Designed to be the most out-of-the-way floatation option out there. The Astral Airbelt 2.0 is compact and lightweight and perfect and the elegant design transforms into a large buoyant bubble with the jerk of the cord if things go awry. This is the ultimate PFD for use in calm waters near shore.
Weight: 12 oz / .350 kg (with no CO2 cartridge) --
Packrafters looking to comply with mandatory PFD regulations, with minimal weight and bulk need to look no further. This one size fits all design is worn around the waist and can be inflated when the paddler falls into the water, or in advance of a water crossing as a prevention. The mouth inflation makes multiple inflations possible on extended expeditions if the cartridge has been used. The C02 cartridges can be found at most hardware stores and pet stores.