UP Inflatable Vest

 

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

The Blue Soup UP Vest is currently available in two designs, the trademark black with a cyan blue collar and sleeve detail and also a reverse color scheme that will enable you to stand out on the water, cyan blue body with black collar detail.

The outer vest is manufactured in the United Kingdom from a four-way stretch material that is unique to the water sports safety world, manufactured for use in the incredibly tough world of full contact field sports.

The most important element the inflation system is again manufactured in the United Kingdom by our specialist manufacturing partner SeaSafe who has over half a century of experience in design and production of life vests and other safety at sea products.

The inflatable lung that gives the Blue Soup UP Vest its buoyancy has been specially designed to give the maximum amount of lift (for those technically minded over 150 Newtons worth) and to keep the wearer afloat in a head back position. The lungs design has been thoroughly tested and can withstand pressures over and above the industry standard (20-22 psi), in fact, we have tested the production lung to destruction where it finally failed at 28 psi!

The inflation system is controlled by pulling the two control tabs situated high on either side of the chest; this activates the 33gm Co2 cylinders and thus inflates the lung. There is an oral inflation tube located high on the chest on the right-hand side that can be accessed by the wearer and buoyancy can be added without activating the Co2 supply. There is a dump valve tab located on the left-hand side above the hip that can be used to regulate the vests buoyancy and the dump valve also acts as an overfill pressure release should both cylinders be accidentally activated simultaneously. Each UP Vest comes with 2 x Co2 33g Full Cylinders.

“I can promise you this is the lightest most advanced inflatable safety vest available on the market I’ve ever seen, I’ve been working with Blue Soup Equipment now for over 2 years to come up with this product and it’s surpassed everything I thought possible and ideal for all water sports where you or your loved ones need peace of mind. Not only is the price point amazing there giving out a discount code for preorders for September. Inflates with co2 gas canisters when you pull the tab. Neat and comfortable when wearing normally to allow you to practice your sport.” – Andrew ‘Cotty’ Cotton Professional Big Wave Surfer, UK

ABOUT US

The Blue soup Equipment Company is a UK based company that in conjunction with international water sports athletes specialists in developing innovative and exciting safety equipment that is manufactured solely in the UK.

Blue Soup’s lead product set is the Up Vest a water sports safety device that we feel will revolutionize safety on the water for any level of participant, be it an international surfer to a fitness enthusiast on his Stand Up Paddleboard.

The Up Vest, unlike its competitors, is manufactured from a material that is extremely light, extremely flexible and extremely tough, originally developed for use in full contact sports such as professional and international rugby and American football.

The material has a 4 way stretch capability and is light enough to be worn on its own and is flexible enough to be worn over a  wetsuit or impact vest and as you can see we can produce the outer vest in a number of designs and Blue Soup will produce a number of themed versions as well as new designs for each new season on the water.

At Blue Soup your safety is the most important thing on our minds and in conjunction with our manufacturing partner SeaSafe Systems who have been designing and manufacturing life vests in the United Kingdom for over 50 years, we feel that we have developed the most effective inflation system available today. Over a period of 3 years, we have experimented with the design and have now produced a product that will lift you to the surface in a head back and above the water position.

This crucial element along with the outer vest is The Up Vest 100% produced in the United Kingdom so we at Blue Soup can keep complete track on our manufacturing process and product testing

The Black UP Vest is the original design with a few additions, the cyan blue Collar and sleeve detail lift out the simple and effective black design. Less is more…

Unlike our first design, the Cyan Version is quite literally completely the opposite, it most definitely isn’t understated and will get you noticed whether its because that’s the kind of person you are or if in your sport of choice and for safety reasons this makes sense. Blue Soup currently supplies this version to the guys riding jet skis and providing safety cover to big wave surfers.     

SIZING GUIDE

Blue Soup understands that fit is a personal preference and as the UP Vest can be worn on its own or over a wetsuit or impact vest we recommend that you refer to the sizing chart and take the following guidelines into account. If you intend wearing the UP Vest over a wetsuit or impact vest you may want to go up a size, but depending on the environment and the size and power of the surf you may wish the UP Vest to be super tight, again this is a personal preference and if on receiving your UP Vest it really doesn’t fit we can exchange the outer vest only if you send it back to us. (Please Note –  we will supply the exchange vest for free but you will be responsible for paying any charge for postage and packing from your destination back to us).

Size Chest Measurement

(inchs)

S/M 38″ to 40″
M/L 40″ to 42″
L/XL 42″ to 44″
XL/2XL 44″ to 46″

LEAD TIME

Please allow 28 days for dispatch and delivery will be dependent on where you are in the world, we will be working on reducing this wait as we develop our reseller network in your region.

REFUND POLICY

If you have bought your UP Vest from Blue Soup directly (via this website) and you have changed your mind and wish to return your UP Vest you can return it within 14 days after original invoice date.

Blue Soup will refund the selling price of the item on condition that the item is returned to us as originally packed, unused and undamaged in accordance with our return of goods conditions in paragraphs below.

The customer will bear the courier costs of the return of articles.

Any Items that you feel have been sent by us in error must be notified to us in writing within 14 days of receipt, these must be returned to us within 14 days after the original invoice date and we will refund the selling price of the item on condition that the item is returned to us as originally packed

It is your responsibility to ensure that all returns reach us securely and undamaged in accordance with our return of goods policy.

Goods must be returned within 14 days of receipt.

Returned goods must be unused, in a saleable condition and in their original packaging with all labels still attached.

Goods must not be fitted, used or soiled in any way.

All Goods must be accompanied with a returned goods form

If YOUR UP VEST SHOWS POSSIBLE DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND OR PRODUCTION PROCESS:

Should the item show possible defects in materials or production processes, we ask you to notify us about this via email immediately, whereas probable transport damages should be notified immediately to the driver.

Please return these faulty goods back to us including a brief note describing the problem for us. Please email sales@bluesoupequipment.com before returning bulky articles in order to find the most favorable way of sending it back. The customer will bear the freight costs of the return of articles. Please understand we will not accept receipt of goods that are not prepaid carriage.

WARRANTY

Your Blue Soup Up Vest is supported with a warranty on both manufacture and materials for one year from date of purchase.

Blue Soup will choose to replace or repair any defects that occur within normal wear and tear circumstances. This covers the failure of any elements of the inflation system and the outer vest seams or fabrics.

Blue Soup retains the right to define normal wear and tear circumstances, but as a guideline, this requires the customer to follow the UP Vest care instructions which can be found in your instruction manual and that you take all reasonable precautions to maintain the garment.

Exposure to elements such as extreme heat and direct sunshine, prolonged bacteria and chlorine, and other harsh or abrasive substances can accelerate product degradation and void warranty.

Materials such as fingernails and other sharp objects may tear and rip the outer UP Vest material will not repair or replace items that have clear physical stress such as rips and split seams, or where there is clear evidence of inadequate care or treatment.

Product that is covered by repair or warranty may be exchanged in either the retail place of purchase or through courier or post to a distributor office nearest you. (see contact details for physical address and PO Box). Blue Soup will return warranty repair or replacement by the same speed of delivery – couriered

SERVICING

If you have a problem with your UP Vest please email us at sales@bluesoupequipment.com.

The UP Vest should be returned to us at least every 12 months for a service and functionality check. Blue Soup thoroughly checks the components of the inflation system and lung, as well as carrying out a full internal and external clean.

Don’t forget If you need to return your vest for repair or servicing first make sure you have thoroughly rinsed and dried your UP Vest inside and out before you send it.

FAQ’S

WHAT IS MY UP VEST MADE FROM?

The UP Vest apart from the industry standard components is completely manufactured in the United Kingdom from the highest quality materials. The inflation device is produced by our manufacturing partner Sea Safe Systems who have been designing and manufacturing life jackets for over 50 years, the outer material is made from a specialized 4 way stretch material that is usually used to manufacture team uniforms for contact sports such as rugby and American football.

DO YOU ACCEPT RETURNS?

Yes, all if you contact us at the Blue Soup office (sales@bluesoupequipment.com) with your problem we will be really happy to help, our warranty and returns policy is listed on our purchasing page.     

WHERE DO I GET REPLACEMENT CYLINDERS FROM?

In the near future, you can buy replacement cylinders from any UP Vest reseller and these outlets will be listed on our reseller’s page or online from the Blue Soup website.

CAN I USE THE UP VEST IN ALL WATER SPORTS?

The UP Vest is designed to be easy and comfortable to wear and is suited to most water sports, ranging from surfing, SUP, paddle surfing, windsurfing, kayaking its flexible nature means it will allow you a full range of movement and not interfere or inhibit you in any way.

WHAT IF MY UP VEST DOESN’T FIT?

If you intend wearing the UP Vest over a wetsuit or impact vest you may want to go up a size, but depending on the environment and the size and power of the surf you may wish the UP Vest to be super tight, again this is a personal preference and if on receiving your UP Vest it really doesn’t fit we can exchange the outer vest only if you send it back to us,(there will be a charge for postage and packing though).    

HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO SERVICE MY UP VEST?

The UP Vest should be returned to us at least every 12 months for a service and functionality check. Blue Soup thoroughly checks the components of the inflation system and lung, as well as carrying out a full internal and external clean.

Don’t forget If you need to return your vest for repair or servicing first make sure you have thoroughly rinsed and dried your UP Vest inside and out before you send it.

WHAT IF I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY UP VEST?

If you have a problem with your UP Vest please email us straight away at  sales@bluesoupequipment.com  And one of our team will do all they can to help.

DOES MY UP VEST COME PLETE WITH CO2? 

Yes it is shipped with 2 X 33gm CO2 cylinders

Will my UP Vest work with the different size of CO2?

Yes but Blue Soup cannot be responsible for any issues caused by using different sized CO2 cylinders such as inflation rates or overpressure damage caused by using CO2 cylinders over 33gm

Do I have to pay import tax if I am buying my UP Vest outside of Europe?

This will depend on which country you are in, more detail is available in our purchasing section

If your question isn’t here use the contact form to get in touch and one of our technical sales team members will get in touch or email us at sales@bluesoupequipmennt.com

FEATURED SURFER / ANDREW ‘COTTY’ COTTON, UK


Price $535.00 Plus Shipping

BLUE SOUP UP VEST TOW SURFER.COM

For information and ordering, contact:

Eric Akiskalian / Owner
Info@towsurfer.com
(805) 443-2045

For customer support, you may email us at: customerservice@towsurfer.com

We also accept cashier checks, checks, and wire transfers.

All qualified returns are subject to shipping and restocking fees.

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