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Astral V-Eight

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Astral V-Eight life jacket/pfd

Very comfortable and does the job...


  • Contoured foam in chest area
  • Secure mesh pocket
  • Very adjustable

This is just a little info from our experience that you may not see in reviews of places that sell the Astral PFDs. Being new to kayaking and wanting quality PFDs for mostly summer paddling I liked the description and reviews about the Astral V-Eight.

My wife and I tried them on at our local EMS store and found them very comfortable and well made. We bought them and like them very much. I'm 5'5" 185 lbs and the V-Eight does a good job of floating me.

They have a small mesh pocket inside the top area of the left chest foam that is difficult to see in the pictures. Also a secure mesh pocket with a snap and pull tab on the front of the foam. The snap is very strong but pulling the tab pops the snap open with one hand. I put one of those flat whistles in the pocket and tied its cord through the mess.

By us liking the design and quality of the Astral PFDs I bought Astral Porter water shoes and they are also very good and comfortable. 

Source: bought it new

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