Astral Linda

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Designed for comfort in today's high-seatback recreational kayaks, the Astral Linda PFD is sculpted to give women a tailored fit that's snug without being too constrictive.


The Astral Designs Linda is a beautifully designed women's lifevest featuring their Thin-Vent back. This design is the best answer to today's high seat-back recreational kayaks.

- Mountain Gear

You've gained some paddling confidence but your decades-old PFD makes moving painful. Ditch the ancient, army-green vest in favor of the Astral Buoyancy Women's Linda Personal Flotation Device. Large arm holes leave ample room to brandish your paddle from any angle, and the back rises high enough to save your scapulae from high-backed kayak seats. This buoyant baby is specifically engineered to keep your XX silhouette comfortable whether you're SUP-ing 'round the pond or taking your recreational 'yak out for an all-day paddle n' picnic. This fun-loving USCG-certified PFD provides 16 pounds of float and prefers touring lake caves in a canoe or a leisurely afternoon paddle in a 'yak (look elsewhere for a PFD for whitewater). Rugged 200D nylon won't shirk from wayward paddles or touchy-feely tree limbs. The inner mesh lining isn't meek when it comes to keeping you cool. A skinny strip of mesh runs midway down the center of your back to give paddle-produced perspiration an obvious escape route while letting fresh air swirl around your shoulder blades. The women-specific design takes articulated foam panels and carefully contours them around your torso for maximum comfort without sacrificing safety. Polypro webbing at the shoulders and sides lets you customize the fit with a few simple tugs. Shaped for a lady but buoyant enough for a man, the adjustable straps let the Linda fit a wide range of body types easily, safely, and comfortably. Two large pleated pockets easily hold your camera, lip balm, and a baggie of snacks (which you don't have to share).


Astral Women's Linda Kayak Lifejacket - The Women's Linda PFD by Astral is a beautifully designed lifevest. The Linda features a Thin-Vent back to comfortably fit kayaks with higher seatbacks and allow airflow along your spine. Lightweight ergonomically shaped foam lets the Linda lifejacket match your paddling movements. The full front zipper makes putting on the Linda a cinch, and multiple adjustment points allow you to perfectly tailor the fit. Two large pleated pockets with zipper closures keep essentials close at hand. Get top notch performance from a PFD styled specifically for women with the Linda Kayak Lifejacket by Astral.

- Outdoorplay

The Astral Linda Women's Life Jacket gives you legendary Astral design and craftsmanship in a fun, affordable package. The thin back works comfortably with any kayak or raft seat. Sculpted, ergonomic foam panels fit your body comfortably and securely.The Linda's thin 1/2" foam Thin-Vent(TM) back panel works comfortably with any raft or kayak seat, including recreational kayak seats with higher backs.Partial mesh back promotes air flow to keep the user cool on the hot days.An accessory lash tab provides a secure location for attaching a rescue knife.A large front pocket holds sunscreen, a snack, or other items you want to keep close.Three women's sizes ensure you get just the right fit.