• Why RESTUBE is NOT PVC

    Posted by Brad Sorock

    A quick look at swim flotation buoys on the market and you will find dozens upon dozens of ubiquitous orange PVC plastic options.  A quick look at Alibaba and you can see why, they're cheap and readily available to put a brand name on it and call it your own.

    The RESTUBE is NOT PVC.

    Not only is PVC an environmental nightmare to make, it's also not as strong in many of the properties.

    So what is the RESTUBE?

    The basic fabric: Nylon 235 Dtex with TPU lamination.  It's much lighter than PVC at 275 g/m² (+/- 5%).  The tensile strength is >1100N / > 1000N/5cm (New) and >1000N / >900 N/5cm )After water immersion; 24hrs@20℃).  PVC doesn't even come close.

    Other factors taken into account when engineering the RESTUBE:

    Tear resistance, Elongation, Seam strength, and flex cracking.  All parts of high quality.  For example the self inflate / deflate valve is not your typical valve you'd see on an inflatable tube.  It is made of high strength and needing only about 5 breaths to fill up.

    The Nylon 235 Dtex is environmentally friendlier, lighter and the standard material in SOLAS certified life vests.

     

    Weight is also a big advantage factor for event buoys made of the same RESTUBE material.

     

    Ships same or next business day from order

    Returns Policy

    You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). Once a RESTUBE is triggered, we can not take a return for liability reasons

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    Shipping

    FREE shipping in the US via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

    Please note US express shipping options and prices as well as international options at checkout.

  • Best swim buoy for swim event

    Posted by Brad Sorock
    2 Options when it comes to swim buoys / floats for distance open water swimming
    1. Swim Safe Drag Buoy / Float (many models, all basically the same)
    2. RESTUBE

    Drag Buoy, you've seen them all over. 

    Pros:

    • They come in bright colors to be seen by boaters or people on shore.
    • Offer psychological to push yourself to greater distances.
    • Offer physical security to hold on to.
    • Typically doubles as a dry bag to store some things in them to keep them dry and not leave on the beach.

      

    swim safe float buoy

    Cons:

     

    • Bothers other swimmers in close proximity
    • Restriction in movement.
    • Higher water resistance while swimming
    • Swimming motion and momentum can get interrupted
    • Disturbs swimming in windy conditions
    • When many have them, you do not stand out from the crowd in emergency situation like heart attack.
    • Bright colors on lakes where swimmers are not allowed to swim across will draw attention.
    • PVC material is toxic to the water supply when made. (most made in China with little regulations)
    • Quality of manufacturing is questionable 

    swim buoy float race

    RESTUBE

    Pros: 

    • Compact and light weight
    • No limitation in movement
    • Only inflate when needed, bright yellow.
    • Better overview for the safety team
    • Offer psychological to push yourself to greater distances.
    • Offer physical security to hold on to.
    • Signals a swimmer in distress when waved.

    Cons:

    • No dry storage

    Why choose a RESTUBE for you Swim event?

    Clear visibility in emergency case because of excellent signal effect.  Swimmers only trigger the RESTUBE when needed.  This draws attention.

    swim event race with restube

    As a safety director at a race, getting to a person in distress quickly is imperative.  Some events are spotted with paddle boards for safety, but If you have a group of swimmers, how fast can you spot someone in distress?  Cramp, panic, heart attack, all can cause drowning.  As this images shows, a triggered  RESTUBE will draw quick attention to someone in distress during a swim event, or when off on your own, is a tool to wave in the air for help.

     

    Ships same or next business day from order

    Returns Policy

    You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). Once a RESTUBE is triggered, we can not take a return for liability reasons

    .

    Shipping

    FREE shipping in the US via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

    Please note US express shipping options and prices as well as international options at checkout.

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