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Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Red

$109.99

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Model # 14001911 | Mfg # 13200610000413

Product Description

Designed to automatically inflate when immersed in water, these versatile life jackets 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 Jacket, Red

Best Use Fishing
Paddleboarding
Kayaking
Buoyancy 25.5 Pounds
Closure Type Buckles
Color Red
Features Low Profile
Material Nylon
Size Adult
Type Automatically Inflatable
Manually Inflatable
USCG Type Type III: Flotation Aids
Type V: Special Use
Warranty Details One Year
With Harness Without Harness

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Inshore Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Jacket, Red
 
4.6

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (53)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (72)
  • Comfortable (70)
  • Adjustable (63)
  • Good ventilation (39)
  • Durable (37)

Cons

  • Hard to adjust (3)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (63)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (22)
  • Paddling (21)
  • Personal watercraft (15)
  • Wakeboarding (5)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      99% 

      (66 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (37), Intermediate (27), Professional (6), Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (46), Yes (7)

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 75 customers

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5.0

PERFECT FOR KAYAKING

By JOEYAK

from PATCHOGUE NY

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Canoeing
    • Paddling

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

    BOUGHT 2 OF THESE TO USE KAYAKING WITH MY WIFE. SHE WAS CONCERNED THAT IT WOULD BE BULKY AND UNCOMFORTABLE, AND WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED ON HOW COOL AND COMFORTABLE IT IS. GREAT JACKET FOR WHAT IS INTENDED FOR.

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

    Nice!

    By Ceb

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Complicated

    Best Uses

    • Boating

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

    It is definitely a good life jacket but it is a little hard to set up the first time.

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

    I work on Mich lakes. I recommend there use full time

    By Rosco Rick

    from Houghton Lake Michigan

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

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

      I am a Marine Deputy on large Michigan lakes. This is a comfortable life vest so it can be worn whether boating or fishing without being bulky or uncomfortable.
      A very reasonably priced item could save your life.

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

      Safety and comfort

      By Rob

      from Rocky River ,Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

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

        The most comfortable and easy to use life vest I have had in 30 years of sailing.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast and easy.

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

        This product is so light in weight and a great bargain

        By Mel

        from Brookhaven, ms

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

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

          I use the product while fishing because it is so light and comfortable. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a good life vest for fishing.

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

          Great option

          By J from D

          from Dallas TX

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Ventilation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Hard to Adjust

          Best Uses

          • Boating

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

          Quick put on vest that doesn't restrict, stays cooler, & us light

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

          Just came in from a tour around our lake (it's the 4th)...

          By NateJG

          from Gull Lake, MI

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

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

            ...wearing them. We didn't wear any for years. After a fellow drowned on Memorial Day weekend about two hundred yards straight off our dock, we decided that a comfy unit worn is much better than an ugly one in the hold - so we bought a pair of these.

            They're comfy. We're wearing them. Nothing else matters.

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

            Just as advertised...

            By rickybob

            from Dallas Texas

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Ventilation
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

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

              Much more comfortable than a regular PFD, mostly out of the way
              and cooler too.
              I have no idea how well it works, and I hope I never have to find out.
              I like the auto/manual option for those times the spray gets heavy
              No doubt it will work fine should the time come it's needed.

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

              Great value.

              By CatMan06

              from Paducah, Ky.

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Ventilation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating
                • Canoeing

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

                Great pfd for the average angler without the bulk of a traditional pfd.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Jacket

                By Clint

                from Sugar Land TX

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Ventilation

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Sailing

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

                  Great Value

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

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