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Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Blue/Gray Exclusive

WEST MARINE
Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Blue/Gray

$109.99

In stock online.
Model # 14897425 | Mfg # 13200670100414

Product Description

Designed to automatically inflate when immersed in water, these versatile vests 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 Vest, Blue/Gray

Buoyancy 25.5 Pounds
Closure Type Buckles
Color Blue
Gray
Size Adult
Type Automatically Inflatable
Manually Inflatable
USCG Type Type III: Floatation Aids
Type V: Special Use
Warranty Details One Year

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (36)
  • Comfortable (35)
  • Adjustable (34)
  • Good ventilation (19)
  • Durable (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (34)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (10)
  • Paddling (10)
  • Personal watercraft (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      97% 

      (33 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (25), Intermediate (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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 38 customers

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5.0

Bought for my sons

By Muska "T" owner

from San Diego, CA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Paddling

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

    I bought two of these for my 10 and 9 year old sons. They love mobility that these provide. They also say the light weight makes it comfortable to wear for our weekly fishing trips. (we go at least 8 hours at a time). The look of these are great too. They both have the grey and blue style, which they love.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Works but, hope I never have to use it.

    By KWRobalo

    from Key West, FL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Restricts Movement

    Best Uses

    • Boating

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

    Wife was after me to get a vest that I could wear when out fishing alone after a slip from the boat one afternoon. Only downside it that I must wear a shirt so that it doesn't rub but, other than that I forget I have it on.

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

    I suggest others buy it. Great gift

    By Dave

    from Kalkaska MI

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

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

      While in my fishing boat

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

      Light weight, easy to wear, ready for fishing.

      By Drifter

      from Sanibel

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

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

        Boating, gulf fishing.

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

        Excellent choice for comfortable calm water boating

        By Boatbuilder

        from Houston

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Ventilation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing
          • Paddling

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

          I bought this because I needed a comfortable life vest that I wouldn't mind having on all the time. I put this one on before I head down the dock and often forget I have it on until I'm fastening my seat belt back in the car later. It inflates manually in a flash if your cartridge doesn't work. The automatic inflator is important in case you go overboard in an unconscious state, especially while boating alone. I highly recommend it.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great PFD. Hardly know it's on.

          By JJ Sailor

          from Orlando FL

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Canoeing
            • Paddling

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

            I purchased this primarily for kayak use but it works well when fishing in my larger boat. It's kind of when your looking for your glasses and they are clamped in your hair. To that end you don't realize your wearing it. I like the Auto or manual feature to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best life jacket is the one you wear!!!

            By Jerry

            from Florida

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Ventilation
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

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

              Very comfortable don't even remember it's on. Someone told me the best life vest is the one you wear!!!

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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It is late in the season, so little opportunity to use.

              By Ron

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Lightweight
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • Restricts Movement

              Best Uses

              • Boating

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

              Looking forward to next boating season.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Am I wearing my vest ?

              By Dave

              from Oregon

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating
                • Canoeing
                • Summer Sailing

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

                I almost wore my vest home from the marina, forgetting that I was wearing a vest at all. Turning back to the boat, I realized that this "invisability" was what I had hoped for by buying this vest.

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

                Great Be safe on the water

                By BikeW

                from Bonney Lake WA

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Kayak

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

                  Now i am so legal I sq-eek I even got chked by the fish police and they said it was a great product

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

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