Costco - Havasu Inflatable PFDs any good?

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captainJSU

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Hi all,

I recently came across a really good sale on these Havasu Automatic/Manual Inflatable PFDs at Costco. Given that it was Costco, I didn't have any hesitation buying as I could always return. I know that sale wouldn't last and sure if enough they are back to normal price. Just wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with this brand and could share your thoughts. I did some online research and couldn't find any reviews and couldn't fine any information if they are rebrands of another kind. Thanks in advanced.

 

alldodge

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My guess is they are fine. Look to see if they are approved USCG Type V
 

captainJSU

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My guess is they are fine. Look to see if they are approved USCG Type V
Thanks. They list this in their specs. Transport CA Type V w/ Type III. Based on the product, they do look alright to me, I haven't opened and charged the recharge kit yet.. Wanted to get a general sense of how they are before I decide to keep them or to return and buy other brands.
 

captainJSU

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this to be more exact according to their website.

FEATURES:

  • This lightweight self-inflating PFD provides 26 lbs. of buoyancy.
  • A 24-gram CO2 cartridge comes with the vest.
  • A manual mouth valve backs up the CO2-powered inflator.
  • USCG Type III
  • Havasu Model #: 800-0824-PAP
  • UPC #: 8 50012 82747 4

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Age: Only for 16+ years old
  • Chest Size: 30"- 56" (76-142 cm) in circumference
  • US Coast Guard Type: Type III PFD.
  • Design Flotation: 26 lbs.
  • Entry System: Adjustable waist belt with front release buckle
  • Includes: 24 gm CO2 cartridge, Rearm kits Leland V90000-84204Z
 

Ruthcohen

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I was on my boat freezing thinking I should get one of these instead of my bulky lifejacket
 
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