Nicole + Astral

Women's SPecific Life Jackets

We believe in supporting women in all sports at all levels. So we build women's life vests that fit their frame, shape and size. Every women’s life jacket is completely free of toxic PVC and we reuse our scraps in other products we make (see our AstroPad).

Favorite Style

Layla

$ 139.95

Our founder introduced this style of PFD almost 20 years ago, and we’ve found that no other design conforms to a curvy woman’s body better. The hinged  princess seams, boob cups, and super soft organic kapok create a special  fit that women crave. 

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Color: Eggplant

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Astral’s warranty policy?

All of our products are guaranteed against any manufacturing defects and are covered under warranty for the lifetime of the product. Please complete our Warranty form to get the process started.

My life jacket is ____ years old, is it still safe to use?

Maybe. Our jackets are made of nylon fabric, buoyancy inserts (either plastic foam or Kapok) and some hardware. Over time these components may degrade or lose their structural integrity. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend that jackets should be replaced every 5 years or after 300 days of use (whichever comes first). Also, we recommend an annual inspection of the jacket at the beginning of every season:

  1. A visual inspection: make sure there are no holes or obvious tears in the fabric or seams.
  2. Check the hardware, make sure the zippers buckle and webbing are in good condition.
  3. Test swim your life jacket in some calm and protected water.

If your jacket seems to float less than you remember from previous year, or if you’ve discovered any other damage, it may be time for a new one.

How long will it take to get my order?

We ship from North Carolina, so depending on your location anywhere from 2-10 days. 

Reviews

Layla

February 12, 2018

As a newbie who loves to thoroughly research gear before buying I did a lot of work before purchasing the Layla. After sifting through specs, reviews, and talking to people it was an obvious choice to go with the Layla and Im so glad I did. Perfect for everything from Read More my 21 day trip in the Grand Canyon to an afternoon of SUP. Absolutely in love with the comfort, fit, and versatility of the Layla!

submitted by: Ryland, Wilmington, NC

I LOVE this PFD

August 08, 2016

This is the first jacket that I have been totally in love with. The first reason is that it is just so darn comfortable--the kapok conforms to your shape, no matter what it is, and is both squishy and firm at the same time. You don't get that Read More stiff, cardboard feeling you get with most PFD that use standard foam. It is not blocky or non bending at all. The second reason is the pockets--not too big, not too small-just right. The side one is great of items you don't need all the time, some safety stuff, etc. The front one is for the sunscreen, ear plugs, whatever you use all the time. The best thing about the jacket is it floats--like really floats you out of the water. Having spent enough time with my head at or below the water in a swim this is super important for me. The jacket is probably a year old now, lots of use and I just remembered I should try the buoyancy a week ago and it is as good as new in terms of flotation. It is comfortable and easy to use, put on, take off, light weight, etc. Kind of weird getting so excited about a PFD but since it's the most important part of my kit, that's what I am.

submitted by: hilde, grand canyon arizona

So comfortable!

September 06, 2016

I bought this vest to due to the thin-back. My rec. kayak has a high top seat and every other vest I have tried has been uncomfortable after a few hours. With the Linda I hardly notice it is there. Thank you Astral for designing a great Read More vest!

submitted by: Kelsey, Pen

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