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WEST MARINE Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red

Model # 14001911Mfg # 132006-100-004

Reg. $109.99

Save $20.00

$89.99

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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 MarineInshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest, Red
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (22)
  • Comfortable (21)
  • Adjustable (18)
  • Good ventilation (12)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (19)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (7)
    • Personal watercraft (6)
    • Paddling (4)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        95% 

        (21 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (9), Intermediate (9), 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.

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    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 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 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 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 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 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

                (2 of 2 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

                  (2 of 2 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

                    (2 of 2 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

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