Astral Buoyancy was founded on the banks of the Rocky Broad River in North Carolina. Since 2002, it has stayed small and responded quickly to the needs of the paddling community. And over time, it has developed a line of paddling products that have become staples and tools of the trade. Protective enough for rafting and mobile enough for stand-up paddleboarding, the versatile Camino 200 Personal Flotation Device is a reflection of Astral's devotion to the entire paddle community.
Besides its streamlined fit, the Camino boasts featherlight construction that classifies it as one of Astral's lightest flotation options. The PE chest panels sit close to the chest without feeling restrictive, and the front zip opening makes for easy entry and exit whether you're a seasoned vet or a first-timer. One of the features that truly sets the Camino apart is its Airescape technology, a patented front and back venting system created to allow fresh air to cool you off throughout the day. Compared to the professional-grade Astral Greenjacket and the recreational-style Ronny, the Camino is a multi-facted wonder capable of accommodating both sexes and almost any method of cruising the river, lake, or ocean.
This PFD is very comfortable and easily adjustable. The only thing it lacks is a good place on the shoulder strap to attach my whistle so that it's easy to get in a time of need. I got mine is yellow so others can easily see me when I'm in the water.