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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.
Astral Paddle Linda PFD-Glacier Blue-S/M 16LISBLU. Astral's Thin-Vent back creates an extremely comfortable PFD no matter what seat you're leaning against even kayak seats with high backs. A ventilation channel in the 1/2 foam back panel combined with a mesh liner lets heat and moisture escape for greater comfort. Sculpted ergonomic PE foam panels fit your body comfortably and securely while being easy on the environment. Two large zippered front pockets provide easy access storage for on and off the water essentials. This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Newly designed flap covers the lash tab below the right shoulder protecting the lash tab from wear and tear. Six adjustment points allow for a snug customized fit. Features/Specifications: US Coast Guard Type: III Profile: Low Design Flotation: 16 lbs. Outer Fabric: 200 x 400-denier ripstop nylon Lining: 200-denier nylon Entry System: Front zip Pockets: 2 - Front Adjustment System: 2 - Side2 - Shoulder2 - Waist Features: Thin-Vent backPE foam panelsReflective accentsUS Coast Guard Certification
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 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. 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).
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
The Women's Linda Lifejacket by Astral is a beautifully designed lifejacket. 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 Women's Linda Lifejacket by Astral.