Core Products - Flotation and Hydration

Our core products integrate two essential on water needs - flotation and hydration.  It all started on the dynamic tidal flows of the Hudson River and New York Harbor. 

Preparing for and completing the grueling, squall swept 2013, 25 mile SEA Paddle NYC race around Manhattan we were challenged by the lack of paddling products that combine these two critical functions.  We felt there had to be a better solution - a  paddler focused design that we, our friends, students and fellow guides could use.  So we decided to create our own.  The journey began.  

Fast forward several years to the inspiring waters of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean.  After countless hours of testing, sewing, developing, more testing, upwind, downwind, on the flats, through cross chop, current swirls, beach breaks, racing, falling in, touring, teaching and guiding we are ready to launch.  

Hydro PFDs

Our launch product is the innovative culmination of the last several years of research, development, prototyping and testing.  It includes an inflatable 24 gram, full yoke style PFD and 2 liters of hydration capacity.  Our minimal, streamlined back panel and shoulder yoke allows maximum paddling shoulder and torso range of motion.  This patented Type III device is currently undergoing US Coast Guard Approval and is scheduled to finish certification August 2021.