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Astral Green

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The Astral Greenjacket rescue PFD sets the standard for whitewater pros. It combines full rescue capabilities with the comfort, protection and style of today's best low-profile life jackets.This Type V rescue vest features a 1200 lb. tensile strength rescue harness with a quick release buckle and a Spectra(R) safety loop for emergency extractions.Freestyle Tectonics allow the outer front panel to move freely with your upper body as the inner panel stays anchored in place."Flotection" armor plating along the sides of the vest protect your ribs and vitals from impact.500-denier Cordura(R) nylon with Gaia(TM) and PE foam flotation makes this a tough, environmentally friendly life jacket.The large zippered clamshell front pocket has five compartments for stowing and organizing all your rescue gear.Two zippered side cargo pockets give you room to keep those essentials close at hand.Handy carabiner park for anchoring your tow tether biner.Eight adjustment points ensure a custom fit.A storage space behind the front panel gives you room to carry a small throw bag.The front lash tab is a convenient place to hook your rescue knife.Fleece-lined hand warmers are oh so welcome on frosty days.


The industry's most trusted rescue vest got a little facelift for 2013-the Astral Buoyancy GreenJacket still has the same crucial rescue features it's known for, and now features a huge clamshell front pocket, innovative carabiner park, and fleece hand-warmers to make your time on the water even more comfortable.


Astral hit the nail on the head when it created the Astral GreenJacket Personal Flotation Device. This is a PFD for whitewater professionals and professional river rescuers, and it oozes with 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, a tow system on the back, a Spectra safety loop for emergency extractions, and the list goes on. Astral's designers even worked in their unique Tectonic foam panel system that uses a static panel at the chest and a dynamic, floating panel at the torso where you need mobility to paddle. Sure, you could find a lighter weight PFD option for the river, and maybe even one that's designed for rescuers, but you won't find another with the laundry list of forward-thinking safety features touted by the GreenJacket.

- Backcountry.com