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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
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Adjustable (14)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Good ventilation (8)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (15)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (5)
  • Paddling (4)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      94% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (8), Intermediate (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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

I am glad that I bought this product. So light weight.

By Grammy

from Skagit County, WA.

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Personal Watercraft

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

    I like to fish and with the hot weather it is so light and doesn't restrict my movements.

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

    GREAT DEAL !

    By Capt. Lee

    from Marblehead, Oh

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

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

      This is a great PFD, expecially for someone not wanting to be hindered by a standard vest. With this jacket it gets worn because its not in the way or to hot. This makes for a safer boat.

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

      I would buy this item again

      By Bike, swim, kayak girl

      from Williamsburg, VA

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          After many years of using a bulky vest this slim line vest has helped make my trips more enjoyable. Often times I would keep the old vest with me but not on me, this one is one all the time. Great price, nice color, slim line, I love that I can make it manual only so it does not inflate if it gets wet while paddling.

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

          Perfect for the heat in the deep south!

          By LouLou

          from Louisiana

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Paddling

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

            The light weight and the small size is perfect for us during these very hot days in south Louisiana. The manual method is perfect for us, we like to keep out jackets on while riding so blowing them up allows us to do so easily. The first day on the lake that we used them we were stopped by the Game Warden and they were impressed because they rarely see anyone with these type jackets. The sale price was GREAT!

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

            Safety with freedom to move.

            By Bay sailor

            from Alameda

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Ventilation
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

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

              It's great to have the reassurance of a self inflating life vest that's so comfortable to wear in all conditions , you forget it's there. You and your sailing guests are more likely to use it all the time, unlike the bulky orange floats that end up in storage.

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

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