Good news for creek paddlers abound from Astral Buoyancy.

As a team paddler for Astral and someone who enjoys creek paddling, I figured I’d pass this press release about Astral Buoyancy’s new PFD through the Rapid Transit site. You will notice Yonton Mehler wearing the Green Jacket in Rapid Transit’s upcoming feature film release on DVD. Watch the trailer here and pre-order the DVD for a discounted price here. Read the details below.

Thanks, Spencer Cooke – Effort Inc

For Immediate Release
Date: 11/7/08
Asheville, NC – The Astral Buoyancy Company officially announced that the new Greenjacket has been approved by the US Coast Guard. This highly anticipated whitewater rescue jacket continues Astral’s legacy of producing truly innovative and environmentally considerate buoyancy products for the core market. Originally slated for release in Spring 2008, the testing process had been extended until October when the jacket passed as a pullover entry. Today the final paperwork arrived at Astral’s Asheville, NC headquarters.

The Greenjacket is the successor to Astral’s popular Aquavest 300 and Wonderpro series, and is designed on the platform of Foam Tectonics where the front buoyancy panels are split into two parts. This separation enables the paddler to have unrestricted freedom of movement as well as the ability to customize the height of the front panel. The Greenjacket is offered in three size options, providing an excellent fit to both women and men. The Greenjacket provides increased back protection over previous models and Astral’s signature safety features like an integrated throwbag pocket and spectra safety loop.

Philip Curry, owner of Astral ecstatically commented that “November 4, 2008 will be a day we happily remember for a long time, the Coast Guard finally approved our kickass new rescue jacket, and the people of USA chose Barack Obama our next president.”

The Greenjacket is constructed without toxic PVC and carcinogenic neoprene. All excess raw materials are recycled.

For additional information on the Astral Buoyancy Company visit

MSRP $209.95

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