HightowerExpeditions wrote a review of Astral Buoyancy GreenJacket Personal Flotation Device on February 26, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
used it for the past season and a half, as i was progressing to 4 &5 whitewater and needed a vest that would hold up and keep me (and my paddling partners) safe.
once you get it and learn that the straps need to be loosened to get it on with dignity you don't want to wear anything else. very comfortable and gives you confidence that it will preform.
Pros: full spine coverage, range of motion, durable materials, hand warmers, clam shell pocket, optional throw bag pocket, it looks sweet!
Cons: Can loose some range of motion with throw bag in front pouch, Knife attachment point on front can get in the way (just moved the knife to shoulder and much happier) other people want to try it.