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Old 06 February 2011, 22:50   #1
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Anyone recommend the Spinlock Deckvest?

Hi

Just about to buy a Spinlock Deckvest and wondered if anyone has any experience of them - good or bad. Seem to have got the price down to around 180 (hammer version) inc P&P on the net which seems reasonable to me.

What do you think?
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Old 07 February 2011, 03:47   #2
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We use them and find them extremely comfortable.

Also look at the Ocean Safety Kru range. They are also very good but I haven't worn one all day. They are more of a waistcoat design.
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Old 07 February 2011, 04:25   #3
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I have an Ocean Safety Kru Sport Pro lifejacket which at under 90 is great value and extremely comfortable.
However, if price is not an issue I would go for the Spinlock Deckvest, it does appear to be the dog's bo____ks !!
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Old 07 February 2011, 08:28   #4
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Big fan of the Kru's - we have worn them for long periods (a couple of weeks every day) and they are the most comfortable I have worn - no experience of the Spinlocks but they do seem expensive.

We have harnesses in the new boat so it will be interesting to see what is best for theat.
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Here we go again. One vote for the Crewsaver 190N as an alternative
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Old 07 February 2011, 16:08   #6
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Spinlock are very comfortable, I wore mine for the best part of 5 months this season and you do notice the difference after a few days on the trot. The extra adjustments also give it a quite secure feel.

However I only paid 110 for mine (through the RYA) and in honesty Im not sure I would pay full wack for one over a kru or Crewsaver top of the line jacket.
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Old 07 February 2011, 16:17   #7
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Big fan of the Kru's - we have worn them for long periods (a couple of weeks every day) and they are the most comfortable I have worn - no experience of the Spinlocks but they do seem expensive.

We have harnesses in the new boat so it will be interesting to see what is best for theat.
I know that Devon is in a different time warp but two weeks every day is brilliant.

I wouldn't need to live to 150 to do everything if I has two weeks in every day!

Sorry Cookee, it had to be said!

Seriously, we will go for Kru next time!
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Old 07 February 2011, 17:42   #8
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Spinlock are excellent, we work in them and they are comfortable even after long days.
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Old 07 February 2011, 18:40   #9
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Spinlock Recall / Upgrade

I bought a Crewsaver 190N and my mate bought a Spinlock, his is more comfortable but as soon as he bough it back in September (southampton boat show) it was shortly recalled for a bladder modification. I'm not saying it was a bad thing but make sure yours if you buy it has got the Mod incorporated.
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Old 07 February 2011, 19:16   #10
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Nice one everybody - thanks

Button pressed on the Deckvest - hopefully arrive this/next week.
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