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The all new 11′ Compact inflatable stand up paddle board by Red Paddle Co

The second addition to the Red Paddle Co Compact family, the 11’0″ x 32″ Compact, is a full-sized touring stand up paddle board that packs down to half the size of a conventional inflatable paddle board.

Full of practical features and innovations the 11′ x 32″ Compact by Red Paddle Co is an ideal match for paddlers who regularly travel with their board or want to explore further with the convenience of an all-in-one package. The increased length over the 9’6″ Compact, makes this board perfect for longer paddling adventures, larger paddlers and paddlers travelling the world with their SUP.

The Compact 11′ x 32″ is a complete package which includes the board, backpack, 5 piece carbon paddle, Titan Pump, fins and leash.

This board also includes Red Paddle Co’s industry leading 5 YEAR warranty – with product registration.

In comparison to the 9’6″ Compact, the 11′ Compact is designed with a more drawn out shape to increase glide. With that in mind, the 11’0 Compact is perfect for paddlers who want to travel and explore without limitation. The board has a quad stringer tensioning system, giving maximum rigidity while the central living hinge means the board can be folded and rolled into a super small package, making it the most transportable adventure SUP on the market. This technology is known as PACT MSL. 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.

Based on the outlines of the ever-popular Red Paddle Co 11’0 Sport and the 11’3″ Sport, the board provides the perfect blend of stability and manoeuvrability. The extended length board offers a fantastic step up from the 9’6″ Compact, catering for slightly heavier riders.

Red Paddle Co’s Head of Design, Phil Hawthorne, explains the 11’0″ Compact was the obvious next step in their most transportable range of boards – “The reception we received for our PACT technology and our 9’6 Compact board in general has been fantastic. As an experience-based brand, it was really important for us to get our design out on the water and see what the reception was from the paddling community.” Hawthorne continues, “We wanted to improve the experience for all participants in the sport, which necessitates different designs to cater for different needs. The 11’0 Compact is an ideal match for paddlers who regularly travel with their board or want to adventure further with the convenience of an all-in-one package. The increased length makes this board perfect for longer paddling adventures and those travelling the world with their SUP.” 

Red Paddle Co, Co-Founder and CEO, John Hibbard explains, the whole idea of the Compact range of inflatable paddle boards is to expand the horizons of paddle boarding – “Our mission for the Compact board and backpack was to make it even more convenient to store, easier to travel with and more comfortable to carry than any SUP before it. Each Compact package is designed with first-rate transportability thanks to its revolutionary backpack, neatly fitting all the kit one needs into one ergonomic bag. At almost half the size of a conventional SUP backpack, its unique levels of adjustability and incredible shoulder and back support allow SUP enthusiasts to explore further than ever before.”

Weighing in at under 18.5lbs and supporting riders up to 240lbs, the extended length board offers a fantastic step up from an all-rounder catering for slightly heavier riders, in comparison to the 9’6″ Compact. The 11’0 Compact board comes as part of a full package including a newly designed backpack, revolutionary 5-piece paddle, Titan pump, leash and removable click fins.

More information about PACT Technology can be found here.

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from a decade of professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.