We recently received details on Red Paddle Company’s new inflatable SUP lineup being introduced for 2019.
Red Paddle Co inflatable boards are well-known throughout the world for their ruggedness, innovation and performance. Over the past 10 years, Red Paddle Co has been the industry leader, introducing the game-changing Tital dual action pump, Monocoque Structural Laminate (MSL) fusion material technology, Rocker Side Stiffening (RSS) system and the Forward Flex Control (FFC) nose rod on the racing boards.
Over the years, Red Paddle racked up numerous awards throughout the product line, including Gear of the Year from Outside, Men’s Journal and Backpacker magazines.
2018 heralded the 10 year anniversary of the brand, commemorated with the introduction of the Ride 10’6″ Limited Edition model.
Red Paddle Co launched the 2019 season by unveiling the Compact 9’6″ inflatable SUP package, a revolutionary new board that rolls up to half the size of a standard inflatable paddle board.
Based on the popular Red Paddle Co Ride 10’6″, the 9’6″ Compact features a 32″ width with 4.75 inch thickness, yet packs down to half the size of a conventional Red board. Red Paddle accomplished this through a series of material breakthroughs and innovative design, starting from the ground-up and re-engineering each part. Very simply, by redesigning the board layout, adding quad stringers as well as technological advances in base materials, the Compact 9’6″ can be folded in half and rolled up tightly without sacrificing performance, rigidity or durability.
For more information on the new Compact, read our article Red Paddle Co’s Ultra-Packable Compact 9’6″ Inflatable SUP Package Also read our in-depth product review on the Red Paddle Co Compact 9-6, which also includes a video on the new Compact.
The Compact 9’6″ package comes complete with Titan pump, backpack, cell phone case, fins, gauge, coil leash and a 5-pc. carbon breakdown paddle; the entire package weighs in at roughly 28.5 lbs (12.7 kg), with the board alone at 16.65 lbs/7.4 kg. All components fit into the included backpack, which measures 22 by 16.5 by 11 inches. Rider weight capacity is 209 lbs. MSRP $1899.
Also for 2019, Red Paddle Co is introducing the Red Original line into the US and Canada. Available previously in Europe, the Red Original series features high-end gear and apparel designed to enhance the “Red Experience.”
The Red Paddle Co Original Board Lock ensures your board remains secure. Featuring a programmable combination lock and 340cm length, the 3.2mm marine-grade, twisted stainless steel cable slips through the ankle leash d-ring and is capable of tethering one or multiple boards. MSRP $59.00
A new Board Bag “body bag” offers UV and element protection for your Red Paddle SUP. Available in two sizes, the bags can be used on the Rides, WindSUPS and the two smaller Sports. MSRP $199.
The Red Paddle Co Original Deck Bag is an easy access, 22 liter waterproof deck bag made of a rugged 100% waterproof TPU fabric and featuring a YKK aquaseal zip. The bag is loaded with features and built to last. MSRP $199.00
A Red Paddle Co Original 750 ml Insulated Drink Bottle is constructed from marine grade stainless steel and is capable of maintaining hot liquids for 12 hours or cold liquids for 24 hours. MSRP $39.
Red Paddle Co’s breakdown paddle design will be updated in the US, with the Lever Lock system being replaced with the Cam Lock system. All paddles except the Kiddy Alloy adjust from 180cm to 220 cm; the Kiddy paddle adjusts from 130-170cm.
The new Carbon 50/Nylon is an economical option replacing the original Red Paddle CO Fiberglass paddle, now combining a carbon-hybrid shaft with a durable nylon blade. An upgraded version – the Carbon 50 – features a carbon hybrid blade. Prices are $179 and $279 respectively.
A new Carbon 100 paddle with multi-directional carbon weave shaft is also available with nylon or carbon blades. Prices are $239 and $329 respectively.
All 2018 Red Paddle Co inflatable board models continue into 2019 unchanged in design, construction, graphics, features or pricing. The current 23 models range in size from the 8’10″ Whip to the 22’0 Dragon with models focused on surfing, whitewater, all-round, touring, racing and specialty activities.
For details on each of the boards, read our blog entitled 2018 Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP Lineup and our Guide to Choosing Your 2018/2019 Red Paddle Co board.
Currently available gear – such as the Cargo Net, smaller Dry Bag, Schraeder valve adaptor, Titan Pump, Coiled or Flatwater leashes and standalone All Terrain and Original wheeled backpacks – continue, with some slight price increases.
Currently, 2018/2019 models are 30% off at AirKayaks. There is free shipping and no tax in continental US.