Astral Norge

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Type III: Extreme comfort, essential features and the addition of an evolutionary foam alternative - earth friendly kapok all combine to make the Norge an outstanding jacket.Front flotation is kapok, a sustainably harvested and compostable material sealed in a urethane bladder that conforms to your body. Back flotation is 100% recyclable PE foam.Astral uses a new polypropylene-based AstraTex(TM) fabric. The color is so tightly bonded it has high resistance to fading. The front zip design of this PFD is easy to get on and off.Neoprene shoulders, stretchy side panels and a wide waistband makes this life jacket comfortable to wear. A big, luxurious hand warming pocket, a large semi-dry zippered chest pocket and a knife lash tab round out this innovative jacket. See the Abba for the women's version of this life jacket. Design Flotation: Minimum of 15.5lbs at time of manufacture.


The Astral Buoyancy Norge Personal Flotation Device combines on-water protection with comfort, and throws in a dash of sustainability, too. Organically grown and sustainably harvested Kapok in the front keeps you afloat in an accident, while also conforming to your body like no other material.


Astral Norge Kayak Lifejacket - The Norge is a traditionally styled kayaking lifejacket crafted from environmentally friendly materials. It's the perfect choice for any type of watercraft, and it's designed for ultimate comfort, strength, and safety. Organic kapok provides the most conforming fit of any buoyancy material. Sustainably harvested and compostable, it's eight times lighter than cotton and five times more buoyant than cork. In addition, kapok fiber is totally water repellent and resistant to rot. Neoprene shoulders, stretchy side panels and a wide waistband make this kayaking life jacket even more comfortable to wear, while the front zipper design makes it easy to get on and off. The Astral Norge PFD also has plenty of pocket space and fleece hand warmers for cold days on the water. Strategically placed reflective trim increases visibility at twilight. Extreme comfort, essential features and earth-friendly kapok all combine to make the Norge kayak vest an outstanding jacket.

- Outdoorplay

A traditionally styled PFD crafted from environmentally considerate raw materials like Organic Kapok, the Norge is the perfect choice for any type of craft. The Norge has plenty of pocket space and fleece handwarmers for cold days on the water. A truly sustainable design that conforms so you don?t have to.

- RockCreek

Made with partially organic materials, the Astral Designs Norge PFD is tailored for paddlers looking for comfort and style. Organically grown, hand-harvested kapok material is sealed in a lightweight, radio-frequency welded pillow for durable and gently conforming flotation. Kapok, sometimes called vegetable down, is a silky fiber from the Bombocaceae tree and is prized for its moisture resistance and buoyancy. Polyethylene foam in the back panel offers light weight and impact protection. Fleece-lined, zippered handwarmer pockets offer respite from chilly winds; large zippered chest pocket secures small items and features a key loop. Lightweight and tough nylon shell resists abrasion; lash tab offers a handy point of attachment for accessories. Neoprene-covered shoulder straps enhance comfort. Adjustable side straps and waistband with side-release buckle secure the fit. Low-cut neckline and narrow chest lines reduce chafing and improve mobility. Astral Designs Norge PFD features reflective highlights to increase visibility.