Bass Pro Shops Automatic/Manual Inflatable Life Vest Rearming Kit - Model K320KIT24
My Husband had been out on the lake for about 3 hours, came back in to dock to meet up with me and the kids. Life vest off and back in mesh bag in the boat, then came the rain! We ran for the truck and waited it out, about 15 minutes. It was a fairly heavy rain so we went to check on the boat. The life vest expanded in the mesh sometime during the rain, we actually had to cut open the mesh bag to get the vest out so we could deflate it. Very happy to know that it works, sad that I have to replace the co2 cartridge at $22.00. I will also be storing it in a watertight bag so we won't have to waste another cartridge.
July 6, 2012
Pro: Very easy to install if following directions.
1. Discovered life jacket inflated in dry storage necessitating this replacement cartridge.
2. Pretty expensive. Especially since replacement due to jacket failure.
3. Trust lost due to reliability issues.
October 11, 2010
well worth it
had to use the rearming kit once, glad I had it. also glad I bought two as I destroyed the little yellow part on the first one because of the vague instructions. I tried to insert the yellow thingie on the part instead of the way I finally figured out they wanted it done. like they way the system works though, very fast, very efficient. just wish I could purchase the little yellow thingie by itself as I now have a good rearming kit except for that part. The instructions could use some improvement.
December 25, 2013
Good to have in reserve
If the inflatable jacket is used and activated this is the only way to be able to continue to use the life jacket so the price while excessive is what it is.
Some have complained about accidental inflation and the inflatable jacket can be set to be in manual mode only so it will not accidentally inflate when it gets wet as when it is used in a kayak or out in the rain or stored in a boat compartment.
April 26, 2013