The Astral Buoyancy Linda Life Jacket life vest is a beautifully designed, feature-rich and has a thin-vent back. The design is the best answer for high seat back recreational and fishing kayaks.
|Weight:||1.02 lb / 0.46 kg|
|Approval:||USCG Type III|
|Shell Fabric:||200 Denier High Tenacity Nylon|
|Glacier Blue - S/M||16LISBLU|
|Glacier Blue - M/L||16LIMBLU|
|Glacier Blue - L/XL||16LILBLU|
|Rosa Red - S/M||16LISROS|
|Rosa Red - M/L||16LIMROS|
|Rosa Red - L/XL||16LILROS|
As a PFD this is fine, I can make it fit (woman, well-endowed!), so I gave it four stars. What I can't do is wear it in the kayak, as it slides up, especially when I'm trying to get out. I'm most likely to take a dip when I'm getting out and I had to take it off to get out of the kayak. For general boating, I'm keeping it. It's easy to adjust, fits well, and is fairly comfortable. I got the red color which is very nice. For smaller-chested women it might work- it just has to sit too low on me to work in the kayak.
Bought this for my wife - great fit and very comfortable (and she is definitely the princess and the pea type individual). As always, ACK has best pricing and shipping out there.