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WEST MARINE Action Reflex Life Vest

Designed with freedom of movement in mind, Action Reflex is a great all-purpose life vest for action-packed watersports, paddling or daysailing! Features include a full, front-zip closure for easy on/easy off functionality, adjustable shoulder straps and two adjustable body straps for an extra-secure fit. Two convenient, quick-access pockets.

  • USCG Type: Type III
  • Intended Use: Recreational boating; paddling
  • Flotation Material: PE/PVC Foam
  • Shell Fabric: 300-Denier nylon
  • Straps: Shoulder straps, 2 body straps
  • Closure: Front zipper
  • Warranty: Three years
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Youth, 50-90lb. 10997344 WM709-BLU-Y
In stock online.

$49.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Adult Medium/Large, 36"-44" Chest 10997369 WM709-BLUE-M/L
Ships when available.

$49.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Adult X-Large/XX-Large, 44"-56" Chest 10997377 WM709-BLUE-XL2X
In stock online.

$49.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Adult X-Small/Small, 30"-36" Chest 10997351 WM709-BLUE-XS/S
In stock online.

$49.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Red, Adult Medium/Large, 36"-44" Chest 10997401 WM709-RED-M/L
In stock online.

$49.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Red, Adult X-Large/XX-Large, 44"-56" Chest 10997419 WM709-RED-X/2X
Ships when available.

$49.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Red, Adult X-Small/Small, 30"-36" Chest 10997393 WM709-RED-XS/S
In stock online.

$49.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Red, Youth, 50-90lb. 10997385 WM709-RED-Y
In stock online.

$49.99

Product Description

Designed with freedom of movement in mind, Action Reflex is a great all-purpose life vest for action-packed watersports, paddling or daysailing! Features include a full, front-zip closure for easy on/easy off functionality, adjustable shoulder straps and two adjustable body straps for an extra-secure fit. Two convenient, quick-access pockets.

  • USCG Type: Type III
  • Intended Use: Recreational boating; paddling
  • Flotation Material: PE/PVC Foam
  • Shell Fabric: 300-Denier nylon
  • Straps: Shoulder straps, 2 body straps
  • Closure: Front zipper
  • Warranty: Three years

Specs

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West MarineAction Reflex Life Vest
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Good ventilation (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (7)
    • Personal watercraft (5)
    • Waterskiing (3)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
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      • Beginner (3)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is worth your money, trust me!

    By The Co-Captain

    from Key Largo, FL

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Flexible For My Needs
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Nothing Is Wrong

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Paddling
    • Personal Watercraft

    Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

    So, I'd like to start off by how I use this. I do in fact use this for my boating needs. This thing has helped me so much when I have needed it. I, honestly, don't know where I would be right now if it wasn't for this Vest. I have been in a situation close to death if it weren't for this life jacket. Others that I have used are just not up for me. Weighing in at around 190 pounds, Yes, I got muscle... and my mom's good ol' food...(laugh), so it proves to be durable. I've had this for around a season and a half of HEAVY boating. I completely recommend this to any type of boater.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Service? West Marine has never given me problems, and they have been such great people to me. I've never had to leave any West Marine location waiting to write a bad review about them. I love them!

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    To long for a short stature

    By John Q Sailor

    from Midwest

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Durable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Rides Up in Water

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Personal Watercraft

    Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

    bought to compare against the Medalist Vest, this one lost. I'm 5'7" 173.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great lifejacket

    By Nana the laker

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight
    • No complaints re wearing
    • Used for all water activs
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

    My grandchildren came to the lake for a visit and they loved the lifejacket. They used it for all water activities without any issues, boating, jumping off boat, waterskiing, tubing, Kayaking. They said it was comfortable and we never once had to convince them to put it on. They loved it and we loved the sense of security it gave us.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
     
    5.0

    outstanding vest

    By Rob

    from Skaneateles, NY

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Personal Watercraft
      • Waterskiing

      Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

      Great for older kids

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A good basic life vest

      By Darin

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Personal Watercraft

        Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

        I spent 30 minutes at a West Marine store trying on the different life vests. I primarily needed a life vest for recreation such as trolling small lakes and floating smooth rivers. Comfort was the most import quality for me. If it wasn't comfortable, I knew it wouldn't get worn. I found three options to be the most comfortable. First, the Onyx fishing vests were great. However, they tended to have high collars or fleece lining. These would be excellent on chilly days, but not necessarily in bright sunshine in mid-afternoon in August. The other comfortable options were the Cruiser life vest (model #12027041) and the Action Reflex (model #10997369). For some reason, the Cruiser isn't listed under the recreational life vests online. I discovered it by visiting the store, but you can find it online by searching for "Cruiser", or the model number. The Cruiser was much lighter and less bulky than the Action Reflex. For example, the Action Reflex has flotation pads on the side panels, and thicker front/back panels. The Cruiser lacks the side panels and is thinner. Buoyancy specs were not listed for either jacket. It feels like the Cruiser might be less buoyant, but that's fine for my intended usage where rescue will arrive quickly. In the end, I chose the Cruiser vests. I found them to be very comfortable and they are simple to put on (I am 5' 11" w/ 38" chest). Just a single zipper in front, plus straps on the side that can be tightened/loosened to fit. No other clasps or fancy features like multiple pockets that I didn't need. The only drawback with the Cruiser is that its limited to three sizes. For a younger child, I bought the Action Reflex. The Action Reflex is a worthy fallback, and the extra buoyancy might be preferable for a small child.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Value

        By Sailor man

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Ventilation
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Sailing
          • Waterskiing

          Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

          Used for lake sailing. Very comfortable and well ventilated.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This life jacket fit my needs exactly

          By S/V Dragon Fly

          from Seward, Alaska

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Affordable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Sailing

            Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

            I bought one of these for each of my two favorite sailing crew members, my sons. They have admired a similar life jacket of another frequent crew member. I shopped and found the best deal at West Marine online.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size

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