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GreenJacket

by Astral
  • $ 300 MSRP

GreenJacket Description

The GreenJacket is a pfd brought to you by Astral. Read GreenJacket reviews or submit your own review to share with the paddling community. Check out a few other pfd recommendations below or explore all pfds to find the perfect one for you!

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GreenJacket Reviews

Read reviews for the GreenJacket by Astral as submitted by your fellow paddlers. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community!

I've had the Astral...

I've had the Astral GreenJacket for a couple of years now, I love the fit & it's very comfortable, the large opening pouch has been awesome, whistle, knife*, snacks, etc. fit nicely in the easy to access pouch. I've towed more than a few using the quick release strap with a dedicated towing line with shock cord built in, I hardly felt them behind me, When practicing for a Paddle Canada Level III it never failed me, I was able to release the strap while upside down being dragged then roll back up. The only fault I have (*this is with almost all rescue PFD's) is the knife bracket location, I ripped it while practicing, it never failed to hook a line or actually pop open a hatch during self rescues, I ended up putting the knife inside the pouch, not Ideal. On a good note I had perfected the submerged reentry and roll because of it, albeit in fairly calm sea state. You'd get 5/5 stars for relocating the knife in a less obtrusive location. Still, I have several PFD's this is by far my favourite, I've put this jacket thru hell and back over the years, it's still in good enough shape to remain in service, I'd definitely purchase another!

The Astral Green Jacket is...

The Astral Green Jacket is a comfortable and functional whitewater life jacket. I was impressed with the differentiated fit straps, separating the upper and lower for areas on my body. The zippers and pockets are functional and well placed. The rescue ring and strap are solid and it appears to have extra stitching on the shoulders for the occasional haul out of a really sticky spot. It would be nice to see a few more reflective stripes for high visibility. On my first outing, the jacket rode up a little, but I re adjusted and played with the order of adjustments and all was well.
Overall a great jacket from start to finish.