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Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness

$229.99

Limited availability.
Model # 13928551 | Mfg # WM-TH1F-13-RED

Product Description

Comfortable gear you can wear all day long, these vests feature a soft “no pinch” neoprene collar and conforming cut that drapes naturally behind your neck. 3D air mesh yoke (for reduced weight and increased air flow), ventilated memory foam back pad (adds comfort and reduces yoke twist), storage pocket, eyeglass loops and lash tab. Determining the “ready” status of the inflator is made easy by a convenient inspection window. Rearm with our Inflatable PFD Rearming Kit.

Owner's Manual

  • Buoyancy: 35lb.
  • Activation Method: Automatic
  • Inflator Type: Halkey-Roberts 1F Model V86000
  • USCG Type: Type V with Type II performance
  • Shroud/Pouch Material: 420 denier ripstop nylon/500 denier Cordura®
  • Closure: 2" Nylon webbing/Delrin buckle
  • Chest Size: 30"-52"
  • Service Interval: Two years

Specs

Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness

Best Use Offshore
Color Red
Size Adult
Type Automatically Inflatable

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness
 
4.3

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (15)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Good ventilation (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (13)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (16 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (8), Intermediate (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quality

The fit and finish of this life vest is top notch. The storage pocket is larger than comparable vests. The Codura outer material is high quality, the adjusting straps are seatbelt grade and...Read complete review

The fit and finish of this life vest is top notch. The storage pocket is larger than comparable vests. The Codura outer material is high quality, the adjusting straps are seatbelt grade and very strong. The stainless steel D-rings are commercial grade for being tethered. In fact I bought two of them because of the quality and price. They, in my comparison shopping, are one of the best vests available. With 35 lbs. of buoyancy it'll keep your head above the waves and visible for rescue. It can either auto inflate or inflate with the pull cord. Highly Recommended for power boating or sailing, but not for water skiing or PWC use, as it will auto-inflate by being splashed too much, this is by design of many such vests.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Auto inflate breaks

I purchased an Auto offshore 35 auto inflate PFD about a year ago. I was new to the C02 inflate pfd but like the concept. And was attracted to the intergrated harness. I...Read complete review

I purchased an Auto offshore 35 auto inflate PFD about a year ago. I was new to the C02 inflate pfd but like the concept. And was attracted to the intergrated harness. I am a bowman on a J145 and a few weeks back we had a great day of sailing with 22 knts of wind sustained and gusts to 30 knts. There was plenty of hiking to be done! water on deck and head sail changes to be made!

I always check to PFD is showing green at the start of each day and look it over at the end. So on this occasion I looked at the end of the day and it was showing red! I first thought it was time to change the disk but on further investigation the plastic ring that retains the flag had broken off and the c02 cylinder had rotated so it was just floating in the pocket. Had the pin auto engaged or been manually pulled the vest would not have inflated. Honestly it spooked me. I have come close to being sucked off a boat and with the cold water and amount of other fowlweather gear I was wearing, it could have been a bad result going in.

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3.0

very nice vest but much to heavy to wear fishing

By whiskers

from lake havasu city az

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

      Fishing

      Service and delivery comments:

      Yes

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

      I would buy this product again

      By Jim

      from Reno, NV

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Canoeing
        • Paddling

        Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

        Haven't used it on the water yet but it fits well, is light and seems to very well constructed.

        Service and delivery comments:

        great service at the local West Marine in Reno NV

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

        I made the right decision to spend a few more bucks.

        By Offshore Newbie No More

        from Northern California

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

          I bought it to do an offshore passage and love the integrated harness. There were three of us aboard and mine was the nicest and most comfortable of three different inflatable vests with integrated harnesses. The pocket is great for holding an iPod during night watches, or for whatever else you want to put in it and the neck and back were comfortable. It might be a little big...I didn't try it inflated in the water. It's heavy, but it's hard to see how that can be avoided, considering it's purpose is to be able to perform under dire conditions.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Fishing Safely

          By ChrisJA03

          from Lacey WA

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Good Ventilation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

            Safety first..fishing on the oceaand I want to come back alive. Made me comfortable

            Service and delivery comments:

            Bought in store..got good info from the sales staff.

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

            One for me and one for my wife.Very comfortable.

            By Mo

            from Loveland,Co

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Ventilation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

              We use it on our 20 ft sailboat on an inland lake in Colorado.

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

              i would by again

              By clem

              from melbourne

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Ventilation
              • Waterproof

              Cons

              • Restricts Movement

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

              seems well built and with any luck I will never have to use it

              Service and delivery comments:

              service was good, salesman was very helpful

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

              Great buy

              By Pirate Dan

              from Oakland, ca

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Good Ventilation

              Cons

              • Slightly Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Sailing

              Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

              My wife and I bought this pfd for sailing. It's a great improvement from the universal waterski type vests we were using. They are comfortable and easy to move around the boat in. They are a little heavy and slightly bulky but very good.

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

              Comfortable fit and sense of security.

              By Ggg

              from Charleston

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

                Purchased for solo fishing trips

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Quality

                By MAKO 243

                from Mississippi Gulf Coast

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Good Ventilation
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating

                  Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

                  The fit and finish of this life vest is top notch. The storage pocket is larger than comparable vests. The Codura outer material is high quality, the adjusting straps are seatbelt grade and very strong. The stainless steel D-rings are commercial grade for being tethered. In fact I bought two of them because of the quality and price. They, in my comparison shopping, are one of the best vests available. With 35 lbs. of buoyancy it'll keep your head above the waves and visible for rescue. It can either auto inflate or inflate with the pull cord. Highly Recommended for power boating or sailing, but not for water skiing or PWC use, as it will auto-inflate by being splashed too much, this is by design of many such vests.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Rugged Life Vest

                  By sailguy

                  from Holland, MI

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Good Ventilation
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Boating
                    • Personal Watercraft

                    Comments about West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness:

                    Bought to use in sailboat racing. Well put together with a couple nice "add-ons" including a closing pocket, built-in whistle, and exterior clips for sunglasses and an emergency radio.

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

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