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Details

  • Foam tectonic-style panels move independently, allowing the outer front panel to move freely with your upper body as the inner panel stays in place
  • Easy-access clamshell front pocket; internal zippered pockets; organized slip pockets
  • Reflective accents; strobe light attachment for visibility (light sold separately)
  • Hydration sleeve located at internal back with hose routing options to either shoulder (reservoir sold separately)

Imported.

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Specs

Best Use Paddling
Flotation 16.3 pounds
USCG Classification Type III
Material(s) Polyester/ripstop nylon
Fishing Features Yes
Lash Tab Yes
Fits Chest
L/XL
45-51 inches
M/L
38-44 inches
S/M
31-37 inches
Weight 2 pounds
Gender Unisex
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great full-featured PFD for the smaller paddler!! I have used Astral's GreenJacket PFD for years whitewater kayaking and love it's fit, features, and durability. After several years of use and abuse, it was time for a new lifejacket and I chose the BlueJacket instead and have been super happy. It offers great rescue features and has the same quality of other Astral products. The fit is a touch smaller, so it felt even more comfortable than the GreenJacket and I would highly recommend it for any smaller sized paddlers looking for a high quality PFD, whether or not you wish it to be rescue compatible. The front pocket is spacious & features interior sleeves to organize things. But, although you can fit whatever you might need in the front pocket, it still maintains a super streamline and non-bulky feel.
Date published: 2017-07-05
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How does this compare to the Greenjacket in terms of fit/comfort? Looking for the Type III version of the Greenjacket.

Asked by: LilyRose
The fit for both of these products will be the same. The BlueJacket uses foam Techtonics for comfort.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

Is there a quick release feature?

Asked by: cliaker204
​This PFD does not have a quick release.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-15
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great full-featured PFD for the smaller paddler!! I have used Astral's GreenJacket PFD for years whitewater kayaking and love it's fit, features, and durability. After several years of use and abuse, it was time for a new lifejacket and I chose the BlueJacket instead and have been super happy. It offers great rescue features and has the same quality of other Astral products. The fit is a touch smaller, so it felt even more comfortable than the GreenJacket and I would highly recommend it for any smaller sized paddlers looking for a high quality PFD, whether or not you wish it to be rescue compatible. The front pocket is spacious & features interior sleeves to organize things. But, although you can fit whatever you might need in the front pocket, it still maintains a super streamline and non-bulky feel.
Date published: 2017-07-05
  • y_2017, m_7, d_19, h_24
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
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  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
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Questions & Answers

How does this compare to the Greenjacket in terms of fit/comfort? Looking for the Type III version of the Greenjacket.

Asked by: LilyRose
The fit for both of these products will be the same. The BlueJacket uses foam Techtonics for comfort.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-22

Is there a quick release feature?

Asked by: cliaker204
​This PFD does not have a quick release.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-15
  • y_2017, m_7, d_19, h_24CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
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  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 43ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT