I am not a fan of the new Astral Green Jacket. I had the old one and loved it but lost it to the interstate. I replaced it with the new one but I am not happy with it. The knife placement is horrible as my hands hit the knife when I row and I know it will impede me getting back into a raft. I actually find the front pocket very bulky. I have the throw bag that fits behind it but it really sticks out there so I no longer carry it. Anyway I am wondering if anyone out there has the new Kokatat rescue jacket and has any input. I'm most interested in rowers perspectives. I'm sure the Green Jacket works great for kayakers it really doesn't for cat boaters. Imo.