The Ten Toes Globetrotter is a fast touring SUP that is best suited for intermediate and advanced paddlers. The Globetrotter is built for speed, and the board’s long, sleek shape makes it glide nicely through the water. This is definitely a SUP that makes it fun and easy to paddle long distances quickly.
As with all of the SUP boards in the Ten Toes lineup, the Globetrotter is very well made and constructed of extremely high-quality materials. This is a board that should give you many years of paddling enjoyment if taken care of, and the Ten Toes warranty is there for added peace of mind.
In this Ten Toes Globetrotter review, we’ll discuss the board’s top features, technical specs, what comes with the board, the warranty, and more.
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Solid build quality
6" thickness, excellent rigidity
Eye-catching retro design
|Cons||Backpack not included
Warranty is only 12 months
|Price & Where to Buy it|
Ten Toes Globetrotter Review: SUP Overview
The Globetrotter is 12′ long, 30″ wide, and 6″ thick. It has a nice pointed nose and cuts well through chop and wind.
The Ten Toes Globetrotter SUP has nice retro styling and comes in two colors: white and gray, and black and red. Out of the two color options, we definitely prefer the white and gray version.
The Globetrotter is made out of a military-grade PVC material, and the board features drop stitch construction. This gives the Globetrotter added rigidity and strength, and it feels very similar to a hard SUP board when fully pumped to the recommended PSI.
On the deck of the board is a nice EVA foam, high texture traction pad which provides excellent grip. There are also 4 stainless steel D-rings and a bungee cord tie located near the nose of the board for securing valuables.
We would love to see a grab handle added near the nose of the board. As of right now, the board has a single grab handle located in the center of the board. There is also a D-ring located at the board’s tail for towing or attaching a SUP leash.
The Globetrotter 12′ SUP has a single fin setup, and the large nylon fin is removable.
As with all inflatable paddle boards, the Ten Toes Globetrotter is super portable. It takes only minutes to inflate and deflate, and when fully deflated, the board rolls up like a sleeping bag to a size of only 11″ x 36″. It will easily fit into the trunk or backseat of any car, and can be conveniently stored under a bed or in a closet when not in use.
Ten Toes Globetrotter Rating
|BOARD WEIGHT||30 pounds|
|MAX CAPACITY||300 pounds|
Ten Toes includes everything you need to get paddling with the Globetrotter SUP. When you open up the box, you’ll find an adjustable aluminum SUP paddle, a hand pump, the removable fin, and a repair kit.
The one thing that we would really like to see included in the future is a backpack or carrying bag, which makes it much easier to transport the board. Ten Toes prices their SUP boards very affordably, so it’s understandable that a backpack was not included with the Globetrotter.
If you need a bag, the company does have two backpacks available for purchase: the Ten Toes RAMBLER (a basic rucksack), and the Ten Toes NOMAD (a wheeled roller bag). Ten Toes also has a nice SUP leash for sale.
Last but not least, Ten Toes also includes a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects and a 50 day money back guarantee.
Does the included aluminum paddle float?
Absolutely! The lightweight aluminum paddle that comes with the Globetrotter floats.
What does the paddle adjust to?
The included aluminum SUP paddle is adjustable from approximately 3′ to 9′, and it weighs less than 2 pounds.
What PSI is recommended for the Globetrotter?
Ten Toes recommends an inflation pressure of 12-15 PSI.
If you’re just starting out, the Ten Toes Globetrotter SUP is not the board that we would recommend buying as it is designed for more experienced paddlers. It’s a board that was designed with high-performance and speed in mind, and beginners should be focused on an all-around SUP that is nice and stable. Newcomers to the paddleboarding scene would be much better off with the popular Ten Toes Weekender SUP.
Having said that, if you’ve got some paddling experience under your belt and are looking for a long and fast touring SUP, the Ten Toes Globetrotter is a really fun board that is priced very affordably. The board is extremely well-built, and should provide you with enjoyment for many years to come.