Free Updated BackTow Handle for lifejackets No. TEO001-TEO250

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Free Updated BackTow Handle for lifejackets No. TEO001-TEO250

As part of our regular testing and development at TeamO Marine we are constantly upgrading our designs to improve our products.

We have recently discovered that in warm temperatures and under the application of extremely high loads some of our early generation BackTow jackets may accidentally deploy because of the increased flexibility of the release wire in warm temperatures. We have already rectified this on our latest jackets but we are offering a free handle upgrade and free service to any customer who owns a jacket with a production number between TEO001 and TEO250.

You can check if your jacket falls in to this range by checking the back of the user manual or opening the zip on the cover and checking the care label attached to the inflatable bladder.  

If your jacket has a production number between TEO001-TEO250 please contact us by emailing lauren(at) We will then arrange free shipping to have your jacket returned to the TeamO factory, where we will fit an upgraded BackTow handle to the jacket and service your jacket. Alternatively we can post a new BackTow handle to you and send you a video link with step by step instructions to show you how to fit the handle to your jacket yourself.

While it is extremely unlikely that the jacket will deploy accidentally under normal use we recommend the updating of the BackTow handle to meet our new specifications. This upgrade does not affect the inflatable lifejacket which will continue to function effectively but is integral to the deck safety harness and BackTow harness systems.

If you have any concerns or questions please send contact us at the email address above and we will make sure we reply in the first instance. We are excited to continue to push the boundaries of lifejacket design and to bring you new and innovative products.


Best wishes from everyone at TeamO Marine


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77 reviews
Muy buena calidad de producto y servicio

Todo perfecto, producto de buena calidad y servicio fiable. Debido al brexit hay que pagar los costes de aduana e impuestos cuando te entregan el paquete. He podido colocar en el interior una baliza personal PLB1 Rescueme de Onesignal, aunque no pude fijarla en el soplador por falta de espacio. Por otro lado el chaleco es muy ligero, confortable y en dias calurosos se soporta bién.

Great lifejacket

Got two of these recently in different colours and got to wear them on a few coastal passages. The jackets are very comfortable, almost to the point of not noticing you are wearing one - and no more neck pain, which is fantastic. They appear very well made, look great and so far have served us well, hopefully will continue doing so in an actual emergency, should one occur. The only small gripe I have is the little loop for hanging the jacket up digging into my back - I'll probably just cut it off as I hang the jacket by the harness attachment point (much wider). Highly recommended product overall, thank you TeamO for all the incredible work I'm sure you had to do to get these on the market.

Great so far

I have worn this a few times and it’s so comfortable with a jacket on I forgot I was wearing it. I have noticed that there is a loop at the neck for hanging it up that is pretty stiff. I would prefer that sit flatter. All in all, great pfd so far.

So far loving it!

Have only worn it for a couple weeks but so far really happy with this lifejacket. It seems well made and fits nicely. As a larger chested lady I was looking for a vest that would not place all the bulk on top of my chest and this has most of it on neck/shoulders, but far enough back on neck that I have full head mobility. My only suggestion would be that the vertical back panel would have adjustable height so I could get the chest strap to truly sit underneath my breasts. I realize this is a specific fit issue that might not apply to most, it still fits better than most all the lifejackets I have tried up until this point. I was surprised to receive my order to the US from the UK really quickly.

Outstanding product and Customer Service

The website was out of stock so I emailed the company. I heard back within 3 business days. I was kept apprised of why no stock and when to expect. I was emailed the day the items posted. I ordered and received the package in 5 days to the US from UK! Lauren and TeamO went above and beyond any other companies customer service Ive ever encountered. Product is amazing too. Our sail club is ordering them.