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Designed just for women, the NRS Zoya Life Jacket gives you the comfort and safety you want for your paddling adventures. With PlushFIT foam panels sculpted to fit your body, hand warmer pockets and easy adjustment, you're gonna love it.
  • The front foam panels are anatomically sculpted for a woman's body.
  • Soft PlushFIT™ foam flotation conforms to your body as you wear it for unsurpassed comfort.
  • Six side and two shoulder adjustments allow you to dial in a fit that's just right for you.
  • Two large zippered pockets are easy to open and hold those essentials you like close at hand.
  • For extra comfort and convenience, we've added two hand warmer pockets lined with warm, fleecy, quick-drying VaporLoft™.
  • Large arm openings allow unrestricted mobility for paddling and rowing.
  • The mesh lower back is a great fit on high-back seats and provides ventilation when the weather's warm.
  • Zippered front entry makes the Zoya PFD easy to put on and take off.
  • Reflective piping front and back make you more visible in low-light conditions.
  • There's a front lash tab for a knife and a strobe holder loop on the back of the jacket.
  • Design flotation: 16.5 lbs.

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US Coast Guard Type: III
Profile: Medium
Design Flotation: 16.5 lbs.
Outer Fabric: 200-denier urethane-coated ripstop nylon
Entry System: Front zip
Pockets:
  • 2 - Front
Lash Tabs:
  • 1 - Front
Adjustment System:
  • 4 - Side
  • 2 - Shoulder
  • 2 - Waist
Features:
  • Reflective piping
  • Back strobe holder loop
Size Chest
XS/M 30"-42"
L/XL 42"-52"

video: NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD (1:29)

Designed just for women, the NRS Zoya Life Jacket gives you the comfort and safety you want for your paddling adventures. With PlushFIT foam panels sculpted to fit your body, hand warmer pockets and easy adjustment, you're gonna love it.

video: How To: Choose the Right Life Jacket

How To: Choose the Right Life Jacket (4:31)

Choosing a good-fitting life jacket that's designed for the type of boating you do is important for your safety. Whether you are kayaking, rafting, canoeing, fishing or stand up paddling, there's a US Coast Guard-approved PFD that's just right for you. In this video, we go over the types of life jackets most commonly worn by boaters and offer tips for choosing one you'll be comfortable wearing all the time you're on the water.

video: How To: Fit a Life Jacket

How To: Fit a Life Jacket (2:21)

Choosing a life jacket, or personal flotation device (PFD), that fits well for all-day wearing comfort is one of the most important water safety decisions you make. In this video we show you how to tighten the straps to ensure the jacket won't ride up when you're in the water. When deciding on a life jacket, wear it around the shop for a while to be sure it's all-day comfortable. Then, be sure to always wear it when you're on the water!

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  • NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

    Q:

    How are the shoulders adjusted? Are those velcro straps, or is that just a cover for clips or ? Hope not velcro, that's a nightmare for us long-haired gals. thx
    Asked on 10/8/2014 by Lynn from bozeman, MT

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Lynn,
      Just looked at the adjustments for the shoulder straps on my wife's Zoya
      PFD and they are backpack style plastic buckles. So should not be a
      problem catching your hair.

      Answered on 10/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No Velcro, this has a buckle adjustment, works great.​

      Answered on 10/9/2014 by TK from Frisco,CO
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You simply pull down on the straps to tighten, and lift up on the clips to loosen the straps.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No Velcro. This is a well made well designed vest. I bought this for my
      wife and she finds it very comfortable even when wearing it for extended
      periods of time. She also likes that it has a few small pockets for
      personal items.

      Answered on 10/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There is no Velcro on this life jacket. The straps are adjusted with plastic buckles that are around the back of the shoulder.
      Stephen C. Doering
      NASA
      Marshall Space Flight Center/AS01
      Director, Office of Center Operations
      ***.****office-MSFC)
      "When once you have tasted flight you will always walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you have been and there you will always be" -- Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

      Answered on 10/9/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The shoulder straps are not Velcro. They are adjustable buckles and the
      loose end of each strap tucks into an elastic band to keep it from flapping
      around. Great all around comfortable life jacket for women.

      Answered on 10/8/2014 by Two Shoes from Central TX
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There is no Velcro. Just pull straps to adjust. I have longer hair too,
      and no issues. I like the vest.

      Answered on 10/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There is no Velcro on the shoulder straps.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Lynn, the shoulder adjustment is a ladder-lock buckle. You can see it by looking at one of the photos of the back of the jacket.

      Answered on 10/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

    Q:

    Is this pfd USCG approved?
    Asked on 8/11/2013 by Erika from Colorado

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes it is USCG approved. Great vest if you have a bigger chest ;)

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Erika, all NRS life jackets and all the other brands we carry are USCG approved.

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

    Q:

    The mailed cataloguye has this vest in a XXl size. Is this available?
    Asked on 6/30/2013 by D from WV

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      D, the Zoya comes in two sizes:
      Size Chest
      XS/M 30"-42"
      L/XL 42"-52"

      Answered on 6/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

    Q:

    How long is this vest? I have a shorter torso and vests often hug me around my ears, so to speak. Thanks!
    Asked on 4/26/2013 by Washingtanna from Kingston, wa

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hi, the front of the Zoya is 15" from the bottom of the waist adjustment to the top of the foam at the shoulders. If it doesn't work for you, we have a painless and free returns system.

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought this for my wife who is also short in the torso and it fits her
      well.
      Since this is a women's specific vest the flotation material in the front
      is thinner at the top which helps it to fit a woman's build better.

      Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi ­ I just received this PFD in the mail yesterday, so I¹ve tried it on,
      but not tested it yet. I purchased the XS/M and when I have it adjusted for
      myself, it is 21² from my shoulder to the bottom of the foam in front, and
      23² to the bottom of the waist. I am 23² from my shoulder to waist. I am a
      bit skeptical of the foam shape ³for women² -- the interior basically has a
      shelf, with the foam 1 1/2² at the upper torso (for ³the girls²), and 2 3/4²
      in the lower part below your breasts. However, if I don¹t have the PFD
      adjusted just right the shelf wants to sit at mid-breast. (I¹m a B/C cup ‹
      this might work better for those better endowed). I need to try this on in
      the boat to see how the PFD will ride in use. It does have a lot of freedom
      for your arms. I¹m not as impressed with the manufacturing quality as with
      my old Kokatat vest, however.
      I hope this helps!
      Christine

      Answered on 4/26/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

    Q:

    Hi gang, I like this one in Grey, l/xl, but been out of stock for months. Will you get any soon? Can I use my NRS bucks from last year purchases and how do I ask for that when I order?
    Best Regards,
    Asked on 2/11/2013 by Pam from Sedona AZ

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Hi Pam. The Zoya is a new NRS life jacket. We will receive the first shipment in early May. To use your Boater's Bucks online you'll need your Customer Number and the Boater's Bucks Number. We'll be sending out that info to you in March. If you need it earlier, just call, 800.635.5202. And if you place an order over the phone we can look it up for you then.

      Answered on 2/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD
 
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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (13)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Good ventilation (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Paddling (9)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (7)
    • Personal watercraft (3)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Intermediate (5), Beginner (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Victory for short women

    This is the first PFD I have found that can be adjusted to fit short women. The mesh back is comfortable with and accomodates a kayak seat. The front is short enough to accomodate...Read complete review

    This is the first PFD I have found that can be adjusted to fit short women. The mesh back is comfortable with and accomodates a kayak seat. The front is short enough to accomodate a spray skirt.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Way too bulky

    I wanted a high back pfd because of my high back kayak seat. I thought being designed for women it might be fairly trim but it was way too bulky and thick. I was...Read complete review

    I wanted a high back pfd because of my high back kayak seat. I thought being designed for women it might be fairly trim but it was way too bulky and thick. I was afraid this was a necessity because of the high back but later found another brand that did not feel as bulky, so returned this product.

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    5.0

    Adjusts Comfortably

    By Anne

    from Arlington TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Comfortable While Sitted
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD:

      Fits my full figured bust comfortably while seated and standing. Haven't had it long enough to attest to durability yet but hope to in a year

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Very comfortable

      By kayaker

      from Wisconsin

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Ventilation
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Paddling
        • Personal Watercraft

        Comments about NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD:

        I use this PFD kayaking, and am comfortable in it. I would certainly have given it a 5 if it was less bulky. However, having made that comment, I've not found it to impede my paddling. It just "feels" bulky. I'm extremely pleased with all of the adjustable straps, and the high back. It fits perfectly with my high back seat. Also, I'm short (5'2"), and it isn't too long for me when sitting in the kayak.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Zoya PFD

        By Marta

        from Lake Tahoe, NV

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Canoeing

          Comments about NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD:

          Used for rafting, SUP boarding comfortable for both.

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love this lifejacket!

          By Kirsten

          from Billings montana

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Good Ventilation
          • Lightweight
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Paddling

            Comments about NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD:

            This is a great PFD. It is comfortable to paddle in and has nice features. The pockets are great. I fish and I put a little tackle box in one pocket leaving the other for my keys. I also appreciate the handwarmers. I am comfortable in this PFD all day long!

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Best for the Bust

            By Sel

            from Oregon Coast

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Good Ventilation

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Canoeing
              • Paddling

              Comments about NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD:

              The high back flotation with the lower mesh ventilation makes this very comfortable. It fits well above the back band and spray deck. Pockets are well designed and accessible. The anatomical fitting feels right. Bust is supported without constraining paddle swing. Very happy so far.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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