Best in Class PFDs

We’ve been making best-in-class men’s life jackets for over 20 years. Every PFD is completely free of toxic PVC and we reuse our scraps in other products we make (see our AstroPad). We offer men’s PFDs (personal flotation device) for a variety of water sports - from whitewater kayaking to the sea, SUP to surf, fish to rec float - we have a design that will fit your needs.

 

New Style

Ringo

$ 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

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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.

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.

 

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.

Best Life Jackets for Men? Don't just take our word for it.

Best PFD out there

January 24, 2018

It has all the standard rescue features and more. It has all the bells and whistles you need OIT of a pfd in a super streamlined way. The greenjacket is both comfortable and solid and good looks. This pfd is perfect for paddlers of all kinds. The greatest advantage is Read More the giant lunch tray pocket on the front with dreamlike storage. I use my GJ primarily for whitewater kayaking and when adjusted correctly won't ride up on you or be bulky. The GJ has saved me a multitude of times because of its impact protection and flotation. It's perfect for anyone looking to go huge or just get on the water

submitted by: Axel Hovorka, Bend Oregon

Most Comfortable Fishing PFD EVER!!!

May 01, 2018

I have worked in the kayak outfitting business and have had the opportunity to wear many of the most popular PFDs on the market designed for fishing. The Ronny Fisher is hands down the most comfortable. It fits mike a glove and doesn't gather or bunch up in places like Read More some of the others and the ThinVent back does not interfere with my seat back. Not mention more than enough places to store all your gear. I would recommend the Ronny Fisher to anyone looking for a comfortable, functional PFD!

submitted by: Brandon O, Hixson, TN

Best Freestyle PFD I've ever used!

July 18, 2017

Astral's PFD's are the best I've ever used. The YTV was a game changer for me. I've been using it since 2013. The YTV is incredibly lightweight and comfortable. Even once it is wet, it remains super lightweight. I hardly notice I'm wearing it when I'm paddling. It stays securely Read More in position around the torso and offers completely unrestricted range of motion in the arms. I use the YTV all the time for freestyle and river running. And if I am creeking or teaching I have the Green Jacket which is a bomber safety vest.

submitted by: Seth Chapelle, Frederick, MD

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