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Red Paddle Co Intros the 2020 Compact

Keeping research and innovation at the heart of the brand, the Red Paddle Co has revealed the all new 11’0 COMPACT, the next generation in paddle board technology and the second addition to their exclusive Compact family of inflatable paddle boards. “We have come a long way over the ten years of inflatable technology at Red,” says Phil Hawthorne, Head of Design at Red Paddle Co. “What drives us is that we are constantly testing the water and improving on our own designs, so they perform better for our users.”

Following the success of the 9’6” Compact, the Red Paddle Co design team have put their award-winning MSL PACT™ technology to the test and produced an all new touring SUP. A new weaving process creates an extra-high-tensile thread matrix at the core of the board that combines with a super-strong but malleable outer layer and a tensile quad stringer-system. The result is a board that always keeps its shape when inflated, but packs down to an ultra-small size once you’ve let out the air.

“The Compact is a full-sized SUP that packs down to half the size of a conventional inflatable board,” explains Phil. “In real terms, the Compact is a step forward in what an inflatable board can be. Here is a board that can be stored in the smallest spaces: easily carried on your back, taken on trains, bikes and buses, stored in your apartment or on your yacht! It makes the sport more convenient and more accessible than ever before”.