$ 119.95


Pure and simple, the YTV incorporates Astral’s freestyle inspired Torso Lock™ foam platform. A low-profile fit offers plenty of mobility to a wide range of paddlers and sailors.

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Color: Cherry Creek Red


  • Intended Use: Whitewater / Tour / Sailing / SUP
  • Entry: Pullover
  • Foam Insert: PVC Free Gaia®& PE Foam
  • Shell Fabric: 200 x 400 Denier Ripstop Nylon
  • Liner Fabric: 200 Denier High Tenacity Nylon
  • Webbing: Polypro
  • Zipper: YKK® Self Locking Vislon Teeth
  • Hardware: Heavy Duty Acetal
  • Weight: 1.76 lbs / 28.16 oz / 798.32 gr
  • Sizing: S/M = 31-37” M/L = 38-44” L/XL = 45-51”
  • Design Buoyancy: 16.5 lbs
  • Approval Type: USCG Type V

Torso Lock

Simple by design, this fit platform locks the jacket in place right below the rib cage. It's easy to adjust and a favorite for freestyle kayakers.

PVC Free

Every product in our line is completely free of toxic PVC. We reuse as many scraps as possible, recycle everything, and compost our coffee beans.


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    June 10, 2021

    This is the most comfortable, light weight PFD I've ever had, I love it.

    submitted by: Teresa Nidiffer, Tennessee

  • Low Profile Bliss

    May 09, 2021

    This is my favourite PFD for so many applications, I use it for SUP fishing, Rowing, Freestyle whitewater Kayaking and general boating. You literally forget you're wearing it.

    submitted by: Karla, Calgary

  • I love this PFD!

    December 02, 2020

    I absolutely love this PFD. I wanted to find a PFD that was comfortable and something I would actually wear while kayaking since I am normally kayaking alone. I ordered this and a NRS Ninja. This PFD was lower profile and overall more comfortable. For reference I am 57, 200lbs, size 16/18 womens pants, size XL mens tshirts. I am not curvy or big chested so I cant comment on how it would work for a large chested woman. I actually had a single mastectomy without recon in 2017 due to breast cancer so I needed something that would not rub or irritate my chest area due to nerve damage. Overall this PFD is amazing and I do not regret the purchase whatsoever. I actually considered buying a back up in case something was every to happen to my current on. Thanks for making such a great product.

    submitted by: Jessica, Indiana

  • Awesome Jacket

    July 26, 2018

    Great jacket, great price

    submitted by: Julie, North Carolina

  • Best PFD i've ever used

    July 22, 2018

    I've been using this pfd for a little bit over 3 years now and I still love it. I love it because it is very low profile and comfortable. it provides enough storage to carry a few granola bars which I find very helpful, and it does not get in the way at all

    submitted by: Louie Chiappetta, Georgia

  • I actually wear it!

    September 15, 2017

    I have always had a life vest with me while paddle boarding and never really used it, until I purchased this vest! I can wear it all day and not even realize i have it on. There is no arm chafe going on, it adjusts easily and has a couple small pockets to store a koozie and bottle opener for refreshments :)

    submitted by: Tam, Phoenix AZ

  • 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 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

  • Great PFD!

    June 14, 2017

    Was in the market for a replacement jacket after my Lotus Designs Lowrider finally gave out, and this PFD was just what i was looking for. Super minimal and out of the way, just the way a paddling jacket should be. Perfect fit and float!

    submitted by: Blair LeJeune, NY

  • Best jacket ever

    March 21, 2016

    In my 20 years of ww kayaking, this is the best fitting pfd I have ever had. I'm female with fairly large breasts, and they are well supported by the padding across the stomach area - not squished like most pfd's tend to do... I love it

    submitted by: Robin, Hartford, TN

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