A manual life jacket will only inflate when the toggle is pulled; activating the sensor that fires and activates the gas bottle, thus inflating the life jacket.
Because of this, manual life jackets are hugely popular with those operating in confined spaces, such as pilots flying over water, as if the worst happens and (for example) you need to make an emergency landing in water; the inflation of an automatic life jacket may hinder your attempt to get out and to safety. On the flip side, if you lose consciousness, the life jacket will not deploy. If you're looking for more information about the difference between automatic and manual life jackets, we highly recommend checking out our guide.
Why Choose Pirates Cave Chandlery?
We're dedicated marine specialists, having supplied a leading range of marine equipment for over 30 years! Our Rochester store is one of the largest chandleries in the UK - why not come and visit us? We're open 7 days a week! We also have a second 'outlet' store located in Gillingham Marina!
Your safety on the water is our biggest priority, which is why we only stock adult life jackets from leading safety brands, including Seago Life Jackets, Crewsaver Life Jackets and Spinlock Life Jackets. We also stock a leading range of life jackets for kids, and dog life jackets too!
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 our Rochester store, one of the largest chandlery stores in the UK!
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.
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