Astral, which has recently expanded from making PFDs to making footwear, has tapped David Garringer to serve as its sales representative on the west coast, where he will serve retailers in Northern California, Oregon and Washington.  
A core whitewater paddler, avid snowboarder, and a darn good mountain biker, Garringer has built solid roots in the outdoor and paddling industries. Formerly sponsored by Astral, Garringer has formed close relationships with President Philip Curry and VP of Sales and Marketing Christie Dobson, who believe his deep knowledge of the boating industry and his incredible work ethic give him the ability to authentically represent the brand.
“Store owners and buyers will enjoy Dave’s trustworthy and charismatic personality.” notes Dobson. “He is absolutely the right guy on the ground for us.”
Garringer will be selling both PFDs and footwear in his territories. When not paddling, Garringer can be found snowboarding, mountain biking, and climbing between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. He can be reached at or (415) 609-0668.

Established in 2002, Astral has grown to specialize in high performance outdoor footwear alongside its industry-leading safety gear for paddlers. Independently owned and operated, Astral is committed to making products of the highest performance and style for use in the water, in the woods, or in town. Astral is based in the year-round outdoor wonderland Asheville, NC and has satellite offices in Northern California, Portland, and Saigon.