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Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest

Model # 10997435Mfg # WMSP3F-10A-MAN

$109.99

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Product Description

A great choice for recreational boaters and anglers, this manual inflatable vest is an excellent value for cost-conscious boaters who don’t want to compromise on features. Comfortable and reliable vest’s tailored design won’t hinder your movement. Includes D-ring, back-up oral inflation tube and one arming cylinder.

  • Buoyancy: 26lb.
  • Activation Method: Manual
  • Inflator Type: Halkey Roberts 3F Model V86160
  • USCG Type: Type III
  • Shroud/Pouch Material: 300-Denier polyester
  • Closure: Polypropylene webbing/Delrin buckles
  • Chest Size: 30"–52"
  • Service Interval: Two years

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Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest

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4.1

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (13)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Adjustable (10)
  • Good ventilation (7)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (11)
    • Paddling (6)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
    • Personal watercraft (3)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        87% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
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      • Intermediate (10), Advanced (4)

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good idea, need more adjustments

    By Sailor Jon

    from Denver

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Hard to Adjust
    • Restricts Movement

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Paddling

    Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

    Too tight across chest

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product for the cost

    By Pastymon

    from Omaha

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Canoeing
      • Personal Watercraft

      Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

      Easy to put on and great for using on a P.W.C.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      better than expected

      By Brando

      from Ocean City MD

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

        I thought I would be smart and try it out in the pool. Works great, fast, and held me up. Manual tube works just as good. A boaters must

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size

        (2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Where's the CO2 cartridge?

        By Steve the Fisherman

        from Merced, CA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Can't find the cartridge

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

        I was excited to have a compact life jacket for my "trip of a lifetime" to Alaska, but when it arrived (I bought it online), I couldn't find the CO2 cartridge in the package to arm it. I called the nearest store (Stockton), but the clerks there couldn't help me; however, they said that they had replacement cartridges at the store. So, I drove there the following weekend, 120 mile round-trip, but they didn't have the right size replacements! Why do they have different size cartridges?!? The clerks in the store also couldn't find the cartridges in the packages, either. I was so frustrated, I stopped at a [@] on my way home & bought another inflatable vest -- this one had the cartridge visibly in the package. Just before shipping this vest back to WestMarine, I was packing it for shipment and felt a lump in the opposite side of the vest -- guess what it was? The CO2 cartridge! What idiot decided to hide it in the wrong side of the vest and not tell anyone where it was?

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great bang fo a buck!

        By some anonymous guy

        from Babylon NY

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Ventilation
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing
          • Paddling
          • Personal Watercraft

          Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

          Its very comfortable and light weight, not restricting at all! I kayak on the bay a lot and I like that the vest has a D-ring on it that I can use to tether to my kayak so we don't drift apart if I fall out. I also like that inside the vest there's a whistle, and a pocket that can fit a small strobe beacon or flashligh. Its only con is that the reflective surfaces on the exterior wear off quickly.
          I actually tested this vest on purpose a few days ago and it worked flawlessly! I am a 210 lb man and it kept me afloat.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Comfortable

          By Madi The Paddler

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Paddling

            Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

            I bought one of these when I first got my kayak. Luckily I haven't been put in a position were I had to inflate the jacket but I can say that they are EXTREMELY comfortable and once I get to paddling I hardly notice that I'm wearing it. I fish from my kayak and I haven't once been frustrated with my life jacket getting in the way. Good product for the price. As a girl, this is probably the best PFD Iv'e ever used.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good value when on sale.

            By Vtsailor

            from Vermont

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable fit
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Expensive Refills

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Canoeing
            • Paddling

            Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

            A good value when it is on sale. Feels lightweight and is comfortable to wear. I would gladly recommend this life jacket to others.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
             
            4.0

            perfect for summer

            By rick the racer

            from Upper Klamath Lake

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • A little hard to get on

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

            I sail 3 or 4 times a week and in the summer it is perfect for the boat, light weight and much comfortable than my full size one that I use in early spring and fall.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Doesn't inflate automatically.

            By JSB

            from NY

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

                  Since it does not self inflate, it's not for non swimmers or those who may be knocked overboard unconscious ie sailing alone. Also, for foredeck work where tether lines may be needed in adverse conditions, there are no loops to attach a safety line.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Vest

                  By Al

                  from RI

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to wear
                  • Good Ventilation
                  • Lightweight
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Coastal Manual Inflatable Life Vest:

                    A little shorter in length than expected but does not take away from comfort and fit.

                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size

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