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Ditch the floating cesspool of cruise ships and take a sea kayak tour around the tip of Argentina for an up-close and personal view of seals, penguins, and other incredible wildlife that can't be seen anywhere else. With the Astral Buoyancy Sea Wolf Personal Flotation Device fastened firmly around your chest, you'll comfortably paddle through the Golfo Nuevo to reach the Valdes Peninsula. Designed with sea kayakers in mind, the Sea Wolf is lightweight and quick-drying, and it displays an impressively economical use of space. Certified by the USCG, the Sea Wolf blends Gaia and PE foam to give long-distance paddlers comfort and confidence until shore is a sure thing. The Foam Tectonic platform puts the flotation into plates, like the tech namesake, to keep the PFD profile fairly low. The vest itself is made from burly 400D ripstop nylon and lined with a moisture-managing, though tough, 200D nylon mesh. While seal tusks outmatch the Sea Wolf, errand oars or rough rocks shouldn't leave your PFD worse for the wear. Polypro webbing makes it simple to tweak the fit to match your layering for changing weather. The front clamshell pocket has a hard foam front and unzips to give you a portable tray, in case you need a dry place to rest your snacks. A fleece-lined handwarmer hides behind this pocket so you can warm your water-chilled paws when you paddle into a protected bay. Two side mesh pockets sit just a little bit above your hips. These mesh pouches are perfect for carabiners, lip balm, or an emergency energy bar. Your hiking hydration bladder fits in the back of the Sea Wolf with the tube snaking over your shoulder for easy access to liquid.

- Backcountry.com

The Sea Wolf PFD from Astral combines storage space, lightweight construction and a fit that's beyond the ordinary for expedition-minded paddlers looking for versatility.


The Sea Wolf is a great-fitting, lightweight and all around versatile PFD built with the technical features every paddler wants. Pull-over design shell with two side buckles is made from 200-denier and 400-denier ripstop nylon. Liner made from 200-denier nylon. Articulated foam panels conform to body shape for a great fit. Foam Tectonic platform allows outer front panel to move freely as inner panel stays in place. Buckled side exit and torso length adjustment create custom fit. Front clamshell pocket, internal zippered pockets and zippered cargo pocket offer generous storage. Fleece handwarmer pocket is a great feature for cold days. Reflective accents and strobe light attachment point for safety. Knife tab allows quick access. US Coast Guard-approved Type III PFD. Imported.

- L.L.Bean

Visually upgraded for 2014, this sea kayaking inspired life jacket combines incredible fit, lightweight construction and ample, organized storage space. A great vest for any boater who likes to roam far from home. Astral's Freestyle Tectonics system allows the outer front panel to move freely with your upper body while the inner panel stays securely in place. Ultra light PE foam and tough ripstop nylon construction ensure years of durable comfort. The large clamshell front pocket features four inner compartments for easy access and organization. Two side pockets provide even more storage, so you're never without the things you need. Eight adjustment points ensure a custom fit. Reflective accents and strobe light attachment points keep you visible in low-light conditions. Fleece-lined hand warmers are oh so comfortable on chilly days. Front lash tab for quick-access attachment of a rescue knife. This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification, through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). You can also add a quick-release belt for safe towing or rescue. (Not included. Call for a custom order.)


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