How Restube works
A very flexible and strong connection to your gear is possible due to the crossed belts at the backside of the bag. You can adjust it up to 7cm wide belt systems. At kite or windsurfing Restube is mostly mounted right at the belts of the harness hook. Professionals adapt Restube sometimes directly at their harness.
While most Restubes are closed with Velcro, the split pin closure can withstand the toughest external influences, such as big waves or the extreme forces of parachuting. The pull on the trigger first pulls the split pin out of the guide and then releases the buoy directly.
The extra strong buoy material is made of nylon with a TPU coating. It is extremely robust and complies with the standard for life jackets (DIN EN ISO 12402-7). The bag fabric is made of high-quality nylon and permanently protects the internal buoy from UV light and mechanical influences.
EMMANUEL NORMANN, PROFESSIONAL KITE SURFER
"As a professional kite athlete, I want to stay focused when I'm far out. I can count on Restube, it´s my “peace of mind” in tough conditions."
The products seems good though hasn't been used to save anyone yet but what annoys me is they offer to remove plastic from the oceans but seemingly only in return for a review (see photo) - what sort of ethics is that...?
I use this product for a few weeks for kitesurfing. Once assembled on the harness it´s always with me and will provide extra floatation when it comes to any critical situation. I am especially convinced by the design and quality of the product. It is especially helpful to be able to help someone else with the buoy in case of emergency.
Suggest you make the bag just a little bigger to make easier to clean tube and recharge.
On a recent trip to the Outer Banks N.C. we had a very rough surf with strong rip currents...Although my adult sons and I love bodysurfing the waves, one of my sons got caught in a rip tide which pushed him out 25 yds from us..It was terrifying to watch and I felt unprepared to rescue him if needed (he was able to make it back in). I bought the restube extreme so I would never again feel that sense of helplessness....I am returning to the beach this week and will have the restube strapped to my waist...Hope to never have to deploy it...I also participate in triathlons and may use it as a buoy for my practice swims.....
Keep in mind, it's just a support, not a life-saving device like a real vest!
Maybe the word 'extreme' leads to false understanding.
For me, it's just one part of security, but it can't grant you full security.