Before inflating your Sun-float shirt make sure the correct size CO2 cartridge is installed (16 Gram 3/8 thread CO2 Cartridge). The shirt is inflated by pulling down sharply on the cord In the event that you have inflated the sun-float shirt make sure you replace the cartridge so it is ready for use next time.
If the shirt does not inflate, you can manually inflate it by blowing into the oral inflation tube located in the opening on the right side of the shirt near your shoulder. You should also check to see that the cord is not tangled and is moving freely. If the shirt still fails to inflate, you should not wear it until the problem has been identified and resolved.
To deflate the shirt, locate the black cup that is on the top of the oral inflation tube. Turn the cap over and push the raised section of the cap into the top of the tube. While performing this action, you should be able to hear the air escaping from the inflation bladder. While pressing the cap down on the oral tube, gently apply pressure on your shirt to help expel all of the air from the bladder. Make sure that your inflation bladder is completely deflated before activating your CO2 cartridge again.
Cartridges are not reusable, once used they should be replaced with any 16 Gram 3/8 Threaded CO2 Cartridge and green safety clip before the shirt is worn again.
CO2 cartridges are a common item and is available for purchase at all sporting goods suppliers. Due to air travel policy, C02 cartridges are not allowed to be shipped via air transportation but are available online if it is shipped to you within your country.
SUN-FLOAT shirt is registered as a 75N (buoyancy aid) while life jackets are registered as 100N and above. So it should be worn by good swimmers in sheltered waters, with help at hand.
Your shirt can be hand washed in cold water with a gentle soap. Dry in a shaded location on a plastic coat hanger. Do not use bleach or strong detergents. Do not remove the inflation bladder when washing Do not tumble dry. Do not iron.
You should never use more than 1 correct size cartridge to inflate your shirt. If your shirt failed to inflate fully, you can use the oral inflation tube to add more air. Never add more CO2 by activating another CO2 cartridge. This could severely damage your shirt.
Your shirt can be worn over a T-shirt or wetsuit so long as it does not hinder its activation.
The CO2 cartridge should be replaced after activation or at least every 12 months. CO2 cartridges have a shelf life and must be replaced at regular intervals with the correct size.
The shirts should be rinsed in fresh clean water after each use and placed on a plastic coat hanger to dry.
The shirt can be used in salt water, fresh water or in swimming pools. After each use, your shirt Rash Guard should be rinsed well as per our cleaning instructions.
When selecting your shirt size, you would purchase the same size as you would when buying a T-shirt. (Please refer to the size chart in order to find which size shirt is best for you.) The fabric is very flexible and will allow for expansion if you are between sizes. For best performance your shirt should be snug against your body when worn, the shirt should not be worn as it will not perform as intended.
If your SUN-FLOAT Shirt or inflation chamber has been damaged or the shirt has worn out, you can buy a replacement through our online shop. When ordering a replacement, it is important that the correct size shirt or inflation bladder is used. The size of the shirt is printed on the label and the size of the inflation bladder is printed on it.