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You can't paddle whitewater everyday.
Astral designed the Ronny Fisher Personal Flotation Device specifically for kayak fishing so you can relax in the rivers with a fishing rod every once in a while. The vest's Thin-Vent back panel incorporates a super thin foam that's evenly distributed across your back to accommodate the tall seatbacks found on most standard fishing kayaks, and the foam offers maximum ventilation to bring the breathability you want in warmer weather. Astral built Ronny Fisher's shell out of 500D Cordura with 1050D Ballistic reinforcements in high-wear zones to reduce abrasion-resistance and to stand strong against the river life as well as sharp hooks. The ultralight and recyclable PE-foam offers 16 pounds of buoyancy in case your catch pulls you in.
Similar to all of Astral's PFDs, the Ronny Fisher sports a unisex design that wraps your torso with large openings to provide a natural and unrestricted range of motion. Astral sized the two flip-down pockets to fit 6.5 x 4.25in tackle boxes perfectly; the tool organizer features mesh sleeves, elastic closures, and key loops that store Zingers, clippers, pocket knifes, and more for your convenience. In front of the flip-down pockets, additional zippered pockets store your valuables like a smartphone, wallet, and fishing license. The Ronny Fisher also features a stowaway hood at the collar for unexpected rainstorms, and a zippered beverage pocket sized for cans.
- Cordura PFD with Ballistic reinforcements
- Thin-Vent back panel
- PE-foam for 16 lb buoyancy
- Stowaway hood
- Tool organizer and two zippered pockets
- Two tackle box-compatible flip-down pockets with working platforms
- Zippered beverage pocket
- Item #ASL000E
- Q & A
Traded up to the Ronny for ease paddling while oaring, and the low profile foam through the shoulders combined with large cutouts on the chest make it just that, very comfortable
My Brother Loves it
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I got this for my brother (and other guests) to use when we go Kayaking. So far he loves it. Luckily he hasn't needed to "use" the PFD but it is comfortable and fits well while paddling.