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Astral V-Eight

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Type III Breathing is good. PFDs help us stay afloat so we can breathe...now here's a PFD that can also breathe. Astral's V-Eight(TM) with Airescape technology vents naturally for unparalleled comfort.Next to your body a wide, soft, open-weave mesh allows free transport of warm air and sweat away from your torso.The inside of the PFDs foam has a textured surface that reduces body contact by 70%, creating channels for air to move freely.Strategically placed "Vent Port" cutouts in the foam let warm air escape out of the jacket.This tough, breathable life jacket is covered with 200 x 400-denier rip stop nylon, with a polyester mesh liner that is very comfortable.Articulated Foam panels adjust to a wide range of body types and are environmentally friendly.Fits both men and women well the foam in the upper front is sculpted to fit a woman's body.The mesh back is ideal for warm temperatures keeping you cool and comfortable under the hot summer sun and staying out of the way of your seat back.The large mesh cargo pocket holds a bunch and there's also a handy small pocket inside the upper left panel.The sturdy lash tab secures your knife or other gear.The front entry is easy to get in and out of with the Self-locking Vislon Teeth YKK(R) zipper.Design flotation: Minimum of 15.5lbs at time of manufacture.

- NRS

Stay cool while paddling during the dog days of summer with the Astral V-Eight PFD. Airescape(TM) technology minimizes vest contact with your torso and has vent ports allowing body heat to escape. Eco-conscious Gaia(TM) PVC-free foam is soft and flexible, and won't break down in a wet environment. Preshaped foam in front panels provides additional comfort for men and women. Nylon outer shell provides superior abrasion resistance and durability. Mesh back allows maximum airflow and increased comfort while using kayaks with high seatbacks. Mesh cargo pocket on the right front panel conveniently stores small essentials. Dial in the fit using the 2 adjustable 1 in. webbing side straps and the adjustable shoulder straps. 4-way lash tab on front lets you secure accessories like strobes or knives.

- REI

Cool down with the world?s first ventilating life jacket featuring Airescape breathable technology (patent pending). The V-Eight was designed for ultimate comfort in warm or humid climates, featuring a mesh back design for a unrestricted fit in boats with high seatbacks and a pocket big enough for your favorite sports beverage.

- RockCreek

Perfect for hot days on the water, the Astral Buoyancy V Eight with unique Airescape Technology that limits the PFD's contact surface with the body and allows air to flow through ventilating ports in the front and back.

- EMS