The Astral Green Jacket has served the greater kayaking community as the premier Type 5 “rescue” PFD ever since it’s inception. The many unique features of this technical life jacket including: tectonic construction, build-in body armor, integrated harness, quick-release tow system, and reinforced shoulder straps are certainly enough to make you fall in love with this super model of the life jacket world. With the functional features of the Green Jacket locked in at near perfection, the people at Astral Buoyancy turned to the aesthetics. The result: an updated front pocket and jaw-dropping facelift for the 2013 Green Jacket! Here’s a sneak peak:
It’s great to see the Green Jacket finally go green…looks to be about a “10” to me! The 2013 Astral Green Jacket will hit the shelves in March. Expect a full review from the KayakDave.com staff sometime around then too!
Check out this video from the 2012 Outdoor Retailers Show (fast forward to the 5:10 mark) for more on the 2013 Green Jacket.
Note: Proper training in swift-water rescue techniques is required in order to safely use the technical (Type 5) features of the Astral Green Jacket.