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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?


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Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?

"Features an integrated sailing harness with stainless steel D-Rings", and is available now for $150? Wow!


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Nothing wrong with them! Similar to my Revere. The tether will cost you almost as much.
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They certainly look good, but I was wondering if anyone had actually touched them


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I ordered one for $137 when they were on sale last week. I'll report back once it arrives.

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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.


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

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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.

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Re: New West Marine Lifejacket?

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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