Why choose Red Paddle Co
We believe that owning an inflatable board should not mean you have to compromise on performance, looks or quality. We believe that the experience you get when you use one of our boards is that of an authentic SUP experience and not a low quality substitute to the real thing. Inflatable SUP boards offer the ultimate in convenience but this should not be at the expense of performance.
We’ve always thought of the design of our boards as so much more than just how they look. It’s the whole experience. Owning an inflatable board is about storage, transportation, ease of inflation, as well as on-water performance. To design a board is only part of the process. Owning a Red Paddle Co inflatable board is about the whole package, the real deal and not some compromising experience that leaves you wanting more.
Here are a just a few of things that set our boards apart from all other inflatable brands:
Get carried away. Effortlessly.
After covering over 100,000 miles with our boards we had a really good idea of what was needed from the ultimate bag. Our all new bag has the most significant developments yet seen with inflatable board bags. It has integrated wheels that make travelling through airports a pleasure. The hidden back pack system can be stowed when not in use and is super comfy when you need to put the board on your back. The front loading system makes packing and unpacking super simple.The internal straps make sure the board stays put while in transit. This bag truly is the ultimate solution for travel and storage.
Less Effort. More Pressure.
Just one inflation is all you need to understand the progress that we’ve made with our new High Pressure (HP) pump. Inflating a board over 15psi is now much, much easier. It’s more comfortable to use, requires less effort and still allows you go from backpack to beach in the shortest time possible.
Free phone case.
We know how much people like to capture their SUP experiences to share later with their friends but not everyone can afford an expensive waterproof action camera. So we looked at the problem and recognised that the majority of people now have a mobile phone with an integrated camera so we decided to include a free waterproof phone case with every board so you can now never miss a moment without the fear of getting your phone wet!
Incredibly stiff. By design.
By looking at how and where a board flexes we have developed and patented the Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) to increase rigidity. It works by inserting stiffening battens along the rails of the board. The battens then work against the downward force of the rider to produce a stiffer board by preventing flex – similar to how a stringer works on a hard board. The stiffening strips are removable for easy board rolling and can be stored in the carry bag for transportation to and from the water.
The best design. For the best performance.
Tec Air is not a product, it’s a process. We looked at how we built boards, and by focusing in on the key areas of the production process, we have been able to refine each process to make the very best boards. All Red Paddle Co boards are built using our Tec Air specification to ensure the best possible build quality. Our strength comes from the inside.
Making a board thicker will automatically make it stiffer but it will also affect the performance of the board. If a board is too thick it’s maneuverability and stability in the surf and on moving water will be compromised. We have worked with material manufacturers to produce our drop stitch material to exact thicknesses to allow us to make the stiffest boards while still maintaining the highest level of performance and allow the board to match the feel and performance of there hard board cousins. We have tried and tested various thicknesses on different lengths of board and tried these with their designed usage until we have come up with a range that is thick for purpose!
We have tested every system currently available and even developed fin systems of our own to find the best solution. Nothing comes close to our tried and tested iFin system on our allround boards. Zero warranty requests since we started using the system mean that we remain confident that it is the best option. No tools, replacements or spares are needed for the iFin system – it won’t fail.