Astral hit the nail on the head when it created the Astral Green Jacket Personal Flotation Device. This is a PFD for whitewater professionals and professional river rescuers, and it oozes toughness and utilitarian purpose down to the tiniest detail. The front panel features a large clamshell-style opening that can hold a rescue rope, there's a quick-release harness built into the side and a tow system on the back, and Astral included Spectra safety loop for emergency extractions.
Astral's designers even worked in their unique Tectonic foam panel fit system, which uses a static panel at the chest and a dynamic floating panel at the torso to maximize mobility and keep the PFD comfortable as you paddle. Sure, you could find a lighter PFD option for the river, but you won't find another with the laundry list of forward-thinking safety features of the Green Jacket.
Reinforced Shoulders integrate with chest harness to provide 1,100lbs. strength
Foam Tectonics allow outer front panel to move freely with your upper body as the inner panel stays in place.
Separate front panels make for a great fit for both men and women
Large clamshell front pocket with multiple compartments for organized storage
Rope Ready (Store rope behind outer panel and secure with outer flaps)
Use a Web-Toe stored in side pocket or store cowtail carabiner at bottom of front pocket
True torso length adjustment
Quick release rescuer's harness tack stitched into vest for ultimate strength and integrity