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We compare the 2022 Red Paddle Co Ride inflatable paddle boards

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Let’s compare each of the 2022 Red Paddle Co Ride inflatable stand up paddle boards. The Red Paddle Co Ride inflatable all round stand up paddle boards offer fantastic versatility for a wide range of conditions and paddlers. They are perfect if you’re looking for some family fun, doubling up with a friend or taking your first strokes on a paddle board. The award-winning Ride boards are bestsellers and combine unrivalled quality, innovation and design so you can focus on simply having fun.

If you’d like a side by side of all the vital specifications of every board in the Red Paddle Co range, head here to our Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board comparison article.

The Ride range comes in 3 sizes. The 9’8″ x 31″, the 10’6″ x 32″ and the 10’8″ x 34″. Each size comes in the standard blue color way, while the 10’6″ also comes in the Special Edition Purple.

What’s new for 2022?

  • All new ATB Transformer Bag with bag-less system
  • Updated flat bungee cargo system

2022 Red Paddle Co Ride Inflatable Paddle Boards

 

Ride Family – the best selling family of all around inflatables in the world
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BoardRide 9’8″Ride 10’6″Ride 10’6″ SERide 10’8″
Who’s it for?lighter riders
all rounder
all rounderall rounderbigger/family riders
all rounder
Length9’8″10’6″10’6″10’8″
Width31″ (78.7 cm)32″ (81.2 cm)32″ (81.2 cm)34″ (86.4 cm)
Thickness3.93″ (10 cm)4.7″ (12 cm)4.7″ (12 cm)4.7″ (12 cm)
Volume196 litres245 litres245 litres270 litres
Board Weight19 lbs20 lbs20 lbs23 lbs
Rider WeightAll round up to 180 lbs (82 kg)
Surfing up to 210 lbs (95 kg)
up to 220 lbs (100 kg)up to 220 lbs (100 kg)up to 265 lbs (120 kg)
Fin SystemTwin iFinsTwin iFinsTwin iFinsTwin iFins
Cargo Area(s)Forward Flat BungeeForward Flat BungeeForward Flat BungeeForward Flat Bungee
BagATB TransformerATB TransformerATB TransformerATB Transformer
RSS BattensYesNoNoNo
Accessory Mount(s)1111
Carry Handle(s)3333
More Details… 9'8" Ride → 10'6" Ride → 10'6" Ride SE → 10'8" Ride →

Red Paddle Co 9’8″ x 31″ Ride

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The 2022 Red Paddle Co 9’8″ Ride inflatable paddle board is the smallest of the Ride family, a board designed for all-round usage for lighter riders.

You’ll get the best out of it if you’re under 180 lbs, but that doesn’t exclude heavier riders. In fact, for heavier riders (up to 210 lbs), the 9’8” Ride makes a great surf shape. Key to the Ride’s versatility are its dimensions. It’s 31” wide and 3.93” thick, which makes it a stable but manoeuvrable board.

It’s a great board for smaller beginners, but because it’s been stiffened with the Red Paddle Co Rocker Stiffening System (RSS battens), it delivers a fantastic experience for more advanced riders, too. Read our review of the 2019 9’8″ Ride.

Who’s it for? Lighter riders who need a versatile board.

Red Paddle Co 10’6″ x 32″ Ride

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If you could only ever have one board, the 2022 Red Paddle Co 10’6″ x 32″ Ride inflatable paddle board is the one we’d tell you to get. The 10’6″ Ride is already the world’s most popular inflatable SUP and continues to win numerous consumer and industry awards. Its popularity is down to its versatility. It’s designed to float and glide easily on flat water, and it has just the right amount of curve in the plan shape so it rides smoothly and predictably in surf, no matter what kind of rider you are. And it’s 120mm/4.7” thick, which increases stiffness while not affecting ride and performance. Cargo tie-downs complete an iconic package. Also available as the 10’6″ Ride Special Edition in purple.

Read our review of the 2022 Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride here.

Who’s it for? Everyone – it’s the perfect all-rounder. This is probably the board you want to get. It’s that simple.

Red Paddle Co 10’6″ x 32″ Ride Special Edition

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To celebrate their 10 year anniversary in 2018, Red Paddle Co introduced the purple Special Edition 10’6″ Ride. Proving to be exceptionally popular, the model continues in the range as the 2022 Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride Special Edition.

It is based on the regular 2022 Red Paddle Co 10’6” Ride, itself one of the world’s most popular inflatable SUPs which continues to win numerous consumer and industry awards. Its popularity is down to its versatility. It is designed to float and glide easily on flat water, and it has just the right amount of curve in the plan shape so it rides smoothly and predictably in surf, no matter what kind of rider you are. And it’s 120mm/4.7” thick, which increases stiffness while not affecting ride and performance. Cargo tie-downs complete an iconic package. Read our review of the standard 2022 Ride 10’6″ here.

Who’s it for? Everyone – it’s the perfect all-rounder, in purple. This is probably the board you want to get, if you prefer purple over blue!

Red Paddle Co 10’8″ x 34″ Ride

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The Ride family is Red Paddle Co’s most versatile range, but they recognise that bigger riders often look for a board offering more stability, which is where the 2022 Red Paddle Co 10’8″ Ride comes in.

It has all the same qualities as the 9’8” and the 10’6”, but it’s two inches wider at 34” and has an extra 56 litres of volume, creating a more stable ride. It’s also 4.7” thick, which means you get greater stiffness at lower pressure. In fact, it’s more than 40 per cent stiffer than a standard 4” board at the same pressure. Read our review of the 2022 version.

Who’s it for? Bigger riders and family paddlers. A for those who need a more stable platform, or those who like to carry passengers.

So that’s it, a side by side of each model and the vital specifications for a comparison of the 2022 Ride inflatable stand up paddle boards by Red Paddle Co. We have our own 10’6″ Ride and we’ve paddled each model plenty of times, so if you need help in deciding which board is best for you, contact us via email or on 1-888-252-4983 and we’d be happy to help!

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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.