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WEST MARINE Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red

Model # 14001911Mfg # 132006-100-004

Reg. $109.99

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$99.99

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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. Rearm with our Inflatable PFD Rearming Kit.

  • Buoyancy: 25.5lb.
  • Activation Method: Automatic Inflator
  • Type: Halkey-Roberts V90000
  • USCG Type: Type V
  • Shroud/Pouch Material: 200 denier nylon oxford; Polyurethane-coated nylon bladder
  • Closure: 1" webbing with Delrin buckle
  • Chest Size: 30"-52" (Over 80lb.)
  • Service Interval: Two years

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West MarineInshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Comfortable (20)
  • Adjustable (17)
  • Good ventilation (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (18)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (7)
    • Personal watercraft (6)
    • Paddling (4)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        95% 

        (20 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (9), Intermediate (8), Professional (3)

    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

    Great vest

    By Bill

    from BNA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Great vest for seaplanes

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size

        (1 of 1 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 Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red:

          Good Valve priced almost at regular life vest price.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size

          (1 of 1 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 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

            (1 of 2 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 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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Inshore vest

              By Elissatoo

              from Kilgore, TX

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

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

                Bought this inflatable for my wife to use on our boat. Think I'll use it for myself.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Made my son in laws day!

                By Jeff the sailor

                from Toronto,Canada

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Personal Watercraft

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

                  We haven't tried it in the water yet but it is comfortable on land and in the boat. Got it as a Christmas gift.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Product and a great price!

                  By John in NJ

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating

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

                    Overall very happy with this purchase!

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    As Advertised

                    By Biff Boater

                    from Chesapeake Bay

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Ventilation
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boating

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

                      Lightweight, like wearing nothing when deflated. Can't really tell if it works because we haven't fallen overboard yet. It's one of those things we hope we never have to find out if it really works.

                      • Chest Size:
                      • Feels true to size

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Top notch product

                      By Bob

                      from Phialdelphia

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating
                        • Canoeing

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

                        High quality

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Propmpt delivery

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Very Satified

                        By shammidog

                        from Lakewood, WI

                        About Me Intermediate

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Boating
                          • Canoeing
                          • Paddling
                          • Personal Watercraft

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

                          I've always been impressed with the ease of ordering and the fast delivery from the website. I use this PFD for kayaking and fishing. I really like it as it is a nice quality, comfortable and lightweight vest.

                          • Chest Size:
                          • Feels true to size

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