Stearn Merchant Mate II Vest
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Stearns Merchant Mate II Vest

Stearns Merchant Mate II vests are non-reversible vest-style Type I PFDs (personal flotation devices). Designed for adults weighing over 90 lbs, these offshore life jackets feature encircling body belts. Aquafoam flotation foam provides a minimum of 22 lb buoyancy. Collars are foam filled for additional head support. Hinged back, 210 Denier heavy duty nylon shell and lining.

Merchant Mate II's feature 62 square inches of 3M Scotchlite reflective material (SOLAS grade 6755) for visibility. Four adjustable straps include two chest adjusters for optimized flotation angle. Pocket for whistle and light storage.

 
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USCG Type I approval meets the most stringent standards. Type I PFDs provide maximum buoyancy and turn an unconscious victim face up in the water.

This type of life jacket is your best bet in open ocean waters, rough seas, or remote locations. The design keeps head clear of water. This is the personal flotation device type used on commercial vessels for emergency abandon-ship situations. Type I PFDs prioritize functionality and survival over wearer comfort.

BRAND: Stearns
Type: Type I PFD
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Stearns Merchant Mate II Vest
 
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4.0

Hope he'll wear it!

By Annie

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Straps Tuck Away

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Laser Sailboat Alone

    Comments about Stearns Merchant Mate II Vest:

    Son, who sails alone and with others on Great Lakes, was diagnosed with epilepsy. Meds working and he will sail again when cleared to drive, but MD recommends that he wear Type I PFD. Happy to find this one. Hope he will find that it doesn't restrict his movement overmuch. Seems (necessarily?) snug around the neck: may need to wear bandanna to minimize irritation?

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Life Jacket (PFD)

    By Great Lakes Boater

    from Michigan

    About Me Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Good Fit
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

      Comments about Stearns Merchant Mate II Vest:

      I sail and cruise the Great Lakes. We were called by a big lake ship who told us our radar image looked like another ship, due to the radar reflective patches. I am not aware of a better pfd.

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