Since their original launch, Spinlock’s Deckvest life jackets have become one of the leading and most trusted life jacket lines on the market, picking up a Queens Award for innovation in the process. Deckvest is the life jacket of choice for the Volvo Ocean Race and Americas Cup, two of the most prestigious events in the sailing calendar.
In this blog post we’ll be guiding you through the different Deckvest Life Jackets we have available at Pirates Cave Chandlery.
Deckvest LITE 170N Automatic Life Jacket –
It’s only right to start with our most popular Spinlock Deckvest Life Jacket, the Deckvest LITE - a real all-rounder available in an array of colours.
As you probably can tell by its name, Deckvest LITE is an ultra-lightweight life jacket with a low profile design, making it great for fastcraft, power and sail boating, fishing, paddle sports and RIB’s. The automatically inflating life jacket has a honeycomb ripstop cover fabric that provides excellent durability and features attachment points for a PLB/VHF and chest pack.
Spinlock’s Deckvest LITE Life Jacket is available for just £104.95.
Deckvest LITE+ 170N Automatic Life Jacket –
The Deckvest LITE+ is built on the foundations of the Deckvest LITE, infact it’s exactly the same life jacket, but Spinlock have added an integrated deck safety harness with soft loop safety line attachment point.
Spinlock’s Deckvest LITE+ Life Jacket is available for just £114.95.
Deckvest VITO 170N Hammar Life Jacket –
Next up is one of the latest additions to the Deckvest range, the Deckvest VITO – a life jacket that is built on the feedback received from over 3,000,000 cumulative miles of testing in tough, ocean racing conditions.
The ISO 12402-3 certified life jacket can easily be adjusted, ensuring a comfortable fit regardless of how many layers you are wearing. Spinlock have also added high impact protection to the areas where you need it most. VITO also includes a new style sprayhood that significantly reduces the risk of secondary drowning.
Deckvest VITO is available with or without Spinlock’s revolutionary Harness Release System, a system that directly evolves from Spinlock’s development work with the Volvo Ocean Race. This unique system ensures that a simple release from a safety line, even when fully loaded, is easily accessible with either hand - significantly reducing the risk of an accidental snag or release.
Spinlock’s Deckvest VITO Life Jacket is available from just £224.95.
Deckvest 5D Pro Sensor 170N With Harness -
The Deckvest 5D Pro Sensor Life Jacket is designed for use where manoeuvrability is paramount, with a slim, low profile design that doesn’t sacrifice safety and buoyancy. The fit and finish is superb and the look and feel is beyond most other life jackets.
Deckvest 5D is designed for those sailing or working in adverse, wet conditions and the life jacket is packed with features such as a sprayhood, harness point, pylon light, PLB holder, deck cutter, thigh straps and more.
Spinlock’s Deckvest 5D Life Jacket is available from just £189.95.
Deckvest 6D Automatic 170N Life Jacket –
The latest in this prestigious line of Deckvest life jackets. Just like its predecessor, Spinlock's Deckvest 6D Automatic Life Jacket is designed for sailing or working in very adverse, wet conditions and is recommended to everyone from experienced and performance sailors to weekend adventurers.
Spinlock have added a 40mm single leg strap with a stowage pocket that is extra wide and easy to locate as well as a new sprayhood design with a large clear structured visor that is stored away from the neck. The back profile and shoulder fit have been enhanced, ensuring a perfect fit is maintained whilst ensuring a clean, unobtrusive look.
Just like the Deckvest VITO, Deckvest 6D is available with or without Spinlock’s revolutionary Harness Release System, a system that directly evolves from Spinlock’s development work with the Volvo Ocean Race. This unique system ensures that a simple release from a safety line, even when fully loaded, is easily accessible with either hand - significantly reducing the risk of an accidental snag or release.
Spinlock’s Deckvest 6D 170N Life Jacket is available from just £219.99.
So there you have it. A guide to one of the most prestigious life jacket ranges available on the market. If you have any questions about the Deckvest range or any other life jacket featured on our website, we’d love to help - email us, call us or use our live chat feature.
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All prices are correct as of 21/05/20 and are subject to change at any time.