Stearns I140 Ocean Mate 1 Infant Vest


Stearns I140 Ocean Mate 1 Infant Vest


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Meet the unpredictability of the waves with the preparedness of an I140 Ocean Mate™ 1 Infant Vest. The jacket features heavy-duty hardware to stand wear and tear on the water, plus SOLAS-grade reflective tape for better visibility in the waves. It stays put with an internal harness and crotch strap. Inside the nylon ripstop shell is durable Crosstech® Flotation Foam, giving you a life jacket that can last through years of use.

  • Meets 2010 SOLAS requirements
  • Heavy-duty hardware with an attached SOLAS whistle
  • Internal shoulder harness and crotch strap
  • Light attachment
  • Grab handle
  • Buddy Line
  • SOLAS-grade reflective tape
  • 420D nylon ripstop shell
  • Durable Crosstech® Flotation Foam
  • Complies with LSA Code 2003 Ed, MSC. 200(80) and MED
  • Fits infant less than 33 lbs.

Style Number: COL2000011237

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William P. Hilger started what would become Stearns®, Inc. among the lakes and plains of central Minnesota. His first successful product was an electrically powered windshield heater. It was a big hit in the colder climates of central Minnesota in the late 1920's and eventually was a must-have product for cars from California to Maine. The company changed hands after World War II and became Stearns Manufacturing Company. The heating systems in cars had matured to the point where, the idea of needing a frost shield was old-fashioned. The business then turned towards the future: Plastics.

In the ensuing decades, Stearns would manufacture high quality outdoor products such as life jackets, water ski belts, and plastic boat interiors. Federal law changes in 1971 allowed companies to actually design a better looking Type III PFD that didn't have to be a bulky orange block. This was the starter's gun Stearns needed. The company has been through ownership changes, and is now owned by Jarden Corporation, an entity that owns many well-known leaders in branded consumables that bring value and quality to the consumer.