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Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray

$109.99

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Model # 14897425 | Mfg # 13200670100414

Designed to automatically inflate when immersed in water, these versatile life jackets easily convert to manual-only inflation with oral inflation backup. With a wide neckline, this lightweight, low-profile design maximizes mobility and range of motion. Reflective graphics boost visibility. 25.5lb. of buoyancy. USCG Type V. Rearm with our Inflatable PFD Rearming Kit. NOTE: This vest must be worn to count as PFD inventory.

  • Activation Method: Automatic
  • Buoyancy: 25.5lb.
  • Inflator Type: Halkey-Roberts V90000
  • USCG Type: Type V with Type III performance
  • Shroud/Pouch Material: 200 denier nylon oxford; Polyurethane-coated nylon bladder
  • Closure: 1" webbing with acetal buckle
  • Chest Size: 30"-52" (Over 80lb.)
  • Service Interval: Two years

Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray

Best Use Fishing
Paddleboarding
Kayaking
Buoyancy 25.5 Pounds
Closure Type Buckles
Color Blue
Gray
Features Low Profile
Material Nylon
Size Adult
Type Automatically Inflatable
Manually Inflatable
USCG Type Type III: Flotation Aids
Type V: Special Use
Warranty Details One Year
With Harness Without Harness

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West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (46)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Adjustable (45)
  • Good ventilation (24)
  • Durable (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (45)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (12)
  • Paddling (12)
  • Personal watercraft (4)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      98% 

      (45 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (31), Intermediate (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This vest is exactly what I needed

I use the vest while sailing various small boats, kayaking and while using my dinghy. I like the comfort and light weight and the relatively small size for when I store it. I...Read complete review

I use the vest while sailing various small boats, kayaking and while using my dinghy. I like the comfort and light weight and the relatively small size for when I store it. I have one with a harness as well but this is more comfortable for when a harness is not used. I don't have any negative comments about it. It meets my needs and expectations.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

lifewest

needs better adjustment

needs better adjustment

Reviewed by 50 customers

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5.0

Great lightweight PDF

By Jim

from HHN

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Auto-Inflatable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight
  • Manual-Inflatable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Sailing

    Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

    Bought this PFD for my 16 year old son so he wouldn't be so hot while sailing. It made an immediate difference over the personal watercraft PFD he was wearing. It's even lighter and cooler than mine because it doesn't have the harness built in like mine but he doesn't need the harness.

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

    Bought this for my dad

    By Ribbs

    from Wallburg North Carolina

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

      My Dad calls me all the time telling me how much he loves his new life jacket . Looking forward to getting one for myself.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Love it.

      By fisherman

      from vallejo

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

        always wanted one

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

        Definately buy again

        By SailingStu

        from Sterling, VA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

          I bought this for my wife so that we both have them now when we go sailing. Very comfortable and easy to move about on the boat that you forget you're even wearing it. My son is looking forward to having one in a couple of years when he's old enough.

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

          Best price for your return

          By Ronny

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Canoeing
            • Paddling

            Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

            Great product, good price. Its nice you can choose between auto and manual inflate.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Would Recommend

            By jim

            from Cape Coral, FL

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

              I'm 6ft @ 240lbs and seems to fit great...comfortable & lightweight

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              a good buy

              By aero

              from Beaufort, sc

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

                lighter and more comfortable than expected. more likely to be worn, especially in warmer weather

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

                comfortable fit

                By TJ

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Canoeing
                  • Personal Watercraft

                  Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

                  Fish a lot by myself and this will be more comfortable and light weight than other types. The automatic inflation is nice to have, hopefully I won't 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

                  Great Value. I bought four.

                  By Cap'n Morgan

                  from Portsmouth, NH

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Ventilation
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating

                    Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

                    As fishermen aged 16-60, we needed a PFD that allowed unrestricted range of motion and lightweight enough to allow good ventilation on warmer summer excursions. The West Marine device fit the bill precisely.

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size
                     
                    5.0

                    Shell

                    By Shell

                    from Catawba Island,Ohio

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boating

                      Comments about West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Blue/Gray:

                      Great product since I cant swim

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

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