Cumbria-based outdoor distributor Lyon Equipment has announced that it is taking on the exclusive UK and Ireland distribution of RESTUBE products.
RESTUBE is a compact, reusable safety flotation device for watersports users that inflates when triggered, giving buoyancy and rescue visibility. Packed into a small waist-mounted package, RESTUBE devices inflate within seconds from an integrated, replaceable CO2 cartridge, or can be inflated by mouth.
There are currently six products in the RESTUBE range, including the compact ‘Swim’ version for open water swimmers, winner of an ISPO Gold Award for innovation. RESTUBE products have already been instrumental in saving several lives.
“We are delighted to be the exclusive distributer for such a unique product, with so many applications across watersports”, says Alex Fishpool from Lyon Equipment. “Our plan is to work with outdoor swimming events, where RESTUBE’s Safety Partnership comes into play, lending RESTUBE products for all event participants, for a small rental fee.”
RESTUBE will be an addition to Lyon Equipment’s Watersports division, created earlier this year when the company acquired TotalOption, a well-established distributor of watersports products. The division distributes quality, reliable watersports products with a portfolio including RTM kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards, BIC windsurfing boards and rigs, Body Glove stand up paddle boards, Egalis paddles, Nautix Windsurfing Accessories and now RESTUBE safety flotation devices.