Astral YTV PFD




The YTV is Astral’s answer to a pure and simple life jacket showcasing the freestyle-inspired Torso Lock™ Foam Platform. 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.”
      • 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 – Side
        2 – Shoulder
        2 – Waist


        • PE and Gaia® foams
        • US Coast Guard Certification
          • Astral YTV PFD

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