The good old inner tube was our inspiration. As the most basic form of water toy, inner tubes have been used for nearly 100 years. Now the Riverbug takes the inner tube to a higher stage of evolution.
Over the years there have been many attempts to improve the basic inner tube. Most are specialist products such as float tubes for fishing, pool tubes, and water-ski tubes.
With the Riverbug, Wildwater Designs set out to design a river tube that is capable of running harder river rapids. The result is a whole generation of general purpose high-tech tubes that are both sleek and sturdy.
Comparing an inner tube to a Riverbug is like comparing a Model T Ford to a Lamborghini. Improvements are:
In the 10 years since the first prototypes, Riverbugs have been used extensively on New Zealand (and Scottish) rivers both commercially and privately, in pool games, and on family holidays. Fins (flippers) have been adopted as essential equipment.