest chandleries in the UK - why not come and visit us? We're open 7 days a week! We also have a second 'outlet' store located in Gillingham Marina!

Your safety on the water is our biggest priority, which is why every life jacket and buoyancy aid we sell - whether that be an adult life jacket, junior life jacket or even dog life jacket, is only sourced from leading brands including Crewsaver Life Jackets, Seago Life Jackets and Spinlock Life Jackets - giving you piece of mind that the equipment you may rely on to save your life is manufactured and tested to the highest standards.

For extra piece of mind, you may want to purchase a life jacket accessory such as a safety line for your life jacket, if it has a harness attachment point on it. Safety lines provide a secure tether attachment to your boat, helping to prevent a man overboard situation.

If you have any questions about the life jackets within this category, or any other safety equipment for that matter, our highly experienced team love sharing their knowledge, and are here to help. Call us on 01634 295 233, email [email protected] or visit our Rochester store, one of the largest chandlery stores in the UK!

All our orders are shipped out on a fully tracked, next working day service (subject to stock availability) with a one hour timeslot, so there's no long, arduous wait for your order to arrive.

Useful Links:

Blog: The Ultimate Life Jacket Guide.
Blog: What Life Jacket Buoyancy Do I Need?
Blog: What Size Life Jacket Do I Need?
Blog: Life Jackets v Buoyancy Aids - What's the difference?
Blog: Are Self Inflating Life Jackets Reusable?
Blog: Do I Need A Life Jacket Or Buoyancy Aid For Kayaking?
Blog: Paddle Board Life Jacket Buyers Guide.
Blog: Best Life Jackets.



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