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WEST MARINE Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest

Lightweight comfortable vests designed to fit active younger boaters. Sculpted foam vest with front zipper and quick-release buckles gives your child a secure, custom-like fit. Stretchable Flex-Back panel provides greater maneuverability, while large armholes offer greater range of motion. Child and infant models feature a leg strap for added safety. Infant model also includes a pop-up pillow for head support and grab strap for quick recovery.

  • USCG Type: Infant: Type II; Child: Type III
  • Intended Use: Recreational
  • Flotation Material: PVC foam
  • Shell Fabric: BioLiteā„¢ Neoprene with 4-way stretch zone
  • Straps: 2 body belts
  • Closure: Zipper; quick-release buckles
  • Warranty: One year

NOTE: These vests are not Canada Coast Guard approved

Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest, Child, 30-50lbs., Type III 10981561 97010250
Limited availability.

$54.99

Product Description

Lightweight comfortable vests designed to fit active younger boaters. Sculpted foam vest with front zipper and quick-release buckles gives your child a secure, custom-like fit. Stretchable Flex-Back panel provides greater maneuverability, while large armholes offer greater range of motion. Child and infant models feature a leg strap for added safety. Infant model also includes a pop-up pillow for head support and grab strap for quick recovery.

  • USCG Type: Infant: Type II; Child: Type III
  • Intended Use: Recreational
  • Flotation Material: PVC foam
  • Shell Fabric: BioLiteā„¢ Neoprene with 4-way stretch zone
  • Straps: 2 body belts
  • Closure: Zipper; quick-release buckles
  • Warranty: One year

NOTE: These vests are not Canada Coast Guard approved

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West Marine Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest, Child, 30-50lbs., Type Iii
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (8)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (7)
    • Paddling (3)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        86% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
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    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Infant PFD

    By Semperfiscuba.com

    from FPO AP

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Canoeing
      • Paddling

      Comments about Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest:

      Well constructed

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent comfort for 3 year old

      By Dauntless

      from Aspen, CO

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Paddling

        Comments about West Marine Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest, Child, 30-50lbs., Type Iii:

        When sailing with our 3 year old, safety is our main concern. Our son loves this life jacket. It has a soft cloth texture- no sticky plastic. He wears it without much complaint. It cleans up well in the wash machine also- since he spills all over it.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest

        By STAN

        from GREEN BRROK NJ

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Restricts Movement

        Best Uses

        • Boating

        Comments about Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest:

        GOOD SERVICE AT A FAIR PRICE

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By BabyDorn

        from Bristow,Va

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easy to use
        • Fits snug
        • Managable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Playing in waves
          • Tubing
          • Wading

          Comments about Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest:

          We bought this life jacket for our daughter, who's 16 months old and under 30 lbs. She was too small to fit in the life jackets you find at most stores in our area. We use it on her to play in the ocean waves and walk around in the Shenandoah River, which is only about a foot deep. It keeps her up in the pool also, as she walks from the very shallow part to the two feet and doesn't realize the water depth change!

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works perfectly for the grandchildren

          By Boating Grandma

          from Charlevoix, MI

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Safety around water
            • Waterskiing

            Comments about Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest:

            Bought several of these for our grandchildren to wear around our cottage and out boating. Not one complained about the fit. Would definitely purchase again.

             
            4.0

            Almost Perfect

            By Al

            from RI

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Hard to Adjust

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about West Marine Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest, Child, 30-50lbs., Type Iii:

            Kids it was purchased for a mid-range of the weight for this vest, yet the vest fits very tight.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels too small

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Peace of Mind

            By Red Snapper

            from Columbia SC

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Lightweight
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Restricts Movement
            • Too Hot

            Best Uses

            • Boating

            Comments about Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest:

            We bought this for our five month old granddaughter and liked it, mainly because we put safety first. She didn't like the fact that she couldn't get her hands in her mouth - it restricted her arm movements. However, I believe that the older she gets and as she grows, it will work well. I did recommend it to a friend for her grandchild and she bought one as also.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size

            (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The best option I've found.

            By New Daddy

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable

            Cons

            • No Upper Back Flotation

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Infants

            Comments about Deluxe Kids' Neoprene Life Vest:

            I originally bought the Mustang Lil' Legends Kids' Vest for my 5 month old as this West Marine model did not show-up when narrowing my search by size to "Infant-Child" (I found it in store later). Although the West Marine model lacks the upper back flotation the Mustang model has, and the larger arm and neck openings are likely a disadvantage if your infant falls in the water, useability and comfort are important considerations. The West Marine model is much easier to get on (with the larger arm openings), allows baby to move his head some, and the neoprene fabric is soft and comfortable on his skin. The end result is a happy, more comfortable baby. The Mustang model made it so he couldn't move his head at all as the sharp seams dug into his neck; it was also very hard to get on. The Mustang model seems safer, but it's just not practical, so I'm going with this West Marine model instead.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size

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