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Astral YTV PFD

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Product Details

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."
video: How To: Choose the Right Life Jacket

How To: Choose the Right Life Jacket (4:31)

Choosing a good-fitting life jacket that's designed for the type of boating you do is important for your safety. Whether you are kayaking, rafting, canoeing, fishing or stand up paddling, there's a US Coast Guard-approved PFD that's just right for you. In this video, we go over the types of life jackets most commonly worn by boaters and offer tips for choosing one you'll be comfortable wearing all the time you're on the water.

video: How to Adjust a PFD

How to Adjust a PFD (0:28)

To be certain it functions properly in an emergency, it is essential to adjust your life jacket before getting on the water. A well-adjusted PFD will also be more comfortable to wear when rafting, kayaking, canoeing or stand up paddling. Every NRS life jacket features adjustable straps that allow you to achieve a secure and comfortable fit. In this video, we show you how to fit your PFD, adjust the straps and test the life jacket to make sure it is secure for safe boating.

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Specs

US Coast Guard Type:Type III (when worn), Type V otherwise
Profile:Low
Design Flotation:16.5 lbs.
Outer Fabric:200 x 400-denier ripstop nylon
Lining:200-denier nylon
Entry System:Pullover
Pockets:
  • 2 - Side
Lash Tabs:
  • 1 - Front
Adjustment System:
  • 2 - Side
  • 2 - Shoulder
  • 2 - Waist
Features:
  • PE and Gaia® foams
  • US Coast Guard Certification

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Sizing

SizeChest Size
S/M31"-37"
M/L38"-44"
L/XL45"-51"

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