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Maximum paddling comfort.
Astral Buoyancy made the Ronny Personal Flotation Device with a lightweight, breathable design that gives you plenty of room to maneuver for high-angled paddling and that plays nicely with the high-backed seat of your boat. In your excitement to get out on the water, you might even wear it in the car as you zip toward the shore (although unless you have your kayak on your roof rack, other motorists at stoplights might do a double-take). While women can wear the Ronny, the Astral Buoyancy Linda PFD offers ladies a better-fitting, gender-specific PFD.
PE foam panels provide 16 pounds of buoyancy and maximum range of motion. Articulated around your chest and super-skinny in the back, the paneling not only offers life-sustaining support but also a comfortable, custom fit. Side webbing straps can be adjusted to accommodate layers if you're paddling across the lake on a cool, fall morning. Rugged 200D nylon won't whimper with the occasional pow from a paddle or scrapes with the side of the boat. Inside, mesh helps move moisture so your 'yakking isn't yucked-up by sticky sweat.
The sheer quantity and quality of the pockets on this PFD will make you think twice about only wearing it on the water. One of the pockets unzips to reveal a mesh bevvie holder—which means you can safely stash your suds when you need two hands to hold your sandwich. Other pockets offer to hold your waterproof point-and-shoot, sun-safe lip balm, or a small fly box for when midge fishing is prime. With minimal bulk and basic features, the Ronny PFD suits paddlers of just about any skill level whether your boat of choice is a canoe, sit-on-top, angler, recreational, or touring kayak.
- USCG certified Personal Flotation Device
- 16lb design buoyancy
- 200D nylon shell fabric
- 200D nylon and polyester mesh liner
- 100% PE foam floatation panels
- Polypro adjustable webbing
- 3 easy-access pockets
- Quick-access knife tab
- Thin-Vent back
Share your thoughts
Great PFD for Kayak Fishing
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been using this PFD by Astral since June of this year and it is EXCELLENT! Plenty of room to move my middle-aged arms with no danger of rubbing. Fits like a glove and feels secure and plenty adequate. I use it both for kayak fishing and just exploration trips. I'm not a super-strong swimmer, but the Astral Buoyancy Ronny PFD gives me that extra feeling of confidence when I'm on water that's deeper than my comfort zone. Highly recommend this PFD.
Fly Fishermans dream PFD.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I purchased this PFD to use for fly fishing on my drift boat. This PFD has tons of open arm space which wont constrict your arm while casting as well as rowing. This PFD has multiple draw cords to adjust the PFD to fit a variety of different sized fisherman. I am 5'11 and about 160, I purchased the L/XL, which was a tad big on me but fit my uncle perfectly who is 6'2 215. Another bonus feature is the fold out beverage holder which is great when you don't have a spare hand for your ice cold brew.