Coronavirus is serious. Panic is optional.

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Coronavirus is serious. Panic is optional.

We haven’t said much in the past week as it felt like there was a wave of coronavirus posts and people rushing to tell the world that they have now learnt how to wash their hands in the workplace. We were not sure what useful information we could add to the conversation. Now that everyone is getting used to the new government regulations to beat this awful disease we wanted to share an update with you. 

TeamO is taking the view that Coronavirus is very serious, but panic is optional.

We had been having on-going conversations with the production team at TO HQ as the coronavirus numbers in the UK started to go up. Many were feeling understandably nervous about continuing to come in each day, and some have vulnerable family who absolutely must be their priority. Everyone here is passionate about this little business and no one wanted to close the factory, but there are more important things in life than lifejackets.

Having listened hard, we made a plan. It’s not possible to make a lifejacket at home. But it is possible to do a lot of the preproduction work from your kitchen table. Last weekend we moved a couple of rolls of fabric and tools around to the right places and this week we have been trialing our first ever Production From Home processes. Only our directors will now make the journey in to work and even then only when necessary to support the production team.

This means that production is slower, but still going. Everyone is keeping their jobs and we’re moving forward together. We have put in place extra quality control checks as production-ready pieces are sent back to TeamO, and by doing this we can keep the wheels turning.

We have some stock already packed which means we can carry on dispatching orders taken via our website and some of our retailers are still open too. We would suggest allowing a few days extra for delivery when you order as some couriers are running reduced services.

We’re missing the chat and laughter in the TeamO building but we know that when it’s safe to do so we’ll all be back, ready to crack on.  There is a saying ‘in the depths of winter, plan for summer.’ We’re hoping that by summer we will all be venturing out on the water again, and we’re planning to have lifejackets and safety equipment ready for you when the time is right.


Stay safe, don’t panic, see you again soon.


Best wishes from everyone at TeamO.


Latest Reviews

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92 reviews
Amazing product and service!

Great industry leading product, speaks for itself!
Amazing service from the Teamo guys too. Quick responses to email queries, great communication, perfect customer service. Very happy customer. Would highly recommend! Thanks guys!

170N offshore lifejacket

Hoping I never need to use it in anger but so far satisfied with the product.
Fits perfectly, feels lighter than previous version and just love the colour.. !
Initially I didn’t know who to direct my emails to .. but once I found a contact communication ran smoothly.

Few Upgrades and would be Perfect

Now that I worn it for a little while now it’s a really good product! I’m quite happy with it. The only reason I can’t give it five stars is because the leg straps just aren’t beefy enough. I’d like something more substantial to hold on to me if I fall overboard.. These little teeny tiny thin straps will dig into your legs real quick… This is literally the only thing that’s not built to an industrial standard, everything about this lifevest is made for offshore cruising!

Great craftsmanship

I just opened my new N170 and am incredibly impressed. The craftsmanship is truly superb.
I spent my entire career of 46yrs. either as a sailmaker or running my own canvas shop for 34 years. It really is a piece of art, hats off to the people who make these. I of course will recommend it as the one to buy.
I was hoping that I ordered it in time for the included tether. Close but no cigar.
Thank you all for working so hard to put out a great product

Great buying experience, well made product.

The whole buying experience was professional and smooth.
Product arrived promptly and very well packed.

Jacket itself appears a very well made, quality product. Clearly in a different league to some of the others I have here.
Neat, tight stow, with a well fitting cover. Supportive harness. Shaped yoke and straps make for a good, snug, yet comfortable fit.

Very comfortable to wear, male 1.8m & 85kg.
My vhf and PLB holsters fitted easily. Sizing adjusts easily to suit appropriate ppe.

I'd v probably give 5 stars once I've had some longer days afloat with it, but quite early days yet...

One of the best LJs I've used during. >40 year career in commercial marine industries.

V pleased, would buy again.