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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 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (24)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Adjustable (23)
  • Durable (13)
  • Good ventilation (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (24)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (6)
  • Paddling (6)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      96% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (19), Intermediate (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

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 26 customers

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5.0

I bought two of them for sailing

By Diane

from North Huntingdon, PA

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:

    These are perfect for going out on the deck to adjust sails when out on the lake.

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

    Automatic Life Vest

    By BLAZEN

    from Ann Arbor Michigan

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sailing

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

      Great price for the value of the item.

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

      impressed with comfort and feeling of safety

      By RON

      from manahawkin, NJ

      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:

        fish by myself often and feel the need for additional safety

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

        Very comfortable and non-intrusive to wear while boating

        By Miss. Boater

        from Gulf Coast, Mississippi

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Ventilation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing
          • Paddling
          • Personal Watercraft
          • Wakeboarding
          • Waterskiing

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

          I got this life vest for my husband for Father's Day, in the hopes he would wear it all the time when on the boat. He said it was very comfortable and didn't even feel like he was wearing a life jacket - which is great, since I think he would be unlikely to wear an uncomfortable or hot jacket all the time. The price (on sale) was great. We haven't inflated it - and hope we will never need to - but the directions are clear, and I like that it can go from automatic to manual easily.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
           
          4.0

          Inflatable life vest

          By Fishfinder

          from Marblehead

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Ventilation

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

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

            This life vest is nonrestrictive when casting and reeling while fishing.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
             
            4.0

            Inflatable life vest

            By Fishfinder

            from Marblehead

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Ventilation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

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

              This life vest is nonrestrictive when casting and reeling while fishing.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
               
              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

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