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Astral Green Jacket Personal Flotation Device

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    For those unwilling to sacrifice safety.

    Astral hit the nail on the head when it created the Astral Green Jacket Personal Flotation Device. This is a PFD for whitewater professionals and professional river rescuers, and it oozes toughness and utilitarian purpose down to the tiniest detail. The front panel features a large clamshell-style opening that can hold a rescue rope, there's a quick-release harness built into the side and a tow system on the back, and Astral included Spectra safety loop for emergency extractions.

    Astral's designers even worked in their unique Tectonic foam panel fit system, which uses a static panel at the chest and a dynamic floating panel at the torso to maximize mobility and keep the PFD comfortable as you paddle. Sure, you could find a lighter PFD option for the river, but you won't find another with the laundry list of forward-thinking safety features of the Green Jacket.

    • Gaia PE foam insert
    • 500D Cordura nylon
    • Acetal plastic and stainless steel hardware
    • Techtonics two-panel fit system
    • Adjustable torso height
    • Large front clamshell and side pockets
    • Fleece handwarmer pockets
    • Rope storage area behind front panel
    • Spectra safety haul loop
    • Quick-release rescuer's harness
    • Item #ASL001D

    Tech Specs

    USCG Type
    V
    Flotation / Buoyancy
    16.4 lb
    Tow Compatibility
    yes
    Closure
    pullover
    Pockets
    1 front, 2 zippered side
    Claimed Weight
    2 lb 14 oz
    Recommended Use
    kayaking, whitewater
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    It's a pull over pfd but you only know that when taking it off or putting in on- not a big deal. It's comfortable, makes you float well (unlike some pfds where you feel like youre barely got some breathing room while swimming). Ive worn it once but went through the wringer pretty good. My chest was not once cold only because I kept this vest on. Hiked through dense downed trees and brush and this deflected anything coming at my torso. Shoulder straps don't dig in. I had to leash myself to a tree to belay my kayak up the mountain side and the vest handled all the pressure a person could. The vest sits just right so it is never in the way of body movement or cockpit. Stylish and comfy, worth the money. Could be easier/more hastily access to the leash tab though.

    The Rescue-Vest Standard

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There really is not too much to say about this PFD. Astral set the market standard for rescue PFD's with the GreenJacket. I have owned this PFD since it came on the market and am about ready for a second. The GreenJacket took a little bit of getting used to after coming from the previous Astral style which had no bulk above belly. If I did have a complaint it would be that this PFD feels a little bulky up high on the paddler. This added bulk creates room for Astral to add the foam and plastic plates for protection. The fit and finish is typical astral quality and will stand up to years of use. If your in the market for a rescue vest it is pretty hard to find one better than the Astral GreenJacket.

    My Measurements:
    5'7" 155lbs
    Chest - 37 inches
    Size S/M

    Please contact me if you have any questions about whitewater, flatwater or any paddle-sports.

    smuschamp@backcountry.com
    1.800.409.4502 ext. 4042

    Last years greenjacket

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Soooo I have last years greenjacket, but nothing really changed dramatically going into this years so I decided to not search out the old one and write a review that you may not read. This jacket is great. Compared to the Kokatat Maximus line, it has slightly less floatation than the Kokatat, but some may not even notice the difference. The pull over is nice and not a huge pain like many point out, and the fit is easily dialed in with the 3 side buckles (on each side) and the chest panel adjustments. The front zippered pocket is a nice feature as well, it can hold a knife, whistle, phone, snack, soda can, what ever you choose to put in it, and the two zippered pockets on the side can hold a tow line or whatever. I felt like the lash tab was put in an awkward position for right or left hand access to a knife, so I put a tab on up on the shoulder strap which works great. The tab on the older model put a knife in a better access point for either had to get to.



    I have a M/L and am 5'8", 170lb

    Last years greenjacket