Astral Nova

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Retailers' Descriptions

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Get a new level of ventilation and comfort when you paddle in Astral Buyoancy's Nova PFD - a carefully designed vest that doesn't ride up on your kayak seat back. You stay cool and get more mobility with a Thin-Vent design in the back that cuts bulk with thin foam pads in the lower back and shoulders, meanwhile, the front Chimney Venting system gives you more ventilation in the front.

- Mountain Gear

Astral's Nova shines bright in the world of PFD's with its Chimney Vent and thin, full back, that is ideal for high back seats. The Nova is perfect for long days on the water enjoying nature.The Chimney Vent is one of Astral's original temperature relief concepts. Snap the buckle behind the zipper, then you can safely unzip and let heat rise and escape rather than being trapped against your body, keeping you cool and comfortable.The Thin-Vent(TM) back design adds mesh for ventilation while giving protection against straps and high back seats.Lightweight PE foam construction eliminates weight and bulk for all day comfort.Two large mesh pockets can hold anything you want to keep close from drinks and snacks to fishing tackle and waterproof cameras.


The Astral Nova Life Jacket (PFD) is multi-purpose and can be worn for a number of water sports including kayaking, rafting, and canoeing. This paddling life jacket is custom in design with its patented Thin-Vent offering the utmost in protection, comfort and durability. It's great for paddlers with kayaks having high seat backs like most recreational boats. There are also thin foam pads on the lower back and shoulders to provide some protection from webbing strap. This, of course, is designed not interfere with any seat back. This Astral kayaking life jacket is created with a special Chimney Vent feature that allows for breathability in warm weather. It is made of lightweight PE Foam construction and two Tall-Boy Pockets for storage. The Nova PFD is perfect for your extracurricular water adventures.

- Altrec Outdoors

The Nova PFD from Astral is for some the only choice when looking for a PFD that will not interfere with a high seat back on recreational kayaks.


This lightweight and ventilating PFD provides supreme comfort in all recreational kayaks. Thinvent (tm) technology features a super thin back that is compatible with all seats, and open mesh for maximum air flow.

- RockCreek

Astral Nova

previously retailed for:
$47.98 - $89.95

The Astral Nova is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 14, 2014 at Mountain Gear.

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