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For female paddlers, relying on mens PFDs limits your ability to get the ideal fit, which is why we offer the womens Bella Personal Flotation Device from Astral Buoyancy. This PFD has an adjustable torso height and seven-inch adjustable back band to give you the best fit and keep you afloat when you end up trading your comfortable kayak seat for a dip in rough water.
Astral Women's Bella Kayak Lifejacket - The Bella, meaning beautiful in the romantic languages, is the perfect blend of fit, technology, and style in a kayaking PFD. This women-specific design offers a new level of comfort and fit with foam panel Freestyle Tectonics, allowing the outer front panel to move freely with the upper body as the inner panel stays anchored in place. The separate panels are accommodating and self-adjusting, providing an incredibly comfortable fit. A stretchy upper layer, built-in adjustable sports bra for support, and an internal back band offer great support and comfort. Shorter torso height and feminine styling also make the Astral Bella Kayak Lifejacket the perfect vest for the yin side of life. Buckle side entry makes it easy to get in and out of, or loosen the adjustment straps to put on as a pullover. The large pocket between the front layers lets you keep the essentials close at hand, while two hand warming pockets keep you warm and fuzzy. For long days on the water, you need to be able to move. The Astral Bella PFD is so comfortable and flexible you could do yoga in it.
The Current Helmet by Whitewater Research and Safety Institute is a multi impact helmet designed to fit a variety of head sizes ranging from 54 cm to 59 cm in circumference. With the 'Superior Retention System' and the multiple and removable shims, this helmet feels almost cemented in place. All shims are included so one size and some adjustments will fit most. The motivation for this project originated from the fatal kayaking accident of Lucas Brandon Turner, who died on the North Fork of the Payette River in Idaho in 1998. The casualty occurred when the helmet he was wearing, got pushed backwards by forceful water and exposed his forehead to a traumatic, and disastrous blow. His father, Gil Turner, established the Institute of Whitewater Research & Safety as a nonprofit foundation dedicated to making whitewater recreation a safer sport. The Current Helmet is the result of the 4 year Whitewater Head Impact Protection Project (WWHIP) co-sponsored by the Institute and Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. *The vents are located on the top of the helmet for more comfort.
Type III You don't want to feel like you're in a straight jacket; you need to be able to move. The Astral Bella PFD is so comfortable and flexible you could do yoga in it.Women specific styling and cut insure a comfortable, secure fit.Freestyle Tectonics allow the outer front panel to move freely with your upper body as the inner panel stays anchored in place.500 denier Cordura(R) nylon and Gaia(TM) foam makes this a tough, environmentally friendly life jacket.The large pocket between the front layers lets you keep the essentials close at hand.Buckle side entry is easy to get in and out of, or loosen the adjustment straps to put on as a pull-over.True torso length adjustment allows a superior fit to a multiple range of body shapes.The front lash tab is a convenient place to hook your rescue knife.
For the female kayaker who demands the utmost in water safety technology, Astral Buoyancy presents the Bella, from its Freestyle Tectonics system that provides enhanced mobility to its women-specific fit, this PFD is a combination of enhanced mechanics and comfort. Slide in via the zippered side entry and stay comfortable all day with handwarmers between the front layers and soft Gaia foam padding that conforms to a multitude of body shapes.
- Mountain Gear