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WEST MARINE Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness

Model # 13928551Mfg # WM-TH1F-13-RED

$229.99

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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

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West Marine Offshore Automatic Inflatable Life Vest with Harness
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (11)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Good ventilation (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (9)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (6), Intermediate (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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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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

  • 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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Inflatable Life Vest with Harness

        By dan411

        from Texas Gulf Coast

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Good Ventilation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Offshore sailing

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

          The only effective flotation device is one that is worn. This vest is comfortable, light, and easy to don. There is a pocket for light sticks, etc.

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

          (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Auto inflate breaks

          By tcjuggle

          from Seattle WA

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              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.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By D

              from Fair Oaks Calif

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    While sailing in the SF Bay or off shore

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The only lifejacket I hope to NEVER use!

                    By Sue the First Mate

                    from Punta Gorda, FL

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Boating

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

                      My husband is a boat Captain. I am the first mate. We no longer have to worry about falling overboard! This life vest is compact and comfortable. No cumbersome feeling equipment now!

                      • Chest Size:
                      • Feels true to size

                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great PFD

                      By DC

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Boating
                        • Offshore Or Anywhere

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

                        Needs a name/ID location

                        • Chest Size:
                        • Feels true to size

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