We had an original YTV PFD a few years ago and were really impressed with both the weight and fit of it. Astral have made some changes to the design. At present the YTV is still not approved for watersports use in the UK or EU but is US Coast Guard Approved.

Astral YTV PFD
Astral YTV PFD

Fabrics and a few design tweaks have been made. One of the most noticeable changes other than the wider range of colours is that the knife attachment point has been repositioned higher up the PFD.


  • 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

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