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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.

$54.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Adult Medium/Large, 36"-44" Chest 10997369 WM709-BLUE-M/L
In stock online.

$54.99

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

$54.99

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

$54.99

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

$54.99

Action Reflex Life Vest, Red, Adult X-Large/XX-Large, 44"-56" Chest 10997419 WM709-RED-X/2X
In stock online.

$54.99

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

$54.99

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

$54.99

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

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West MarineAction Reflex Life Vest
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (16)
  • Comfortable (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Good ventilation (10)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (14)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (7)
  • Personal watercraft (6)
  • Paddling (5)
  • Waterskiing (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (6), Beginner (5), Advanced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A good basic 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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good function...excellent appearance...fair comfort

Adequate but uncomfortable

Adequate but uncomfortable

Reviewed by 16 customers

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4.0

Comfortable PFD. Bought one for Wife, 7 Y.O. Son, & myself.

By Crusty Pelican

from Morehead City NC

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

    Went to West Marine in Morehead City immediately after purchasing our boat at Burlesons Marine. We needed everything....PFD's, flares, etc....
    I wish I could remember the associate's name that helped us, but she was very informative and knowledgeable on life jackets.
    After looking at inflatable devices, neoprene, and so forth we decided on these as they were comfortable and a good value. They have adjustments in all the right places to make them fit without riding up while seated.
    They also look good. My 7 year old son wears his all day without complaint. It is the 1st thing he reaches for when boarding the boat!

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

    Good vest

    By The Captain

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Extremely easy to adjust
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Canoeing
      • Paddling

      Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

      We bought this to use as a vest for my 10 year old's dinghy racing and on our boat cruising. It was very adjustable which is un true of some vests. I especially liked the shoulder strap adjustment so the vest can be positioned where it does the most good in the water. Add the waist cinch and it stays where it's supposed to when you're in the water, doesn't ride up in your face.

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

      Comfortable and Easy to Wear

      By Larrymac

      from Deer Isle, ME

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Canoeing

        Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

        Used mainly for small boat sailing, but also kayaking . Nice freedom of movement compared with my older Stearns .

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery

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

        nice vest

        By Dave

        from Redwood City

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Good Ventilation
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Canoeing
          • Paddling

          Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

          nice comfy vest that is lightweight and easy to put on.

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

          Great Product and great price!

          By rwaynec

          from Lakewood Ranch, Fl.

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Ventilation
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Boating
            • Canoeing
            • Paddling

            Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

            The best one I've found for the price.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            Good function...excellent appearance...fair comfort

            By Boater

            from New York

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Waterproof

            Cons

            • Restricts Movement
            • Too Hot

            Best Uses

            • Personal Watercraft

            Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

            Adequate but uncomfortable

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

            Action Reflex Life Vest

            By DQUAD4

            from TAMPA, FL

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating

              Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

              Very comfortable while fishing.

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

              Action Reflex Life Vest

              By DQUAD4

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

                Very comfortable for kids while fishing.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Feels like your not wearing a vest

                By Cesar

                from Brunswick ga

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Good Ventilation
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating
                  • Canoeing

                  Comments about Action Reflex Life Vest:

                  I like it

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

                  (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

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