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WEST MARINE Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red

Model # 14001911Mfg # 132006-100-004

$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, Red
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (27)
  • Comfortable (26)
  • Adjustable (22)
  • Good ventilation (15)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (24)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (10)
  • Personal watercraft (7)
  • Paddling (6)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      96% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (12), Intermediate (10), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Light and Comfortable

This life saving apparatus is lightweight and gives you full movement, unlike those bulky foam preservers. It allows for 3 ways of inflation. Manual (blow tube), Manual (Pull Rip-Cord), and...Read complete review

This life saving apparatus is lightweight and gives you full movement, unlike those bulky foam preservers. It allows for 3 ways of inflation. Manual (blow tube), Manual (Pull Rip-Cord), and Automatic (Co2). Although, I haven't jumped in the water to try it out and basically ruin the automatic inflation mechanism, it is well put together. The preserver mechanism is tucked behind a fabric shell that is held at bay by strong Velcro. Once you engage the Co2 cartridge, you can not remove it, "it is armed". New cartridge packs are available from various retailers in the $20 range. Upon inspection, I felt that the fit and finish of this product was good and I plan on picking up a few more to replace the old bulky foam ones I carry on-board now.

One major point to keep in mind. when considering this purchase, is that where the Coast Guard considers you in compliance with safety equipment on board: UNLESS YOU ARE ACTUALLY WEARING THIS device when confronted by law enforcement, it is not considered as part of the safety equipment unless it is on the person during inquiry. So, if you need 4 life jackets for 4 passengers, unless one person is wearing this, it is not considered and then only 3 are counted. Happy safe boating to all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Auto/Manual Combo PFD

I favor manual-inflatble PFDs over auto-inflation type. I was disappointed in West Marine's limited selection of the manual-inflatable type. Instructions to convert this model to manual inflation were not as helpful as they could...Read complete review

I favor manual-inflatble PFDs over auto-inflation type. I was disappointed in West Marine's limited selection of the manual-inflatable type. Instructions to convert this model to manual inflation were not as helpful as they could be.

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5.0

Perfect solution for paddle sports

By Ed

from Palm Bay, Fl

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Paddling

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

    Can be used as in manual mode for wet conditions such as kayaking. Is easily converted to automatic mode for use in general boating. Unit allows maximum unrestrictive movement and you barely know you are wearing a pfd. If you kayak inshore waters this is the pfd to buy.

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

    Great product

    By Barefoot Marine Construction

    from Jacksonville, 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, Red:

      Great product! Purchased one to test it out and will be buying more. Priced right for it's use.

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      2 jackets deployed on their own twice each?????

      By rangermike

      from Westminster, Vt.

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Canoeing
        • Paddling
        • Personal Watercraft

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

        I bought 2 jackets in 2014. The 1st deployed on its own in dry stowage area, then the 2nd one deployed inside my house. I thought it was a fluke so rearmed and it went off again within 2 weeks and it had never left my closet. Just waiting for the 2nd one to blow again. Won't rearm a third time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent Investment

        By Marco Girl

        from Marco Island

        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, Red:

          Wise investment on my part. Willing to always wear it when out on boat.

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

          great life vest

          By joe

          from Delray beach

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Canoeing

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

            I had the typical vest style and can't believe I waited so long to make this purchase. It is so light and comfortable you forget you have it on.

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

            Pure Awesomeness

            By Rasslingref

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Ventilation
            • Lightweight
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

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

              Product as good as advertised

              Service and delivery comments:

              Items needed to be back ordered but were delivered within 4 weeks.

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

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great vest

              By Bill

              from BNA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Great vest for seaplanes

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By Captain KP

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating

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

                    Good Valve priced almost at regular life vest price.

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great value, and piece of mind.

                    By Tony 365 Trophies

                    from Houston TX

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Good Ventilation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unobstructing
                    • Versitle

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boating
                      • Crusing
                      • Fishing

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

                      Great value on sale for the holidays.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Holiday values, I appreciate no shipping cost and the sale price.

                      • Chest Size:
                      • Feels true to size

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Lighter smaller than vest

                      By Ken

                      from Fairhope, Al

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Durable
                      • Good Ventilation
                      • Lightweight
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating
                        • Canoeing
                        • Paddling
                        • Personal Watercraft

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

                        when I am sailing alone do wear for safety. Not as hot as vests I own.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Delivery very quick. Note on date of delivery I return a pair oh of boat shoes through carrier as shipped, no reply to date.

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size

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