Astral Kayak Life Jackets

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At Astral they strive to make gear that will have you feeling comfortable, confident and safe. They want this gear to push yourself and the sport of kayaking itself. At Astral they also strive to make products that are unique, necessary and beautiful. As a company they have also created a safe work environment by using non-toxic materials and keep their waste to a minimum....Read More


Astral is committed to develop new, unique and necessary life jackets while using the best and most eco friendly materials they can find. These PFDs are built to keep you safe and also more importantly comfortable. Astral has created these life jackets to respect the relationship between your body, the boat and the weather. All Astral kayak life jackets feature several key features.

Astral kayak life vests are PVC Free as they reuse as many scraps they can find. They achieve this goal by recycling everything and composting their coffee beans. A primary component in their PFDs since day one has been Cordura fabrics that are known for their durability, quick dry capabilities and resistant to abrasion.

Astral kayak life jackets have been designed to give you the ultimate safety and protection for kayaking class V. There are lots of integrated features, for example reinforced shoulder straps, a rope ready pocket and the Spectra safety loop that comes in handy during emergency situations. Astral PDFs use Organic Kapok which is a buoyant plant fiber that is found in the seed pod of the Kapok tree and is the most sustainable material that Astral knows of.

A womens specific line has been created by Astral as well. This line honors the natural form and grace of a female torso. The design team also has made sure they look really good as well.

Thin Vent technology is a unique design element that has the back panel of their PFDs made up of super thin foam that will allow the paddler to fully recline in the tallest of seats. There is also a very thin mesh strip on the spine of the PFD that will help keep you cool, even on those oven hot days. Air Escape technology on the PFDs will allow your life jacket to fully breathe. This is accomplished via vent ports on the front and back that allows your body heat to escape and the contoured foam and soft mesh liner will promote air flow.

A two panel fit system called Techtonics has been designed on Astral life jackets to eliminate ride up to give you the most mobility. A simple design called Torso Lock will keep the vest locked in right below your rib cage and is easy to adjust to keep you comfortable.

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