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.