First Look: 2016 Astral Green Jacket

January 28, 2016
2016 ASTRAL GREEN JACKET Over the course of the last few years, the Astral Green Jacket has established itself as a top-notch rescue PFD. Worn by everyone from the world’s top paddlers to rescue professionals to weekend warriors, the Green Jacket is a staple on the river. After the first major redesign around 2012, the… View Article


May 16, 2015
For those of us that love to carry far to much equipment in our PFDs, at some point, those carabineers, pulleys and candy bars will eventually bring us down. For you gear heads out there that like keeping your head above water, the Centurion Prime has arrived. Kokatat has re-engineered the ‘Maximus Prime’ and thrown some serious storage at us.


February 22, 2015
Kokatat Maximus Centurion Rescue PFD Review   In the long running debate between which type V rescue PFD is the best, the Kokatat Maximus Centurion Rescue PFD has come along to try to de-throne all major contenders (you know who you are). Every paddler is different…they have different wants and needs, carry different gear, and… View Article

The Kokatat Maximus Prime PFD Review-By Ken Hoeve

May 14, 2013
The Kokatat Maximus Prime has float!

Kokatat Maximus Prime PFD Review

April 12, 2013
The Kokatat Maximus Prime offers maximum float in a mobile package.

Astral YTV Freestyle PFD Review

April 2, 2013
Astral YTV – Minimalist By Design Leave it to Astral to come up with yet another “outside of the box” design. The new Astral YTV  is a clean looking, ultra light, super low profile, minimalist life vest intended for the core freestyle market. With most of the technology being hidden under the Ripstop nylon exterior,… View Article

The Kokatat Maximus Prime PFD – A Product Review By Kyle Smith

January 30, 2013
The Kokatat Maximus Prime PFD – by Kyle Smith

The Stohlquist Rocker PFD Review

December 21, 2012
Great value for a whitewater PFD!

NRS Ninja Whitewater PFD Long Term Review – From The Persective Of Freestyle Champ Dustin Urban

August 28, 2012
Leonardo Da Vinci was once quoted saying that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. If he were alive today, and was a whitewater paddler, he would probably be a fan the NRS Ninja PFD. It’s a clean, simple and functional PFD, that offers superior mobility even for world class paddlers like Dustin Urban.