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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.

Orig. $49.99

Now  $39.88

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 MarineDeluxe Kids Neoprene Life Vest
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (6)

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    (2)

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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

No 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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    • Intermediate (4)

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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 Deluxe Kids Neoprene Life Vest:

      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 Deluxe Kids Neoprene Life Vest:

          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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