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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 V-Eight kayak PFD.

Sizing For Astral Buoyancy V-Eight Kayak Lifejacket:

Size S/M M/L L/XL
Chest 31 - 37" 38 - 44" 45 - 51"

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V Eight Kayak PFD Lifejacket

  • 420/210 ripstop nylon outer shell
  • PVC-free Gaia hand-sculpted articulated foam panels
  • Airescape breathable technology
    • Contoured Lightweight 100% PE foam
    • Polyester mesh liner
    • Vent ports
    • Mesh back panel
  • Zippered front entry w/ buckle backup
  • Large front pocket
  • Interior storage sleeve
  • Reflective trim
  • Knife/strobe lash tab
  • 15.5 lbs flotation
  • US Coast Guard Type III approved
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    I have been canoeing and kayaking for 30 years and this is the best PFD I have ever worn. It is great for kayaks that have a higher seat back as promised. I can wear it all day and it does not rub on my neck

    Kim Hudson

    Elfrida, AZ


    I bought this life vest because of how it was advertised by keeping you cool in hot weather and it was right on. I went out kayaking in the hot Florida sun and didn't feel like I wanted to take the life vest off to keep cool. I highly recommend it.

    Gary Van Wambeke


    I hate wearing any kind of PFD when I'm paddling in hot weather. I tested the v8 in the most miserably hot and humid conditions imaginable and found it surprisingly comfortable. The buoyancy panels are completely out of the way of the paddle stroke and clear rear cockpit coaming. The soft mesh liner on the inside is comfortable against the skin and allows the vent ports to function well. I found that paddling for hours with this PFD was no nuisance at all and did not feel that it contributed to my discomfort in the heat. I’m happy to have found a PFD that is specifically designed for my kind of climate.

    Charlene Wendt

    Shreveport, LA


    V-Eight Kayak Lifejacket PFD Life Vest by Astral Buoyancy for Kayaking


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    Astral V-Eight Kayak Lifejacket:

    Size S/M M/L L/XL
    Chest 31 - 37" 38 - 44" 45 - 51"

    Click Here For A Sizing Chart