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Red Paddle Co 2022 SUP Paddle Range and Comparison Chart

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The 2022 Red Paddle Co range of SUP paddles has been updated. Featuring new colors and a Leash Connection System for easy assembly, the range of 3 piece SUP paddles covers kids and beginners right through to advanced paddlers and racers. Where do you fit in with your adventures? Find out in the comparison chart below. Further below, you’ll find more details and links to each paddles.

→ Read our guide to SUP paddle length for your height.

PaddleKid’s Cruiser ToughCruiser ToughHybrid ToughPrime ToughHybrid CarbonPrime CarbonUltimateCompact
Who’s it for?All round
Kids
All round
Beginners
All round
Beginner
Intermediate
All round
Beginner
Intermediate
All round
Intermediate
Advanced
All round
Intermediate
Advanced
Racing
Racers
Advanced
All round
Tight on space
Number of Pieces33333335
Adjustment Range51-67″67-86″67-86″67-86″67-86″67-86″67-86″70-83″
Suits Paddler4′ to 5’2″5′ to 6’6″5′ to 6’6″5′ to 6’6″5′ to 6’6″5′ to 6’6″5′ to 6’6″5’2″ to 6’4″
Blade Size72in72in72in72in81in81in85in72in
Blade ConstructionNylonNylonNylonNylonCarbon/GlassCarbonCarbonNylon
Clamp StyleCam LockCam LockCam LockCam LockCam LockCam LockLeverLockLeverLock
Auto Handle
Alignment
YesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
Shaft
Construction
GlassGlassCarbon/GlassCarbonCarbon/GlassCarbonCarbonCarbon
Longest Section30″36″36″36″36″36″36″20″
Leash Connection
System
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
ColorTealTealBlue or PurpleBlue or PurpleBlue or PurpleBlue or PurpleOrangeDeep Blue
Weight30.5 oz33 oz31 oz29.5 oz29 oz26 oz25 oz28 oz
Price$149$169$199$219$299$329$499$209
Fits in Red Paddle
Co ATB Bag
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes, and Compact Bag

Some of the key features of the Red Paddle Co Paddles range include:

3-Piece Travel Paddles

Practical and perfect for travelling, with no compromise on performance. All but the Compact paddle split into three parts so they effortlessly fit into your backpack, meaning you can get out and explore with ease! The Compact paddle breaks down into 5 pieces to fit the Compact bag.

Cam Lock Adjustment System

The new cam lock system featured on all paddles (except Ultimate and Compact which feature LeverLock), enables quick paddle length adjustment with unrivalled grip, reducing any movement in the top section of the paddle. The camlock system has an “auto-line” feature which means the handle will always be lined up with the blade.

LeverLock Adjustment System – Ultimate and Compact

The LeverLock system uses no push buttons or external clamps to adjust. The LeverLock system is an internal adjustment system that loosens and tightens a rubber plug at the bottom of the adjustment with the lift or closure of its lever. This rubber plug creates a water tight seal against the shaft to keep water out of your paddle and keep it floating if you drop it in the water. With 16 inches of adjustment, the LeverLock will fit paddlers between 5’2″ – 6’8″ tall. The LeverLock adjustment system makes for a great family sharing system that we are very excited to offer on all of our adult SUP paddles.

Leash Connection System

All paddles feature Red Paddle Co’s unique Leash Connection System. This system is designed to keep blade and mid section tethered together for convenience and easy set up. It’s straightforward to use, makes our three piece paddles even easier to assemble and is removable.

Interference Fit Hardware

All paddles also feature Interference Fit Hardware. All Red Paddle Co paddles are now composed of non-glued components meaning every piece of your paddle is both replaceable and recyclable.

Red Paddle Co 2022 SUP Paddles

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The Kid’s Small Cruiser Tough 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle is Red Paddle Co’s entry-level paddle for kid’s and shorter paddlers, but no less technical. The natural flex of a fibreglass shaft enables a gentler transfer of energy, when coupled with the lightweight fibreglass, ideal for longer distance paddling. Designed for the younger rider this paddle has a shorter, adjustable shaft that can be extended as its owner grows or if they want to share with friends. Adjustable from 50 to 67 inches.

The nylon blade remains rigid thanks to the structural reinforcements throughout the blade. The rigidity of the blade combined with the flexibility of the fibreglass shaft and overall lightweight feel makes the Small Cruiser Tough an excellent kid’s paddle.

Who’s it for? For the younger paddler!


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The Cruiser Tough 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle is Red Paddle Co’s entry-level paddle, but no less technical. The natural flex of a fibreglass shaft enables a gentler transfer of energy, when coupled with the lightweight fibreglass, ideal for longer distance paddling.

The nylon blade remains rigid thanks to the structural reinforcements throughout the blade. The rigidity of the blade combined with the flexibility of the fibreglass shaft and overall lightweight feel makes the Cruiser Tough an excellent starter paddle.

Who’s it for? A tough and reliable paddle, perfect for beginners.


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The Red Paddle Co Hybrid Tough 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle is lightweight and fast at a great price point. Perfect for rivers and shallow paddling, the Hybrid Tough paddle has a rigid and durable nylon blade and is combined with flexibility of a hybrid glass/carbon shaft.

The Hybrid Tough is available in blue and purple, so you can match your paddle to your board. Laser etching means that the design will last as long as your paddle does.

Who’s it for? Those looking for a lightweight paddle with extreme durability.


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The Red Paddle Co Hybrid Tough 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle is lightweight and fast at a great price point. Perfect for rivers and shallow paddling, the Hybrid Tough paddle has a rigid and durable nylon blade and is combined with flexibility of a hybrid glass/carbon shaft.

The Hybrid Tough is available in blue and purple, so you can match your paddle to your board. Laser etching means that the design will last as long as your paddle does.

Who’s it for? Those looking for a lightweight paddle with extreme durability.


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The Red Paddle Co Prime Tough 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle is the perfect combination of a lightweight carbon shaft and durable nylon blade. It is an ideal choice for all styles of paddling. The paddle is the perfect companion to any board and is one of our best sellers. The nylon blade is highly durable, while the carbon shaft is lightweight and delivers maximum power transfer.

The blade maintains rigidity thanks to the structural reinforcements throughout the blade which tapers towards the end allowing for flex in the blade where most forced is applied to avoid damage. The blade also features a rubber edge to protect the blade further.

The Prime Tough paddle is available in blue and purple, so you can match your paddle to your board.

Who’s it for? Those looking to upgrade their paddle for high end performance with still some blade durability.


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The Red Paddle Co Prime Tough 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle is the perfect combination of a lightweight carbon shaft and durable nylon blade. It is an ideal choice for all styles of paddling. The paddle is the perfect companion to any board and is one of our best sellers. The nylon blade is highly durable, while the carbon shaft is lightweight and delivers maximum power transfer.

The blade maintains rigidity thanks to the structural reinforcements throughout the blade which tapers towards the end allowing for flex in the blade where most forced is applied to avoid damage. The blade also features a rubber edge to protect the blade further.

The Prime Tough paddle is available in purple and blue, so you can match your paddle to your board.

Who’s it for? Those looking to upgrade their paddle for high end performance with still some blade durability.

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The Red Paddle Co Hybrid Carbon 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle is a dynamic, highly responsive paddle that utilises a hybrid glass fiber and carbon laminate to deliver dynamic flex in the shaft whilst keeping it a strong yet lightweight and super fast paddle.

Like the Prime Carbon, the blade shape follows a teardrop design with a single dihedral that allows water to flow evenly off each side, whilst the double concave adds stability creating a smooth stroke and reducing blade flutter in the water. The structural foam core reduces weight whilst adding rigidity to the paddle.

The Hybrid Carbon paddle is available in blue and purple, so you can match your paddle to your board.

Who’s it for? Paddlers looking for a lighter, better blade at a more affordable price.


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The Red Paddle Co Hybrid Carbon 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle is a dynamic, highly responsive paddle that utilises a hybrid glass fiber and carbon laminate to deliver dynamic flex in the shaft whilst keeping it a strong yet lightweight and super fast paddle.

Like the Prime Carbon, the blade shape follows a teardrop design with a single dihedral that allows water to flow evenly off each side, whilst the double concave adds stability creating a smooth stroke and reducing blade flutter in the water. The structural foam core reduces weight whilst adding rigidity to the paddle.

The Hybrid Carbon paddle is available in purple and blue, so you can match your paddle to your board.

Who’s it for? Paddlers looking for a lighter, better blade at a more affordable price.


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The Red Paddle Co Prime Carbon 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle uses a carbon weave for greater strength whilst keeping the paddle super light and responsive. Laser etching means that the design will last as long as your paddle does.

The blade shape is a teardrop design with a single dihedral blade face. This allows water to flow evenly off each side creating a smooth and stable stroke, whilst the double concave offers the user to really put the power down. The structural foam core and ABS rail increases durability whilst reducing weight, so you can paddle further, for longer.

The Prime Carbon paddle is available in blue and purple, so you can match your paddle to your board.

Who’s it for? Those looking for a high level of performance on a budget.


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The Red Paddle Co Prime Carbon 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle uses a carbon weave for greater strength whilst keeping the paddle super light and responsive. Laser etching means that the design will last as long as your paddle does.

The blade shape is a teardrop design with a single dihedral blade face. This allows water to flow evenly off each side creating a smooth and stable stroke, whilst the double concave offers the user to really put the power down. The structural foam core and ABS rail increases durability whilst reducing weight, so you can paddle further, for longer.

The Prime Carbon paddle is available in purple and blue, so you can match your paddle to your board.

Who’s it for? Those looking for a high level of performance on a budget.


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The feather-light Red Paddle Co Ultimate Carbon 3 piece adjustable SUP paddle has a carbon blade, carbon shaft and LeverLock handle. The shaft delivers a controlled flex and maximum power transfer whilst fitting ergonomically into the hand. The paddle is perfect for anyone looking for the ultimate paddle performance in surf, touring or race conditions.

Who’s it for? Those looking for the ultimate in performance.


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Creating a compact paddle was not an easy task, but Red Paddle Co have found the perfect solution: The Red Paddle Co Compact 5 piece adjustable SUP paddle. As a result, it packs away perfectly, but it is still adjustable with no compromise on the water.

Who’s it for? Those looking for the most compact paddle.

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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.