TeamO Marine created and designed the award-winning BackTow lifejacket. This patented design is the only lifejacket that will keep a sailor face up if they fall overboard whilst still clipped on to their vessel.

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TeamO is a design business that creates award-winning life saving products for anyone who works in, on or around water. Best known for the patented BackTow™ lifejacket, which was created following a number of accidents and fatalies in the marine industry, TeamO has since expanded the range to cater for all sailors, whether racing or cruising, heading offshore or exploring the coast. 

Founded by siblings Oscar and Lauren Mead, the business started out as just family in 2013, and now this small but dedicated team work from the TeamO factory in Southampton. TeamO products are 100% made in Britain. The range is distributed in seven countries and sell both online and in marine stores around the UK.

In 2018 the business successfully crowdfunded to enable faster growth. In 2019 Oscar and Lauren were honoured to jointly accept the British Marine Federation's Young Business Person of the Year Award. 


Well made, brilliant concept, a must have for offshore or shorthanded sailing. If you love your loved ones, get them all one!! Great communication from Lauren at Teamo! Well done all at Teamo!!

Michael Merkt

This is a very comfortable jacket to wear. It rest on your shoulders and not your neck.
With all its safety features, BackTow system, light, whistle,etc. it is the complete package. I'm very happy with this product and the TeamO customer assistance.

Peter Jeans

Luckily, we didn't have to check out the function in water so far ;) But the jackets are very comfortable to wear and easy to adjust (even for slim persons). Furthermore, we could install our MOB1/AIS-systems (from oceansignal), so these jackets will now be our first choice for long distance sailing.

Great personable team. Thanks from a very happy customer.

Thomas Buechi

Fine piece of safety kit, well constructed
Good customer service

Mark Curtis

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