Red Paddle Co makes some of the best inflatable paddle boards on the market, and their brand new 2018 lineup continues to lead the industry when it comes to durability, features, board stiffness, and overall performance.
A well-known favorite in the inflatable paddle board world, the popular range of Red Paddle Co SUP boards combines the best in cutting-edge design, functionality, performance, and reliability.
Currently, the 25-model Red Paddle iSUP line consists of the popular Ride boards (all-around use), Sport and Voyager lines (touring), Wind and Windsurf models (windsurfing), Race and Elite lines (racing), Whip (surfing), Snapper (junior-sized board), Wild (whitewater), Activ (for pilates, SUP fitness, etc.), and a few multi-paddler models…
2018 Red Paddle Co SUP Comparison Chart
|Red Paddle Co 9’8″ Ride||9’8″x31″x4″||19 lbs||210 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride||10’6″x32″x4.7″||22 lbs||220 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride SE||10’6″x32″x4.7″||22 lbs||220 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 10’8″ Ride||10’8″x34″x4.7″||23 lbs||265 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 14’0″ Ride||14’0″x47″x8″||45 lbs||4 riders|
|Red Paddle Co 17’0″ Ride XL||17’0″x60″x8″||64 lbs||8 riders|
|Red Paddle Co 10’7″ Wind||10’7″x33″x4.7″||22 lbs||265 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 10’7″ Windsurf||10’7″x33″x4.7″||23 lbs||265 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 9’4″ Snapper||9’4″x27″x4″||17 lbs||132 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 10’8″ Activ||10’8″x34″x6″||24 lbs||265 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 11’0″ Sport||11′x30″x4.7″||21 lbs||198 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 11’3″ Sport||11’3″x32″x4.7″||22 lbs||242 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 12’6″ Sport||12’6″x30″x6″||24 lbs||330 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 12’6″ Voyager||12’6″x32″x6″||24 lbs||330 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 13’2″ Voyager||13’2″x30″x6″||25 lbs||330 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 15’0″ Voyager||15’0″x34″x8″||38 lbs||3 riders|
|Red Paddle Co 9’6″ Wild||9’6″x34″x6″||28 lbs||265 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 8’10” Whip||8’10”x29″x4″||16 lbs||200 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 10’6″x24″ Max Race||10’6″x24″x4.7″||15 lbs||132 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 10’6″x26″ Max Race||10’6″x26″x4.7″||15 lbs||165 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 12’6″x26″ Elite||12’6″x26″x6″||21 lbs||240 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 12’6″x28″ Elite||12’6″x28″x6″||22 lbs||265 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 14’0″x25″ Elite||14’0″x25″x6″||23 lbs||240 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 14’0″x27″ Elite||14’0″x27″x6″||24 lbs||265 lbs|
|Red Paddle Co 22′ Dragon||22’0″x34″x8″||51 lbs||4 riders|
What’s Included with a Red Paddle SUP?
In addition to making some of the highest-quality inflatable paddle boards on the market, Red Paddle’s SUP accessory bundle is also top-shelf. The 2018 range of Red Paddle inflatable SUPs includes the following:
- Red Paddle Co Titan Pump – Arguably the best SUP pump made, this ultra-efficient hand pump features a unique dual-cylinder system which allows you to pump your board up faster and with less effort.
- All Terrain Backpack – One of the nicest iSUP backpacks around, this carry bag features a foil lined interior to keep things cool, durable double stitched construction, integrated roller wheels, super comfortable straps, and much more.
- Water Resistant Phone case – Keep your phone dry while you’re out on the water with Red Paddle’s water resistant cell phone case.
- iSUP repair kit – Quickly and easily patch up a damaged board with the included repair kit.
- 2-year warranty – New for 2018, Red Paddle Co has doubled their previous 12-month warranty. All Red Paddle SUP boards are now covered for a full 2 years.
Why We Recommend Red Paddle Co Boards
Founded by visionary John Hibbard, Red Paddle Co knows the world of inflatables inside and out. A company that is super passionate about their brand and the gear they make, they continue to push the envelope year after year when it comes to iSUP design, durability, and overall performance.
While other SUP companies outsource the production of their inflatables to shared manufacturing facilities, Red Paddle keeps it all in-house using a private production facility that allows them to closely monitor every step in the Tec Air production process.
MSL Fusion Technology
The Red Paddle brand name is synonymous with quality, and their well-thought-out board designs and cutting edge features lead the industry. Constructed with MSL (Monocoque Structural Laminate) Fusion technology, all 2018 Red Paddle SUP boards are lightweight, super stiff, and ultra-durable. We also appreciate the fact that Red Paddle’s boards aren’t plagued with the wrinkles and other cosmetic blemishes that you see with many other iSUPs.
All 2018 Red Paddle inflatable SUPs feature a high-quality drop stitch core, machine-pressed traction pads, heat-treated seams, top-shelf air valves, and triple reinforced rails for the ultimate in durability.
Rocker Stiffening System (RSS)
Red Paddle’s proprietary RSS technology has been added to several of the company’s 2018 models, adding additional rigidity and taking overall performance to the next level. The RSS system involves the use of battens which can quickly and easily be slid into special rail slot pockets, resulting in up to a 40% increase in stiffness.
Boards that are fitted with Red Paddle’s Rocker Stiffening System paddle faster in the water and provide a stiffer ride experience that is quite similar to that of a hard SUP.
Attention to Detail
With Red Paddle Co boards, every single feature and design element is well-thought out and meticulously executed. From the Red logo-embossed traction pads and high-quality hardware to the Railblaza and Ram Mount-compatible fittings, Red Paddle SUPs are impressively designed inside and out.
Top-Shelf Customer Service & 2-Year Warranty
New for 2018, Red Paddle Co covers all of their inflatable paddle boards with a full 2-year warranty (they previously offered a 12-month warranty). In addition to their rock-solid warranty which covers all manufacturing defects, Red Paddle’s standout customer service department does a wonderful job of ensuring that the company’s customers remain fully satisfied with their purchase long after the initial sale is made.