At last week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, Aquaglide of White Salmon, Washington unveiled their redesigned inflatable SUP line for 2016.
The new AquaGlide inflatable SUP lineup includes three updated Cascade models, and one new fishing model.
Biggest news is the introduction of the BlackFoot Angler inflatable paddle board, a rugged 11 foot model focused on fishing. With a wider 34 inch beam, and beefy 6-inch thickness, the BlackFoot iSUP is guaranteed to comfortably carry an arsenal of fishing gear while providing the stability needed for stand-up fly fishing.
The BlackFoot iSUP sports two sets of bungee decklacing – bow and stern – three carry handles and six Scotty mounts, which can be used to attach optional Scotty fishing rod holders and other gear. Four side d-rings are strategically positioned to allow one to attach an optional cooler, crate or gear boxes. Street price is $999.
The three Cascade inflatable SUPs have been re-designed with updated graphics and construction. All three models now sport a higher-density drop stitch material with a proprietary Powerstrip on the hull underside, providing an extra layer of rigidity without making the boards overly heavy. A longer fin box allows a wide variety of fins to be used.
The Cascade 10-0 is now constructed in a beefier 6-inch depth with a 32 inch beam, providing more buoyancy and carrying capacity than the previous model. The two other Cascades are now 11-0 and 12-0 in length, also in a 6-inch thickness with 32 inch width.
A new Bravo slim-barrel high-pressure pump with aluminum shaft and pressure gauge is now standard with each of the SUPs.
The current backpack has been replaced with an upgraded Crossover DLX Pack – constructed from a 600 denier polyester/PVC laminate, the pack has been redesigned for long distance travel. This comes as standard equipment with each of the inflatable SUPs.
Street prices on the three Cascades with high-pressure pump, gauge and backpack are $699, $799 and $899.
The DLX Pack is joined by the Crossover Roller Pack, a beefed-up backpack with hidden straps and roller wheels, allowing the pack to easily transcend from remote back country hiking to airport travel. Street price on the Crossover is $119; the DLX Pack will also be available separately at $89.
AquaGlide is also introducing the HP 25 PSI ISUP pump, a more ergonomically-engineered high-pressure pump with aluminum shaft, that fits both military and Boston valves for use with high pressure iSUPs and kayaks. Street price is $49.95.
The new boards should be available in late 2015. Stay tuned for details or watch the AquaGlide pages on the AirKayaks.com website. You can also ask to get on our Notification List.
See details on the complete AquaGlide 2016 inflatable kayak, angler and paddle board product line.