The Astral Buoyancy V-Eight Life Jacket - PFD provides unsurpassed fit and freedom of movement, conforming naturally to your torso. The V-8 PFD Life Vest is designed for ultimate comfort in warm or humid climates, featuring a mesh back design for a unrestricted fit in boats with high seatbacks and a pocket big enough for your favorite gear or sports beverage. Check Fit Guide tab for proper sizing. Discontinued model.
|Approval:||USCG Type III|
|Shell Fabric:||420 denier ripstop nylon|
|Blue - S/M||2V8SBLU||0818040010558|
|Blue - M/L||2V8MBLU||0818040010565|
|Blue - L/XL||2V8LBLU||0818040010572|
|Orange - S/M||2V8SORA||0818040010619|
The life jacket is light, comfortable and unobtrusive. Will try it in some warm weather as soon as summer is here. AKC service was exceptional and they matched REI's discount price.
I bought this after reading many reviews on the comfort of this pfd, and how well it worked for a high-back kayak seat. I have a 140 Tsunami and after wearing this for 3 hours, I couldn't wait to take it off. It's moderately comfortable, but doesn't work with my high-backed seat at all. I couldn't get comfortable and kept trying to shift it up/down, so I am on the search for a truly high-back seat compatible pfd.
This is a very comfortable and adjustable PFD, haven't had to test it yet, but we are very happy with the fit and quality. ACK has very fast shipping, an awesome selection and great prices. We will shop here first for our kayak gear!
Really pleased with the fit of this pfd. They actually use med/lg instead of lg/xl which makes a huge difference in my body size. This fits perfectly when most won't.