Mt Waddington's Outdoors

Astral V-Eight

The unanimous staff favorite general purpose packrafting PFD with a lightweight high back design that integrates perfectly with our spray decks and backband. For whitewater packrafting, we recommend the Astral YTV.

Weight: 19.5oz




The Astral V-Eight is our favorite all-purpose packrafting PFD. At only 19.5 oz, the V-Eight is one of the lightest PFDs on the market and easy to carry into the backcountry. It also features a high mesh back, which matches perfectly with our seatbacks and spray skirts. For whitewater, check out the Astral YTV.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg

Features and Specifications


  • Intended Use: Touring and General Purpose Packrafting
  • Entry: Front Center Zip
  • Foam Insert: PE Foam & EVA Foam
  • Shell Fabric: 200 x 400 Denier Ripstop Nylon
  • Liner Fabric: Breathable Polyester Mesh
  • Webbing: Polypro
  • Zipper: YKK® Self Locking Vislon Teeth
  • Hardware: Heavy Duty Acetal
  • Colors: Burnt Orange / Ocean Blue / Glacier Blue
  • Weight: 1.22 lbs / 19.52 oz / 553.83 gr
  • Sizing: S/M = 31-37”  M/L = 38-44”  L/XL = 45-51
  • Design Buoyancy: 16 lbs


PFD Sizing

S/M = 31″-37”
M/L = 38″-44”
L/XL = 45″-51”

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