Astral Buoyancy – Aquavest – L/XL – M. Astral CG Approve PFD for Sailing, Paddling, Rowing – Never Used. Astral; Size: ADULT M/L: CHEST 38″”. [color=#FF]Why have they stopped making this jacket? Just wondering if anyone knows the reason. Mine is getting a bit long in the tooth. a little belay loop under the front pouch which is not agood idea to use. I have one and probably should just cut it off. otherwise it’s a great vest.

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What happens if you end up in the water with your PFD down around your ankles? The only way I allowed myself the aqjavest was by getting a pretty good deal from an American friend.

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In thepulling on the side straps tightens up the whole system, including shoulder straps. Wiegel on the water Offline Asrral Boarder. You would probably get more help on sizing from Boatertalk. The vest also claims to sport extra impact protection on the sides. The aspect of the vest that I like least is the hassle of readjusting all the straps every time you put the vest on. It is very low profile and incorporates many well-constructed safety features.

Handwarmer pocket comfy but unused by me – it’s always been warmer to tuck my hands under the vest next aquavet my body – wish that the handwarmer pocket had side closures. AdrianTregoning Offline Moderator Posts: You can see pics of the Hf Serpent here: Have a product you’d like to review?



Right, not much different except price wise. I have one and probably should just cut it off. This Product Has Been Discontinued.

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If you believe we violate this policy in any particular case, please contact us directly and we’ll take appropriate action immediately. I’ve had this vest for about a year now.

Discover Cool New Gear. Hi all, i have read several back posts about the aquavest. I am sure this will come in handy a few asttal in the future. Welcome Log Out Log In.

I like the fit and really appreciate the cow-tail holder, and the QR harness. It says from 45″” chest size on the Astral site. A zip-up vest is simpler.

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The administrator has disabled public write access. This is their current line up: It does have a few astra, changes, other than the shape. I got the reps number on and info. Decisions, decisions because I was very happy with my Astral Why have they stopped making this jacket?

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Great mobility and comfort. CJCC, did you paddle the and now use the Green Jacket because then I’d know you were backing up what you said with experience not just speculation I’ll have a look at that Stohlquist just now, thanks! Stohlquist X-Tract-D problems with pocket durability and abrasion and the Kokotat Ronin Pro may be two other contenders. Our height and weight when choosing a kayak. Matt, I would love to have a Ronin, but the problem is that here it costs half of the minimum salary.


Since my drysuit does not have a pee zipper this is a pain in the ass because I wind up taking off the vest a few times every aquaveat depending on the size of the drops we’re going to run. Does anyone knows if this problem will be fixed with Kokotat ronin pro?? I have paddled the jacket about 10 times now and find it very comfortable. The plastic only covers a few inches of the ribs and seems to serve mostly as part of the adjustment mechanism of the straps. The pouch on the Aquavest is easy to access quickly and keeps all the aquavezt rope out of the way.

Yeah, use the quick release instead if you do need to clip in. I meant the Ronin Pro, not the normal Ronin from Kokatat. Great way to get in shape for the creeking season!

The first time I ran it — in the spring of — we caught it at about asyral ft cfs. For a rescue vest it is wonderfully low profile, allowing unhindered arm movement.

The overall construction is rugged with obviously high-quality stitching and fabric. More infor here www.