we paddle, fish, swim, surf, sail and spend as much time on the water as possible. Some days we are competitive; racing paddleboards, kayaks, and triathlons, while other days we enjoy relaxing on the water tied up with friends and cold beers. No matter what activity the day holds, there was always one item hampering our fun, life jackets. We are required to buy them and carry them, but none of them actually suit our needs or our style. When it's race day we need a high performance inflation vest designed for speed that will help us perform our best and if it’s a booze cruise kind of day we need a comfortable life jacket that doesn’t interfere with our fun or cramp our style. The Wingman is the first inflatable life jacket designed for all of these activities and so much more; it’s designed for us, the watermen who live on the water. It's minimal and comfortable when you don’t need it and becomes the highest performance life jacket instantly when you do need it.
"The Wingman is a life jacket for people who don't wear life jackets, but should, it's that comfortable!"-Sailing Magazine
The Wingman is currently unisex and one-size-fits-all with a defined chest size range of 30-50 inches for adults that weigh more than 90 lbs; adjustable straps run under the user's arms and provide each user with a custom and comfortable fit. It is currently available in three colors: Black, Red, and Tangerine. Hyde is developing a line of Wingman specific accessories such as waistpacks, chestpacks, hydration bladders, and surf shirts which will be publicly available in the near future.