ARV Category: All Equipment, Hoist, Rescue, Short Haul, Utility



Designed to provide fast donning and rapid extraction without compromising on safety. Intuitive and easy to use the Air Rescue Vest (ARV) can be applied in seconds to standing, seated, prone, or supine patients. Deep seat cavity improves flight profile and increases patient comfort. Reinforced grab handles aid in patient handling while packaging, in flight, and during cabin transitions. Bombproof construction with a built in 10:1 safety margin and full body capture providing 100% patient security, the ARV is the go-to tool for any helicopter rescue operation.


Tactical Multicam option available


This personnel carrying device system is to be used for the following helicopter operations:

  • Short-Haul – Human External Cargo (HEC)
  • Hoist / Winch Operations




  • Accommodates patients 35-400 lbs
  • Comes with a 45 kN forged steel 2-stage auto-locking carabiner
  • MBS Rated to 18 kN or 4000 lbs
  • Empty harness and bag weight 7 lbs 13 oz


  • Reinforced heavy duty Cordura lined padding
  • SOLAS grade high visibility tape
  • Mil-Spec structural 1-3/4” webbing and heavy duty 1k Denier Cordura
  • Multiple positioning handles
  • Fits over bulky clothes, PFDs, and military/LE tactical vests
  • Rear load control ring attachment for use with tag lines
  • Integrated pediatric belt for securing children and small patients


  • Underwriter Laboratories certified NFPA 1983-2012 victim extrication device
  • Built in the USA – Berry Amendment (USC, Title 10, Section 2533a) compliant
  • Manufacturer ISO 9001 certified compliant