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The pullover Astral YTV PFD is designed to perfectly balance protection and mobility, thanks to low-profile foam panels and setback arm openings that allow a full range of movement even on whitewater.

- REI

Astral Paddle YTV PFD-Cherry Creek Red-S/M 4008802104. The low-profile offers the ultimate mobility for a range of paddlers. Astral's Torso Lock Foam Platform keeps the jacket snug around your torso as the rest of your body thrashes around. The YTV uses a combination of PE and Gaia foams for comfortable and earth-friendly flotation. Six adjustment points ensure a custom fit for a wide range of paddlers. Two generous zippered front side pockets as well as a knife slip pocket provide plenty of handy storage. The quick access lash tab keeps your knife close and ready to disengage at a second's notice. This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Since the YTV has a pullover entry the US Coast Guard classifies it as a Type V jacket. Type V is their special use category and pullovers are lumped in there. Here's what it says on the jacket: This is a Type V PFD because it has restricted approval allowing it to be used as a Type III PFD only when worn. This device must be worn at all times in order to meet the U.S. Coast Guard regulations requiring PFDs to be carried. Features/Specifications: US Coast Guard Type: Type III (when worn) Type V otherwise Profile: Low Design Flotation: 16.5 lbs. Outer Fabric: 200 x 400-denier ripstop nylon Lining: 200-denier nylon Entry System: Pullover Pockets: 2 - Side Lash Tabs: 1 - Front Adjustment System: 2 - Side2 - Shoulder2 - Waist Features: PE and Gaia foamsUS Coast Guard Certification

- CampSaver.com

The YTV Personal Flotation Device is Astral's most minimalist whitewater PFD, designed to strike a powerful balance between protection and mobility. The foam panels sit low and close to your chest and back, wide arm openings ensure full range of motion, and ripstop materials feel feathery light for easy paddling. Tp truly simplifying the YTV, Astral didn't even consider a front-zip opening, opting instead for a pull-over design that saves a few extra ounces. As with any properly executed whitewater vest, you'll find a couple of pockets and the essential lash tab, so you can secure a knife or rescue strobe to the chest. Astral also included six size-adjustable straps (two each at the sides, shoulders, and waist) to ensure a precise and comfortable fit for every individual.

- Backcountry.com

The YTV is Astral's answer to a pure and simple life jacket showcasing the freestyle-inspired Torso Lock(TM) Foam Platform. The low-profile offers the ultimate mobility for a range of paddlers. Astral's Torso Lock(TM) Foam Platform keeps the jacket snug around your torso, as the rest of your body thrashes around. The YTV uses a combination of PE and GaiaA(R) foams for comfortable and earth-friendly flotation. Six adjustment points ensure a custom fit for a wide range of paddlers. Two generous zippered front, side pockets, as well as a knife slip pocket provide plenty of handy storage. The quick access lash tab keeps your knife close and ready to disengage at a second's notice. This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification, through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Since the YTV has a pullover entry, the US Coast Guard classifies it as a Type V jacket. Type V is their "special use" category and pullovers are lumped in there. Here's what it says on the jacket: "This is a Type V PFD because it has restricted approval allowing it to be used as a Type III PFD only when worn. This device must be worn at all times in order to meet the U.S. Coast Guard regulations requiring PFDs to be carried."

- NRS

Simple by DesignFeatherlight constructionTorso Lock fit platform keeps the jacket in place as you moveQuick Access Knife TabTwo Zippered Pockets Sizing Small/Medium: 31-37Medium/Large: 38-44Large/Extra Large: 45-51 IngredientsFoam Insert: Gaia & 100% PE FoamShell Fabric: 200d x 400d Ripstop NylonLiner Fabric: 200 Denier High Tenacity NylonHardware: Heavy Duty Acetal plasticWebbing: Polypro Design Buoyancy: 16.0 lbs

- River Sports Outfitters