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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
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Comfortable (36)
  • Adjustable (33)
  • Good ventilation (24)
  • Durable (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (33)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (14)
  • Paddling (11)
  • Personal watercraft (9)
  • Wakeboarding (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      97% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (19), Intermediate (13), Professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (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 38 customers

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5.0

Excellent PFD

By Kayak Jay

from Cave Creek Arizona

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Canoeing
    • Paddling

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

    Provides PFD protection without getting in the way

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

    Good for wearing @ all times on vessel

    By Dorienne

    from Key West, Florida

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

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

      Good for wearing on dinghy @ all times - lightweight & easy to stow.

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

      EXCELLENT

      By Ernie's Wife

      from Nashville Tennessee

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Canoeing
        • Paddling
        • Personal Watercraft
        • Wakeboarding
        • Waterskiing

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

        This was a Father's Day present for my husband who likes to fish alone. Routinely hearing of fishermen being lost on our fast moving rivershere in Tennessee, I always worried about him being tossed from the boat. With this water activated life jacket he would be safer, even if he would be knocked unconscious. Being lightweight and non restrictive as it is, he will wear it. The hot, restrictive jackets never seemed to make it a full day of fishing. With the manual option on the jacket, it makes it available for use on any watercraft. Most important, he loves it!

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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A really good buy and a great product.

        By Tom L.

        from THe Villages, Florida

        About Me Advanced

        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:

          A very good buy but I had to wait very long to get the best price. Other competitors are less for their normal price. West Marines's sale price was lower or about the same. I like using West and have since the 70's. I want to support their business so I will wait for sales that make them a little more competitive,

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

          Excellent Vest

          By Budman49

          from New Smyrna Beach, Fl

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

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

            In Florida you're constantly hearing about a lone fisherman falling in the water and drowning. Since I'm getting up there in years and have taken several recent unexpected falls; I worried I could fall from the boat. I love the solitude of being by myself while I fish by myself and I was looking for an auto inflate vest that was both comfortable and effective. I don't fish offshore due to a really bad back, so the inshore model meets my needs. Wearing an auto inflate vest gives me a feeling of security and a chance to survive should I end up overboard. The vest is relatively easy to prepare for use; it comes with good instructions and is these days that's a surprise. The fit is universal, so don't expect it to fit like a glove, but it is adjustable and relatively comfortable. You get back to the dock and have to remember you have it on.

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

            Excellent fit and will recommend this product

            By Jody g

            from Sheepshead bay. Brooklyn ny

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Canoeing
              • Paddling

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

              A great item. Make sure you test it yearly

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Just what I needed for kayaking.

              By Arthur Nelson

              from Ft Myers, Fl

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Ventilation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Paddling

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

                I needed a PFD that didn't restrict my paddling or fishing when in my kayak. This PDF is [erfect for my needs.
                I would recommend this to others.

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

                Slim and convenient

                By Keith

                from Florida

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Fushing

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

                  Convenient and easy to wear while fishing

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

                  Slim and convenient

                  By Keith

                  from Florida

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating
                    • Fushing

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

                    Convenient and easy to wear while fishing

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

                    Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest

                    By Chips

                    from North Mankato, MN

                    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:

                      Great product, excellent price

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

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