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The Next Step In Sustainable Lifejackets

In 2002, the idea for Astral came to founder Philip Curry like a sign from the universe.  He had sold his first lifejacket company and become a biodynamic farmer in his mission to live a sustainable life, but as he sat on his tractor, plowing the fields of his North Carolina farm, he was struck...

The Best Case For Doing Less And Resting More This Winter

Winter is right around the corner and my outdoor friends are as excited about the upcoming adventures, as my kids are about Christmas. Some of our outdoor peeps are discussing the local slopes in North Carolina others are planning big trips out west, many of my hiking and mountaineering friends are picking...

Four Tips For Rainy Day Foot Care

I’m writing this blog on a rainy – and I mean torrential – day from the comfort of my couch, however, any time it rains like this, with raindrops pounding the ground and a forecast that predicts 100% precipitation for days on end, I always think of the hikers and backpackers who are walking through...

Our Newest LE Is In Honor Of The Green River

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, ASTRAL WILL BE RELEASING THE LE HERON GREENJACKET. Mark your calendars as we release our Limited Edition Heron GreenJacket in honor of the Green River. Sign up for our emails (in the footer) to be the first to know. The Green River has shaped the Astral brand and employees...

On The Water With Chev Dixon Of Hudson River Riders

“I THINK IT’S CURIOSITY, SOMETIMES, AND NOT KNOWING WHAT’S THERE. THEY WERE PROBABLY HEARING THINGS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER AND DEVELOPED A PHOBIA OR A FEAR OF THE WATER… WAIT, LET’S LET THIS TRAIN GO BY AGAIN…” Chevaughn Dixon, AKA Chev, is explaining to us why...