Submitted: 04-27-2009 by Katie
I've had an Extrasport Chica vest for several years now. I bought it for the price and because it's supposed to be comfortable for women. I like that it is comfy for my chest and it's a pretty low-profile vest.
My concerns: The foam is slimmed down in the lower back for kayak seats, but I paddle an open canoe so it's a useless feature for me that just adds bulk to the front. The pocket is nice, but it could have more storage for sure. There is a waist buckle that I have forgotten to snap, so my next PFD is not going to have one. The biggest problem for me is that the zipper tends to unzip while I'm paddling- I think due to that female chest issue. The zipper thing has happened enough that I'm buying a new PFD and passing this one on to someone else.
So if the price is right, just keep an eye on the zipper.