Review: Astral BlueJacket PFD

The best PFDs are the ones you forget you’re wearing, and the BlueJacket from Astral is no exception. With a slim profile and a handful of pockets in which to keep river essentials like a knife, fly box, or beer, this vest has all the bases covered. Three buckles keep the PFD firmly in place, and two shoulder straps cinch down snug, so the only thing you have to worry about is swimming to shore. $260;

Note: If you're looking for something a little more lightweight, check out Astral's newly-released Bowen PFD.