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WEST MARINE Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray

Model # 14832075Mfg # WM-SL1F-14-BLU

Reg. $149.99

Save $30.00

$119.99

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Product Description

Good looking, people-friendly, and built for performance, this vest is comfortable and sized to fit a broad range of physiques. Features include a generous neckline with breathable 3-D mesh collar, and a longer slim fit shell designed to lay comfortably across your shoulders and chest. The mesh yoke back strap helps prevent the collar from riding up. When inflated, the yellow bladder exposes a high-visibility reflective strip. An easy-access storage pocket (ideal for keys, wallet or VHF radio) adds an element of convenience to this vest’s stylish good looks. With an increased range of adjustment (30"-56" compared to 30"-52" of most other vests) more people can now benefit from the safety and convenience offered by this PFD.
 

  • Color: Royal Blue/Dark Gray
  • Buoyancy: 26lb.
  • Activation Method: Automatic
  • Inflator Type: Halkey-Roberts 1F
  • USCG Type: Type III
  • Shroud/Pouch Material: 300 denier nylon/urethane nylon bladder
  • Closure: Polypropylene webbing/Delrin buckle
  • Chest Size: 30"-56"
  • Included Accessories: Signaling whistle
  • Service Interval: Two years

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West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Adjustable (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good ventilation (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (6)
  • Paddling (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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1.0

Product very near expiration date. Beware!!

By Buyer beware

from Madison Wisconsin

Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

This product seems to have a lot of nice features- 2 inch belt, d-rings. The instructions say to check the bobbin and replace every 3 years. I received my pfd, checked the bobbin and it expires in less than 6 months.

Service and delivery comments:

When I inquired about getting a replacement bobbin that wasn't almost out of date, I was emailed a link to the West Marine return policy and told that I should feel free to return the product. Come on West Marine, you can do better than that. I will give them 1 more chance to resolve the issue in a suitable manner, but West Marine is about to lose a customer. Not because the product was sent out almost ready to expire, but because of how the customer service department has handled the issue.

 
5.0

Makes it easy to wear a life jacket

By Pete

from Palm Bay,Florida

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

    Been wanting one of these for safety,this one fits the bill,good price,comfortable to wear,hope I never have to use it.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Highly recommend inshore or off shore

    By Steve

    from Franklin, NJ

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Canoeing
      • Paddling
      • Personal Watercraft
      • Wakeboarding
      • Waterskiing

      Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

      I am a big guy, 6' 1" 275 lbs. this is not only the safest but most comfortable floation that will automaticly inflate when you hit the water even if you pass out, knocked out, or fall out! You need this especially if you are a larger person like me.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great value and quality.

      By Harry

      from Milwaukee

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

        Very wearable. Will be used.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Fast Delivery

        By Oreeeegun

        from Oregon

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Good Ventilation

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

            I have not tested the automatic feature. I would need to purchase a re-arm kit first.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best buy for the price

            By catching memories

            from jacksonville florida

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Ventilation
            • Lightweight
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Canoeing
              • Paddling

              Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

              Looked at several different brands before deciding on which to purchase and could not beat this for the priced hands down the best deal

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Safety First

              By Kayakdiver

              from Avon Park

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Good Ventilation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating
                • Paddling

                Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

                I used this vest on a kayak trip to Alligator Lighthouse10 miles round trip. This PFD worked great, and didn't get in the way.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I wanted to buy a light weight life jacket

                By capthook

                from northern Ohio

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating

                  Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

                  I teach power boating for Spirit of America for 8 hrs a day and it is not as hot as a full life jacket

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would by this product again

                  By Mohamed the boat lover

                  from Springfield Gardens NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about West Marine Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest—Royal Blue/Dark Gray:

                        It will not bother you when you are sailing and it is so slim

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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