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.
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.