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EV-Eight Personal Flotation Device

4.714285714285714 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews
Color:Water Blue


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Why We Like The EV-Eight Personal Flotation Device

The world's first breathable PFD gets an eco-friendly upgrade this year in the EV-Eight Personal Flotation Device. This version features a new bluesign-certified recycled polyester shell, along with Astral's patented Airescape technology and high-mesh back to keep comfort at an all-time high. Vent ports at the front and back allow trapped body heat to escape during a muggy river trip, with contoured foam and a mesh liner that promote cooling airflow. For further comfort, the vest is fitted with a soft EVA foam back panel designed to cushion your back against your kayak, while its expanding mesh pockets let you outfit the vest to your liking. 


  • Highly breathable PFD made with an eco-friendly construction
  • Recycled polyester shell maintains a durable, comfortable design
  • Airescape foam is the first breathable foam for active endeavors
  • Zipper and buckle for secure closure and customized fit
  • Adjustments at shoulders and sides solidify fit
  • High mesh back pairs well with boat seats that have back rests
  • Item #ASLT01V
Flotation / Buoyancy
Tow Compatibility
zipper, buckle
2 front
Claimed Weight
1lb 3.5oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited 1 year
USCG Type / Level

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 7 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

September 11, 2023

EV-Eight is awesome!

I love everything about this life jacket. It is easily adjustabe and super comfortable to wear for all day paddles. It also helps me stay cool on really hot days, and with it's adjustability, I can layer up for paddling on those cooler days. On top of all that, the color is so pretty.

JAM on Water

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4 out of 5 stars

September 10, 2023


This pfd is comfortable and easy to put on. The pockets are satisfactory, if a bit snug for a phone.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2023

5 stars!

I really like the quality and fit of the EV-Eight. I wear it paddle boarding.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2023

Astral EV-Eight

An awesome lightweight PFD that fits and feels great on the water. Astral continues to provide great customer service in every regard.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2023

Very comfortable

Thin back, great venting, highly adjustable for a great fit. Top notch.

Colorado River Outfitters

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5 out of 5 stars

May 3, 2023

Best Named PFD ever?

I've put it through the wringer

Building on the franchise that is Astral's top selling PFD model, the EV-Eight takes all of the features of the original V-Eight model, and wraps it in a Bluesign approved recycled polyester face fabric - helping to achieve Astral's mission of protecting as much soil and water as possible. The EV-Eight features a breathable mesh back and airescape foam in the front for the most breathable option in the Astral PFD lineup. Lightweight and extremely packable, this model is also great for pairing with packrafts for flat or slow water adventures.

Mark C
4 out of 5 stars

March 16, 2023

like mesh for heat

3/23 wear all the time. Works for kayaking, as it has a mesh back for better comfort. BUT, if I want to easily attach a water bladder, made by another vendor, with bite valve and tube, I can not. I had to sew two loops on the shoulder straps to accommodate bladder. Otherwise, got in orange, adjusts easily, accommodates knife. capsized several times using this pfd and it works for me. Am female, 118 lbs, 5,6"; ordered a size S and it fits over lotsa clothes, zipping up front.


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