Best Big Water PFD for the Large Busted?
Hi, please pardon me in advance as this may come across as odd - having a man ask a group of women about PFD's for large busted women, but I am asking on behalf of my better half, who is having a hard time finding THE perfect PFD for bigger water trips but that is still comfy for her to wear days on end and having a ~48" chest. I am looking for something that has more than 20# of flotation and has the option of adding leg straps.
She currently wears the Stohlquist Cruiser with something called "wrapture" technology that is apparently a better fit than unisex PFDs as it has some room built in the chest area for the girls without mashing or causing a poor fit; she likes the way it fits her and she's put a couple hundred miles on it; however, this PFD only has about 16# of flotation and seems unsuitable for a big water swim. We have some big water trips planned for this year and I need to find something better and more suited for her in these conditions.
She has tried on the NRS Big Water V which is unisex fit and that doesn't fit well. We have also tried on the Extrasport Swiftwater Ranger which is what I wear for the big stuff but it doesnt fit her well either, and without being at a well rounded whitewater rafting shop that carries a variety of PFDs - its difficult to try these on before buying and we are in this terrible cycle of ordering and returning without any luck.
Anyone have any suggestions for fitting her with a better PFD that is designed specifically for women, similar to the Stohlquist previously mentioned but with greater flotation? She is approx. 5' 5" 160# and 48" bust.
Thank you in advance for your help with this delicate situation