05 Jun Red Paddle Co: Ride 14’0” L and 17’0” XL Multi Person Paddle Boards
Red Paddle Co: Ride 14’0” L and 17’0” XL Multi Person Paddle Boards
Red Paddle Co has two multi-person iSUPs in their oversized lineup; the 14’0 L and 17’ XL. Each board is packed with features and makes for an all-around oversized platform of fun.
- Boards for between 4 and 8 people.
- Soft and comfortable deck pad.
- Easy to carry and transport.
- Extra carrying handles.
- Deck storage.
- Glides well.
- Easy to maneuver.
- Stable and rigid.
- No bending or bowing.
- Multiple inflation valves for faster inflation.
- Two pumps included.
- Paddles not included.
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Get to Know Red Paddle Co
The Red Paddle Co, a leader in the stand-up paddle board industry, is a company driven by innovation, passion and performance. Red Paddle Co products are all made in an in-house production facility under close supervision guaranteeing nothing but the best hits the market. Red Paddle Co boards are the ultimate combination of function and form.
The Red Paddle Co invests their time in their products with a close attention to detail and their customers with a full 2-Year warranty on each of their boards. As a bonus, if you purchase any of the inflatable SUPs from the 2020 range you are qualified for an extended 5-Year warranty. All you need to remember to do is register your board within three months of purchase.
The Board Basics
Let more friends in on the fun with these two incredibly large and stable multi-person paddle boards. The 14’ model is 47” wide and holds up to four people; this is an ideal board for families with kids or a close group of friends to enjoy a day together. The 17’ model measures at 60” wide and holds up to eight people, this board is perfect for big families or for inviting all of your friends on board with plenty of room for a SUP cooler. Each model features molded iFins for easy tracking and a smooth glide, especially in shallow waters. These multi-person boards can handle flat waters and light chop; take it for a day at the lake or on the beach. The boards come with a specially designed bag for easy transport.
Fin configuration: Tri-fin; fixed iFin system
Building the Board
Red Paddle Co undoubtedly builds some of the most rigid and stable boards that somehow manage to get lighter with each release. MSL Fusion technology is used to form a bombproof drop stitch core in each of these massive boards.
The top decks are covered in ‘red’ embossed EVA foam for a soft surface that’s easy on your feet, knees and hands but still provides plenty of grip. There are three inflation valves featured on the 14’ and four on the 17’ for faster inflation with the two included pumps.
Each board comes with attachment points at the nose for deck storage and extra gab handles. The L has four carrying handles along the rails and two grab handles at the nose, the layout of the XL is the same with an additional two grab handles along the rails for a grand total of eight handles. Each board can be inflated and transported as a team, in a matter of minutes you and your friends or family can get on the water and on with adventure.
The multi-person lineup comes with the same accessory kit as other Red Paddle Co iSUPs with the exception of the bag. The bag included with the L and XL models is custom made to hold the massive inflatables, but still has the same insulated lining as the all-terrain backpack. You also receive two Titan dual-chamber pumps to aid in reducing inflation time, a repair kit and a waterproof phone pouch.
On the Water
These beastly boards not only bear the weight of four to eight people at a time, but they can also take on varying water conditions. These all-around massive boards may look intimidating but are actually quite maneuverable and glide smoothly in flat and choppy waters.
They are wide and stable with plenty of room for gear and your friends, maybe even a few pets. If your friends can’t paddle they can still climb aboard and join in on the fun. The deck net leaves plenty of space for standing and the board is balanced enough for everyone to sit and hang off the edge with confidence when you feel like taking a break.
The boards are easy to navigate even with fewer paddlers, they turn well and don’t flex under the weight of multiple people. Getting into a rhythm with so many people is the only challenge, but it leaves plenty of room for laughs.
Pros and Cons: An Explanation
There’s not much to dislike about these multi-person platforms of fun, if we were to complain, it would be about the lack of paddles included in the accessory package.
Where to Purchase Products
If you are on the hunt for a Red Paddle Co board for yourself, you’re in luck. You can purchase these amazing boards directly from the company website; from a number of retailers online and unlike many other companies, you can even find Red Paddle Co boards in select retail stores.
If you’ve been searching for a way to get the family involved in paddle boarding or to get your friends out for the first time, there couldn’t be a more fun way to do it than with a giant inflatable board. The L and XL are perfect for introducing your balance-challenged friends to the thrill of paddle boarding or getting the kids started at an early age. Each model leaves plenty of room to get comfortable and enjoy the ride. These boards are easy to use and easy to transport. Now you and your loved ones can get out enjoy the water together.