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Astral Clearance V-Eight PFD

Regular price $269.00 Sale price $161.40


A lightweight and super breathable PFD, perfect for recreational paddling and fishing.


The world’s first breathable PFD, and a long-time best seller. The V-Eight combines Astral's patented Airescape® technology with an ergonomic design high mesh back, and lightweight construction.


  • This revolutionary advancement in PFD technology allows your life jacket to fully breathe. Vent ports on the front and back allow trapped body heat to escape, while contoured foam and a soft mesh liner promote airflow.

PVC Free

  • Every product in Astral's line is completely free of toxic PVC. They reuse as many scraps as possible, recycle everything and they even compost their coffee beans!
  • Intended Use: Rec / Fishing / Tour
  • 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
  • Weight: 553.83 grams
  • Sizing:  S/M = 78-93cm  M/L = 96-111cm  L/XL = 114-129cm
  • Design Buoyancy: 7.2 kg
  • Approval Type: USCG Type III

                        NEW ZEALAND DELIVERY 

                        For delivery of orders within New Zealand, excluding boats and oversized items:

                        • All local orders over NZD $149 are shipped free using a standard signature required service.
                        • All local orders under NZD $149 are charged a flat fee of NZD $8 and are shipped using standard signature required service.
                        • We mostly use Post Haste Couriers as our courier service
                        • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
                        • Rural Address and PO box numbers please add business 2 days.
                        • Once your order has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
                        • Once your order has left the store it is at the mercy of the couriers. Please check your tracking information and contact the couriers if it has not arrived when expected.

                        HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ORDER?

                        • Allow 1-2 business days for standard South Island shipping and 2-3 business days for the North Island.
                        • Rural Address and PO Boxes, please add 2 more days.
                        • We try our best to get your orders out to you ASAP, however, during our peak times (Christmas, Sale week etc), we may need an extra day to process them.
                        • These estimates are for a perfect world when courier companies work on time and natural disasters and pandemics are at bay. Once it has left the shop it is sometimes up to the shipping gods!

                         If you would like an update of Courier Network Status, please see these links:

                        CAN I CHANGE MY ADDRESS AFTER I ORDER?

                        • We can’t change addresses in the system once your order has been placed, however, send an email to or call us in-store and we will endeavour to change the address.
                        • Please let us know before order cut off at 1pm daily.

                        INSTORE PICK UP / CLICK & COLLECT

                        • We offer an in-store pick up service.
                        • This is contactless, please order online and choose Pick-Up.
                        • You will be notified when your order is ready for collection.
                        • Collection can be made during opening hours at 
                          57A Buchan Street

                        WHERE IS MY ORDER: 

                        • Once your order has been shipped you will receive a Shipment Order Email. This will have a link to your tracking details, you can use this link to find the location of your parcel and contact the courier company to see how far away it is.
                        • If you have not received a confirmation email within 24hrs, please check your junk box in your email, as some times we need to get in touch with you and emails do happen to end up in there!
                        • Alternatively, speak to our order guru 'Bot-Bruce', and he can find the tracking details for you in the chat section of this pop-up. Just ask him, 'Where is my order?' and follow the prompts 🐻.



                        • All Australian orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $35 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).  Paddles are NZD $125 for 2 and 4 piece paddles and NZD $195 for 1 piece paddles.
                        • All North American orders are charged a flat fee of NZD $90 and are shipped using a standard service (not including boats or paddles).
                        • Standard delivery times for international orders can vary from 5 business days to 6 weeks.
                        • Once your item has been dispatched you will receive an email with tracking information.
                        • International orders do not come with a signature delivery confirmation.
                        • Please do not buy products with eggs or bacon, as international customs do not like this and your order may be confiscated at your own cost (no one wants wasted bacon and eggs!)

                        SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS

                        • All orders are shipped from our Christchurch store and usually leave the next working day. If for some reason we don't have the item you ordered we will notify you as soon as possible and let you know when you can expect delivery. Special order for non stocked items vary however are usually 2-6 weeks.


                        • Need your boat shipped? No problem! Shipping is excluded at time of purchase. The team will calculate this separately after your purchase and contact you with the best rates for you at the time.

                        • As a cost indication shipping typically starts at $99 for smaller boats and $150 for longer, larger boats. This is based on where in NZ your boat needs to go and which boat you purchase.
                        • Boats are delivered to your nearest Mainfreight Depot for you to collect from there.


                        If you'd like to know availability and delivery times for a specific item please contact us and we will aim to get back to you the same day within business hours.


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