Switlik Features U-Zip-It Immersion Suits

By James T. McKenna | September 28, 2017
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Switlik U Zip It

Photo courtesy of Switlik

Switlik Parachute Co. is exhibiting its line of crew and passenger survival suits as part of its display at Helitech International’s booth G81 in London Oct. 3 to 5.

The U-Zip-It pilot and passenger suits are based on the same design worn by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crews. Compliant with European Technical Standard Order 2C503 for immersion suits for use on helicopters, the suits feature a low-slung entry zipper for ease of donning, unassisted zipper closure, enhanced comfort and freedom of movement, Switlik said. It added that the U-Zip-It design was based around allowing the user to make any necessary movement with zero interference with the zipper.


Established in 1920, Switlik Parachute Co. has been owned and operated by the Switlik family for four generations and is known worldwide as a manufacturer of the highest quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation, marine and military markets. It is based in Trenton, New Jersey.

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