The 5 Best Paddling Essentials for Ladies reviews

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  NRS Zoya Type III Personal Flotation Device - Women's Stohlquist Escape Personal Flotation Device - Women's NRS Siren Type III Personal Flotation Device - Women's Astral Abba Personal Flotation Device - Women's Kokatat Naiad Personal Flotation Device - Women's
  NRS Zoya Type III Personal Flotation Device - Women's Stohlquist Escape Personal Flotation Device - Women's NRS Siren Type III Personal Flotation Device - Women's Astral Abba Personal Flotation Device - Women's Kokatat Naiad Personal Flotation Device - Women's
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Brand Kokatat Stohlquist NRS Astral NRS
Closure zipper zipper front zip zipper side buckle
Flotation / Buoyancy 16lb 15lbs 10oz 16.5lb - 16.5lb
Manufacturer Warranty lifetime lifetime - lifetime lifetime
Pockets 2 zippered, 2 handwarmer 1 zippered chest 2 front 2 handwarmer, 1 zippered chest 1 front
Recommended Use flatwater paddling, river paddling recreational paddling paddling, whitewater, touring paddling
USCG Approved yes type III type III type III type III
Claimed Weight - - 1lb 11oz 2 lb 2.25 oz 2lb

NRS Zoya Type III Personal Flotation Device - Women's

NRS designed its Women's Type III Zoya Personal Flotation Device specifically for women to give you an ideal fit while you wrestle whitewater. Soft PlushFit foam forms to your body while four straps on the side, two at the shoulder, and two at the waist dial in an exact fit. NRS made this PFD out of extremely durable ripstop with a urethane coating to help keep it dry, and mesh covers the lower back for ventilation and to accommodate high-back seats. NRS also added fleecy, quick-drying VaporLoft inside the pockets to warm up your hands on cold days, the lash tab holds your knife, and there's a strobe-holder loop on the back. 

  • Sleek, durable PFD built with comfort in mind
  • Tough 400D ripstop fabric withstands snags and tears
  • Pliable foam in the chest panel is women's-specific
  • Mesh back enhances ventilation
  • Six adjustable points dial in just the right fit
  • Front pockets keep river essentials close at hand
  • Item #NRS00BE
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    Stohlquist Escape Personal Flotation Device - Women's

    The Stohlquist Women's Escape Personal Flotation Device combines clean, functional design with a women's specific cut to make your day on the water more comfortable and secure. The chest area of the Women's Escape is carved out to offer support and reduce the often too-tight feeling of unisex PFDs. Ideal for flat-water paddling and rafting alike, this Stohlquist PFD includes a zippered chest pocket for your sunscreen or glasses and padded adjustable shoulder straps to ensure all-day comfort.

  • A fully adjustable, women-specific PFD for a reasonable price
  • Low-profile buoyancy foam for unimpeded mobility
  • Zippered pockets keeps snacks or camera secure
  • Padded shoulders double down on comfort
  • Reflective accents assures added visibility in low light
  • Item #STO002D
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    NRS Siren Type III Personal Flotation Device - Women's

    With its anatomically sculpted foam and six panel construction, the NRS Women's Siren Type 3 PFD provides both safety and top-shelf comfort while you're on the water. Six points of adjustment let you dial in the perfect fit for your individual frame, while raised foam panels along the spine help keep cool air circulating through the vest on those hot summer days. A soft, stretch fabric at the chest and arm openings only ups the level of comfort, and with a knife lash tab, a zippered pocket, and padded shoulder straps, you'll hardly notice you're wearing it until its time to either make camp, or take out.

  • Heed the water siren's call with this PFD
  • Low-profile design won't get in the way of your paddling
  • Six points of adjustment provide a personalized fit
  • Foam panels provide passive ventilation
  • Stretchy fabric assures unimpeded mobility
  • Reflective accents promote added visibility in low-light
  • Side buckle makes for an easy-on, easy-off
  • Item #NRS007Y
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    Astral Abba Personal Flotation Device - Women's

    Equipped with a women-specific fit, the Astral Women's ABBA Personal Flotation Device shines above the rest with a unique construction that's strong, dependable, and comfortable. Specifically, the Abba gains its buoyancy from an organically grown and sustainably harvested plant fiber called kapok that conforms naturally to your body. Plus, this PFD is fashioned with two fleece-lined hand warmers, two large zippered hand pockets, one zippered chest pocket, folding knife pocket, and a quick-access knife tab. The self-locking Vislon zipper and buckle entry make the vest easy to don and super secure when you're in the water.

  • 200D x 400D nylon ripstop shell
  • 200D nylon and polypropylene fleece liner
  • Acetal plastic and stainless steel hardware
  • Polypro webbing
  • Zippered hand and chest pockets
  • Knife pocket
  • Quick access knife tab
  • Fleece lined hand warmers
  • Women-specific fit
  • Item #ASL001F
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    Kokatat Naiad Personal Flotation Device - Women's

    Grab the Naiad Personal Flotation Device off the rack in your garage before a day on the water to ensure impressive ergonomic comfort for your paddling or fishing outing. This recreational PFD boasts women's specific ergonomic floating foam, comfortable stretch material, and enough buoyancy for peace of mind. The ergonomic PVC-free foam is slit strategically to help you paddle and cast with ease, while a raised back makes sitting in kayaks more comfortable. High tenacity nylon located in high wear areas boosts longevity, while stretch polyester everywhere else leads to unrestricted movement. Toss in 16lbs of buoyancy, multiple attachment points for fishing gear, and 4 pockets and you have a PFD that you can turn to day after day.

  • Comfortable and functional PFD for fun days spent on the water
  • USCG type III thrives when used for recreational water sports
  • 16lbs of buoyancy keeps your head above water with minimal work
  • Stretch polyester and nylon create a comfortable and durable feel
  • Women's specific floating foam panels keep you moving freely
  • Multiple attachments for fishing gear help you reel in a lunker
  • Compatible with tributary hydration system for long and hot days
  • Item #KOK003X
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