The Linda is a beautifully designed, feature-rich women’s life jacket utilizing Astral's Thin-Vent™ back. This design is the best answer to today’s high seatback recreational and fishing kayaks.
Lightweight and easy to…
Lightweight and easy to adjust.
Pfd I reach for the most
Started paddling with an outfitter and bought a Pfd at West Marine. Was soon dissatisfied with lack of adjustments so bought a Kokotat Naiad thinking that would be better. Ended up feeling puffy and getting in my way. As kayaking skills improved, bought a red Eddyline Sitka LT.kayak. Ordered the red/black version of the Linda simply because it matched my kayak, thinking it would be OK for light duty days, but I wear it all the time! It is the lightest, and least warm vest. Keeps me from overheating when I am paddling hard. Cannot stand the kapok vests; prefer foam. Whether foam is soft/pliable or more rigid, what matters is fit/easy adjustments. I paddle with a waterproof camera, tissues for my runny nose (allergies) and a lip protectant stick in my vest as well as river knife, safety gear, etc. Pockets are ample and fit my gear. Would love to have the MsFit actually fit me as I do more and more sea kayaking, but the side pockets on my well endowed; short torso cause my paddle stroke to graze the vest. The best Pfd is the one you do not mind wearing and for me, this is it.