REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Restube™ has launched a Kickstarter campaign featuring two inflatable flotation systems aimed at improving safety for boaters and swimmers. Four years ago, Restube pioneered innovation in the water safety category with the development of the world's first inflatable swim tube, which offered new and unparalleled safety measures for water sports enthusiasts. With the Ultralite Life Jacket™, Restube is now also able to meet the safety demands of stand-up paddling (SUP) and boating, activities requiring approved life preservers. Also introduced, the Restube Ultralite Swim Tube™ is the latest, smallest and most versatile flotation innovation for triathletes, open water or recreational swimmers. The Kickstarter campaign will remain online through mid-December at www.restube.com/kickstarter.
Kickstarter supporters can pledge to the project now to receive the first run of the Restube Ultralite Life Jacket designed for US Coast Guard approval and the Restube Ultralite Swim Tube, the latest evolution of the unique, proven Restube swim tube. Product is expected to be delivered Spring 2017.
"Ten years ago I nearly drowned kitesurfing. It took me almost an hour to get to shore through powerful waves and a strong riptide." Said Christopher Fuhrhop, CEO and Founder of Restube. "Fast forward to today, and our products have saved at least two dozen lives. And now, we have designed the most compact inflatable life jacket by U.S. standards, and the smallest and most versatile Restube Swim Tube ever."
These lightweight devices are worn as sport-styled, hip-side packs that are about the size of a wallet, and inflate with the aid of a high-performance CO2 cartridge. To use the Restube, users pull the trigger and the buoy inflates within seconds providing both floatation and illumination while in the water. True to the company's German heritage, both are engineered for maximum performance under all watersport conditions. The Restube Ultralite line is designed to be the smallest and lightest available, while continuing to meet rigorous quality and engineering standards, and remove the barriers to maintaining safety at all times in the water.
"Restube is a fantastic tool for safety! Open water swimming is swim cap, goggle, swim suit and Restube. I give Restube to all 2,000 participants at the 'Swim the Island' event, both to ensure they have a better time in the water and for enhanced water safety," said Matteo Testa, director of the Italian open water swimming event, "Swim the Island."
Restube inflatable flotation buoys have been used in competitive and recreational events around the world, but the company remains focused on innovation, and the many applications and evolving requirements of today's water sports. In 2015 Restube launched a professional rescue tube for lifeguards, and has products specifically designed for surfing and extreme water sports. The young company and its founder Christopher Fuhrhop have just begun to fulfil their vision of bring safety to water sports and recreation.
For more information, visit the Restube Kickstarter site at www.restube.com/kickstarter.
Our story is simple. A couple of years ago a member of our team experienced a life-threatening situation in open water. This experience was the catalyst for our company, and our mission of creating innovative water safety products for watersports and recreational enthusiasts worldwide. As students of mechanical engineering we were in a unique position to develop the first prototype of what has become the smallest and most flexible line if inflatable safety buoys for water activities. With our Restube inflatables we want all water sports - from kite surfing and SUP to open water swimming, boating and more - to be safer for our friends and families. For more information on our company and products, visit us online at www.restube.com