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.

- REI

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

Astral Buoyancy V-Eight Kayak Lifejacket - Cool down with the world's first ventilating kayaking life jacket, the Astral Buoyancy V-Eight PFD. The new Airescape Technology limits the PFD's contact with your body and allows air to flow through ventilating ports in the front and back, eliminating excessive build-up of heat and perspiration to maintain a comfortable core temperature. The Astral Buoyancy V-Eight kayak PFD was designed for ultimate comfort in warm or humid climates by featuring a mesh back design that also does double duty by providing an unrestricted fit in boats with high seatbacks. Articulated and sculpted foam panels assure a comfortable fit for both men and women. The front zipper entry is easy to get in and out of, and the chimney vent feature provides additional for added comfort and safety. There's even a large front pocket and an interior storage sleeve. Stay cool on warmer days with the Astral Buoyancy V-Eight kayak PFD.

- Outdoorplay

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