Introducing the Indus™

Introducing the Indus™, the world’s first freestyle-inspired high float life jacket.

Introducing the Indus™, the world’s first freestyle-inspired high float life jacket.

“It’s important to recognize the evolution in whitewater that people are running rivers at higher flows than ever before. As a brand that makes gear to promote calm confidence in extreme places, it’s obvious that more buoyancy was needed in case of a swim” says Philip Curry, Founder + CEO of Astral. “The trick has been how to do it in a manner that doesn’t interfere with your body’s natural biomechanics.”

And so the Indus™ was born. At 22 lbs. of buoyancy and built with Astral’s mobility-forward Foam Tectonics™ architecture. The Indus™ is here to usher in a new standard in high float buoyancy and performance. Built with all the features you’ve come to expect and love from a modern, freestyle-inspired rescue vest, now with 33% more flotation than the GreenJacket.

“Modern PFDs have to balance function, fit, and style. The Indus™ puts function first by significantly increasing flotation without compromising comfort or fit” says Benny Marr, Big Water Kayaking Legend. “This is an important consideration for the whitewater industry as more and more paddlers take on huge-volume whitewater.”

“More flotation for safer progression in the sport.” – Benny Marr

Benny knows a thing or two about progression on big water. Here, and in the video above, you can see Benny setting a new highest known descent of the Minus Rapids on the Zambezi River.. He trusted a prototype of the Indus™ to have his back, as he has on the Futa, up at Stakeout, the Ottawa, on the Stikine, the Patagonia Triple Crown (Baker, Pascua + Bravo) and in the Himalaya.

Indus

With 22 lbs of flotation sculpted into Astral’s industry leading FoamTectonics™️ architecture, the Indus™️ is the world’s first freestyle-inspired high float life jacket.

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