Best in Class PFDs

For over 20 years we’ve been designing best-in-class PFDs (personal flotation device). Astral was the first manufacturer to remove toxic materials from our life jackets, giving you the greenest PFD possible. We pride ourselves in providing you with a PFD that has an incredible fit, has lightweight construction and all the technical features you need for a rescue.

New Style


$ 150

The tri-panel front provides conforming, full coverage with a slim fit while the burly materials, QR harness compatibility, and easy access pocket make Ringo excellent choice for all conditions.

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Color: Basalt Black

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Astral’s warranty policy?

All of our products are guaranteed against any manufacturing defects and are covered under warranty for the lifetime of the product. Please complete our Warranty form to get the process started.

My life jacket is ____ years old, is it still safe to use?

Maybe. Our jackets are made of nylon fabric, buoyancy inserts (either plastic foam or Kapok) and some hardware. Over time these components may degrade or lose their structural integrity. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend that jackets should be replaced every 5 years or after 300 days of use (whichever comes first). Also, we recommend an annual inspection of the jacket at the beginning of every season:

  1. A visual inspection: make sure there are no holes or obvious tears in the fabric or seams.
  2. Check the hardware, make sure the zippers buckle and webbing are in good condition.
  3. Test swim your life jacket in some calm and protected water.

If your jacket seems to float less than you remember from previous year, or if you’ve discovered any other damage, it may be time for a new one.

How long will it take to get my order?

We ship from North Carolina, so depending on your location anywhere from 2-10 days. 

See Why User Call Us the Best Life Jacket

The one and only!

October 01, 2016

I've used the Green Jacket since a began creek boating years ago, and I wouldn't consider using anything else. From raft guiding to teaching at World Class Kayak Academy, it has all of the essentials for personal class V expeditions and adventures as well as keeping my guests and students Read More safe on the water. I regularly use the built in quick release and Web Tow combo to pull swamped boats to shore, and always have the astral Throw Rope readily available in the front pocket. I barely notice it here and use it more than anything to get swimmers back to my raft or to shore. I recommend the jacket to all of my students, and commonly use the built in webbing in the front to safely help lower students to tricky put ins. Incredibly well built too, these PFDs will last well over a decade of loving use!

submitted by: Brendan Wells, White Salmon, WA

Love it!

February 21, 2018

I absolutely love the Layla I recently purchased. It fits fantastic, better than anything I have had before. And yes, I do believe I will be a customer for life.

submitted by: Mary, Bend, OR

Ronny and Linda

March 14, 2016

We believe these are some of the best PFDs for high back seats as the thin back allows all paddlers to comfortably rest against the seat back without being shoved forward. The Ronny and Linda are very comfortable and highly adjustable to accommodate Summer paddling and Winter padding with Read More layers.

submitted by: Duane Te Grotenhuis - T G canoes and Kayaks, San Marcos and Austin, Texas

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