Guest Posted June 10, 2008 Share Posted June 10, 2008 Hoping for quick answers as I need to place an order this afternoon! We have two Seago 175N auto-inflating lifejackets with full harness etc. A bit overkill for the broads, perhaps, but they were bought with possible future sea trips in mind. Now so far we haven't been to sea but we are still hoping this weekend might be the weekend that changes. You can imagine my delight, therefore, on reading that our Seago lifejackets must be immediately taken out of use pending investigation. Well, we had always planned to keep four jackets aboard and to date we have only purchased two. So my plan was simply to buy two new ones right away and we'll send off the existing ones at our leisure. When the original two are returned we'll have our four. But then someone said to me that, in their opinion, the XM jackets are nicer. They've even brought one in for me to try on. The Seago jackets annoy me slightly because they tend to rub on my neck. The XM one doesn't appear to do that but then I've only managed to wear it for a few seconds, whereas I tend to wear my Seago all the time we are underway so it's not a valid comparison. The XM is definitely more fiddly and the harness is somewhat annoying. Also the XM is only 150N - but does that actually matter in the grand scheme of things? Presently both jackets are in stock at our chosen retailer, they are priced the same and appear to use the same inflation system so any stock of spares would currently (unless they change design) fit either set of jackets. Caution says go with the Seago, it's a known quantity and spares will definitely be the same. Experience says I know it will be slightly uncomfortable and irritation says I've got to fork out to send their dodgy merchandise back at a really inconvenient time, so I am not altogether chuffed with them right now. I realise it's probably not that important in the grand scheme of things but I'm just wondering what other people are using and what they think of them? Answers go here Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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