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WEST MARINE Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Lavender

Model # 14001929Mfg # 132006-600-004

$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, Lavender
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Adjustable (9)
  • Good ventilation (5)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (11)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
  • Paddling (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      91% 

      (10 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great

I bought this for the little woman in my life to wear when we go boating. She liked it and uses it. Unlike the padded vest we had before that she complained was to...Read complete review

I bought this for the little woman in my life to wear when we go boating. She liked it and uses it. Unlike the padded vest we had before that she complained was to hot.. What was really perfect was the color Purple that was one of her colors. I was Speechless when she told me that.. Good Product easy to fit and has not had a false inflate as I type..

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Seems fine - Maybe a little small.

Will not be able to comment on how it works untill it inflates in an emergency. The harness seems ery tight on me. I am about 52 chest. I only bought one because...Read complete review

Will not be able to comment on how it works untill it inflates in an emergency. The harness seems ery tight on me. I am about 52 chest. I only bought one because my wife could use it if it didn't fit me. It doesn't seem that you sell a little larger size 52- 56 chest untill you get into the very expensive ofshore vests?

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5.0

My wife likes it!

By Condoc

from Sacramento

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Boating
  • Canoeing

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

I've always had ski and regular life vests but they were bulky to wear in the boat and were usually stored away. I purchased the light weight automatic life jacket for my wife and she put it on, without any complaints. She had never worn a life jacket in the boat before. I bought one for myself and it makes wearing a life jacket easy and a must wear at all times.

  • Chest Size:
  • Feels true to size
 
5.0

Comfortable fit increases lilihood of use

By Big G

from Lake Barcroft VA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • inflatable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Rides Up in Water
  • useless if unconscious

Best Uses

  • Boating
  • Sailing

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

Perfect for protected waters sailing when people bristle at being forced to wear a vest, so small/lightweight you forget it's on once you put it on.

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

Great Value

By Bob

from Lakeside-Marblehead ,Ohio

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

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

    My wife wanted a life vest that was light and comfortable...not like the usual PFD style,
    The West Marine life vest met all of her requirements. It is a very high quality unit, with esay to follow instructions.

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

    The perfect solution

    By Sandy

    from Cruising the Great American Loop

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

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

      My husband and I are crusiers and I needed a lightweight vest to use while doing on-deck duties. This vest is the perfect solution. It adjusted easily to my body size and is lightweight enough so as not to interfere with deck duties (tying or heaving lines, tending lock lines, setting or retrieving the anchor etc). I have piece of mind that should I take an unexpected plunge, I would remain afloat until rescued. I would recommend this to a friend.

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

      Second one I have bought

      By Kyle

      from Oak Bluffs

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

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

        .

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        .

        By .

        from chicago

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Paddling

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

          .

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great PFD

          By Holo

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Canoeing
            • Paddling

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

            This PFD is very comfortable and my wife likes the color! I would give it 5 stars instead 4 but I'm holding back until I find out if it works as advertised...which I hope I never have to find out. The ability to switch from manual to automatic is a great feature.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works great

            By Gary of the Gulf

            from Bonita Springs, Florida "on The Gulf"

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Canoeing

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

              I bought this for the little woman in my life to wear when we go boating. She liked it and uses it. Unlike the padded vest we had before that she complained was to hot.. What was really perfect was the color Purple that was one of her colors. I was Speechless when she told me that.. Good Product easy to fit and has not had a false inflate as I type..

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A product that we will actually wear.

              By BP

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Advanced

              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, Lavender:

                Purchased for my wife and I to use in the coastal waters of the Carolina's. Very comfortable compared to traditional life preservers such that we will actually wear when offshore or in rough waters or threatening weather.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Seems fine - Maybe a little small.

                By Gary

                from Seneca, SC

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Air Cartridge
                • Good Ventilation
                • It's Easy To Change The
                • Lightweight
                • Looks Like It's Made Well

                Cons

                • Maybe A Little Tight

                Best Uses

                • Boating

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

                Will not be able to comment on how it works untill it inflates in an emergency. The harness seems ery tight on me. I am about 52 chest. I only bought one because my wife could use it if it didn't fit me. It doesn't seem that you sell a little larger size 52- 56 chest untill you get into the very expensive ofshore vests?

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels too small

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