Take A Breather

Restube To The Rescue

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When a lifeguard comes to the rescue, they’re usually dragging the famous orange torpedo buoy to give a tired swimmer a much needed rest.  Unfortunatly, for the solo surfer, swimmer, diver, rider, a solid plastic buoy just isn’t practical.  Germans to the rescue – more specifically, “Restube.”

From the land of Porsche and BMW, waterman and engineer Chris Fuhrhop sought a solution to some hairy moments in the water.  Something smaller than a life jacket, quick to employ, and easy to aid others.  The Restube was conceived.  Chris reached out to H2ostoked to put Restube through it’s paces.  We happily obliged.

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First off, it is not a PFD.  That said, it is very compact, no noticeable drag in the water, quick and easy to employ, and seriously rugged for an inflatable.  Our model had a integrated whistle, and small key pocket.  It’s really ideal to keep your head above water, rest, and re-acess the situation.  Likewise, it’s easy to hand it off to someone in need. Furthermore, it’s simple to repack after inflation for multiple use,  A surf/SUP instructor friend “borrowed” it to test.  I haven’t gotten it back yet. A good sign.

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Restube makes a handful of models from basic to sports and full on rescue.  If you’re in need of a secondary safety devise beyond yourself and your board or wetsuit, Restube definitely floats to the surface.

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