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. Foam Tectonics allow the outer front panel to move freely with your upper body as the inner panel stays anchored in place. 500 denier CorduraA(R) nylon with PVC-Free Gaia(TM) and PE foam flotation make this a tough, environmentally-friendly life jacket. "Flotection" armor plating along the sides of the vest protect your ribs and vitals from impact. The large zippered clamshell front pocket has multiple compartments for stowing and organizing your rescue gear. A storage space behind the front panel gives you room to carry a small throw bag. Two zippered side cargo pockets give you room to keep those essentials close at hand. A quick-release rescue harness is tack stitched into the vest for ultimate strength and integrity. Includes carabiner park for anchoring your tow tether biner. Features a SpectraA(R) safety loop for emergency extractions. Eight adjustment points ensure a custom fit. Newly designed front lash tab is a convenient place to hook your rescue knife. This jacket carries the US Coast Guard Certification, through testing by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Fleece-lined hand warmers keep your fingers warm and nimble if a rescue-situation arises.


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.


Astral Greenjacket Rescue Lifevest - The GreenJacket rescue lifejacket from Astral Designs is the perfect PFD for any rescue, guiding, or expedition setting. Freestyle-inspired Foam Tectonics technology anchors the inner plate in place while the outer plate is free to move around your torso. This allows unhindered range of motion without pulling up on the core of the vest. Flotection armor plating protects your vitals from impact. A large Clamshell front pocket with 5 compartments, as well as zippered side cargo pockets give you room to keep essentials close at hand. Stash a throw rope behind the front panel. A rescue harness with a quick release buckle, a carabiner park for tow systems, a Spectra safety loop for emergency extractions, and fleece hand-warmers round out the safety features. The Astral GreenJacket kayak rescue PFD offers the ultimate combination of safety and fit.

- Outdoorplay

Reinforced Shoulders integrate with chest harness to provide 1, 100lbs. strengthFoam Tectonics allow outer front panel to move freely with your upper body as the inner panel stays in place.Large clamshell front pocket with multiple compartments for organized storageUse a Web-Toe stored in side pocket or store cowtail carabiner at bottom of front pocketQuick release rescuer's harness tack stitched into vest for ultimate strength and integritySpectra Safety Loop for emergency extractionsPullover EntrySeparate front panels make for a great fit for both men and womenRope Ready (Store rope behind outer panel and secure with outer flaps)True torso length adjustmentEnhanced Flotaction protects upper back and ribs Sizing Small/Medium: 31-37Medium/Large: 38-44Large/Extra Large: 45-51 IngredientsFoam Insert: Gaia & 100% PE FoamShell Fabric: 500 Denier Cordura NylonLiner Fabric: 200 Denier NylonHardware: Heavy Duty Acetal Plastic & Stainless SteelWebbing: NylonZipper: Self Locking Vision Teeth from YKK Design Buoyancy: 16.4 lbs

- River Sports Outfitters

The GreenJacket PFD is Astral's flagship rescue vest with a time tested design that just works. Built on their foam tectonic platform, it has incredible adjustability and mobility. Core features include a 1.5 inch quick release rescuer's harness, a spectra non releasable anchor point multiple pockets for various rescue equipment, a impact absorbing plates on the sides and shoulders for tough situations.

- Mountain Gear