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Astral Abba Personal Flotation Device - Women's

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Abba Personal Flotation Device

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

USCG Approved
type III
Closure
zipper
Pockets
2 handwarmer, 1 zippered chest
Claimed Weight
2 lb 2.25 oz
Recommended Use
paddling, whitewater, touring
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 1 year

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>Rating: 2

Uncomfortable

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
S/M
Height
5` 5"
Weight
118 lbs

I really wanted a front-zip PFD, but this is REALLY uncomfortable. This PFD is supposed to be for women, but I don't think it's made for women with breasts! I'm a C-cup- not huge by any stretch of the imagination, but I couldn't breathe with this PFD on. Had to send it back.

>Rating: 2

Sent it back

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought
M/L
Height
5` 4"
Weight
150 lbs

Waaayyy too bulky for a woman. Followed the sizing guide and if I go any larger it will get in the way of my arms when paddling.

Hi Deborah - Sorry to hear the Abba wasn't the right pick for you. It's definitely a favorite for its comfort with the Organic Kapok, but that's why there's a variety of models to hopefully accommodate different needs. Not sure what type of paddling you are doing, but I would recommend checking out the Linda model as it utilizes a thinner back panel design and will be slightly lower profile in the front as well - not to mention being designed specifically for women. Another alternative is the Blue Jacket which offers incredible adjustability with regards to fit and is extremely popular for both WW and touring purposes. Mark - Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

Good for males too

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I used this for a quick day excursion down the Green in Southern UT. It fit me well as a 6'2" 150lb slender guy. Nice soft fabric on the chest area, and comfortable adjustments to get that precision fit.

>Rating:

Astral Abba for the ladies

Guy have their own version in the Norge, but the Abba was designed for her! Leta Astral Rep