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

Model # 14897425Mfg # 13200670100414

$109.99

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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

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West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Blue/Gray
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Adjustable (18)
  • Comfortable (18)
  • Durable (12)
  • Good ventilation (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (19)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (5)
  • Paddling (5)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (14), Intermediate (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

lifewest

needs better adjustment

needs better adjustment

Reviewed by 20 customers

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5.0

comfortable

By Cap

from Thurmond Reservoir, Appling, GA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Paddling

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

    good value

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    lifewest

    By george

    from manhattan bch

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Hard to Adjust

    Best Uses

    • Boating

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

    needs better adjustment

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent!

    By Fred

    from Dallas, Texas

    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 Vest, Blue/Gray:

      I had a good experience choosing this PFD. A salesman was very helpful in my selection. I purchased this in Middletown Rhode Island.

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

      Excellent Choice

      By JH

      from Chesapeake Bay

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

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

        An important safety item at an excellent price.

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

        Great

        By B

        from FL

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

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

          Read directions before converting to manual

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

          I would buy this product again

          By fishboat

          from Brookings or

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

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

            saltwater fishing
            light weight

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

            Looks like they will do the job just fine

            By None

            from Okeechobee, Fl.

            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:

              Just what we were looking for at the right price.

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

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Comfortable

              By Kevin

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

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

                We are very happy with this purchase. Very comfortable life jacket to wear.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sleek

                By Becky

                from Montgomery

                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 Vest, Blue/Gray:

                  It fits perfectly over a bathing suit or a heavy down jacket. I love the security of wearing this vest in the boat.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  simple and effective

                  By sailorman

                  from pittsburgh,pa

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating
                    • Canoeing
                    • Paddling

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

                    this will work best for the boater who wants alot of freedom of movement. light weight easy to put on.

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size

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