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The GreenJacket is an innovative and comfortable rescue vest preferred by top expedition kayakers and river guides. It offers ample storage, technical features, and maximum protection.

Fire Orange
Midnight Black
BRB Rugby
Narrows Green
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Product Description

Astral GreenJacket: Experience Ultimate Safety with Astral GreenJacket – The Top Choice for Expert River Guides

The GreenJacket is a highly innovative and comfortable rescue vest favored by top expedition kayakers, river guides, and paddlers. It offers ample storage space and a range of technical features while providing maximum protection. The vest features a side entry, foam tectonics for freedom of movement, a molded clam shell pocket with multiple compartments for organized storage, a quick-release rescuer’s harness tack stitched into the vest, rope-ready storage behind the front panel, and side pockets for web toe storage. Available in Midnight Black, BRB Rugby, Fire Orange, and Narrows Green colors, the GreenJacket is designed for both whitewater rescue and sea use.

Tech Specs

  • Intended Use: Ideal for Whitewater Rescue, Sea, SUP
  • Entry: Convenient Pullover Design
  • Foam Insert: Eco-friendly, PVC Free Gaia® & PE Foam
  • Shell Fabric: Durable 500 Denier Cordura Nylon
  • Liner Fabric: Resilient 200 Denier High Tenacity Nylon
  • Webbing: Robust Nylon Material
  • Zipper: Reliable YKK Self Locking Vislon® Teeth
  • Hardware: Constructed with Heavy Duty Acetal and Stainless Steel
  • Weight: Lightweight at only 1315.42 grams
  • Sizing: Available in S/M (31-37”), M/L (38-44”), and L/XL (45-51”)
  • Design Buoyancy: Maintains 16.5lbs of Buoyancy
  • Approval Type: Certified USCG Type V
  • Pockets: Comes with 1 Front Pocket and 2 Side Pockets
  • Lash Tabs: Includes 1 Front Lash Tab
  • Adjustment System: Features 2 Front, 4 Side, and 2 Waist Adjustments for a perfect fit

Size Charts

Size Chest Size (cm)
S/M 79-94
M/L 97-112
L/XL 114-130




In 2002, Astral was founded by Philip Curry with a strong commitment to producing high-performance products for outdoor enthusiasts while minimizing environmental impact. The focus has always been on creating a workplace where innovative minds collaborate to benefit the environment.

Over the years, Astral achieved significant milestones, including the removal of toxic PVC foam from the PFD industry, pioneering breathable life jackets, receiving awards for groundbreaking footwear designs, and developing the world's stickiest rubber for wet rock, among other accomplishments.

In essence, Astral is a team of athletes, artists, and craftsmen. With your support, Astral will continue to craft the cleanest, most exquisite, and highest-performing products available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities is the Astral GreenJacket PFD suitable for?

The Astral GreenJacket PFD is intended for use in whitewater rescue situations, sea exploration, and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). It's built to withstand extreme conditions and is favored by professional river guides and expedition paddlers.

Is the Astral GreenJacket PFD environmentally friendly?

Yes, the GreenJacket PFD uses PVC-free Gaia® and PE foam inserts, making it an environmentally-friendly choice. The Gaia® foam is known for its reduced environmental impact compared to traditional PVC foam.

What sizes does the Astral GreenJacket PFD come in?

The GreenJacket PFD comes in three sizes: S/M, which fits chest sizes 79-94 cm, M/L for 97-112 cm, and L/XL for 114-130 cm. It features eight adjustment points for a custom fit.

Can I repair my PFD myself?

It is not recommended to perform any repair or modification on your lifejacket as it will invalidate the United States Coast Guard certification. Always consult with professional repair services if your PFD is damaged.

What's the difference between a Type III and Type V lifejacket?

A Type III PFD usually has a front closure that is either zippered or buckled and offers a minimum of 15.5 lbs of flotation. These are typically used near shore by conscious individuals. On the other hand, Type V lifejackets are designed for special uses, like work vests and pullovers. Examples from Astral include the GreenJacket, YTV, and AirBelt.

How and when should I inspect my lifejacket for replacement?

It's advisable to perform an annual check at the start of every season. Look for any obvious fabric damage or holes, and inspect the hardware like zippers, buckles, and webbing to ensure they're in good condition. You should also swim test your life jacket in calm water to verify its flotation. If it seems less buoyant or damaged, it may be time for a replacement. Typically, PFDs have a lifespan of about 5 years or 300 uses.

How can I use a rescue lifejacket properly?

Proper use of a rescue lifejacket requires formal swift water rescue training, offered by organizations like the American Canoe Association and Rescue 3 International. Astral's GreenJacket comes with a user manual that provides some useful techniques and applications, but this should not replace formal training.

What's the best way to clean and store my lifejacket?

Hand wash your lifejacket with a mild detergent soap and warm water. Using a nylon bristle brush can help remove stains. Avoid using a top-loading washer with an agitator as it could cause damage. After use in salt or dirty water, and before long-term storage, wash and hang it to dry out of direct sunlight. Store in a cool, dry place without compressing it.

How should I fit a lifejacket on me?

To fit a lifejacket, loosen all adjustable straps before wearing it. Start tightening from the top side straps, followed by the bottom ones on each side, and finally adjust the shoulder straps. Check out Astral's complete fit guide for more detailed information.

Is the Astral GreenJacket PFD durable?

Absolutely, the GreenJacket PFD is made with durable 500 denier Cordura® nylon for the shell fabric and 200 denier high tenacity nylon for the liner fabric. It's built to last in harsh environments and withstand the rigors of outdoor water activities.