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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.

Reg. $54.99

Save $30.00

$24.99

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

Reg. $54.99

Save $30.00

$24.99

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

Reg. $54.99

Save $30.00

$24.99

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

Reg. $54.99

Save $30.00

$24.99

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

Reg. $54.99

Save $30.00

$24.99

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

Reg. $54.99

Save $30.00

$24.99

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

Reg. $54.99

Save $30.00

$24.99

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

Reg. $54.99

Save $30.00

$24.99

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
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (10)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Good ventilation (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (10)
  • Personal watercraft (5)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
  • Waterskiing (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (5), Intermediate (3)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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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 West Marine Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Youth, 50-90lb.:

        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 West Marine Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Youth, 50-90lb.:

        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 West Marine Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Youth, 50-90lb.:

        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 West Marine Action Reflex Life Vest, Blue, Youth, 50-90lb.:

            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 West Marine Action Reflex Life Vest, Red, Adult Medium/large, 36"-44" Chest:

                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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