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Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray

$179.99

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Model # 14832042 | Mfg # WM-T1F-14-NAV

Product Description

Developed with offshore anglers and powerboaters in mind, West Marine's Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket provides extra buoyancy for offshore rough-water conditions. Comfort and convenience features such as the breathable 3D mesh neck gusset and Air Mesh yoke help keep you cool. A large zippered pocket provides a place for your car keys, wallet, VHF radio or PLB. 2" webbing creates additional security and comfort. When inflated, the yellow bladder shows a hi-vis reflective strip for improved visibility.

  • Color: Navy Blue/Dark Gray
  • Buoyancy: 35lb.
  • Activation Method: Automatic
  • Inflator Type: Halkey-Roberts 1F
  • USCG Type: Type II
  • Shroud/Pouch Material: 300 denier polyester/nylon ripstop shroud over urethane/nylon bladder
  • Closure: Polypropylene webbing/Delrin buckle
  • Chest Size: 30"-56"
  • Included Accessories: Signaling whistle
  • Service Interval: Two years

Specs

Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray

Best Use Offshore
Buoyancy 35 Pounds
Closure Type Buckles
Color Navy
Features Pockets
Safety Whistle Included
Hardware Delrin Buckle
Material Nylon
Size Adult
Type Automatically Inflatable
USCG Approved Type II: Near-Shore Buoyant
Warranty Details Two Years
With Harness Without Harness

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West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Good ventilation (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Adjustable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (11)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome PFD and you can't beat the price!

This is my first time writing a review ever. I wanted to write to urge people contemplating purchasing and wearing a PFD to DO IT!!! regardless of the brand you choose. Mother...Read complete review

This is my first time writing a review ever. I wanted to write to urge people contemplating purchasing and wearing a PFD to DO IT!!! regardless of the brand you choose. Mother Nature is moody and can humble even the most experienced boater. We just had an incident in Jupiter, FL where we lost two teens to a boating incident. It was a tragic incident that likely could have been survivable with a life jacket.

End of public safety notice. Now onto the review:

I enjoy fishing solo sometimes. Some people call me crazy, but there is nothing more peaceful than being out on the ocean by myself. There are also times when I take out the kids or guests that have no boating experience. I wanted an automatic PFD to ensure my survival for that oops moment. I did my research and found this PFD had the same specs and more features for much less money. The price is already amazing compared to other brands at $200+. As for the comfort, I live in south Florida and the heat is almost unbearable in the summer, but I wear this PFD all the time and barely notice it. I was also concerned that it may be cumbersome while fishing. I attached all my safety gadgets (PLB, portable radio, light stick, knife, and Maritech Lifeline fob) and does not restrict any movement or activity. This PDF is so comfortable that I wear it all the time, not just when solo. Fare winds and following seas shipmates. NOW GO BUY A PFD AND WEAR IT!!!!!!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Indicator broken

When we attempted to arm the cartridge the plastic ring on the cartridge broke off. Therefore the indicator stays red rather than turning green and we don't really know if it is armed. I...Read complete review

When we attempted to arm the cartridge the plastic ring on the cartridge broke off. Therefore the indicator stays red rather than turning green and we don't really know if it is armed. I regret my purchase.

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4.0

This inflatable life jacket works perfectly. Highly recommen

By Catman

from Orlando, FL

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Restricts Movement

Best Uses

  • Boating

Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

The vest works as expected. I tested it in my pool and it worked perfectly. It inflates fully, so you might have to let a little air out as it gets a little tight around the neck area.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Deep Water Auto Vest - Great purchase

By Marneman

from Lakewood, WA

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

    Comfortable fit, easy to arm.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    there is no "good" attachment point for a strobe or

    By ron

    from nc

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

      needs attachment points once deployed on its face for strobes and or radios etc.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It seems ok but I haven't had to use it

      By Jack Sparrow

      from Oregon

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

        I hope I never have to use it

        Service and delivery comments:

        Yes; staff was quite helpful making sure I had replacement cartridge mechanism for it

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

        Every thing I expected

        By TA

        from Bayville, New Jersey

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

          Luckily I haven't had to put them to use as yet. Installing CO2 cylinders was easy and directions were concise.

          Service and delivery comments:

          In stock at store. Called a few days ahead and had them hold two for me in blue. Items were reserved and tagged with my name. Entire store transaction was 5 mins.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Auto-Inflatable Life Vest

          By "H"

          from Ocean City, MD

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Ventilation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

            Very good product! Potential to eliminate excuses for not wearing a life jacket!

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

            Great looking, very comfortable, fantastic price.

            By Pnat

            from Long beach

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Ventilation
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Canoeing

              Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

              Fishing and boating.

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

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome PFD and you can't beat the price!

              By Be safe out there!

              from Boynton Beach, FL

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Ventilation

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

                This is my first time writing a review ever. I wanted to write to urge people contemplating purchasing and wearing a PFD to DO IT!!! regardless of the brand you choose. Mother Nature is moody and can humble even the most experienced boater. We just had an incident in Jupiter, FL where we lost two teens to a boating incident. It was a tragic incident that likely could have been survivable with a life jacket.

                End of public safety notice. Now onto the review:

                I enjoy fishing solo sometimes. Some people call me crazy, but there is nothing more peaceful than being out on the ocean by myself. There are also times when I take out the kids or guests that have no boating experience. I wanted an automatic PFD to ensure my survival for that oops moment. I did my research and found this PFD had the same specs and more features for much less money. The price is already amazing compared to other brands at $200+. As for the comfort, I live in south Florida and the heat is almost unbearable in the summer, but I wear this PFD all the time and barely notice it. I was also concerned that it may be cumbersome while fishing. I attached all my safety gadgets (PLB, portable radio, light stick, knife, and Maritech Lifeline fob) and does not restrict any movement or activity. This PDF is so comfortable that I wear it all the time, not just when solo. Fare winds and following seas shipmates. NOW GO BUY A PFD AND WEAR IT!!!!!!!

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

                Light weight and comfortable and keep me floating!

                By RRHOCH50

                from Jacksonville, Florida

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Canoeing
                  • Paddling
                  • Personal Watercraft
                  • Wakeboarding

                  Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

                  I wear it while in the boat in all weathers, I got used to it pretty quick.

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

                  Great for big guys!

                  By Reel EZ Sport-fishing

                  from Charleston, SC

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating

                    Comments about West Marine Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket—Navy Blue/Dark Gray:

                    Gave this to my dad who is 6'7" and 280lbs. Had no problem fitting him and wasn't awkward in wearing it. Hope he never has to use it, but good to know that it fits him well if so!

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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