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Automatic Life Jackets

Automatic Life Jacket

An automatic life jacket is a personal floatation device that inflates automatically when a casualty falls into the water. Automatic life jackets are our most popular inflation choice of life jacket as even if the casualty is knocked unconscious, the life jacket will still inflate, unlike a manual life jacket which requires the wearer to pull a toggle. This is also why automatic life jackets are so popular in offshore work environments such as oil rigs. If you're looking for more information about the difference between automatic and manual life jackets, we highly recommend checking out our guide.

How do automatic life jackets work?

Automatic life jackets contain a mechanism that, when wet, activates a sensor that fires and activates a gas bottle, releasing CO2 which then inflates the life jacket. As we touched on above, if a man overboard is knocked unconscious or is disorientated, an automatic life jacket will show it's worth by automatically inflating. All automatic life jackets contain a manual pull string as a back-up.

Why Shop With Pirates Cave Chandlery?

There's nothing we love more than a chilled afternoon sailing (particularly in the summer!); but sailing is more fun when every safety precaution is taken - which is why your safety is our biggest priority.

Every piece of safety equipment we stock, including adult life jackets,kids life jackets and even dog life jackets; is only sourced from leading brands including Crewsaver Life Jackets, Seago Life Jackets and Spinlock Life Jackets - giving you piece of mind that the equipment you may rely on to save your life is manufactured and tested to the highest standards.

For extra piece of mind, you may want to purchase a life jacket accessory such as a safety line for your life jacket, if it has a harness attachment point on it. Safety lines provide a secure tether attachment to your boat, helping to prevent a man overboard situation.

If you have any questions about the life jackets within this category, or any other safety equipment for that matter, our highly experienced team love sharing their knowledge, and are here to help. Call us on 01634 295 233, email [email protected] or visit us in either Rochester or Gillingham!

All our orders are shipped out on a fully tracked, next working day service (subject to stock availability) with a one hour timeslot, so there's no long, arduous wait for your order to arrive.

Useful Links:

Blog: The Ultimate Life Jacket Guide.
Blog: What Life Jacket Buoyancy Do I Need?
Blog: What Size Life Jacket Do I Need?
Blog: Life Jackets v Buoyancy Aids - What's the difference?
Blog: Are Self Inflating Life Jackets Reusable?
Blog: Do I Need A Life Jacket Or Buoyancy Aid For Kayaking?
Blog: Paddle Board Life Jacket Buyers Guide.
Blog: Best Life Jackets.

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