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Astral hit the nail on the head when it created the Astral Green Jacket Personal Flotation Device. This is a PFD for whitewater professionals and professional river rescuers, and it oozes 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 and a tow system on the back, and Astral included Spectra safety loop for emergency extractions. Astral's designers even worked in their unique Tectonic foam panel fit system, which uses a static panel at the chest and a dynamic floating panel at the torso to maximize mobility and keep the PFD comfortable as you paddle. Sure, you could find a lighter PFD option for the river, but you won't find another with the laundry list of forward-thinking safety features of the Green Jacket.

- Backcountry.com

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.


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 spectr

- Mountain Gear

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.. . Foam Tectonics fit platform allows the outer panel to move freely with your upper body while the inner panel stay in place for unhindered range of motion without pulling up on the core of the vest. Reinforced shoulders integrate with the chest harness to provide 1,100 lb. of strength. Simple design eliminates zippers and buckles-just slide the vest on over your head, adjust the straps, and get on the water. Large Clamshell front pocket has five compartments inside to keep your things organized. Two zippered side cargo pockets stash extra gear; two fleece-lined pockets warm chilly hands. Enhanced Flotation along the sides protects your ribs from impacts. Quick release 1,200-lb. rescuer's harness is stitched into the vest for ultimate strength and integrity. Rope ready-just store the rope behind the front panel. Includes a SPECTRA safety loop for emergency extractions. Carabiner Park anchors your tow system. Lash tab lets you clip a knife or whistle to the front of the vest for easy access. 500D Cordura nylon shell is tough and long-lasting. Sizes: S/M (31-37 in.); M/L (38-44 in.); L/XL (45-51 in.)