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


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.
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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.