Astral have a new limited edition Green Jacket for 2021 – 2022. In honour of the Green River this new LE PFD is called The Heron.Continue reading
For the last nine years Astral have released a special (limited) edition of their Greenjacket PFD. 2018/19 is no exception.
It’s always interesting to see what other paddlers carry with them. What do you carry with you?
Astral athlete Gareth Tate sends in a photo showing what he carries in his Greenjacket and says…
“I could not be more stoked on the convenience and capacity of the new clamshell pocket on the Greenjacket, check out what I am able to carry with room to spare.”
-2 locking carabiners
-1 small pulley
-15-20ft of webbing (half inch)
What do you carry in your Greenjacket?
It’s been a long time since I have had a new Astral PFD.
There was something that I really didn’t like about the previous version. For me the fit was just not quite right, I know that lots of people really liked them but the design was not right for me. Roll on a few years and we have the 2013 Greenjacket.
I was never really a big fan of the previous Astral Green Jacket. I loved the features and the design but it simply didn’t fit me very well.
For 2013 the Astral Green Jacket has been tweaked and I had the chance to check out its new features and try it in the dry. Therefore I am unable to comment of what it is like to swim/paddle wearing the Green Jacket at this stage. UPDATE: Full review here.