The BlueJacket is Astral's top of the line sea kayak PFD. Stylish looks present itself to a similar look as Astral's popular river kayaking PFD, the "GreenJacket", but with the features serious expedition touring kayakers are looking for. Listed as a Type III PFD with 15.5lbs of buoyancy. It's side entry with buckles is not for everyone, but once it's on you'll love the freedom of movement and lack of chafing while paddling. Eliminating a front entry zipper makes it possible to design a more comfortable PFD. Can also be used as a pull-over vest without releasing the side buckles.
Torso height adjustment straps located low in front where they are easy to use.
Fleece lined hand-warmer pouchbelow the center pocket.
Left and right rear lash tabs for strobe and fixed lights.
L & R lash tabs on shoulder straps for knife.
Belt loops for adding a quick release belt and tow system(sold separately).
Large central pocket with dividers to hold VHF radio and GPS and an internal zippered mesh pocket.
A hydration sleeve incorporated into the rear panelwith routing loops for hose and bite valve (hydration system not included).
There are two other small zippered pockets on both sides of the bottom part of the rear panel.
**Note the belt loops are not designed for Swiftwater Rescue harness use. See the "GreenJacket" for whitewater applications.**