From the Astral design lab comes the 8th installment of our Limited Edition series.
The LE8:Rise Up is a tribute to the spirit and energy of wild places.
This fresh new vest is a collaboration between ASTRAL’s design team, pro athlete Evan Garcia, and artist Walker Howard
Regarding the influence for the LE8, Evan explained “I’ve always loved the Rasta lion style, and that is the theme of our media company ‘Substantial Media House’ so I wanted to get a unique spin on the lion and mix that with some water for obvious reason. The condor and mountains came from the crazy amount of time I’ve spent in Chile…it was just some ideas I had that I knew Walker would be able to run with.”
When it came time to turn the artwork into a finished product, we used a mixed medium of embroidery and screen printing. This combination allows us to achieve a unique look, as the gold thread and ink together create a bold contrast against the black shell fabric.
In regards to the finished product Evan explains, “”I’m really excited to see how well my vision turned into reality. With Walker’s talent and Astral’s support we created The LE8. A combination of style, vibrations, and stoke!”
Sizing: measured at widest torso circumference.
LE8 Promo: Purchase a Greenjacket LE8 and add one pair of shoes to your order at 50% off.
About the LE Program: Astral LEs are ‘Limited Edition’ products. The goal of the program is to allow us to have more fun with design, to express ourselves according to seasonal creative influences. The LEs are built with the same meticulous details and supreme materials as our regular lifevests, but they are made in small batches, each having a unique artistic style.