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The Astral GreenJacket has you covered for the gnarliest of the gnar.

You put on he Astral GreenJacket Personal Flotation Device for comfort while you're on the river and security for when the *@%$ hits the fan. This easily adjustable PFD fits well and has reinforced shoulders, protective spine padding, torso padding, and sculpted chest paneling to prevent ride-up when the last thing you want is your life jacket up by your nose.
  • Freestyle Tectonics foam panel design allows the outer front panel of the vest to move freely while the inner stays anchored to your torso (both layers offer separate adjustment) whether you're a male or female
  • Side Flotection padding keeps your ribs and internal organs from getting dinged up if you take a nasty swim or fall while scouting the next big rapid
  • Large pocket located between the front layers accommodates large items like a rescue rope
  • Quick-access tab on front secures a knife or VHF radio
  • Spectra safety loop and towing system for easy rescue on the water

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5 5

Awesome vest but youll never see another

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I believe its been discontinued but there are other similar Astrals available. Good ones too. I love this vest. Looks great. Feels great. Pockets are decent. Lots of places for attachments. Drys fast. I do wish there was a one sided zipper attached though. That would make getting it on and off so much easier.

5 5

Trust your life to the right PFD

I love this jacket, Astral thought of everything when they designed it, I love having easy access to a throw bag (I know too many people that keep them under their spray skirts) and the safety features give you piece of mind.

When paddling the low cut design makes you forget that you are wearing a PFD but when you're in the water it offers great flotation, really it is everything you could want in a life vest.

2 5

Ouch! Squeezed "the girls"

I'm 5'0, and when I got in a roll position the lower shelf squeezed my boobs, which was painful. Maybe not a good PFD for shorter women.

5 5

Vest is the best!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used this vest for a season as a raft guide. Couldn't be more pleased! I saw many people that it didn't work well with that were larger, I think it fits best with people that don't have a much bigger waist than chest. If they are about equal or bigger chest this vest will fit great and not have the riding up problem it does with larger belly people. Also it didn't seem to float bigger people well but maybe they just had really old jackets. Ronin seemed to fit well with different body shapes.

5 5

Great vest...watch the sizing.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this vest. Great floatation when you need it, and small, non-cumbersome looks when you don't. It doesn't interfere with the backrest when canoeing, and doesn't interfere with paddling when stand-up paddleboarding. It has pockets and webbing galore to add on knives, whistles, cameras, and throw-ropes, and it's comfortable hot or cold.

I'm 6' tall and about 150#...pretty wiry. Based on the size chart, I ordered a S/M for my weight. Once on, the vest is totally comfortable and perfectly sized. However, there's not much adjustability in the straps, so getting it on and off can be a big challenge. If I'm sweaty and it's wet...well, it can take some patience to peel it off.

That's a small price to pay for great comfort and safety...but I do wish I could just unbuckle one side to pop it on more easily.

Great vest...watch the sizing.
5 5

First Impressions

Middle Fork Of Salmon.....Velvet Falls....Flip at 4600 cfs right in the middle! Felt like minutes, but with an "underwater fly loop expose, Circ de Sole' style", more likely 20 seconds.....Free at last, Oh Lord I was free at Last!
Once you have discovered the security system to get in and out, it is the "BAD ASS" of Jackets. Money (cost of equipment)won't bring you back to your family...skill, drive, sometimes Luck AND this Jacket will!

5 5

best jacket around

this jacket is DOPE!!!! good fit and support, and lots of room for movement. highly recommended if you're looking for a rescue vest.

Gettin upside down on the SUP

Gettin upside down on the SUP

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Trying out the buoyancy rating on the Astral GreenJacket. Headstand. Check. Balance issues. Check. Float? Indeed.

5 5

Thumbs Up from this River Rat

I've been guiding boats in Colorado for a few years now, and I finally replaced the hunk 'o junk PFD I originally bought as a rookie guide. The smell was the worst part...

Anyway, had a bunch of friends buy their rescue vests from Astral, and I wanted a piece of that action. With sturdy buckles, tough-as-nails material, and enough pockets for all my random guide gear, I've been super happy with this upgrade. I almost forgot about the pocket on the chest for the first two weeks I had this jacket, but that pocket has now become the main selling point for me. It's a low-profile pocket with a nice velcro closing and a snap; it'll hold a waterproof camera very nicely, etc.

I live in my lifejacket during the summer, so I really wanted something that I could comfortably wear for hours on end and would dry quickly. The Astral GreenJacket is the answer.

Gripes: my only gripe is that the jacket is a pull-over, which can be a little nerve-wracking at first if you have bad shoulders like I do. But with a little practice, even this isn't a huge problem.

Thumbs Up from this River Rat
5 5

Still the best

A bunch of vests have been coming out that are trying to be as good as the Green jacket but they all fall short. Don't believe the hype. The green jacket is the only way to go. Big, small, tall or short. They all seem to fit (unlike the last astral rescue vest)

5 5

My favorite PFD

This is the best PFD I have ever owned. Donning it takes some getting used to as it has no zippers. It goes over the head and you tighten up the sraps. Holds a short rope in the front pocket and odds and ends in the side pockets. Loads of adjustment, I can get the Greenjacket to hug me just right. The freedom of movement is awesome.

5 5

Best PFD out there!!!

I've been wearing the Green Jacket for a few years now and it's the best PFD I've ever owned. It has become the standard for anyone wanting a solid rescue vest...as one can see by the amount of people wearing it on the river. I love the way the Astral throw rope fits in the front of the vest and how easily accessible it is. It's design also allows for freedom of movement so I even wear it when I'm play-boating. It's expensive, but worth every single penny.