HOW TO: PACK RESTUBE, CARE AND MAINTAIN CORRECTLY

Here you learn step by step how to pack Restube properly after triggering and what care and maintenance your Restube needs

Restube means freedom and safety in the water – for a long time! RESTUBE products are designed for a long service life and can be triggered 40 to 100 times, depending on the product type. In the following article you will learn how to properly pack your Restube after it has been triggered and what care and maintenance are necessary. The many tips and tricks will help you keep your Restube functional for a long time.

If you have any questions about your RESTUBE product, get in touch with us! Email: [email protected]

How to pack your Restube

Reusing Restube after the cartridge has been triggered? Of course! Sustainability and high quality are very important to us! Depending on the model, your Restube can be reused up to 100 times. All you need is a new original Restube CO2 cartridge and the knowledge how to do it!

In our “How to pack” videos you can see how to prepare your Restube step by step for the next use. And we also show you where to pay close attention in each model to ensure that your Restube works perfectly.

You can order the original RESTUBE CO2 cartridges in the RESTUBE online shop (link) or buy them in specialist shops.

ATTENTION: Only the original RESTUBE CO2 cartridges are 100% quality-tested, seawater-proof, level-tested (exactly 10.9g or 16g filling quantity) and have a cap with the matching trigger force. The cartridges comply with the standard for lifejackets DIN EN ISO 12402-7. If other cartridges are used, it cannot be guaranteed that Restube will fill without problems in an emergency and the trigger may be damaged.

You can also inflate your Restube by mouth if you want to use the buoy for bathing or as a drag buoy when swimming. To do this, simply unscrew the cartridge and attach the Restube trigger protector. It protects the inner life of the trigger from possible damage.

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Troubleshooting

Below you find a list of possible problems and how to solve them!

ProblemCauseCorrective action
Buoy does not fit into the pocket Buoy is not fully emptied Empty buoy completely
Velcro does not close Buoy is not folded correctly >Observe packaging instructions
>Nut on the trigger must face the label with the nut symbol
CO2 cartridge cannot be screwed in or only screwed in with much difficulty Buoy is not positioned correctly in the pocket>Close release lever and secure with securing clip. Then screw in new CO2 cartridge
RESTUBE moves around waist strap The release lever was not closed before screwing in the CO2 cartridge >Insert waist strap correctly and position pocket >Fasten waist strap tightly
Trigger is not accessible or only with much difficulty Waist strap not inserted correctly into the strap positioner >Trigger must hang out from the pocket >Observe correct positioning and alignment of the pocket on the body: trigger must be easily accessible!

If you cannot find an answer to your question here, check the FAQ page on our homepage. There we provide more useful information for you.

Restube Care – What care does your Restube need?

Maintain your RESTUBE product after every use. Five minutes of your time will help to make sure that you carry on being able to enjoy the product.

  • Take the bladder out of its bag and check all parts for external damage: Bag, bladder, trigger, trigger cord and CO2 cartridge. None of the components should show signs of heavy use, significant rust or damage.
  • Following use in saltwater or chlorinated water: Remove the bladder from its bag, and rinse both in fresh water, ensuring that the oral valve is closed and that the car- tridge is screwed in first. If the product has become particularly dirty, wash it with mild detergent or a weak solution of lye and rinse it with fresh water afterwards. Do not use cleaning agents which contain alcohol or solvents.
  • The bladder and its bag should be opened and hung out to dry. Once dry, pack the system back up in accordance with the packing instructions.

Restube Maintenance – Which steps are necessary to maintain your Restube correctly?

With a little care, you will be able to maintain your undamaged RETUBE product your- self. If you are unsure about something, contact us by email: [email protected] We will be happy to carry out a check for you – all you will have to pay for is the costs of postage and for any replacement parts which may be needed. NOTE: Never carry out any repairs on your RESTUBE product yourself!

Maintenance intervals

At least every year, as well as before any longer periods of use. Additionally, maintenance should also be carried out following every inflation

Visual check

Check all components for damage, wear or deposits: Bag & stitching, waistband and buckle, bladder, trigger, trigger cord, CO2 cartridge and CO2 cartridge thread (to do this, unscrew the cartridge and screw it back in again)

Trigger test

We suggest that you trigger your RESTUBE product in the water, so that you can experience the buoyancy yourself. Once back on land, unscrew the cartridge and move the release lever as if triggering the device. The pin should move inside the fitting for the cartridge.

Oral valve test

Remove the cap from the valve and depress the oral valve in order to allow some CO2 to escape. Afterwards, the oral valve should be completely sealed again. Next, empty the float entirely via the oral valve. Next, inflate the float via the oral valve until it is firm, using only your breath to do so.

Air-tightness of the float

Having completely inflated the float by blowing into it, leave it somewhere where the temperature is stable for 24 hours. Should it lose a lot of air during this period, the product will need to be replaced. NOTE: Pure CO2 slowly diffuses through the material which the bladder is made of. It is therefore normal for the float to slowly empty over a period of 15- 30 hours if it has been filled with pure CO2 from the cartridge.

We hope these tips and tricks help you to keep your RESTUBE product up and running. For a good and safe time in the water!

If you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

Your RESTUBE team

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