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WEST MARINE
Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Red

$109.99

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Model # 14001911 | Mfg # 13200610000413

Product Description

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

Specs

Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Red

Best Use Fishing
Paddleboarding
Kayaking
Buoyancy 25.5 Pounds
Closure Type Buckles
Color Red
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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Red
 
4.6

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (73)
  • Comfortable (71)
  • Adjustable (64)
  • Good ventilation (39)
  • Durable (37)

Cons

  • Hard to adjust (3)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (64)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (23)
  • Paddling (21)
  • Personal watercraft (15)
  • Wakeboarding (5)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      99% 

      (67 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (37), Intermediate (28), Professional (6), Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Inflatable Life Vest A Good Value

I noticed a lot of folks at the sailing club I just joined wearing this model or similar ones and they spoke well of them. The old, three-panel, wrap-around type that I had...Read complete review

I noticed a lot of folks at the sailing club I just joined wearing this model or similar ones and they spoke well of them. The old, three-panel, wrap-around type that I had was just too hot when out sailing, so I purchased this new one last month when it was on sale. So comfortable to wear, I hardly know it's on; almost like wearing suspenders. Since I like to sail solo a lot and promised my wife to always have my PFD on, this makes it easier to keep my promise and practice safe boating.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Auto/Manual Combo PFD

I favor manual-inflatble PFDs over auto-inflation type. I was disappointed in West Marine's limited selection of the manual-inflatable type. Instructions to convert this model to manual inflation were not as helpful as they could...Read complete review

I favor manual-inflatble PFDs over auto-inflation type. I was disappointed in West Marine's limited selection of the manual-inflatable type. Instructions to convert this model to manual inflation were not as helpful as they could be.

Reviewed by 76 customers

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5.0

I like it!

By Carmen

from Morgantown WV

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Canoeing

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

    I was looking for a lighter, more comfortable PFD. I most certainly found it with the west Marine life jacket.

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

    PERFECT FOR KAYAKING

    By JOEYAK

    from PATCHOGUE NY

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Canoeing
      • Paddling

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

      BOUGHT 2 OF THESE TO USE KAYAKING WITH MY WIFE. SHE WAS CONCERNED THAT IT WOULD BE BULKY AND UNCOMFORTABLE, AND WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED ON HOW COOL AND COMFORTABLE IT IS. GREAT JACKET FOR WHAT IS INTENDED FOR.

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

      Nice!

      By Ceb

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Complicated

      Best Uses

      • Boating

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

      It is definitely a good life jacket but it is a little hard to set up the first time.

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

      I work on Mich lakes. I recommend there use full time

      By Rosco Rick

      from Houghton Lake Michigan

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

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

        I am a Marine Deputy on large Michigan lakes. This is a comfortable life vest so it can be worn whether boating or fishing without being bulky or uncomfortable.
        A very reasonably priced item could save your life.

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

        Safety and comfort

        By Rob

        from Rocky River ,Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

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

          The most comfortable and easy to use life vest I have had in 30 years of sailing.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Fast and easy.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This product is so light in weight and a great bargain

          By Mel

          from Brookhaven, ms

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

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

            I use the product while fishing because it is so light and comfortable. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a good life vest for fishing.

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

            Great option

            By J from D

            from Dallas TX

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Ventilation
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Hard to Adjust

            Best Uses

            • Boating

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

            Quick put on vest that doesn't restrict, stays cooler, & us light

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

            Just came in from a tour around our lake (it's the 4th)...

            By NateJG

            from Gull Lake, MI

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

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

              ...wearing them. We didn't wear any for years. After a fellow drowned on Memorial Day weekend about two hundred yards straight off our dock, we decided that a comfy unit worn is much better than an ugly one in the hold - so we bought a pair of these.

              They're comfy. We're wearing them. Nothing else matters.

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

              Just as advertised...

              By rickybob

              from Dallas Texas

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Ventilation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

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

                Much more comfortable than a regular PFD, mostly out of the way
                and cooler too.
                I have no idea how well it works, and I hope I never have to find out.
                I like the auto/manual option for those times the spray gets heavy
                No doubt it will work fine should the time come it's needed.

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

                Great value.

                By CatMan06

                from Paducah, Ky.

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Ventilation
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Canoeing

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

                  Great pfd for the average angler without the bulk of a traditional pfd.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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