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A life jacket designed with four strategically placed harnesses to keep your kids Stoked, Stylish and Safe. The first of its kind!!
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Death by drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 2-5.  This is an unacceptable truth.  You can keep kids safe on land, but kids were meant to be playing, swimming and splashing at beaches, lakes, rivers and pools.   The StokeVest was created to maximize stoke, style and safety for children and adults.  

What is the StokeVest?   

The StokeVest is purposefully designed with four strategically placed harnesses with one on the collar, two on the waist and the StokeGrip harness on the back.  The StokeVest is USPTO patented and the safest life jacket on the market today for surfing, SUPing, boating or jet skiing.  

The SafeGrom Difference

The StokeVest was created for adults to secure children in the water without possibly harming them in the process.  With a traditional life jacket there's no way to secure a child without risking dislocation of a limb.  With the StokeVest your child is always in the best hands - yours.  

About SafeGrom  

Our Journey begins with a Dad, Andeaux,  and his passion for sharing the stoke with his  young son and the The Wounded Warriors program.  While teachers, Vets and groms at Churchs' at Camp Pendleton, something occurred to him. He and other instructors were having a hard time pulling students onto the front of the surfboards. 

Whether the person was bareback, wearing a rashguard or even a life jacket, there is always the "Slippery Fish" issue.  To safely get someone out of the water, you had to grab and pull with enough force that could dislocate a shoulder or cause serious injury.  

Andeaux then asked the question:  If the life jacket is supposed to keep a kid's head above water, why isn't there a handle on the lifejacket to get them out of the water?   This was the birth of the SafeGrom StokeVest.  

Andeaux made some drawings and took them to a seamstress and after a few initial prototypes he was ready to try out the new idea with his son. 

Grandma producing the first StokeVest Prototype on the Big Island of Hawaii
Grandma producing the first StokeVest Prototype on the Big Island of Hawaii

With the prototype, Andeaux and his grom paddled out into some small, fun Summer waves. It wasn't long before a small set rolled through and they turned around to paddle into one. They drop in, Pop reaches forward, pulls up Grommy to his feet with the greatest of ease and both are flying down the green face!! The stoke was intense and immediate.  After a few sessions, folks began asking where they could get their own StokeVests for their children.  It was then that Andeaux knew that he was onto something and SafeGrom was birthed.  

About the StokeVest

It's been a long road to designing the StokeVest.  Here's a few of our milestones. 

  • October 2017 - Designed Prototype 1
  • December 2017 - Designed Prototype 2
  • January 2018 - Received Pending Utility Patent
  • February 2018 - Designed Prototype 3
  • September 2018 - Field Tested Prototype 3 
  • Coming Soon! - Completed modifications for StokeVest Version 1 
StokeVest Version 1 Coming Soon!
StokeVest Version 1 Coming Soon!

StokeVest Options

The StokeVest comes in 3 sizes:   

The StokeVest also comes in a variety of patterns and colors to choose from.  Here are a sample: 


Our Mission

Death by drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 2-5.    

At the end of the day, we exist to save the lives of children.  We've designed the safest life jacket on the market and are ready to go into production.  We hope you'll support us in saving the lives of children by bringing them stoke, style and safety that only comes from a  StokeVest.    

Corporate buyers, contact us at andeaux@safegrom.com for bulk orders.  

Organizations we support

SafeGrom is stoked and honored to be able to come alongside organizations dedicated to bringing the stoke to our children and veterans.  Here's a few of the organizations that SafeGrom has supported.  

As Seen On

We've been featured on TV and in print publications.   

Associations

SafeGrom is a proud member of BoatUS and promoting all things stoke, style and safety on the water.  

Risks and challenges

We know we have a product that will save the lives of children worldwide. We need to meet our campaign goals to bring this product to market.

We will be receiving a limited shipment March 1st to fulfill initial orders. If this campaign is extremely successful, larger or multiple shipments will need to be scheduled to fulfill orders which could potentially delay the delivery of orders.

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    Every dollar counts towards keeping kids safe. Stay connected to updates, news and project developments.

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    Sunnies Sun Glasses

    SAFEGROM SUNNIES provide your Groms' sensitive eyes with 400 UV lenses. These fun sunglasses start out as clear white frames until exposed to UV light when they turn to Purple,Blue,Orange,Pink or Yellow. Once they change you know they're working!! Get ONE (1) SafeGrom Sunnies. (Free Shipping)

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    Rash Guard Top

    Nothing protects skin while surfing or swimming like a rash guard. These form-fitting shirts are guaranteed to provide you with superior protection from UV rays, skin rash, and abrasion whether your grom is on the water or enjoying any other sport on the sand or under the sun!

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    GIFT A GROM

    Spread the Stoke, Style and Safety. Get a grom in the water. Your contribution will donate ONE (1) SafeGrom StokeVest to one of our youth oriented charitable partners. Will retail for $120, save $35.

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    Stoke a Warrior

    Spread the stoke and get a warrior in the water. Your contribution will donate ONE (1) SafeSwell StokeVest to one of our veteran oriented charitable partners. Will retail for $120, save $25.

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    SafeGrom StokeVest

    Get a SafeGrom StokeVest of your own for your grom. Your contribution will get you ONE (1) SafeGrom StokeVest. Will retail for $120, save $15.

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    SafeSwell StokeVest

    Get an adult sized SafeSwell StokeVest of your own. Your contribution will get you ONE (1) SafeSwell StokeVest. Will retail for $120, save $15.

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    Surf with a Pro

    Get your own StokeVest and join pro surfer Teddy Navarro for a session of surfing in Huntington Beach, California. (Travel to destination not included)

    StokeVest delivered by: June 2019
    Surf date: TBD based on mutual availability and conditions in June 2019

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