Manual Life Jackets

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Manual life jackets, or semi-automatic life jackets are not much different from a fully automatic life jackets. The only difference is the activation process. Semi-automatic life jackets do not activate directly on contact with water, but must be triggered manually. A semi-automatic life jacket is therefore particularly suitable for sports that involve a lot of water contact. In our online shop you'll find a great selection of affordable, semi-automatic life jackets. Learn more about Manual Life Jackets... Go to video...

Manual Life Jackets

- The right companion for motor boat, canoe & kayak -  

What is the advantage of manually activated life jackets?

A manual life jacket is recommended for all sports where constant contact with water or water spray could result in the unintentional triggering of a fully automatic life jacket. This is irritating, because once the automatic trigger is activated, it can no longer be stopped. The CO2 cartridge and trigger mechanism must then be replaced before the jacket can be used again.

When are manual life jackets the right choice?

A life jacket with a manual trigger does not release when in contact with water or splashing water - the buoyancy chamber is inflated by simply pulling a manual release cord. A manual release life jacket is thus perfect for canoeing, kayaking, dinghying or waterskiing. They are also popular for use in regatta sailing and motorboating.

How are manual life jackets put on correctly?

What is the difference between manual and automatic life jackets?

Manual life jackets do not have an automatic release system as is the case with automatic life jackets. We show you the difference between the two types in our life jacket video. 

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Aleksandrs K. on 05.07.2022

Delivered quickly! some did not hold air. The seller immediately sent new ones!

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Shawn L. on 04.07.2022

Very easy to deal with and very quick and efficient with supply.

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Phil W. on 04.07.2022

As Ordered, no complaints.