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Any suggestions for best Women’s kayak PFD for long days on river?

I am looking to buy a PFD for kayaking.  Comfort and added warmth plus pockets for small items a plus.  I do like a wrap around with flotation up back for added back support for long paddle days.


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Hello @Jeannie thanks for being part of the community! I am happy to steer you in the right direction for a potential pfd to meet your needs!

I am a fan of Astral PFD's from a comfort standpoint and would recommend taking a look at the Astral Layla PFD . This one hits on several of your requests.  There is padding all around, less venting throughout which will add a little warmth, and a pocket with internal organization which includes a spot for keys.

I would also take a look at the MTI Spirit PFD and the Stohlquist Flo PFD .

Each of these options I believe would offer a good fit for many but also have some unique attributes you may like. 

I am including this article about Choosing a PFD that can help you make the best decision regarding fit, features, and specs!

Hope this helps and happy paddling!


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