Astral Tempo 200

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Open-ocean paddles, whitewater adventures, and casual lake paddles all have inherent risks, no matter how experienced one is on water. Slip the Tempo 200 T2 over your torso, zip up the front, and experience the excitement of paddling on the earth's liquid playground knowing you're ready if things take a turn (or roll) for the worse.

- Backcountry Outlet

This vest offers a wide array of important features for those who prefer the ease of donning and removing a front-entry PFD. This fully featured ergonomic design is an Astral Classic great for Whitewater, Touring, and Canoeing. Weight: 2 lb 3.2 ozFeatures: Low riding, contoured foam keeps the buoyancy out of your way ,providing an amazing range of motion. Preferred by aggressive paddlers.Dual Cargo Pockets are easily accessed via vertical zippers. Gussets provide ample expansion.Handwarmers are hidden behind the front pockets.ISS-[Independent Shoulder Suspension] is designed to let the shoulder straps move up and down with your shoulders without pulling up on the PFD. Reinforcement webbing is sewn from your shoulder straps to the side-wings of your Vest for unmatched strength in a recreational PFD.Neck Bumpers of neoprene at inside of your shoulder straps increase comfort for all day paddling. EZ-Reach side adjustments are placed much more forward than other PFD's. This makes it much easier to securely adjust an Astral vest.Flotection-Impact resistant foam placed in the back and sides to protect your ribs and upper spine. Chimney Vent-By opening the main zipper and loosening the buckle beneath, you will freshen up and still stay secure. Hydration compatibility-our Bladder fits in the front pocket and our Full Bladder fits between the back foam layers. Quick Access Knife tab.Specs:Shell fabric: 500 Denier Cordura Nylon Provides excellent abrasion resistance. Liner fabric: 200 Denier Nylon for lightweight comfort against your skin or clothing.Buoyancy: 16.75 lbs. (USCG minimum is 15.5 lbs for a Type III PFD)USCG: Type III PFD.Sizing: (measured in inches at widest torso circumferenceX-Small-Medium: 30-42"Large-Extra Large: 42-52".

- Campmor

Type III: For those who prefer the ease of a front-entry PFD, without sacrificing any of the features of a top of the line life jacket. The Astral Tempo 200's ergonomic design is an Astral Classic.This front-entry PFD has an innovative independent shoulder suspension that moves with you and adjusts automatically to your torso height. Two expanding pockets give you plenty of room to store small items.Hand-warming compartments that double as extra storage are an added advantage.Reflective daisy chain webbing on the shoulders and a knife lash tab complete this vest. Design Flotation: Minimum of 15.5lbs at time of manufacture.


Ergonomic fit and loaded with technically minded features, the Tempo 200 is a jacket for all conditions and all paddlers. A mid-zip design built on the classic Astral platform gives you an ergonomic fit with plenty of protection. Also compatible with a quick release tow belt for guides and instructors.

- RockCreek

Astral Buoyancy Tempo 200 Kayak Lifejacket - For serious paddlers, the Astral Buoyancy Tempo 200 kayaking PFD is loaded with technical features for the highest levels of performance and safety. This front-entry PFD makes getting in and out simple, and the Chimney Vent provides airflow while still keeping the jacket secure. An innovative buckle-free independent shoulder suspension moves with you and adjusts automatically to your torso height. Two expanding pockets give you plenty of room to store small items, and a luxurious fleece-lined handwarmer pocket can also hold a rescue rope. Reflective daisy chain loops and a 4-waylash tab on the front offer plenty of attachment points for knives, strobes, and other safety essentials. The Tempo 200 will also accept a tow belt and hydration pack (sold separately). Ergonomically fit and technically minded, the Astral Buoyancy Tempo 200 PFD is a jacket for all conditions and all types of kayakers.

- Outdoorplay

Astral Tempo 200

previously retailed for:
$79.96 - $159.95

The Astral Tempo 200 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 3, 2013 at Campmor.

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