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Astral Layla Personal Flotation Device - Women's

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Layla Personal Flotation Device

Most PFDs are unisex, which is generally code for, "designed for dudes", but Astral's Layla is made to better fit female-bodied folks, with a structure and fit to better suit a curvier torso. A side zipper and quick-release side straps help you dial in a comfortable fit, so you can actually get your PFD on and off. A front pocket closes with a large buckle to prevent accidental openings, and the nylon and polyester construction won't tear if it snags on branches or rocks.

  • Durable PFD to keep you safe on the water
  • Nylon ripstop and polyester shell is durable for river trips
  • Articulating front panels and side zipper offer more comfortable fit
  • Type III USCG rating, which means it will keep your head above water
  • Zippered front pocket stores snacks and necessities
  • Item #ASL001A

USCG Approved
type III
Flotation / Buoyancy
16.5 lbs
Closure
zipper
Pockets
1 zippered front
Claimed Weight
1 lb 13.3 oz
Recommended Use
whitewater, touring, SUP
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 1 year

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 2

NOT FOR PADDLEBOARDING

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought
s/m
Height
5` 6"
Weight
134 lbs

This vest in a S/M, as described on the website and from reviews, was going to be the perfect PFD for paddleboarding. However, when I tried it on, it chafed both of my arms. I could only imagine how miserable I would have been out on the water paddling. I also ordered a M/L because I wasn't sure which size I was. That too rubbed my arms and was so bulky. I don't think it's fair of Backcountry to charge a return shipping fee of $6.99.

Hi Debbie - so sorry the Layla wasn't the right piece for you. Hopefully you've been able to find what you were looking for and have been able to be out enjoying the water. While the Layla may work for some in this application, I would personally recommend the YTV or Abba models from Astral for Paddle boarding. The YTV is very low profile, particularly around the shoulders and arms, while the Abba also has organic Kapok fill which is very supple and comfy. Mark - Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

Easy on and off

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The zipper closure makes this PFD extremely easy to put on and take off. The front pocket gives you easy access to extra sunscreen or chapstick. It was cut with a women's specific silhouette and will fit snug but not squeeze uncomfortably. Picked this up for my wife and she loved it!

>Rating: 5

Perfect River Wear

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

Love this Astral PFD! It's perfect for white water or a float day with friends. I love the pockets and shape, comfortable all day long!

>Rating: 5

Zipper Makes it Easy!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

This vest has a great fit, is build with quality materials, and looks great. I grabbed one for my partner and she loved that she could dial in the fit with the straps, and then get in and out of the vest with the zipper.

>Rating: 5

Loved it!

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

I took this PFD on the Yampa river. I have a 34 inch chest and b cups and was able to make an extra small work, but I would probably go with a regular small next time. The pocket on the front allows for easy storage for little thing (or beer), and the zipper is really great! Never got stuck or anything. It was comfortable and I felt secure in it!

>Rating:

Astral Layla

A premiere PFD designed especially for the Ladies. A great fit!

>Rating: 5

Awesome Women's Specific PFD

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've been a fan of this design since they were made under the Lotus brand. High on style, comfort, and features. It's great for kayaking, rafting, boating, lazy floats, or teaching kids to swim for hours. Can't say enough good things about it.

I've

Nice!! Enjoy your Layla! Leta Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

awesome!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This PFD fits so comfortably. The chest pocket is perfect for beverages and whatever else you may need to put there. The front also has a place to put your hands which is nice. The side zipper makes it easy to put on and take off. And the fit is so so good!

I love the Layla fit - so nice! Thanks for the great review! Leta Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

Great Type 3

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I borrowed this PFD from a friend so that my girlfriend and I could go paddle the snake. She really enjoyed the vest and like the fit and features that are built in. It was easy for her to get on and the belly pocket worked nicely as a beverage holder. If you are looking for a feature rich type 3 this is a great option.

I

Thank you Wes! Leta Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

IT FITS!!!

So thrilled to find a pfd that fits comfortably over my large chest and allows free arm movement. Can't wait to get on the water!

>Rating: 5

Great Fit

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

Just ordered my Layla for an upcoming river trip. I haven't had a chance to take it on the water yet, but so far I am loving the way it fits! I'm a smaller gal (5'4", 125lbs) with a 34B chest, and I purchased the S/M. In the past, I have struggled to find a pfd that fits well on top and can still get snug on the bottom. The Layla is the answer. In deciding which one to buy, the built-in "boob cups" are really what sold me on this one, and I am not disappointed. I was also really excited about the side zipper, but I didn't realize until I tried it on that you still have to pull it over your head to get it on/off, but the zipper definitely makes this easier. The front pocket is perfect for easy-access sunscreen or river snacks, and there is still plenty of room up front for a cold beer. Given Astral's reputation, I have no doubt it will perform in the water. Can't wait to try it out!

Enjoy! Leta Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

Thumbs up

My wife loves it.

Thanks for passing this along, Chris! Leta Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

BOOBAGE

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I have worn countless pfds that fit poorly over my large chest. Not to mention the pressure against my breasts is uncomfortable, but it also makes it hard to breathe. I love this women specific pfd due to its built in boob shapes! I fit in it quite perfectly ;)

Samantha, the technical term is "boob cups!" LOL!! Enjoy! Leta Astral Rep

>Rating: 4

Very comfortable

I havent gotten to take this jacket on the water but my first impression is positive. It fit well and didnt feel too bulky. the chest pocket is a little weird. Some of the space seems hard to access but for the most part it will hold the bare essentials. I am happy with my purchase and like the color a lot.

>Rating: 5

Comfortable

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I bought this as a gift and she says it fits very comfortable and loves it.

Thank you Juan! Leta Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

Perfect Fit

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I love this PFD. It's comfortable and cute! The side zip is a genius feature making it easy to get on and off. The adjustable straps on the shoulders and around the waist are super easy to tighten and the front pocket is a bonus. You can fit a beer in there, a camera or whatever else you need for easy access. All around the best PFD! For reference, I'm 5'3", 34B chest and wearing size S/M.

I

Jaclyn! Sweet picture! Thank you for the review! Leta Astral Rep

>Rating: 5

Great women's pfd!

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

I have a large bust and this vest is very comfortable and easy to adjust to fit my form. I swam a pretty big rapid and it popped me up right away. Plus the color is cute and the front pocket works great as a beverage holder. ;-)

>Rating:

I am intrested in purchasing the astral layla pfd for my 12 year old daughter. Chest measurement is 31 inches. The size chart indicates that she would fit a s/m however, there is a xsmall offered in the catalog. The size chart does not show the measurements for the xsmall. Which one should I get her? Also most of the reviews I have read are for kayaking we are more intrested in whitewater rafting. Is this the right pfd? We are both beginners so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mike and Rebee

>Rating:

Will this work with my sit on top kayak? I am 36DD and were size 10 and sometimes 12 jeans. I wear a large a hoodie. Will the l/xl fit me? Does this offer good flotation? How safe is it to be wearing on my kayak?

Hi Ashley, I would guess that you will have no issue. I am newer to Astral as a rep, but I do know that the Layla was designed to fit larger chested women very well. It will be great for your sit on top kayak. The flotation offered is good enough for class 4-5 kayakers! Enjoy! Leta Astral Rep