10 Best Automatic Inflatable PFD Life Jackets
for May 2022

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Bluestorm Gear Stratus 35 Inflatable PFD Life Jacket (Apex Black) | US Coast Guard Approved Automatic/Manual Life Vest for Adults

Bluestorm Gear Stratus 35 Inflatable PFD Life Jacket (Apex Black)

US Coast Guard Approved Automatic/Manual Life Vest for Adults

by Bluestorm Gear
What We like

LIGHTWEIGHT, COOL AND COMFORTABLE: Life jackets ultra-breathable soft polyester collar wicks moisture away from the neck and provides comfort without chaffing; 2 wide waist belt and large adjustment slider ensure a secure, comfortable fit for all-day wear

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Product Features

  • US COAST GUARD-APPROVED TYPE-II PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable CO2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube.
  • ADJUSTS TO FIT chest sizes between 30 and 56
  • LARGE EASY-ACCESS ZIPPERED FRONT POCKET is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, angling and other on-the-water activities
  • 35 LBS OF BUOYANCY: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than Type III foam vest personal flotation device

Large easy-access zippered front pocket is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, angling and other on-the-water activities Us coast guard-approved type-ii personal flotation device (pfd) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable co2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube. Adjusts to fit chest sizes between 30 and 56 35 lbs of buoyancy: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than type iii foam vest personal flotation device

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BLUESTORM Gear Cirrus26 Inflatable PFD Life Jackets (Red) for Adults | US Coast Guard Approved Automatic Life Vest w/Manual Override Convertibility

BLUESTORM Gear Cirrus26 Inflatable PFD Life Jackets (Red) for Adults

US Coast Guard Approved Automatic Life Vest w/Manual Override Convertibility

by Bluestorm
What We like

LIGHTWEIGHT, COOL and COMFORTABLE design offers all-day wear without even realizing you have it on.

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Product Features

  • 24g CO2 CYLINDER PROVIDES 26 POUNDS OF BUOYANCY giving you nearly twice the flotation power of traditional foam lifejackets.
  • SLIMLINE CHASSIS DESIGN places the adjustable 1 circling strap and buckle lower on your ribcage, preventing the vest from riding up on your body. The mesh back strap yoke provides a natural drape that pulls the vest away from your neckline and prevents annoying rubbing and irritation.
  • ADDITIONAL FEATURES INCLUDE internal spare CO2 cylinder pocket, engine kill switch D-Ring attachment point and adjusts to fit 30 to 56 chest size.
  • US COAST GUARD APPROVED TYPE V w/ TYPE III PERFORMANCE** PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable CO2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase). Automatic operation can be disabled with manual override cap or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord.

Us coast guard approved type v w/ type iii performance** personal flotation device (pfd) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable co2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase). automatic operation can be disabled with manual override cap or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord. Slimline chassis design places the adjustable 1 circling strap and buckle lower on your ribcage, preventing the vest from riding up on your body. the mesh back strap yoke provides a natural drape that pulls the vest away from your neckline and prevents annoying rubbing and irritation. Additional features include internal spare co2 cylinder pocket, engine kill switch d-ring attachment point and adjusts to fit 30 to 56 chest size. 24g co2 cylinder provides 26 pounds of buoyancy giving you nearly twice the flotation power of traditional foam lifejackets.

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Bluestorm Gear Atmos 40 Inflatable PFD Life Jacket (Hi-Vis Green) | | US Coast Guard Approved Automatic/Manual Life Vest for Adults

Bluestorm Gear Atmos 40 Inflatable PFD Life Jacket (Hi-Vis Green)

US Coast Guard Approved Automatic/Manual Life Vest for Adults

by Bluestorm Gear
What We like

LIGHTWEIGHT, COOL AND COMFORTABLE: Life jackets ergonomic neoprene collar prevents chaffing, reduces moisture around the neck and dries quickly while 3D mesh through the shoulders, back, and waist conforms to the shape of the body and promotes air circulation

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Product Features

  • ADJUSTS TO FIT chest sizes between 30 and 56
  • 40 LBS OF BUOYANCY: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than Type III foam vest personal flotation devices
  • US COAST GUARD-APPROVED TYPE II PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable CO2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube.
  • LARGE EASY-ACCESS ZIPPERED FRONT POCKET is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, angling, sailing and other on-the-water activities

Us coast guard-approved type ii personal flotation device (pfd) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable co2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube. Adjusts to fit chest sizes between 30 and 56 Large easy-access zippered front pocket is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, angling, sailing and other on-the-water activities 40 lbs of buoyancy: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than type iii foam vest personal flotation devices

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1 - Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket - Blue

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Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket, Blue

by Onyx Outdoor
What We like

Comfortable, lightweight, low profile design

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Product Features

  • U.S. Coast Guard Approved Type V Life Jacket / Personal Flotation Device (PFD) with Type III Performance
  • Provides comfort, safety and peace of mind without knowing you have it on, until you may need it
  • Equipped with back-up oral inflation
  • Automatically inflates upon immersion in water or when the wearer pulls the Jerk to Inflate handle

Provides comfort, safety and peace of mind without knowing you have it on, until you may need it U.s. coast guard approved type v life jacket / personal flotation device (pfd) with type iii performance Equipped with back-up oral inflation Automatically inflates upon immersion in water or when the wearer pulls the jerk to inflate handle

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BLUESTORM Arcus 40 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket for Adults (HD Orange) | US Coast Guard Approved

BLUESTORM Arcus 40 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket for Adults (HD Orange)

US Coast Guard Approved

by Bluestorm Gear
What We like

LIGHTWEIGHT, COOL AND COMFORTABLE: Life jackets wide neck opening and ergonomic chassis shape hugs the body where needed to stay secure without riding up on your neck. The soft breathable collar prevents chafing, reduces moisturearound the neck and dries quickly while 3D mesh through the shoulders, back, and waist conforms to the shape of the body and promotes air circulation

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Product Features

  • 40 LBS OF BUOYANCY: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than Type III foam vest personal flotation devices
  • DUAL SIDE ADJUSTERS OFFER SNUG FIT for chest sizes between 30 and 56
  • US COAST GUARD-APPROVED TYPE II PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable CO2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube.
  • QUICK BURST ZIPPER KEEPS VEST SECURE during heavy fishing, boating, sailing, angling or water activities, yet opens rapidly when inflated

Dual side adjusters offer snug fit for chest sizes between 30 and 56 Us coast guard-approved type ii personal flotation device (pfd) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable co2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube. 40 lbs of buoyancy: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than type iii foam vest personal flotation devices Quick burst zipper keeps vest secure during heavy fishing, boating, sailing, angling or water activities, yet opens rapidly when inflated

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Bluestorm Gear Stratus 35 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket for Adults | US Coast Guard Approved (Nitro Red)

Bluestorm Gear Stratus 35 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket for Adults

US Coast Guard Approved (Nitro Red)

by Bluestorm Gear
What We like

LIGHTWEIGHT, COOL AND COMFORTABLE: Life jackets ultra-breathable soft polyester collar wicks moisture away from the neck and provides comfort without chafing; 2 wide waist belt and large adjustment slider ensure a secure, comfortable fit for all-day wear

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Product Features

  • LARGE EASY-ACCESS ZIPPERED FRONT POCKET is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, angling and other on-the-water activities
  • ADJUSTS TO FIT chest sizes between 30 and 56
  • 35 LBS OF BUOYANCY: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than Type III foam vest personal flotation device
  • US COAST GUARD-APPROVED TYPE II PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable CO2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube

35 lbs of buoyancy: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than type iii foam vest personal flotation device Adjusts to fit chest sizes between 30 and 56 Us coast guard-approved type ii personal flotation device (pfd) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable co2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube Large easy-access zippered front pocket is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, angling and other on-the-water activities

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1 - Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket - Blue by Onyx Outdoor

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Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket, Blue by Onyx Outdoor

What We like

Soft neoprene neckline for all day comfort

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Product Features

  • Convertible from automatic/manual to manual only inflation
  • "Protective cover is constructed with heavy duty nylon ripstop and nylon oxford fabrics"
  • Low profile design keeps you cool in warm weather
  • U.S. Coast Guard Approved Inflatable Life Jacket - Automatic/Manual Inflation

"protective cover is constructed with heavy duty nylon ripstop and nylon oxford fabrics" Low profile design keeps you cool in warm weather U.s. coast guard approved inflatable life jacket - automatic/manual inflation Convertible from automatic/manual to manual only inflation

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Bluestorm Gear Stratus 35 Inflatable PFD Life Jacket (Deep Blue) | US Coast Guard Approved Automatic/Manual Life Vest for Adults

Bluestorm Gear Stratus 35 Inflatable PFD Life Jacket (Deep Blue)

US Coast Guard Approved Automatic/Manual Life Vest for Adults

by Bluestorm Gear
What We like

LIGHTWEIGHT, COOL AND COMFORTABLE: Life jackets ultra-breathable soft polyester collar wicks moisture away from the neck and provides comfort without chaffing; 2 wide waist belt and large adjustment slider ensure a secure, comfortable fit for all-day wear

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Product Features

  • ADJUSTS TO FIT chest sizes between 30 and 56
  • 35 LBS OF BUOYANCY: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than Type III foam vest personal flotation device
  • US COAST GUARD-APPROVED TYPE-II PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable CO2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube.
  • LARGE EASY-ACCESS ZIPPERED FRONT POCKET is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, angling and other on-the-water activities

Large easy-access zippered front pocket is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, angling and other on-the-water activities Adjusts to fit chest sizes between 30 and 56 Us coast guard-approved type-ii personal flotation device (pfd) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable co2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube. 35 lbs of buoyancy: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than type iii foam vest personal flotation device

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Bluestorm Gear Stratus 35 Inflatable PFD Life Jacket (Hi-Vis Green) | US Coast Guard Approved Automatic/Manual Life Vest for Adults

Bluestorm Gear Stratus 35 Inflatable PFD Life Jacket (Hi-Vis Green)

US Coast Guard Approved Automatic/Manual Life Vest for Adults

by Bluestorm Gear
What We like

LIGHTWEIGHT, COOL AND COMFORTABLE: Life jackets ultra-breathable soft polyester collar wicks moisture away from the neck and provides comfort without chaffing; 2 wide waist belt and large adjustment slider ensure a secure, comfortable fit for all-day wear

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Product Features

  • ADJUSTS TO FIT chest sizes between 30 and 56
  • LARGE EASY-ACCESS ZIPPERED FRONT POCKET is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, angling and other on-the-water activities
  • 35 LBS OF BUOYANCY: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than Type III foam vest personal flotation device
  • US COAST GUARD-APPROVED TYPE-II PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE (PFD) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable CO2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube.

Us coast guard-approved type-ii personal flotation device (pfd) inflates automatically upon water immersion via replaceable co2 cylinder (includes 1 cylinder with purchase) or manually with a pull of the jerk to inflate cord or back-up oral inflation tube. 35 lbs of buoyancy: 2.5x higher minimum buoyancy rating than type iii foam vest personal flotation device Adjusts to fit chest sizes between 30 and 56 Large easy-access zippered front pocket is great for storing sunglasses, fishing pliers, licenses, sunscreen during boating, fishing, kayaking, sailing, angling and other on-the-water activities

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1 - Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket - Pink

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Onyx A/M-24 Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFD Life Jacket, Pink

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