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Astral Releases LE7 Greenjacket PFD!!!

Posted by on July 25, 2013

Astral has made a tradition of blowing the kayaking world away each year with a new Limited Edition Greenjacket PFD. This year is no exception with the LE7 Greenjacket being a dead sexy piece of artwork. Apparently the “Hawk Eye” design was inspired by Astral athlete Pat Keller as a “tribute to art and craft of Class V+ exploratory kayaking, where map interpretation and solid navigation skills are the foundations of a successful mission.” Here’s what it looks like:

Astral LE7 Greenjacket (Image Courtesy of Astral Buoyancy)

Astral LE7 Greenjacket (Image Courtesy of Astral Buoyancy)

I think that the embroidery on the LE7 is magnificent with the mountain/river scape on the back, corresponding topo map on the front clam shell pocket, and even a small hawk on the shoulder. The cool blue, grey, and black color tones create a sense of tranquility and mystery that juxtaposes nicely with the hot orange accents which I associate with daring adventure. It’s so cool looking that it makes me wish that I had held out to buy my new greenjacket until the LE7 had been released!

Nick sporting the new Astral LE7 Greenjacket at the Great River Race

Nick sporting the new Astral LE7 Greenjacket at the Great River Race

FYI to our readers…you can expect a full review of the 2013 greenjacket in the very near future :)

-Kayak Dave

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