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Help! It's my first year as a commercial guide and it is time for me to buy my own gear. I'm having a very difficult time finding something to fit my large (DD) chest. I don't want anything too bulky because then I have trouble self rescuing. I'm looking for something that's comfortable without my boobs just popping out the sides. The NRS Ninja and the Astral Seawolf are in the running. The Astral YTV is low profile but I've got major side boob problems in it. However the Stohlquist Brik looks like it could do the trick too. I haven't found any women specific pfds that aren't bulky in the front. If anyone can help me with some suggestions I'd be super appreciative! There just aren't enough reviews out there to make this process easier.


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really having a hard time picturing this "side boob problem"... could you please PM me some pics to understand your problem, then maybe I could be of better assistance!!!
 

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Way to be a perv. You're the kinda guy who ruins things like this.


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Ugh... what an asshole.

To answer your question though, I've been very happy with my Astral Greenjacket, the rescue version of the sea wolf. Although I don't have anything near what you could describe as a large chest (not quite even an A), there is a ton of extra room and adjustability there. The first time I tried it on I thought it hit me in the wrong place (right across my boobs!) but the new version seems to be better, and after figuring out the adjustment and a short break in period, it's ultra comfy. I know several larger chested women who are happy with it.
 

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Blue,

Unfortunately there are not a lot of good options out there for us. Lotus used to make one called the Lola which handled beautifully the challenges you describe. I finally had to retire it 5 or 6 years ago and haven't found another that even comes close. I found the Astral Wonderjacket to be too bulky. You might try the Kokatat MsFit. Good luck.
 

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My girl is well endowed and went with the Astral Wonder Jacket. It is a little bulky in front, but she finds it comfortable. I used to paddlewith a Brik. Very comfortable pfd, but I didn't think it had good flotation. Ideally suited as a playboat vest.
 

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hahahaha! take a joke! its mountain buzz what the heck do you expect!???!!! seriously ladies. its a joke. relax!!!! best of luck!!!
That guy is grateful that he has a hand cuz that's all he'll ever have!

The Lotus Lola was the one that my friends swore by. I have an old one that has been relegated to spare status. Maybe find one on ebay?
 

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Astral Abba! Uses Kapok floatation and that stuff moves around a little to add comfort for your "girls".

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I have a women's stohlquist - not sure of the model but it is about 5 yrs old. It has extra space built into the front foam in just the right spots... I'll never go back to a mens jacket.
 

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Kokatat MsFit is the pfd for the wife and her girls. Seem to be very happy with the comfort level and fit. Looks good too !!!


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Another vote for the Kokatat MSfit. Love mine.
 
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