Switlik X-Back MOLLE Air Crew Vest

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Switlik X-Back MOLLE Air Crew Vest

X-Back MOLLE Air Crew Vest

Thin. Light. Comfortable. Durable. Safe.

The X‐Back design allows the vest to contour to your shoulders, lowering the profile, increasing comfort, and improving range of motion. The weight of the vest and its accessories is moved away from the back of your neck and evenly distributed across your shoulders, reducing fatigue. The breathable fabric and ergonomic fit keep you comfortable throughout your mission.

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Product Description

X-Back Molle Constant Wear Air Crew Vest

faa-tso-c13dComfortable & Versatile

The SWITLIK X-Back MOLLE Air Crew Vest is a newly configured, lightweight crew vest that is a quantum leap in comfort and durability over its predecessor the HV-35. The aptly named X-Back has a unique, proprietary cross back strap configuration, as opposed to the original T-Back vest. The X-Back MOLLE has room to attach all of your accessories. This vest was specifically designed for constant wear in the seated position in your helicopter or fixed wing aircraft.

The MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) system lets you customize your vest with the accessories you need. Accessories are located to the sides rather than midsection allowing more room for shoulder and lap belts, for added comfort when seated. As accessories are added, their weight is distributed on the shoulders and off the neck, greatly increasing comfort for the wearer.


  • Signature SWITLIK X-Back  ergonomic design for superior comfort in the seated position
  • One-size-fits-all: Maximum adjustment capability to fit the largest range of sizes
  • Dual opening zipper design
  • Designed to transfer the load away from your neck
  • Twin chamber inflatable cell with two oral tubes
  • Built in locator light & emergency whistle
  • Storage pockets for excess webbing
  • Breathable protective cover fabric for reduced thermal burden and increased durability
  • Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) system permits customization of vest with accessories.
  • Low profile design virtually eliminates interference with your helmet


Weight: 2.38 lbs (1.08kg)
Buoyancy: Over 35 lbs
Inflation System: Two 18g CO2 cylinders
Cover Fabric: Nomex®/Kevlar® Blend 
Color: Available in Cobalt Blue & Burnt Orange 
Webbing: 1-1/2in webbing conforms to MIL-W-17337
Model: HV-35C


Be a well equipped pilot.

Switlik MOLLE Accessories



Add on some of these great accessories so you too can be a well equipped pilot.
All of these accessories work great when attached to your
Switlik X-Back Air Crew Life Vest.

All-in-one pocket.

The new All-In-One pocket allows you to organize all your equipment into one area.Complete with two zipper pockets, interior MOLLE straps, interior compartments, and a conveniently located pen holder on the outside. Available in left and right.

Cell phone holster


Safe, secure and easily accessible cell phone holster
fits all popular models.



bottle holsters

The Switlik HEEDS/HABD Holsters are specifically designed to be mounted on an angle, readily accessible and unobstructed by safety restraints. This ideal location reduces fatigue by keeping weight off your neck.



Adjustable leg loops

Clean storage. Quick donning.

Quick donning adjustable leg straps are neatly stored using the Velcro™ ties making them a clean and simple accessory to have.

Buddy Clipbuddy

Survivors stay together.

When ditching your aircraft it’s important for survivors to stay together. The Switlik Buddy Clip allows you to quickly tether yourselves together via a 6 foot (1.8 m) 550 lb (250 kg) test line with a CRES snap hook. When not in use it is neatly packed into a nylon pouch. The pouch is designed to be attached with snaps to the MOLLE system and by dead ending the buddy line loop directly to the MOLLE Loops as a back up.



Additional Information

Weight 5 lbs


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