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Old 14 September 2004, 11:39   #1
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cheap life jackets

http://www.yachtinguniverse.com/shop/page1.htm

thought I'd post this link after talking to a few of you last night about them, there fairly local in Bosham - I'm grabbing a couple of £28.99 one at some point in the near future -
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Old 14 September 2004, 12:11   #2
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Be careful. I have come across these Lifejackets before and the stitching of the seems is not very strong. I have demonstrated an inflation using the gas bottle and the stitching has just come apart, plus the sticthing on the webbing is not to good.

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Old 14 September 2004, 12:15   #3
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I like a bargain as much as the next person but when it comes to vital safety items I'd rather go with the well known brands which have been subjected to rigorous testing and stood the test of time, even though they usually cost more. I buy 'expensive' branded tyres for my car as this could save my life; equally so I don't scrimp when buying items such as life jackets. Just MHO of course!
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Old 14 September 2004, 12:19   #4
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Agree with.......

......the above posts. I bought a cheap jacket, 2 infact which I can sum up in two words - cheap & dangerous.

I don't use one anyway - I'm so full of hot air I'd float anyway
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Hi I got 2 of these from Compass24 last year at £39.95 for auto, they also do manual for £32.95 they have not fallen apart!

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Very pleased to hear it and long may it continue.

My Crewsaver hammar auto is in as good condition as when it was new - albeit with a new cylinder last summer following my unexpected dunk in the briny at Lymington!
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Old 14 September 2004, 12:47   #7
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Be careful. I have come across these Lifejackets before and the stitching of the seems is not very strong. I have demonstrated an inflation using the gas bottle and the stitching has just come apart, plus the sticthing on the webbing is not to good.

Simon

Hi Simon and to the rest of the gang.

The Sigma Lifejacket is a good quality lifejacket, I am selling them cheaply as I do not have very big overheads, I use these as a loss leader/promotional type product, the RRP is quite a bit more and that goes for most of my products.

I sell a couple of hundred of these ones each year and I have been selling them for several years, I have never had one returned or heard of a single complaint until now, which I am obviously sorry to hear about as I am sure this is an one off. I would add that I have heard complaints directed at leading UK based manufacturers more recently and frequently and also a product recall.

All lifejackets sold in the UK must conform the various standards and I am pleased to say the Sigma and in fact all of the life jackets I sell conform or exceed these tough standards.

I would be very unhappy if anybody is suggesting these jackets are dangerous and I am sure Lalizas would be as well.

If anybody has any questions relating to safety equipment I would be more then happy to offer impartial, friendly advice.

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Pleased to hear that Stephen. Was not saying other brands are dangerous - just stating my own personal preference! Maybe I'm just a mug!
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i have two gas life jackets

one is a typhoon cyclone £50.00
one is a sigma £30.00

i would say the typhoon is better but both will do the job and are well made
kids have helly hansen foam type they well made

as a spare the sigma will do the job well

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Gas Refills

I have a typhoon. My friend has a Sigma. When they both activated recently, I paid £8.90 to get a refill kit. He paid £17.
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