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E-YTV Personal Flotation Device

5 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews

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Why We Like The Astral E-YTV Personal Flotation Device

A freestyle-inspired design, the Astral E-YTV is a PFD that allows freedom of motion for a range of watersports, from laid-back flatwater SUP-ing to racing through whitewater. A first of its kind, this limited edition PFD uses thoughtfully crafted, earth-friendly materials to limit its environmental impact without losing any of its safety features. The low profile design doesn't get in the way of our paddle stroke, and the pullover styling and torso-lock system keep bulk lower on our body. With all that mobility, we can focus on having fun on the water in our kayaks, sailboats, and paddleboards.


  • Personal flotation device for paddling and watersports
  • USCG Type V classification for whitewater activity
  • Eco-conscious shell made with 100% post-consumer recycled polyester
  • PVC-free Gaia foam offers earth-friendly floatation and heat retention
  • 300D diamond ripstop for construction that lasts
  • Low-profile design facilitates comfort, ease of motion
  • YKK Self-Locking Vislon Teeth keep flotation device off face, chest
  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Item #ASLT01O
Flotation / Buoyancy
Tow Compatibility
2 zippered front
Claimed Weight
1lb 12.2oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
paddle, watersports
USCG Type / Level

Overall Rating

5 based on 5 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

October 19, 2022

Sleek & more sustainable

I've put it through the wringer

Building on the popularity of the original YTV, and Astral partnered to bring this first to market PFD to life. Featuring Astral's Bluesign approved 100% recycled polyester shell fabric, the Diamond Ripstop RPET not only looks great in this new Soil Tan colorway, but also takes a big forward stroke towards once again changing the course of PFD sustainability through product innovation - a hallmark of Astral's Mission to protect as much soil and water as possible. Enjoy it while you can as this exclusive to will only last as long as the inventory holds out. Mark -Astral Rep

Mark C
5 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2022

The YTV was just what I needed

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 4"

I started playboating a couple years ago and noticed that my bulkier rescue PFD that I usually use for guiding and creek boating was kind of getting in the way. I purchased the Astral YTV as a more low profile lifejacket just for use in my playboat, and it really hit the spot. I barely even know it's there. It fits like a glove, is super low profile, and still has plenty of space for essentials in the side pockets. I'll be buying it again and again!

Christian M
5 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2022

My favorite life jacket

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 5"

The YTV is easily my favorite life jacket. I use it for SUP when I'm paddling the Puget Sound, and is especially useful when I get further than swimming distance from the shore. It's super low profile and the most comfortable life jacket I've owned. I also appreciate the extra range of motion I get with this jacket, there's no extra frills or bulk. For anyone who appreciates minimalism, this is your PFD. Pro tip: there's a pocket inside on the back panel to hold your phone. Just get a water proof case and you're good to go.

Matt B
5 out of 5 stars

October 18, 2022

Simple and Free

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
6' 2"

The E-YTV is a super simple vest that is easy to put on and adjust. It stays in place exceptionally well and does not ride up when I swim or paddle, and has good flotation when I swim. The recycled shell material on the fabric has a unique look and feel, and I LOVE the soil tan color. This is a versatile and high performance lifejacket. Highly recommend.

Bryan O
Chelsea MGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

September 27, 2022


I've used it several times

This PFD is amazing, and the color is even better in person. It's a versatile type V PFD, which is awesome because it does not feel super bulky while wearing, but it has the most floatation. This color is exclusive to Backcountry so get it while you can.