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Redesigned for 2015, the Astral Women's Abba Life Jacket is built with environmentally friendly materials and designed for ultimate comfort, durability and safety. Organic kapok, sealed in rugged urethane bladders, forms the front panels' flotation. It's sustainably grown and conforms to the torso like no other buoyant material. Back flotation is 100% recyclable PE foam. The outer 200 x 400 denier ripstop nylon material is super tough and abrasion resistant. 200 denier liner material is comfortable against the skin. Polypropylene fleece lines the front panels for handwarmer comfort that's oh-so welcome when the weather's cold. Two large zippered pockets hold the stuff you want close at hand. Knife lash tab and a handy folding knife slip pocket let you pick how to carry that important safety tool. Short torso for a true female fit. Also works great for smaller guys. This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification, through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Eight adjustment points for a custom fit.


The Astral Women's Abba Personal Flotation Device features a shorter torso and sculpted chest, so it fits you better than any man's flotation device could. The organically grown and sustainably harvested kapok used for flotation in the front also conforms to your body like no other material, so you're just as comfortable as you are buoyant. Other features on the vest include two fleece-lined handwarmer pockets, one zippered chest pocket, and a quick access knife tab. The self-locking Vislon zipper and buckle entry makes the vest easy to don and is super secure when you're in the water.

- Backcountry.com

Astral Paddle Abba-Blue-X Large 4007502100. Organickapoksealedinruggedurethanebladdersformsthefrontpanels'flotation.It'ssustainablygrownandconformstothetorsolikenootherbuoyantmaterial.Backflotationis100percentrecyclablePEfoam.Theouter200x400denierripstopnylonmaterialissupertoughandabrasionresistant.200denierlinermaterialiscomfortableagainsttheskin.Polypropylenefleecelinesthefrontpanelsforhandwarmercomfortthat'soh-sowelcomewhentheweather'scold.Tlargezipperedpocketsholdthestuffyouwantcloseathand.Knifelashtabandahandyfoldingknifeslippocketletyoupickhowtocarrythatimportantsafetytool.Shorttorsoforatruefemalefit.Alsorksgreatforsmallerguys.ThisjacketcarriestheUSCoastGuardCertificationthroughtestingbyUnderwritersLaboratories(UL).Eightadjustmentpointsforacustomfit. Features/Specifications: USCoastGuardType:IIIProfile:MediumDesignFlotation:17.4lbs.OuterFabric:200x400-denierripstopnylonLining:200-deniernylonEntrySystem:FrontzipPockets:2-FrontLashTabs:1-FrontAdjustmentSystem:6-Side2-ShoulderFeatures:KapoksealedinurethanebladderfrontpanelsPEbackflotationFleece-linedhandwarmerShortertorsoUSCoastGuardCertification

- CampSaver.com

The Astral Designs Abba PFD is a beautiful buoyancy aid made just for women. Built with environmentally friendly materials, this PFD is designed for ultimate comfort, strength, and safety.

- Mountain Gear

Type III: For years, the Abba has been the PFD of choice for women looking for a comfortable, yet feature rich life jacket that's also light on the environment.The Abba PFD is built a bit smaller for women or people with shorter torsos. Front flotation is kapok, a sustainably harvested and compostablematerial sealed in a urethane bladder that conforms to your body. Back flotation is 100% recyclable PE foam. The front zip design of this PFD is easy to get on and off. Neoprene shoulders, stretchy side panels and a wide waistband makes this life jacket comfortable to wear. A big, luxurious hand warming pocket, a large semi-dry zipperedchest pocket and a knife lash tab round out this innovative jacket. See the Norge for the men's version of this life jacket. Design Flotation: 17 lbs

- Mountains Plus