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Liz
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    Posted: 17 Nov 2008 at 11:43am

Retail is a little slow, so Iíve made up ďLizís gear review for your reading pleasure.Ē  (aka some whitewater stuff I have seen recently that looks cool)

 

Astra Greenjacket:  FINALLY got its USGS approval as of November 4th.  It should be shipping out to retailers.  The jacket is designed with two front buoyancy panels that move when you moveóGenius! (like their Willis and Bella jackets, but in rescue vest form).  Itís a pullover and has increased back protection, along with the standard Astral throwbag pocket and tow tether side pocket.  Apparently it fits women ok too.  Ladies, Iíll let you know once I get my hands on it.

http://www.astralbuoyancy.com/products/men/greenJacket/index.html

 

NRS Revolution Drytop with eVent:  I like this top because itís made out of eVent.  Destined to be the new Gore-Tex, eVent breathes up to twice as well as other waterproof breathable membranes.  Itís Direct Venting Technology allows sweat to pass through its pores in one step.  Most waterproof/breathable membranes move moisture out in a two-step process, requiring the fabric to saturate with sweat before venting begins.  More comfortable, quicker venting.  The fabric is also more supple, quiet and light than the standard.  I donít know of another dry top made of eVent (does anyone else?), and unfortunately there isnít a womenís version out yet.

 

Merrell Gradient shoes:  Palm and Merrell got together and came up with this little number.  It wonít come out until spring of 2009 (at best), so the only link I could find for it is from a UK company. 

http://www.kayaks.co.uk/product_info_style1.php?products_id=273&osCsid=e8a956753a9ba5d8bc9b4145875239a2

Palm and Merrell are usually pretty reputable.  The shoe claims to have a low profile

(although it doesnít look it), and best of all, it has VIBRAM RUBBER on the outsole.  Could be good.

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  Quote Liz Replybullet Posted: 17 Nov 2008 at 1:32pm
Oops!  "Retail is slow" in that I work in retail and work is slow this morning so I worked on. :)  Not a general comment on the state of the economy. 
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  Quote RyanBC Replybullet Posted: 20 Dec 2008 at 2:58am
We just got in our Green Jackets and I picked one up. Tough job replacing the old AquaVest but the Green Jacket is awsome, super comfey.
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