Red Paddle Co SUP Review (2018 Range)

Red Paddle Co ReviewMaker of the most popular inflatable paddle boards in the world, Red Paddle Co has once again moved the bar when it comes to iSUP features, construction, and performance with their 2018 SUP range. The 2018 Red Paddle Co SUP lineup features 25 models ranging in size from 8’10” to 22′ in length. Regardless of paddling activity or conditions, they have a board that’s perfect for the job.

In this review of the 2018 Red Paddle Co inflatable SUP line, we’re going to cover the specs and a brief overview of each board, why Red Paddle Co boards are some of the best on the market, what SUP accessories are included with their boards, warranty coverage, and more. We’ll also include a convenient comparison chart listing all of the company’s 2018 models, as well as a few coupon codes that you can use to get the best deal.

The 2018 range of Red Paddle Co SUPs is divided into the following product lines:

  • Ride (all-around)
  • Sport (touring)
  • Voyager (touring)
  • Max Race (racing)
  • Elite (racing)
  • Activ (fitness)
  • Snapper (youth)
  • Wind (windsurfing)
  • Windsurf (windsurfing)
  • Wild (whitewater)
  • Whip (surfing)
  • Multi-paddler models

2018 Red Paddle Co Range Comparison Chart

MODELLENGTHWIDTHTHICKNESSVOLUMEWEIGHTCAPACITY
Red Paddle Co 9'8" Ride
2018 Red Paddle Co 9'8" Ride
9'8"31"4"193 L19 lbs210 lbs
Red Paddle Co 10'6" Ride
2018 Red Paddle Co 10'6" Ride
10'6"32"4.7"240 L22 lbs220 lbs
Red Paddle Co 10'6" Ride SE
2018 Red Paddle Co 10'6" Ride SE
10'6"32"4.7"240 L22 lbs220 lbs
Red Paddle Co 10'8" Ride
2018 Red Paddle Co 10'8" Ride
10'8"34"4.7"296 L23 lbs265 lbs
Red Paddle Co 14'0" Ride
2018 Red Paddle Co 14'0" Ride
14'0"47"8"816 L45 lbs4 paddlers
Red Paddle Co 17'0" Ride XL
2018 Red Paddle Co 17'0" Ride XL
17"60"8"1298 L64 lbs8 paddlers
Red Paddle Co 11'0" Sport
2018 Red Paddle Co 11'0" Sport
11'30"4.7"250 L21 lbs198 lbs
Red Paddle Co 11'3" Sport
2018 Red Paddle Co 11'3" Sport
11'3"32"4.7"260 L22 lbs242 lbs
Red Paddle Co 12'6" Sport
2018 Red Paddle Co 12'6" Sport
12'6"30"6"350 L24 lbs330 lbs
Red Paddle Co 12'6" Voyager
2018 Red Paddle Co 12'6" Voyager
12'6"32"6"370 L24 lbs330 lbs
Red Paddle Co 13'2" Voyager+
2018 Red Paddle Co 13'2" Voyager
13'2"30"6"350 L25 lbs330 lbs
Red Paddle Co 15'0" Voyager
2018 Red Paddle Co 15'0" Voyager Tandem
15'0"34"8"723 L38 lbs3 paddlers
Red Paddle Co 10'6"x24" Max Race
2018 Red Paddle Co 10'6" x 24" Max Race
10'6"24"4.7"180 L15 lbs132 lbs
Red Paddle Co 10'6"x26" Max Race
2018 Red Paddle Co 10'6" x 26" Max Race
10'6"26"4.7"197 L15 lbs165 lbs
Red Paddle Co 12'6"x26" Elite
2018 Red Paddle Co 12'6" x 26" Elite
12'6"26"6"300 L21 lbs24 lbs
Red Paddle Co 12'6"x28" Elite
2018 Red Paddle Co 12'6" x 28" Elite
12'6"28"6"340 L22 lbs265 lbs
Red Paddle Co 14'0"x25" Elite
2018 Red Paddle Co 14'0" x 25" Elite
14'0"25"6"340 L23 lbs240 lbs
Red Paddle Co 14'0"x27" Elite
2018 Red Paddle Co 14'0" x 27" Elite
14'0"27"6"360 L24 lbs265 lbs
Red Paddle Co 10'7" Wind
2018 Red Paddle Co 10'7" Wind
10'7"33"4.7"296 L22 lbs265 lbs
Red Paddle Co 10'7" Windsurf
2018 Red Paddle Co 10'7" Windsurf
10'7"33"4.7"296 L23 lbs265 lbs
Red Paddle Co 10'8" Activ
2018 Red Paddle Co 10'8" Active
10'8"34"6"320 L24 lbs265 lbs
Red Paddle Co 9'4" Snapper
2018 Red Paddle Co 9'4" Snapper
9'4"27"4"170 L17 lbs132 lbs
Red Paddle Co 8'10" Whip
2018 Red Paddle Co 8'10" Whip
8'10"29"4"150 L16 lbs200 lbs
Red Paddle Co 9'6" Wild
2018 Red Paddle Co 9'6" Wild
9'6"34"6"300 L28 lbs265 lbs
Red Paddle Co 22' Dragon
2018 Red Paddle Co 22' Dragon
22'0"34"8"984 L51 lbs4 riders

Red Paddle Co Paddles

MODELTYPEWEIGHTBLADEUSAGE
Red Paddle Ultimate Carbon Paddle
2018 Red Paddle Co Ultimate Carbon Paddle
Fixed, Vario, 3-piece.51kg - .71kgCarbonAll-around
Red Paddle Co Carbon Carbon Paddle
2018 Red Paddle Co Carbon Carbon Paddle
3-piece.78kgCarbonAll-around
Red Paddle Co Glass Glass Paddle
2018 Red Paddle Co Glass Glass Paddle
3-piece.93kgGlassAll-around
Red Paddle Co Glass Nylon Paddle
2018 Red Paddle Co Glass Nylon Paddle
3-piece.97kgNylonAll-around
Red Paddle Co Carbon Nylon Paddle
2018 Red Paddle Co Carbon Nylon Paddle
3-piece.89kgNylonAll-around, river
Red Paddle Co Alloy Paddle
2018 Red Paddle Co Alloy Paddle
Vario, 3-piece1.07kg - 1.08kgNylonAll-around
Red Paddle Co Midi Alloy Paddle
2018 Red Paddle Co Midi Alloy Paddle
Varion/aNylonAll-around
Red Paddle Co Kiddy Paddle
2018 Red Paddle Co Kiddy Paddle
Vario, 3-piece.87kg - .91kgNylonKids, all-around

2018 Red Paddle Co Promo Codes

2018 Red Paddle 10'6" Ride Special EditionIf you’re looking for the cheapest price on a new Red Paddle Co board, we have two coupon codes that you can use to save some money and get the best deal.

First of all, you can use the promo code BOARDER75 at Pumped Up SUP to get a nice $75 discount. In addition to the discount, they’ll also throw in a free 3-piece paddle, free shipping, and won’t charge you sales tax unless you’re in Maryland. These guys are really great to deal with and they provide awesome customer service.

Another Red Paddle Co coupon code option is to use IBFREELEASH at Green Water Sports. This promotion code won’t get you a discount, but it will get you a free Vamo SUP leash ($30 value). In order to use this promo code, you have to add a Red Paddle Co board to your shopping cart and then choose a leash option from the drop down menu of available options. Next, go through the checkout process and add the code IBFREELEASH — you should see a credit applied to your order for the cost of the leash. GWS will also send you a free travel paddle, free shipping, and they don’t charge sales tax on non-Florida orders.

As you’re shopping around for the best deal, a third and final option that we’d recommend (although it doesn’t involve using a coupon code) is to check Amazon’s inventory of 2018 Red Paddle boards.

Red Paddle Co Board Reviews (2018 Models)

Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride

10'6" RideBilled as the most popular inflatable SUP in the world, the Red Paddle 10’6″ Ride is an extremely versatile board that you can have fun with in a variety of paddling conditions. This all-around board offers excellent stability and it features a fresh design for 2018.

The 10’6″ Ride measures 10’6″ x 32″ x 4.7″ and it weighs in at 22 pounds. From flatwater paddling to SUP fitness, this board can handle the job.


Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride SE (Special Edition)

10'6" Ride SEWith all of the same specs and features as the best-selling 10’6″ Ride regular production model, Red Paddle’s 10’6″ Ride SE is a purple special edition version that really stands out from the crowd.

With purple rails and purple traction pad accents, this board is a great choice for paddlers who love the 10’6″ Ride’s versatility and durable construction, but prefer a different look than the company’s regular color scheme.


Red Paddle Co 12’6″ Voyager

12'6" VoyagerThe smallest board in the company’s brand new Voyager touring range, the Red Paddle Co 12’6″ Voyager is a super durable board that is extremely rigid and offers an impressive amount of on-board storage options.

The 12’6″ Voyager is a fast board in the water that glides well and is ideal for paddling longer distances. It also offers extraordinary stiffness, thanks to Red Paddle’s RSS stiffening system.


Red Paddle Co 13’2″ Voyager+

13'2" VoyagerOne of our favorite inflatable touring boards for 2018, the new Red Paddle 13’2″ Voyager+ is a wonderfully performing board that is built like a tank. Capable of hauling a ton of gear and packing a variety of impressive features that serious paddlers will appreciate, the 13’2″ Voyager+ is a board to be reckoned with.

From long distance cruising to overnight camping expeditions, the 13’2″ Voyager+ is a standout touring board.


Red Paddle Co 15’0″ Voyager Tandem

15'0" VoyagerThe 2018 Red Paddle 15’0″ Voyager Tandem is a super fun multi-paddler model that measures 15’0″ x 34″ x 8″ and is capable of supporting up to three riders. The perfect platform for exploring or cruising with friends, this 723 L board offers plenty of gear tie down points and two accessory mounts.

The largest board in Red Paddle’s new Voyager series, the 15’0″ Tandem model is extremely durable and offers excellent rigidity.


Red Paddle Co 9’6″ Wild

9'6" WildReplacing last year’s Flow model, the 2018 Red Paddle Co 9’6″ Wild is a river SUP board that’s been specifically designed to excel in whitewater conditions and surfing. The impressively stable and highly maneuverable Wild measures 9’6″ x 34″ x 6″, and it has a maximum weight capacity of 265 pounds. Loaded with grab handles, gear tie down points, and a diamond pattern traction pad with integrated kick tail for increased control, the Wild is a great choice if you’re in the market for a river board.

Red Paddle Co SUP Review – Features Overview

2018 Red Paddle BoardThe inflatable SUP world continues to get more crowded as new companies try to capitalize on the growth and popularity of paddleboarding. In this competitive industry of copycat features and models, there are a handful of companies who innovate and continually seek to push the envelope when it comes to iSUP performance, features, and build quality. Red Paddle Co is certainly one of those companies.

Spearheaded by paddle board industry guru John Hibbard, Red Paddle has once again unveiled an impressive lineup of inflatable SUPs with their 2018 range. The company continues to lead the pack when it comes to quality and attention to detail, and below are just a few of the reasons why we are excited about this year’s Red Paddle’s lineup…

High-Quality SUP Accessories

Red Paddle Co Accessory BundleWhile most inflatable paddle boards come bundled with low-quality accessories that are thrown together as cheaply and quickly as possible, Red Paddle’s accessory bundle includes well-designed, feature-packed accessories that truly add value. In addition to being innovators when it comes to iSUP design, the company also remains very focused on the accessories that they include with their boards.

1. Titan Pump

Red Paddle Co Titan PumpFirst of all, 2018 Red Paddle Co SUP boards come with the company’s ultra-efficient, dual cylinder Titan Pump. This is one of the best inflatable paddle board hand pumps on the market today (if not the best), and the unique double chamber design allows for faster inflation times with reduced effort.

As a nice bonus, Red Paddle now includes additional attachments that you can use to inflate everything from boats to airbeds.

2. Wheeled SUP Backpack

2018 Red Paddle Co Wheeled SUP BackpackOne of the best SUP backpacks made, the Red Paddle wheeled carry bag includes some nice improvements for 2018. Now featuring improved backpack straps for additional comfort, this roller backpack is foil lined which helps to insulate the bag and protects your board and other gear from extreme heat.

The perfect bag if you plan on traveling with your SUP, Red Paddle’s All Terrain Backpack is durably constructed and includes built-in wheels for the ultimate in portability and convenience.

3. Water Resistant Cell Phone Case

Red Paddle Co Water Resistant Phone CaseIt’s nice when you can bring your phone along for a paddle. In addition to using your phone’s camera for photos and video, there are some really great SUP apps that you can download and use to log your adventures. It’s also nice to know that even when you’re on your SUP, you can be reached in case of an emergency.

While a cell phone is a great accessory to bring along when you paddle, you always run the risk of getting it wet. Red Paddle Co’s phone case does a great job of sealing out moisture, protecting it and keeping it bone dry.

4. Repair Kit

Last but not least, all 2018 Red Paddle boards come with an inflatable SUP repair kit. In the unlikely event that your board gets damaged, you can quickly and easily repair it yourself with this included kit.

Red Paddle Co Warranty

Red Paddle Co SUP SailingPreviously, Red Paddle included 12 months of warranty coverage on their inflatable paddle boards. New for 2018, the company has doubled their manufacturer warranty and all Red Paddle boards are now guaranteed for a full 2 years — a change that we’re really excited about.

Additionally, Red Paddle is widely known for their exceptional customer support. This is a company that truly does care about their customers and their product line, and it shows in the way that they interact with their customer base long after the initial point of sale.

MSL Fusion Construction

Red Paddle MSL Fusion ConstructionRed Paddle’s MSL Fusion construction technology is a breakthrough in the iSUP industry, and it has resulted in boards that are lighter, stiffer, and consistently better overall. Exclusive to Red Paddle’s private, in-house Tec Air manufacturing facility, this cutting edge process involves the elimination of the PVC-coated core section of the board — replacing this inconsistent and messy step with threads that are neatly coated in a sealing/bonding layer of special adhesive. Next, a layer of durable PVC is machine laminated to the board which produces a much cleaner product.

The end result of this proprietary iSUP construction process is inflatable paddle boards that are lighter, stiffer at lower inflation pressures, better looking, and more durable.

RSS

Red Paddle RSSSome of Red Paddle Co’s 2018 inflatable paddle boards also feature the company’s RSS technology. Red Paddle’s RSS, or “Rail Stiffening System”, involves the addition of slotted pockets on the board’s rails which can be used to insert battens which add up to 40% more stiffness to the board.

A patented technology unique to Red Paddle boards, the RSS system improves rigidity, speed, and overall performance, bringing these high-end inflatable SUPs even closer to the feel and capabilities of rigid boards.