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vtsailguy 11-27-2013 12:42 PM

New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
West Marine seem to have pushed to affordability envelope with a sub $200 automatic inflatable PFD with harness

WEST MARINE Offshore Inflatable PFD with Harness at West Marine

Sound too good to be true? Anyone eyeballed one?

eherlihy 11-27-2013 12:49 PM

Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
"Features an integrated sailing harness with stainless steel D-Rings", and is available now for $150? Wow!

jsaronson 11-27-2013 12:58 PM

Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
Nothing wrong with them! Similar to my Revere. The tether will cost you almost as much.

vtsailguy 11-27-2013 01:08 PM

Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
They certainly look good, but I was wondering if anyone had actually touched them :)

Alex W 11-27-2013 01:10 PM

Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
I ordered one for $137 when they were on sale last week. I'll report back once it arrives.

vtsailguy 11-27-2013 01:11 PM

Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex W (Post 1166146)
I ordered one for $137 when they were on sale last week. I'll report back once it arrives.

That would be great. I wonder about the double straps at the back. Seems that would not be as comfortable the way they twist compared to a single back strap.

armandolio 11-27-2013 09:36 PM

Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
I bought one. They had a special 4-day sale for $125. I will wear it during a 5 day outing next week.

vtsailguy 11-27-2013 10:08 PM

Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by armandolio (Post 1167682)
I bought one. They had a special 4-day sale for $125. I will wear it during a 5 day outing next week.

How is the back strap set up? Are there two twisted straps coming down?

Seem beefy enough overall?

Enquiring masses want to know!

:)

armandolio 11-28-2013 08:01 AM

New West Marine Lifejacket?
 
In the back the strap is a V shape, with the opening coming from shoulders to a point at the waist strap. My first impression was that it may be a bit uncomfortable at the back of the neck. However, this was in my house. I have never worn it on a boat or for that matter ever worn any offshore PFD.

algee 11-28-2013 08:26 AM

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I never could understand why offshore life jackets would be made of shades of blue. gray, white, and black material. Are they supposed to be hard to see?


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