Mustang Survival Debuts Category-Defining PFD at ICAST Trade Show

Khimera PFD’s dual flotation system provides uncompromised functionality and safety

July 10, 2017

Burnaby, BC – Mustang Survival®, the North American brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, proudly unveils the Khimera™ Personal Flotation Device (PFD), a brand-new, category-defining PFD. On display during this month’s ICAST trade show, the Khimera PFD provides unmatched mobility and enhanced buoyancy in a lightweight and low profile shape. Acknowledging the paddling community’s preference for foam, Mustang Survival built the Khimera PFD with enough foam flotation to provide neutral buoyancy and a backup manually-activated inflation cell for additional safety.

“To enhance the experience on the water, our team develops a strong understanding of our users, and we did just that when we designed the spring 2018 collection for anglers and paddlers. Using the insights we uncovered, matched with the years of research and development, we have achieved the perfect balance of comfort and safety with the Khimera PFD – and it’s a true paradigm shift,” stated Jason Leggatt, Mustang Survival’s general manager.

The dual floatation system of the Khimera PFD blends the security of foam flotation with the slim profile of inflatable technology.  With adjustable shoulder straps and a clean, snag-free exterior the PFD offers a greater range of motion and eases re-entry into the boat from water. The Khimera PFD also features:

  • Total 21 lb. of buoyancy through a blend of foam and manual CO2 inflation, offering 30% more buoyancy compared to traditional foam PFDs
  • USCG and TC approvals

The Khimera PFD is available in Azure Blue and Admiral Gray with an MSRP of $200. The entire spring 2018 collection, featuring the Khimera PFD, will be on display at the Mustang Survival booth #934, at the ICAST trade show in Orlando, July 12 – 14, 2017.


About Mustang Survival

Through constant innovation and inspired technical solutions, Mustang Survival strives to bolster performance, encourage exploration and inspire adventure in the marine environment. We are committed to the protection and enhancement of those who push themselves to extremes. Mustang Survival is part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

Mustang Survival. Saving lives since 1967.

About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense

Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

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For further information, please contact:

Mustang Survival

Josh Horoshok

Director, Marketing

Ph. 1.604.270.8631

Bethany Mousseau

Momentum Media PR

Ph. 1.781.801.9663


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