Press Release – MTI to launch Camo Cod Series at ICAST 2016

Plympton, MA— April 1, 2016 Following last year’s introduction of the UNDERCOD vest for commercial fishing, MTI Adventurewear plans to expand the product line to the Sportfishing market at the upcoming ICAST show in July with the CAMO COD SERIES.  Based on the bestselling UNDERDOG life vest for pets, the UNDERCOD was developed to address the sinking Cod Fish population in the North Atlantic. Continue reading

MTI Bob – Review

We think that the Bob is a great performance youth PFD, but we’re glad to know we’re not the only ones. Longtime dealer, Barbara at Chattooga Whitewater Outfitters in Long Creek, SC, wrote to us to tell us why it’s the only youth jacket they sell! Continue reading

2016: The Year of Three Anniversaries

In 1991 Marine Technologies International (MTI) was a start-up, founded in a
suburban home in Watertown, MA, by Dorothy Takashina and her sons Yoshi and Simon. Dorothy had a vision to design life jackets for the watersports that her college-aged sons loved: whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing and quiet water kayaking – emerging sports at the time. Continue reading

SUP ESSENTIAL GEAR video at Standup.Paddling.net features the MTI FLUID BELT PACK PFD for SUP

CHECK OUT: SUP ESSENTIAL GEAR VIDEO   https://vimeo.com/34375924

This video by STANDUP. PADDLING.NET and Jimmy Blakeney of BIC Board describes essential gear including the MTI FLUID Belt Pack inflatable PFDs, paddle leashes and paddles as well as looking at the basic anatomy of your SUP board.

“So gear wise, you’re going to want to have a PFD. This is a personal flotation device. If you’re outside the surf zone, meaning not surfing the board in waves, then you definitely want to have a PFD because the Coast Guard requires it. If you don’t have one on, you can get a ticket if you’re out there on the water without it. This is a nice option because it’s low profile. It’s an inflatable PFD. It goes around your waist like a fanny pack, and you inflate it if you need it. If not, it’s out of the way and low profile. “

Nice job, Jimmy! Thanks for helping to spread the SAFE SUP message.

LIVE. LOVE. LIFE [JACKETS].

Cold Water Boot Camp Video – watching this could save your life!

The 2nd most common reason people say that they don’t wear a life jacket is because they consider themselves a good swimmer. If that is you, take a look at this. COLD WATER BOOT CAMP is a pretty powerful video showing how a GOOD SWIMMER could quickly be overcome in cold water. It is NO SHAME to wear a life jacket!

Getting ready for OUTDOOR RETAILER 2011

It’s all go at MTI central as our sales, marketing, and design team get ready for our biggest trade show of the year: OUTDOOR RETAILER. We’ll be debuting the 2012 MTI Collection to our dealer partners, the press, and the product reviewers.

JEFF MULLER and GORDON COLBY have been busy this past year, bringing 10 new models to the MTI line for 2012!
* SUP
* Whitewater
* Professional
* Kids
*Kayak Fishing
* Women Specific
* Versatile Recreational    * and even a new color for the underDOG

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE AT THE OPEN AIR DEMO & IN THE HALL! BOOTH #34061

Love to SUP-it!

Are you serious about KAYAK FISHING?

When our product designer, Jeff Muller, asked me what we could do to improve the features of our F-SPEC OUTFITTING as found on the Solaris F-SPEC and the PFDiva F-SPEC, my first response was….”hummm, I gotta think about that a bit, sunshine.”  After all, I am NOT a fishing expert. Although I did grow up on Pewaukee Lake in SE Wisconsin, where just off our pier near Beach Park Circle droves of fishermen would float around in search of the famous monster MUSKIE (or is that MUSKY?).  And my Dad, John Koch, and my brother Johnny AKA “the Iceman”, are big catch and release fly fishermen (from Wis to Alaska , to the Gunnison River in Colorado)…growing up with fishermen AROUND you does not make you an expert. What we need is the feedback and expert advice of real users.  We need REAL REELERS here!

And so to facebook and our professional fishing-folk friends we turn.

GIVE US YOUR BEST IDEAS HERE or on http://www.facebook.com/water.planet.

We THANK YOU for your input. YOU help us build a better mouse-trap. Or is that FISH-TRAP?

Lili Colby

Cheif PFDiva

 

Fisher folk come in both sexes...
New PFDiva F-SPEC for customer at Jersey Paddler's PADDLEFEST 2010