An innovation in junior safety, the Spinlock Deckvest Cento Inflateable Lifejacket is vibrant and exciting for kids to use. For too many years, junior sailors have been forced to wear bulky, uncomfortable and unattractive lifejackets when out on the water.
This ultra lightweight and low profile junior inflatable lifejacket is suitable for children in the age range 8 to 15 years old weighing 45-110 lbs.
- Suitable for Juniors weighing 45-110 lbs (20-50 Kgs)
- Junior 150N Category Lifejacket Harness (100N Actual)
- Recommended for juniors approximately 8 to 15 years old
- Compact and lightweight with form fitting shape
- Soft loop harness attachment point
- Lightweight easy adjust belt
- Single Crotch Strap
- Automatic inflation - UML Mk 5
- Attachment point for Pylon Light™
- Attachment point for sprayhood - Deckvest Cento sprayhood
- Integrates with AIS MOB1 unit
- Compatible with Lume-On lifejacket illumination lights
- Not USCG Approved
|Recommended Use||Day Sailing, Overnight Sailing, Offshore Sailing, Keelboat Racing|
We’ve all heard it. That awful noise that is head splitting, ear piercing and sometimes rage inducing. No one is quite sure where it originates? Somewhere around the fifth ring perhaps, but wherever it is, this dreadful cry can bring a 250 pound linebacker to his knees in less time than a kick to his nether regions. It’s the sound of someone else’s kid (not yours of course; we would never presume your child produce this unbelievably awful noise) whining, complaining and foot stomping that is occurring all around the globe simply because they don’t want to wear a life jacket.
We all know that the safest life jacket is one that you will wear. With that being said, people don’t wear them because they aren’t comfortable. A lot of PFD’s (lifejackets) feel like you have bungee corded a couple of pool noodles around your neck and waist. Traditionally, life jackets have been more about function than form. They are designed to do a job and, for the most part, they all do this job well. It makes sense that the function should come first, but why not have a jacket that is as much about the function as it is about the form. Enter Spinlock.
One of our customers, Paul Fenn, a local Annapolitan cruising sailor, who knows a thing or two about sailing and cruising with kids, came in to the shop one day to buy some PFD’s for his kids. Paul wasn’t here to shop for racing PFD’s; he came in with the intention of buying the same old life jacket design that we’ve seen around for years. The one that looks like a couple of pieces of A-shaped foam with arm and neck cutouts surrounded by some water absorbing nylon. Basically, a ski jacket for his pint-sized companions. Can you hear the faint rumblings of that nauseating noise described above?
Andromache, in our storefront, had heard these noises before and knew just what to do. She led Paul in the direction of salvation. She led him to Spinlock. For those of you that don’t know, Spinlock, quite possibly, builds the most comfortable PFD’s on the planet.
You put it on and it just feels right. Kind of like that old t-shirt from college you can’t get rid of despite your loved one’s pleadings. It just fits. Spinlock’s Deckvests are like that. They just fit. For a while now, Spinlock has been making some pretty incredible inflatable PFD’s with built-in harnesses, safety lights, spray hoods and even AIS units built in to them – the Deckvest 5D. Their Deckvest Lite and Deckvest Cento Junior models take the basic fundamentals of the 5D and paired it down to create a vest that is about as near perfect a cruising PFD as you can get.
There are other inflatable PFD’s on the market. Many with the same safety features and functions. There are inflatables that cost less money and will do the same thing. But how many of the other inflatables can you get a 5 year old to wear all day? Check that. How many of the other inflatables can you get a 40 year old to wear all day and show the 5 year old how comfortable it is? Not that many. Spinlock has answered this challenge.
For Paul, the Deckvest Lite and Cento Junior were the answers to his call. He wanted to get PFD’s that his kids would wear without protest that would actually answer the call of duty should the need arise. Without hesitation, he bought both the Lite and Cento Juniors for the whole family for an upcoming sailing trip to Martha’s Vineyard.
We knew that Paul’s family would like these life jackets, but we had no idea that they would love them. No longer does the Fenn clan hear the cries of the unhappy when donning their life jackets. They love them so much, Paul and his daughter Mollie, created a video, an infomercial if you will, about how much she loves the Cento Junior and the features and benefits of it. I see a bright career in Product Marketing Mollie’s future. Thanks for the amazing video. We couldn’t have done a better one ourselves. Well done guys.