Palm Rescue 850 PFD

The Palm Rescue 850 is the ultimate swiftwater rescue PFD, developed by industry experts for deployment in the toughest conditions. Based on the industry leading Palm Rescue 800, with improved fit and features refined for today’s rescue professional.

Performing to the highest standards

Priority number one in rescue scenarios is to keep yourself safe. Let yourself get into trouble and that’s one more casualty and a smaller rescue team. The Palm Rescue 850 is the industry standard for safety and rescue professionals.

Tested in the toughest rescue situations the world over. Single handed release buckles, a 50 mm quick release harness, lash tabs and high visibility reflective panels make this the safest rescue PFD money can buy.

Key Features:

  • ISO approved soft floatation foam
  • Twin front cargo pockets with clip-in points
  • Front and rear Velcro® identification attachment panels
  • Large expandable rear pocket
  • 3D anti ride-up waistbelt
  • Easy Glide strap adjustment throughout
  • Bartacked shoulder straps load tested to 500 kg
  • Removable chest harness with quick release cam buckle and load spreader
  • Welded Stainless Steel O-ring with Velcro® retainer
  • Cowtail park with quick release buckle
  • Reflective detail at shoulders, front and rear panels
  • Front and rear lash tabs
  • Shoulder lash tabs
  • Removable crotch straps
  • Cord attached pealess safety whistle
  • Document pocket

Further Details:

  • Cordura
Cordura has exceptional strength-to-weight ratio, and high resistance to tears and abrasion. We use Cordura fabrics for the seat and knee areas of technical outerwear and for other high wear gear like PFDs and throwlines.
  • CE
Our safety hardware and helmets belong to the CE group of PPE (personal protective equipment) and are certified to the required European Conformity directives.
  • Harness
Our chest harness can be reversed, left-to-right, on most models. It fastens using a Fixlock buckle with a load spreader; closing firmly yet releasing quickly in an emergency. Strong 38 mm nylon webbing is mounted high up the back of the PFD for stability under load and carries a welded stainless steel O-ring for a cowtail or to clip a karabiner.
  • 3D anti ride-up waistbelt
A grippy rubber finish prevents your PFD from riding up when in use, and the adjustable waistbelt is positioned on the inside of the buoyancy foam panel for full contact around your waist.
  • ISO

These PFDs pass ISO 12402-5 (watersports) and ISO 12402-6 (paddlesport) standards. The majority of our PFDs have up to 20% more buoyancy than the ISO/CE standard and our whitewater models have up to 40% more buoyancy than the 50 N required. Palm were the first to make PFDs to these ISO standards.

  • Failsafe
A continuous loop of webbing (tested to 5 kN) runs through to the PFD down to the 3D waistbelt for security under load. They tighten without bunching thanks to the enclosed pulley system.

Palm Rescue 850 PFD Size Guide:

XS/Small Medium/Large X Large/XX Large
Chest 30-35” 75-90 cm 35-43” 90-110 cm 43-53” 110-135 cm
Weight 66-132 lbs 30-60 kg 110- >154 lbs 50- >70 kg >154 lbs >70 kg