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Astral YTV PFD


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The YTV is Astral's answer to a pure and simple life jacket showcasing the freestyle-inspired Torso Lock™ Foam Platform. The low-profile offers the ultimate mobility for a range of paddlers.
  • Astral's Torso Lock™ Foam Platform keeps the jacket snug around your torso, as the rest of your body thrashes around.
  • The YTV uses a combination of PE and Gaia® foams for comfortable and earth-friendly flotation.
  • Six adjustment points ensure a custom fit for a wide range of paddlers.
  • Two generous zippered front, side pockets, as well as a knife slip pocket provide plenty of handy storage.
  • The quick access lash tab keeps your knife close and ready to disengage at a second's notice.
  • This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification, through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
  • Since the YTV has a pullover entry, the US Coast Guard classifies it as a Type V jacket. Type V is their "special use" category and pullovers are lumped in there. Here's what it says on the jacket: "This is a Type V PFD because it has restricted approval allowing it to be used as a Type III PFD only when worn. This device must be worn at all times in order to meet the U.S. Coast Guard regulations requiring PFDs to be carried."

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US Coast Guard Type: Type III (when worn), Type V otherwise
Profile: Low
Design Flotation: 16.0 lbs.
Outer Fabric: 200 x 400-denier ripstop nylon
Lining: 200-denier nylon
Entry System: Pullover
  • 2 - Side
Lash Tabs:
  • 1 - Front
Adjustment System:
  • 2 - Side
  • 2 - Shoulder
  • 2 - Waist
  • PE and Gaia® foams
  • US Coast Guard Certification
Size Chest Size
S/M 31"-37"
M/L 38"-44"
L/XL 45"-51"

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Thanks Santa! Just what I wanted

By Sebastian

from Hamilton, Mt

Verified Buyer

Comments about Astral YTV PFD:

River kayak. Whitewater. Recent entry to sport. Upgraded to this smaller, more compact jacket. Enables more freedom with movement. Very comfortable too

Service and delivery comments:

Very prompt delivery. Always easy to return/exchange if needed.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Awesome PFD!

By Jenny

from Austin, Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Astral YTV PFD:

I took this PFD on our paddling trip to Big Bend through the Santa Elena Canyon. While I never got in, I can say this PFD was super comfy, really cute and really functional. I am 5'2" (petite but with a bigger chest) and I was worried about how it would fit. I did not want to be squeezed to death in my life vest. This PFD is perfect. It is completely adjustable and fits in all the right spots. The only thing I will say that I read in another review is how the strap near the neck can be a bit annoying. The strap rubbed me quite a bit throughout the day. Not sure if it's an error on my part and how I sized it or just a flaw in fabric. Either way I'm super happy with this PFD!

Service and delivery comments:

Very fast shipping!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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