What Is The Most Visible Color That Can Be Worn When In The Water?

November 28, 2011

A new study entitled On-Water Visibility, conducted by Mustang Survival, and sponsored in part by WorkSafeBC's Research Secretariat program, found that florescent green immersion suits routinely beat standard oranges, reds, and yellows in terms of visual detection in water – particularly in low-light conditions.

Lead researcher Wendell Uglene, Research Manager for Mustang Survival, says he conducted the study "to find which colour was most conspicuous when floating on the water because we simply didn’t know."

WorkSafeBC Research Secretariat director suggests Mustang Survival's study might prove useful in the eventual adoption of international standards for safety equipment.

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I am finding it very hard to beleive that green in a predominantly green sea is the best color to be seen. And I cannot find a sample of this color anywhere in any of your products. How about emailing me a sample of this color ?

Hello - thanks for your comment! We currently produce products in ANSI fluorescent yellow-green. You can see these products on our website with the "T3" designation at the end of the model number. For example, our Hi-Visibility PFD with HIT (MD 3183 T3) is made using this ANSI yellow-green fabric. I hope that has answered your question. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions, at custserv@mustangsurvival.com. Thanks! -Krystal

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