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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $55 List$120 List$140.00 at Backcountry
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$99.95 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, good movement, easy to lean back inTapered front, comfortable, breathable, good strap management, large pocketsVery adjustable, great fit, secure and comfortable, good sizing options, moves well, flatteringComfortable fabric, moves with you, durable, secure fitComfortable fit, good mobility, easy to use, stays put, durable
Cons Runs slightly large, vertical vents don't work, no pocketsBack panel high for swimming, runs large, pockets may be in the way while paddlingFull coverage can be hot, runs a bit largeNo ventilation, sizing a bit generic for a really good fit, pushes breasts into armpitsNo pockets, a bit long, full coverage is less breathable
Bottom Line Pretty good performance for less than the competitionA great paddler's vest with solid ventilation and large pocketsA super comfy, really adaptable women's vest with lots of sizing choicesA full-coverage women's jacket with a soft linerA comfortable, easy to wear paddle jacket with a high value
Rating Categories Onyx MoveVent Curve Astral V-Eight Astral Layla NRS Siren NRS Vapor
Comfort (35%)
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9
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7
Mobility (30%)
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Versatility (25%)
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Durability (10%)
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8
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Specs Onyx MoveVent Curve Astral V-Eight Astral Layla NRS Siren NRS Vapor
Gender Unisex Unisex Women's Women's Unisex
Intended Use Paddling Recreational, fishing, touring Whitewater, sea paddling, touring, SUP Paddling, flat water Paddling
Entry Style Front, center zip Front, center zip and bottom clip Pull over; side entry, off-center 3/4 zip and bottom clip Pull over; side entry,1 side clip Side entry, side clip
Wear Type Vest Vest Vest Vest Vest
Sizes Available XS/S (28-36")
M/L 36-44")
XL/XXL (44-56")
S/M (31-37")
M/L (38-44")
L/XL (45-51")
XS/S (27-31")
S/M (31-37")
M/L (38-44")
L/XL (45-51")
XS/M (30-42")
L/XL (42-52")
XL/XXL (50-56")
XS/M (30-42")
L/XL (42-52")
XL/XXL (50-56")
Size We Tested M/L (36-44") S/M (31-37") S/M (31-37") XS/M XS/M (30-42")
Measured Weight (ounces) 17 oz 20 oz 26 oz 32 oz 28 oz
Foam Type Soft, lightweight foam PE foam & EVA foam Kapok fiber front, PVC-free PE foam back PVC-free, ultrasoft foam Soft foam
Main Material 200D nylon shell 200 x 400D ripstop nylon 200 x 400D ripstop nylon shell, 200D nylon liner 400D urethane-coated ripstop nylon shell, 200D nylon liner 400D urethane-coated ripstop nylon shell, 200D nylon liner
Rated Buoyancy Not specified 16 lb 16.3 lb 16.5 lb 16.5 lb
USCG classification Type III Type III Type III Type III Type III
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