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Take to the seas.
Ditch the floating cesspool of cruise ships and take a sea kayak tour around the tip of Argentina for an up-close and personal view of seals, penguins, and other incredible wildlife that can't be seen anywhere else. With the Astral Buoyancy Sea Wolf Personal Flotation Device fastened firmly around your chest, you'll comfortably paddle through the Golfo Nuevo to reach the Valdes Peninsula. Designed with sea kayakers in mind, the Sea Wolf is lightweight and quick-drying, and it displays an impressively economical use of space.
Certified by the USCG, the Sea Wolf blends Gaia and PE foam to give long-distance paddlers comfort and confidence until shore is a sure thing. The Foam Tectonic platform puts the flotation into plates, like the tech namesake, to keep the PFD profile fairly low. The vest itself is made from burly 400D ripstop nylon and lined with a moisture-managing, though tough, 200D nylon mesh. While seal tusks outmatch the Sea Wolf, errand oars or rough rocks shouldn't leave your PFD worse for the wear. Polypro webbing makes it simple to tweak the fit to match your layering for changing weather.
The front clamshell pocket has a hard foam front and unzips to give you a portable tray, in case you need a dry place to rest your snacks. A fleece-lined handwarmer hides behind this pocket so you can warm your water-chilled paws when you paddle into a protected bay. Two side mesh pockets sit just a little bit above your hips. These mesh pouches are perfect for carabiners, lip balm, or an emergency energy bar. Your hiking hydration bladder fits in the back of the Sea Wolf with the tube snaking over your shoulder for easy access to liquid.
- USCG certified
- 16.4lb design buoyancy
- Side buckle entrance
- 400Dx200D nylon ripstop shell
- 200D nylon mesh liner
- Gaia and 100% PE foam flotation panels
- Foam Tectonics technology
- Polypro adjustable webbing, side and shoulder
- Fleece handwarmer pocket
- 1 clamshell front pocket, hard foam shell
- 2 side mesh pockets
- Hydration bladder compatible
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I wear a Kokatat Ronin Pro as my white water vest, I have had it for about 4 years and I love it. However, it was the only PFD I owned. I didnt want to wear it out when I was Flat-water touring, sea kayaking or playboating. So as I do more playing then anything else I was looking at something like a NRS Ninja. I saw a Astral Sea Wolf on sale in a local store, I went in, tried it on and loved it. The clamshell pocket has heaps of room with out getting in the way. The hand warmer is a nice touch, the pockets in the side are really good as well. This is now my go to PFD for everything unless I need to be wearing a rescue vest. I didn't think I would find something more comfortable than my Ronin Pro but I have. When my Ronin needs replacing I will be seriously looking at the greenvest now.
Bottom line, if you need a PFD for just about any type of paddling, buy this PFD! Unless you need a rescue PFD.