The Rubber Air boom is more robust than the PVC Air Boom. Volume is reduced as flotation is via inflatable chambers from 5m to 25m. Typically used on open water where there could be rough sea and, as a consequence, a high buoyancy to weight ratio is important to offer a better response to waves when being towed. Inflation is achieved by manual, electrical or thermic blowers.
These booms are compact in storage. All Rubber Air booms have a steel galvanized chain ballast protected by a flange and ASTM junctions with fast connectors.