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WEST MARINE
Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red

$109.99

In stock online.
Model # 14001911 | Mfg # 132006-100-004

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

Specs

Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red

Buoyancy 25.5 Pounds
Closure Type Buckles
Color Red
Size Adult
Type Automatically Inflatable
Manually Inflatable
USCG Type Type III: Floatation Aids
Type V: Special Use
Warranty Details One Year

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red
 
4.6

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (59)
  • Comfortable (56)
  • Adjustable (50)
  • Durable (30)
  • Good ventilation (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (48)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (18)
  • Paddling (18)
  • Personal watercraft (12)
  • Wakeboarding (4)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      98% 

      (51 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (28), Intermediate (22), Professional (5), Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (31), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Inflatable Life Vest A Good Value

I noticed a lot of folks at the sailing club I just joined wearing this model or similar ones and they spoke well of them. The old, three-panel, wrap-around type that I had...Read complete review

I noticed a lot of folks at the sailing club I just joined wearing this model or similar ones and they spoke well of them. The old, three-panel, wrap-around type that I had was just too hot when out sailing, so I purchased this new one last month when it was on sale. So comfortable to wear, I hardly know it's on; almost like wearing suspenders. Since I like to sail solo a lot and promised my wife to always have my PFD on, this makes it easier to keep my promise and practice safe boating.

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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.

Reviewed by 59 customers

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5.0

Just what I needed for riding my jetski.

By Brad

from Edgewater, Md.

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Manual inflation

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Canoeing
    • Personal Watercraft

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

    Less bulk and manual inflation is just what is needed for jetski or canoeing.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    Great product

    By WV sailor

    from Charleston, WV

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

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

      Purchased for my wife. She was pleased.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Prompt delivert

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

      I would buy again

      By Roddy

      from Augusta,Ga.

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Paddling
        • Personal Watercraft

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

        Use on sailboat on inland lake

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

        For the price, it beats the competition.

        By Brian

        from Port st lucie fl

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing
          • Paddling

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

          Have not used them yet. Inshore auto or manual is what i like about them. They were on a big sale so i pulled the trigger at christmas online. Westmarine has quality stuff and they have it on hand. You dont have to fight to find things to get ur projects done.

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

          When it comes to safety don't skimp

          By RThomas

          from Palatine, il

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

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

            This is your best option for open water boating. After 2 hours you forget it's on. I've never needed to use it and hope I never will.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Good life preserver but horrible instructions

            By Burnt Store Steve

            from Florida

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I have never seen worse instructions regarding a product. The installation of the CO 2 cartridge was very difficult to understand, and there were no discussions about what the indicators meant.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Comfortable PFD!

                By garymculver

                from Saint Michaels, MD

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • The emergency tab can't be tucked out of the way

                Best Uses

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

                  I use this PFD when I go sailing. I hardly notice I have it on, and as a result, I have it on all the time! My safety margin has gone way up!

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                   
                  5.0

                  Meets the expectations

                  By Mike

                  from Tulsa

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating

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

                    Use when locking thru on rivers

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    I'm going to buy more!

                    By SailingStu

                    from Sterling, VA

                    About Me Intermediate

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boating

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

                      Love this vest for sailing. Easy fit, comfortable and easy to move around. I will buy more for my boat.

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

                      So comfortable for any weather

                      By Dr. Trout

                      from St. Augustine, Florida

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating
                        • Canoeing
                        • Paddling
                        • Wakeboarding

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

                        This pfd is the most comfortable I ever wore. I hardly know I have it on. It allows total freedom of movement. My wife feels the same.

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

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