Astral V Eight PFD

High-back, breathable Buoyancy Aid

The Astral V-Eight is a fantastic choice for any avid recreational, fishing or day touring paddler. The V-Eight is considered to be the first ever breathable buoyancy aid, boasting Astral's patented Airescape technology.


Astral V-Eight in Ocean Blue

Astral V-Eight PFD in Ocean Blue

Astral V Eight - High Back design works great with high backrests
Astral V Eight Side View
Astral V Eight Burnt Orange
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Astral V Eight

The Astral V-Eight buoyancy aid has a lightweight, ergonomic, high backed design, making it an ideal choice for a variety of paddling types. With a front entry zip and fully adjustable straps, the V-Eight is super easy to use and finding the best fit is hassle free.

The Astral V-Eight features a fully breathable design, thanks to the revolutionary Airescape technology. There are air vents on the front foam panels which help body heat to escape more easily, allowing you to stay cool on the water. The back panel is also lifted away from your body due to a smaller secondary panel insert, promoting even better airflow.

The Astral V-Eight also feature two mesh pockets o the front panels, for easy, convenient storage of essential items. A knife lash point is also a handy feature for quick access in a rescue scenario.


  • AirescapeŽ Technology
  • High Backed Design
  • Front Center Zip
  • PE Foam and EVA Foam
  • 200 x 400 Denier Ripstop Nylon
  • Breathable Polyester Mesh
  • YKK Self Locking Vislon Teeth
  • 2 Front Mesh Pockets
  • Knife Attachment Point

Size Guide

  • S/M = 31-37in
  • M/L = 38-44in
  • L/XL = 45-51in

Delivery Information

Delivery of Clothing, Equipment, Accessories, Paddles & Inflatable Boats/Boards:

We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:

We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.

Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.

Delivery of Kayaks or Canoes that exceed 4.5m (450cm) is temporarily unavailable - Due to length restrictions with our shipping agents.

For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.

Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:

We also offer a collect from store service. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores.

For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

Please contact us on 01202 625256 if you have any questions about the Astral V Eight