The Spinlock Deckvest Lite is an ultra lightweight, low profile, super comfortable inflatable lifejacket. Perfect for the around the buoys, inshore sailing or coastal racer looking for a life jacket comfortable enough for all day wear.
Simple and easy to use, it has a side entry and soft rear molding straps for added protection. Even includes a built-in whistle and now comes in Grenadine Pink too!
- 170N (38lbs) lifejacket, automatic inflation
- Ultra lightweight, low profile design with simple side donning
- Straps with soft rear molding reduce twisting and aid adjustment
- Single crotch strap with recessed clip reduces risk of snagging
- Clipping area for PLB/ VHF
- Attachment for kill cord or VHF leash
- Recessed belt clip and webbing end tidy
- Attachment for Pylon Light
- Attachment for sprayhood
- Easily converts to 'manual only' firing with a Manual Conversion Kit
- 5 year warranty including Spinlock ins Through Life Support (TLS)
- US Coast Guard Approved Type V with Type III Performance CE Approved ISO12402-3 Lifejacket
We received our first batch of the Spinlock Deckvest LITE! With perfect timing, they were featured in this Monday's Morning Product Training, where new products are shown and described to all of the APS staff. The Deckvest LITE certainly got everyone talking and all agreed that this life jacket is a great inflatable PFD option for any around-the-buoy, inshore or coastal racer looking for a well equipped, cost effective inflatable. Here's Product Manager James showing us all the key features!
At METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show hosted in Amsterdam) this year, Spinlock premiered the newest addition to their extremely successful line of Deckvests: the Deckvest LITE. Designed for coastal or inshore sailing, the Deckvest LITE is perfect for around the buoys racers who want the safety of a life vest but don't want to wear any bulky foam.
As its name implies, the Deckvest LITE is lightweight and super minimal. It won't get in your way as you move quickly around a raceboat, and like all the Deckvest products, it will be comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
The weight savings on the LITE comes from the removal of the integrated harness, sprayhood, and emergency light found on the standard Deckvest. The LITE is not a replacement for the Deckvest for offshore and nighttime use, but it's great for crew who want to be safe during the day inshore and prefer wearing inflatable vests.
The Deckvest LITE will be available in 4 colors: black, blue, white, and yellow.
I was able to try one on at the Annapolis Sailboat show this year and have to say, it really is very comfortable. I think a lot of sailors who currently wear a Mustang Inflatable PFD or similar type PFDs will really like the colors and comfortable fit of the New Spinlock vest. There is a flat spot on the front of the vest where you can clip on a radio or other handheld device like a GPS, which is a nice feature to keep your hands free.
It has certainly made an impression on the Marine Industry, winning the DAME award for the Life Saving and Safety Equipment Category. For those not familiar with the DAME Awards, they are the Design Awards given out yearly at the METS. Awards are given out over 8 categories with 1 overall winner by a jury.
Winners are based on design, styling, quality of construction, overall impact on the marine industry, suitability for its intended purpose, level of innovation, cost effectiveness, and favorable environmental impact. With entries from 21 countries, Spinlock’s Deckvest LITE shined in the safety category! Congrats Spinlock!
Look for the Spinlock Deckvest LITE to be available sometime this Spring. The price hasn't been confirmed yet, but it will definitely be less expensive than the regular Deckvest.