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Astral Greenjacket LE11

Astral have a new limited edition Greenjacket for 2019/20, LE11.

Astral Greenjacket LE11
Astral Greenjacket LE11

The basic layout remains the same and from the looks of it won’t be available in the EU. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t get hold them from retailers outside of the EU.

If you want to see previous LE models check out our post from around this time last year.

Palm FXr PFD – Review

The FX PFD from Palm Equipment has been around in one form or another for years and has been one of Palm’s top sellers throughout its lifetime. In 2013 Palm took the FX and totally overhauled its fit and the material used.


The new FX has been such a success that it seemed to make sense to move things up a gear and develop a rescue vest using the same platform. Palm have done exactly this and have released the FXr in early 2014.

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Bow Airbags Fitted

I have had a couple of Palm 12L Infinity Airbags kicking about for a couple of weeks. Today I fitted them in my Wavesport Recon.

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New Outfitting – Bow Airbag

One the really great things about Prijon and Eskimo river running and creeking boats was the fact that they all came supplied with a bow air bag. That bag played an important role keeping water out of the void between the full plate footrest and the bow.

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