West Burge with The Rents / Lower Gauley

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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. We are currently out of stock, but you can find many of our PFDs at your local retailer.

Great Comfort and Best Fit

Otter 2.0

$ 140

This Organic Kapok-filled PFD is extremely comfortable for kids and constructed with the same quality details as our Adult PFDs. This is a life jacket that kids actually want to wear!

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Color: Blue

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I properly fit a life jacket?

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Loosen all straps before you put your jacket on.
  2. Push the bulk of the flotation below your chest.
  3. Tighten the top torso strap first.
  4. Take the loose slack out of all other straps.
  5. When finished the bulk of flotation should remain beneath your chest for the best comfort and most enjoyable experience.
How should I care for my life jacket between uses?

Proper care and storage your jacket will help your jacket to maintain its structural integrity and buoyancy. It’s easy, here are a few tips:

  1. If you used your vest in salt water or water that seems especially dirty, rinse your jacket thoroughly with fresh water. (If you just used it in relatively clean fresh water, you can skip this step). 
  2. Thoroughly dry your jacket after each use.
  3. Store your jacket in a cool and dry place.
  4. Do not keep your jacket in direct sun for prolonged periods of time.
  5. Avoid unnecessary compression of the jacket, especially during storage.
  6. Do not store your jacket in extreme heat.


Can I return items?

Yes! You can return unused items in their original packaging for a refund. We ask that all items be kept in new condition with tags attached.  Please fill out the Returns Form and we'll reply with a return authorization number and instructions!  

Best Life Jackets for Kids?

Really Incredible Vest

June 08, 2017

I got my first vest went you guys were Lotus Designs, and ended up on the Patagonia/Lotus website surfing in my white vest up at Skook. I've worn nothing else since then. Fast forward to 2017 and my 7 year old daughter is finally paddling whitewater. I am Read More fully impressed by the Otter. The construction detail is impeccable. The adjustments, just like your adult vests, make for the best fitting vests I have found for child. The leg loops are so much better designed than other vests so as not to be uncomfortable and prevent the vest from riding up when she goes for a swim. The grab loop is well positioned if I ever need to snatch her up, but I would probably go for a should strap first. My daughter loves the fit, finish and colors to boot. We'll be in Idaho soon putting it through it's paces. Thanks for making the best vests guys! My wife is jealous now....

submitted by: Jack Kennedy, North Bend, WA

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