The Kent Swift Water Rescue Vest (SRWV) is the latest in Type V personal flotation devices designed for the challenging environment of a swift water rescue. The vest is constructed with 500 denier black Cordura for durability with 400 denier hi-visibility green nylon to ensure the user is easily visible under any conditions. In addition, Solas grade reflective panels have been added to the front chest, stomach area and the back for even more visibility under low light conditions. One inch lightweight durable flotation foam provides a minimum of 22 lbs. of positive buoyancy. Three – one inch wide webbing straps with heavy duty plastic adjuster buckles provide enough flexibility to fit most rescuers. A quick release harness with a large steel D-ring on the back has been incorporated into the vest for keeping the rescuer tethered if needed. There is a sturdy grab handle sewn into the rear of the vest by the neckline to assist team members in retrieving the rescuer. For storage, the vest has a large zippered front pocket, front lash tabs, covered strap attachments and multiple lashing areas for lights, knifes and other necessary gear. A whistle with a sewn in tether is located on the left side of the vest in a pocket under the Solas reflective strip. A pair of leg straps with metal O-Rings and snap hooks are included which could be easily removed or re- installed just by clicking the snap hook back into the O-Rings if the situation requires them. Finally, a clear panel has been sewn into the upper back for a name or department name to be displayed.