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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.
  • This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification, through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • 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
  • US Coast Guard Certification
Size Chest
XS/M 30"-42"
L/XL 42"-52"

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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.

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
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (16)
  • Comfortable (15)
  • Good ventilation (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Paddling (12)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (8)
  • Personal watercraft (4)
  • Boating / sailing (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (5), Beginner (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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

Positively Perfect!

By Susan

from McMinnville

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Good Ventilation
  • No chafing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Canoeing
    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD:

    I have been boating (kayaking, rafting) for 30 years and This is the best fitting life jacket I have owned! Any woman will appreciate how comfortable this life jacket rides, but especially in the upper torso. The mesh back allows me to sit anatomically correct in my kayak. Plenty of clearance between upper arm and torso so no chafing. I didn't need a new lifejacket, but I'm very glad I got this one.

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

    The right gift.

    By Steve of the north

    from Tacoma Wa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Paddling

      Comments about NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD:

      I bought this jacket for my wife. She had a ninja pfd and that was fine with her recreational kayak but it road up with her new touring kayak. She wanted a mesh back like mine, also NRS, and she loves it. Told me to give a 5 star review. this was my 8th purchase from NRS and there will be more in the future.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Great Fit

      By FJulias

      from Crystal River, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Paddling
        • Personal Watercraft

        Comments about NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD:

        I really like this PFD that was designed for women. The jacket was really easy to adjust and it's very comfortable. My kayak has a high back seat which works really well with the mesh back.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        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

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            • NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

              Q:

              Can you please give me the size of the zippered pockets? I'd like to know if my phone will fit in its waterproof jacket. I've been stuck on the river w/o my phone ... Never again :-)
              Asked on 8/18/2015 by Connie from Grove, Ok

              3 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Sold the jacket with the kayak; but was able to put a cell phone and car keys in it.

                Answered on 8/21/2015 by TLC from GUYS MILLS, PA
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Connie, as you can see the pocket is sort of a triangle. It's 7" wide at the bottom and 6" high to the outside. Diagonally, from the center of the zipper to that bottom outside corner it's 6.5". The mesh back on the Zoya is great for high seat backs. If you don't need that feature, another women's life jacket to consider is the Siren, Item # 40036.01. It has a huge front pocket.

                Answered on 8/18/2015 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have an iPhone 5 with a life proof case, and mine fits.

                Answered on 8/18/2015 by Anonymous
            • NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

              Q:

              Size 52" bust. Will it fit properly?
              Asked on 8/16/2015 by Judy from Prescott, az

              4 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Judy,
                I bought this for my daughter, who is probably something like a 36D or E and loves it. The inside of the foam panels seem to be nicely shaped for a large-busted woman, but I really can't comment much beyond that! She wore it on an 18 day Grand Canyon trip this summer, and had no issues with extended wear, so it must have been reasonably comfy for her.
                Fred

                Answered on 8/24/2015 by Fred from Salt Lake City
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The L/XL should work for you, Judy. If you don't like the fit, returns/exchanges are easy and free.

                Answered on 8/17/2015 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                If it is available in a XL it may work. It is quite adjustable. You may have a problem if you are perky. The jacket may ride high under the arms. Hope this helps.
                Whittier & Selma Patrick
                Continuous Travelers
                Sent from my iPhone

                Answered on 8/16/2015 by Sel from Oregon Coast
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Judy,
                I have found this PFD to be spacious and comfortable. I am a 40" bust and
                there is quite a bit of strap for adjusting in this PFD and I believe it
                will fit the 52" bust.
                Good luck!

                Answered on 8/16/2015 by Anonymous
            • 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:

                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:

                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:

                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 has a buckle adjustment, works great.​

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

                A:

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

                Answered on 10/8/2014 by Anonymous
              • 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:

                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
            • NRS Women's Zoya Mesh Back PFD

              Q:

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

              2 answers

              • 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
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

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

                Answered on 8/11/2013 by Anonymous
            • 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

              • 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
              • 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
              • 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
            • 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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