Astral YTV PFD

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Certifications: USCG Type III PFD, USCG Type V PFD


Product Info

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.

Key Features
  • 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." 
Sizing Chart
Size Chest Size
Small/Medium 31"-37"
Medium/Large 38"-44"
Large/X-Large 45"-51"
US Coast Guard Type: Type III (when worn), Type V otherwise
Profile: Low
Design Flotation: 16.0 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
        Features: PE and Gaia foams
        US Coast Guard Certification