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15 Gift Ideas for Stand-up Paddle Board Lovers

Short on time and a long list of gifts to search for? We’ve updated our list of 15 Gift Ideas for Paddle Board Lovers at AirKayaks for 2019 – these include gifts in a wide range of prices, certain to make that special person happy! Our focus is on portable options for those planning on travel or short on space, though many can be used by all paddle boarders.
1) Seattle Sports E-Merse XL Original Cell Phone Waterproof Case – $19.95
The Seattle Sports E-Merse R/S Original XL Cell Phone Waterproof Case offers maximum, submersible, waterproof protection for your electronics and valuables when properly closed. Use your cell phone while on the water – text, call and access APPS right through the case!

2) Advanced Elements Coiled Ankle Leash – $34.99
A 9 ft adjustable, coiled recreational paddle board leash designed to prevent excess drag while keeping you comfortably tethered to your paddle board. Comes with storage bag. Weight: 8.8 oz.
 

3) Red Paddle Co Schrader Valve Adaptor – $34.95
Easily pump up your high-pressure inflatable paddle board! The Schrader valve adaptor attaches to a standard bike, tire pump or air compressor, allowing you to pump up to high pressures without all the back strain. Works with Halkey Roberts military valves.

4) TRiB Outdoor airCap Solar-Powered HR Pressure Gauge – $34.95
Take the guess-work out of inflation with the solar-powered airCap pressure gauge – for Halkey-Roberts, Summit II and other valves. Measures up to 20 psi, making it ideal for a range of inflatable craft including rafts, IKs, SUPs and RIBs.
5) Red Paddle Co Original Dry Bags – $39 to $79.
A great solution for keeping gear dry no matter where your outdoor adventure may be.  Comes with a padded shoulder strap which can be attached to the d-rings on the bag or stored inside when not needed. Handy internal pocket. When the bag is closed, the top can also be used as a carry handle. Available in 10 liter, 30 liter and 60 liter sizes.

6) Advanced Elements Atomic Breakdown SUP Paddle – $49.95
Perfect for traveling, varying water conditions or for family members of various heights. The two-piece construction features an adjustability level of 70 to 85 inches at a price that won’t break your budget.
7) MTI Adventurewear Journey PFD Life Vest – $54.95
Weighing only a pound, this stripped-down life vest features a slim fit with ergo-dynamically contoured front panels, phone pocket and tethered whistle. Made from PVC-free, ECO-float foam.
 

8) Red Paddle Co Original Board Cable Lock – $59
Ensure your inflatable SUP is secure with the Red Paddle Co Original Board Lock. The 11 ft/340 cm length makes it possible to secure one or multiple boards at once – simply loop through the ankle leash d-ring(s). A programmable

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2019 Best Selling Gift Ideas for Paddlers from AirKayaks

The holidays are around the corner. AirKayaks has put together a list of 15 popular Gift Ideas for Paddlers – these include gifts in a wide range of prices, certain to make that special person happy! Our focus is on portable options for those planning on travel or short on space, though many can be used by all water enthusiasts.

1) Paddle Leash from Seattle Sports – $17.95
Don’t be caught “up a creek without a paddle!” The streamlined, low-profile, retractable Paddle Leash cord is easy to pack and stays out of the way while providing an eight-foot expansion. A unique quick-release feature allows your paddle to be quickly and easily attached to and from the leash. Length 34.25 inches expanding to 8 ft, weight 1.8 oz

2) Seattle Sports Magni-Map Pro Splashproof Chart Case. $24.95
Rugged and waterproof map case sized to fit maps up to 14.5 x 12.25 inches. It has an included flexible magnifying tool to enlarge tiny map details on the go.

3) Advanced Elements Packlite Dry Bag Set – $24.95
A nifty, ultra-lightweight set of three rolltop drybags in three sizes – 3, 5 and 10 liters – for dry storage options. Bag measurements are 7 x 8.5 inches, 6.5 x 10 inches and 9 x 16 inches. Available as a set only.

4) Seattle Sports Paddlers Deluxe Breakaway Bilge Pump – $29.95
Features an easy-grab handle, super-strong pump shaft and heavy-duty impact resistant plastic. The modular design can be taken apart for easy cleaning and plunger replacement.

5) Red Paddle Co Original Insulated Water Bottle – $39
A super insulated drink bottle of marine grade stainless steel. Holds up to 750 ml of hot or cold liquids – keep cold drinks cold for 24 hrs and hot drinks hot for 12 hrs with no external condensation. Easily attaches to most SUPs or kayaks with a carabiner.

6) Kokopelli Packraft Feather Rechargeable 12V Pump – 6 oz. $39.95
A pocket-sized, lightweight 12V rechargeable air pump – named “Product of the Year” at the 2019 Germany PADDLE Expo in the Accessory category! It has a 60-minute battery life and works with any micro USB charger. Will fill out (not to full pressure) most inflatables within minutes. Also great for your air-mattress or sleeping pad.

7) Advanced Elements StashPak 20L Rolltop Dry Bag – $49.99
A durable, water-resistant, roll-top dry bag with detachable pouch in 20 liter size! Features detachable straps and four d-rings while a removable pouch with carry handle is perfect for small essentials, and also doubles as a storage case for the StashPak when not in use. Also available in a 40 liter size.
8) MTI Adventurewear Journey PFD Life Vest – $54.95
Weighing only a pound, this stripped-down life vest features a slim fit with ergo-dynamically contoured front panels,

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15 Gift Ideas for Stand-up Paddle Board Lovers

Short on time and a long list of gifts to search for? We’ve compiled a list of 15 gift ideas for paddle board lovers in a wide range of prices, certain to make that special person happy! We’ve focused on portable options for those planning on travel or short on space, though many can be used by all paddle boarders. (Please note, this blog was updated on Nov. 17, 2018)

1) Seattle Sports E-Merse XL Original Cell Phone Waterproof Case – $19.95
The Seattle Sports E-Merse R/S Original XL Cell Phone Waterproof Case offers maximum, submersible, waterproof protection for your electronics and valuables when properly closed. Use your cell phone while on the water – text, call and access APPS right through the case!

2) Advanced Elements Coiled Ankle Leash – $34.99
A 9 ft adjustable, coiled recreational paddle board leash designed to prevent excess drag while keeping you comfortably tethered to your paddle board. Comes with storage bag. Weight: 8.8 oz.
 

3) Red Paddle Co Schrader Valve Adaptor – $34.95
Easily pump up your high-pressure inflatable paddle board! The Schrader valve adaptor attaches to a standard bike, tire pump or air compressor, allowing you to pump up to high pressures without all the back strain. Works with Halkey Roberts military valves.

4) Red Paddle Co Original Insulated Water Bottle. $39.00
A super insulated drink bottle of marine grade stainless steel. Holds up to 750 ml of hot or cold liquids. Easily attaches to most SUPs or kayaks with a carabiner.

5) Red Paddle Co Original Board Cable Lock – $59
Ensure your inflatable SUP is secure with the Red Paddle Co Original Board Lock. The 11 ft/340 cm length makes it possible to secure one or multiple boards at once – simply loop through the ankle leash d-ring(s). A programmable combination lock can be set to a code of your choice, reducing the likelihood of theft.

6) Advanced Elements Adjustable Hula 2pc SUP Breakdown Paddle – $63.95
An economical and rugged aluminum SUP paddle, perfect for traveling, varying water conditions or for family members of various heights. The wider blade is good for pushing more water. Adjusts from 67 to 83 inches.
7) MTI Adventurewear 16G Inflatable Belt Pack PFD – $69.95
MTI Adventurewear’s new 16G Inflatable Belt Pack is a low profile, compact design providing 16.5 lbs of inflation with a pillow-style bladder. Fits adult universal with 30-52″ chest size, belt length 58.5 inches. Great for stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, kayaking and general boating. Simply wear it like a belt by passing it around your waist and buckling it to close, then tighten for a snug fit.

8) AquaGlide Crossroads DLX SUP/Kayak Backpack $89.95
The Crossroads DLX Kayak Backpack from AquaGlide is designed to bring your inflatable SUP or kayak and gear on your next

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Video: Red Paddle Co Sport 11’3″ Inflatable SUP

Our latest AirKayaks video on the Sport 11’3″ inflatable paddle board from Red Paddle Co.

The Sport 11-3 inflatable standup paddle board from Red Paddle Company – a sleek, streamlined flatwater cruiser for those wanting performance and carrying capacity.  Winner of Outside Magazine’s 2017 SUP of the Year award, the Sport 11-3 is rapidly becoming the SUP of choice for flat water paddling, just as the iconic Ride 10-6 is for all-water paddling. It’s one of our favorites!
The slightly wider 32-inch beam, bullet shape and long water line provide great performance, while the squared off tail enhances stability. Yet at a mere 21 lbs, it’s easily handled by smaller paddlers.
It’s great for shorelines, rivers, calm and choppy waters.
Also read our detailed writeup – Product Review: Sport 11’3 Inflatable Paddle Board from Red Paddle Co – which covers setup, features, specifications and performance.
To purchase or for more info, visit our Sport 11’3 Inflatable Paddle Board product page at AirKayaks.com.

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Sneak Preview: New 2018 15’0 Voyager Tandem Inflatable SUP from Red Paddle Co

During July’s 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, Red Paddle Co unveiled their super 2018 inflatable SUP product line, once again showing what makes the company stand out from the pack.

One new model for 2018 is the Voyager Tandem 15’0.” Billed as a multi-person touring and long-distance exploring workhorse, the Voyager Tandem is an ultra-sleek beast capable of carrying 2 to 3 paddlers. With a whopping 8-inch (200mm) thickness and a 34 inch beam, the Voyager 2 logically fills the gap between solo paddling and “party barges” such as the 17-foot Red Paddle Co Ride XL for up to 8 paddlers.
Two “deck pads” with side handles allow paddlers to position themselves on the board for optimum paddling, while two sets of bungee-deck lacing with d-rings provide ample storage space for camping gear. Three more carry handles – fore, aft and center for a total of seven – provide numerous carrying configurations and more spots to attach gear.
The new Voyager Tandem features the high-level of construction and materials that paddlers have come to expect from Red Paddle Co – advanced Monocoque Structural Laminate (MSL) fusion technology, heat-treated seams, layered rail tape and premium inflation valves. The MSL technology creates a highly durable board – both lighter weight and rigid – capable of being pumped up to high pressures. For ease in setup, two military valves allow two people to pump up the board at the same time.
The Voyager Tandem offers a myriad of paddling stances for those that like to travel together – from “both standup paddling” to both sitting/kneeling or one paddling and the other “along for the voyage.” The board is capable of carrying a ton of camping equipment, or remove one cargo section and bring along a small child or canine companion.
The Voyager Tandem comes in a slightly enlarged Red Paddle Original All-Terrain Backpack replete with two pumps – a Titan dual barrel pump as well as an HP pump – repair kit, removable US Box fin and bonus cell-phone case.
MSRP is $1999, making it a more economical choice for those who enjoy paddling together, rather than buying two individual boards.
The Voyager Tandem 15’0″ will be available in late 2017. Stay tuned for more info, or email AirKayaks to get on the notification list.
 

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New 2017 Red Paddle Co Inflatable Paddle Board SUP Lineup

We recently received details on Red Paddle Company’s exciting new inflatable SUP lineup being introduced for 2017.

Well-known throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the Red Paddle Co line has steadily gained traction in the US. Noted for their ruggedness and performance, each of the boards utilize high pressure drop-stitch technology – allowing them to be inflated from 16-22 PSI – and feature quadruple rail construction, double layering, thick traction pads and fins.

For 2017, Red Paddle Co has 22 models for surfing, whitewater, recreation, touring and racing, ranging in size from 8’10” to 22’0. This includes the introduction of 5 new models – Sport 11’3, Race 14’0, Dragon 22’0, Windsurf 10’7″ and Ride L – updated accessories, revamped graphics and added features on several of the current models. Prices are generally remaining the same with some slight increases over 2016.
2017 Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP Construction

In 2016, Red Paddle introduced a technologically innovative new process named Monocoque Structural Laminate (MSL) fusion technology. In the past, the “board within a board” was glued together, creating extra weight and the potential for hand-gluing errors. The new process consisted of industrially fusing the second layer of polymer to the dropstitch core at the raw material stage. The end result was a material structurally more sound, even more rigid, as well as lighter – in fact, many of the MSL boards are now 5-10 lbs lighter than previous models. For 2017, Red Paddle again tweaked the material across the entire product line, making the injected, reinforced second layer thicker with increased bond strength.

Except for the boards featuring fixed fins (Rides, Snapper) the Reds with removable fins have been revamped with a fairly standard US Fin box which fits 90% of the fins on the market. Theses are divided into two types – the Sports, Explorers and Whip now feature FCS Connect Tool-less Fin Systems which quickly snap into position without need for hardware or tools. The racing boards (Elites, Races) come with a glass race fin.

New for 2017 is an integrated thread which allows one to add a universal RAM mount socket, available in two sizes. With this socket, paddlers can purchase a myriad of RAM mounts, allowing one to attach a cell phone holder, camera mount, fishing gear, Go-Pro fixture, cup holders – you name it! The RAM mount threads can be found on the recreational boards such as the Rides, Explorers, Snapper, Whip and Sports.

The big news is development of the Forward Flex Control (FFC) stiffening rod on the two Elite racing models. The patented FFC system works in conjunction with the current RSS Rocker Stiffening System fiberglass battens. Before fully inflating the board, the FFC rod is clipped to a mounting lever

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15 Gift Ideas for Stand-up Paddle Board Lovers

Short on time and a long list of gifts to search for? We’ve compiled a list of 15 gift ideas for paddle board lovers in a wide range of prices, certain to make that special person happy! We’ve focused on portable options for those planning on travel or short on space, though many can be used by all paddle boarders.

1) Seattle Sports Digi Wallet & Audio Case. – $9.95
Two compartments with two levels of protection for phones or personal items while on or near the water. Features a headphone pass-through port with audio capability for your smartphone or MP3 player. The wallet side is waterproof and totally protects phones, cameras, MP3 players, money, credit cards and personal items – you can even talk, text and manage music right through the case.

2) Seattle Sports Emerse Waterproof Padded Cell Phone Case – $15.95
Protect and use your larger cell phone and valuables while on the water – text, call and access APPS right through the case! The E-Merse Padded Cell Phone Waterproof Case from Seattle Sports offers maximum, submersible, waterproof protection for your electronics – up to 10 feet when properly closed – while the padded back side provides shock protection and flotation.

3) Jobe Adjustable Coiled Ankle Leash – $21.95
A 10 ft adjustable, coiled recreational paddle board leash designed to prevent excess drag while keeping you comfortably tethered to your paddle board.

4) Aquatight Waterproof Paddlers Waist Pouch from Chinook Technology – $24.95.
Keep your valuables dry and nearby! The waist pouch is constructed from 70 denier ripstop nylon with watertight seams and a rollover velcro and double ziplock closure on all main openings. The compartment size is 9 x 5 inches, while the adjustable clip system fits a 23 to 49 inch waist.

5) Red Paddle Co Schrader Valve Adaptor – $29.95
Easily pump up your high-pressure inflatable paddle board! The Schrader valve adaptor attaches to a standard bike, tire pump or air compressor, allowing you to pump up to high pressures without all the back strain. Works with Halkey Roberts military valves.

6) Red Paddle Co Blade Cover – $34.95
Protect your SUP paddle blade while transporting or storing!

7) Seattle Sports Low Profile Kayak/Paddle Board Deck Bag – $59.95
A PVC-free option that can move from paddle board to kayak deck, with a hydrodynamic design that sheds water and doesn’t act like a brake. 15 liter size is the perfect size for an afternoon of gear.

8) Advanced Elements Adjustable Hula 2pc SUP Breakdown Paddle – $63.95
An economical and rugged aluminum SUP paddle, perfect for traveling, varying water conditions or for family members of various heights. The wider blade is good for pushing more water. Adjusts from 67 to 83 inches.

9) Stohlquist Edge Whitewater and Paddle Board PFD –

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Sneak Preview: 17′ Ride XL Inflatable SUP for Multi-paddlers from Red Paddle Co.

Party time! Red Paddle Co recently released information on their new behemoth, the 17-foot Ride XL.

Capable of holding up to 8 people, the Ride XL is a great board for families, water events, summer camps or clubs.

With a 60″ width and 8 inch depth, the Ride XL features 8 hefty carrying handles. Four military inflation valves allow four people to pump it up at one time, spreading out the workload. Four integrated thruster fins provide tracking.

Features and Specifications:

Length – 17 feet
Width – 5 feet
Depth – 8 inches
Eight carry handles
4 Military Valves
Comes with Titan pump.

MSRP $3249, arriving late April/early May. For more details or to order, see the Ride XL Inflatable Paddle Board product page at AirKayaks.com

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New 2015 Red Air Inflatable SUP Lineup from Red Paddle Co.

We recently received details on Red Paddle Company’s exciting new Red Air inflatable SUPs being introduced for 2015.
Well-known throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the Red Air line has steadily gained traction in the US. Noted for their ruggedness and performance, each of the Red Air boards utilize high pressure drop-stitch technology – allowing them to be inflated from 15-25 PSI – and feature quadruple rail construction, double layering, thick traction pads and fins.

The 2015 line has been redesigned, culminating in a striking, easily identifiable look. Color options have been decreased, with emphasis on categorizing boards by usage. For 2015, Red Paddle Co has 12 models for surfing, touring and racing, ranging in size from 9’2 to 14’0. This includes the introduction of 3 new models, revamped graphics on the current nine models, and four retiring models.
For 2015, Red Paddle Co has expanded the best-selling Ride to three versions perfect for all-around use – the Ride 9-8, the Ride 10-6 and the Ride 10-8. Each of the three models features d-rings, bungee deck lacing and three fixed fins.

The Ride 9-8 combines the best characteristics of the 9-6 AllWater and the Surfer/Venus 10-0 to create a great all-around and surfing board for riders up to 80 and 95kg, respectively. With a 31 inch beam, the Ride 9-8 is built from 100mm material, creating a responsive board that is 3.93 inches thick, but fitted with the Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) for increased rigidity. Capacity up to 180/lbs all-around or 210 lbs surfing. MSRP $1299.

The popular Ride 10-6 features the same best-selling features with an updated look. A classic model, great for cruising, small wave surfing, fishing,exploring. Specifications: 10’6 x 32 inches wide, 120mm/4.72 inches thick, capacity 225 lbs.  MSRP $1299.

The 10-8 Ride is a revamped 10-8 Mega, appealing to families or the larger paddler. With a (now) narrower beam of 34 inches, and a board construction of 120mm material, the 10-8 Ride is a rigid, super-stable 4.72 inches thick, providing lots of buoyancy for beefier or multiple paddlers, while still maintaining responsiveness. Good for cruising, small wave surfing, fishing, exploring, boat tender Capacity up to 265 lbs. MSRP $1379

The new Sport 11-0 RSS joins the lineup, perfectly positioned between the Rides and the 12-6 boards. With a narrower beam of 30 inches, a removable US Box deep water fin, rigid 4.72 inch/120mm construction and the RSS system, the Sport 11-0 is faster than the Ride series, yet easier to inflate and carry than the 12-6 models. This is a zippy board with great glide, yet is nimble enough for small waves. Capacity 225 lbs. MSRP $1449.

With whitewater SUP one of the hottest new paddling sports, Red Paddle has introduced the 9-6 Flow.

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New 2015 Red Air Inflatable SUP Lineup from Red Paddle Co.

We recently received details on Red Paddle Company’s exciting new Red Air inflatable SUPs being introduced for 2015.
Well-known throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the Red Air line has steadily gained traction in the US. Noted for their ruggedness and performance, each of the Red Air boards utilize high pressure drop-stitch technology – allowing them to be inflated from 15-25 PSI – and feature quadruple rail construction, double layering, thick traction pads and fins.

The 2015 line has been redesigned, culminating in a striking, easily identifiable look. Color options have been decreased, with emphasis on categorizing boards by usage. For 2015, Red Paddle Co has 12 models for surfing, touring and racing, ranging in size from 9’2 to 14’0. This includes the introduction of 3 new models, revamped graphics on the current nine models, and four retiring models.
For 2015, Red Paddle Co has expanded the best-selling Ride to three versions perfect for all-around use – the Ride 9-8, the Ride 10-6 and the Ride 10-8. Each of the three models features d-rings, bungee deck lacing and three fixed fins.

The Ride 9-8 combines the best characteristics of the 9-6 AllWater and the Surfer/Venus 10-0 to create a great all-around and surfing board for riders up to 80 and 95kg, respectively. With a 31 inch beam, the Ride 9-8 is built from 100mm material, creating a responsive board that is 3.93 inches thick, but fitted with the Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) for increased rigidity. Capacity up to 180/lbs all-around or 210 lbs surfing. MSRP $1299.

The popular Ride 10-6 features the same best-selling features with an updated look. A classic model, great for cruising, small wave surfing, fishing,exploring. Specifications: 10’6 x 32 inches wide, 120mm/4.72 inches thick, capacity 225 lbs.  MSRP $1299.

The 10-8 Ride is a revamped 10-8 Mega, appealing to families or the larger paddler. With a (now) narrower beam of 34 inches, and a board construction of 120mm material, the 10-8 Ride is a rigid, super-stable 4.72 inches thick, providing lots of buoyancy for beefier or multiple paddlers, while still maintaining responsiveness. Good for cruising, small wave surfing, fishing, exploring, boat tender Capacity up to 265 lbs. MSRP $1379

The new Sport 11-0 RSS joins the lineup, perfectly positioned between the Rides and the 12-6 boards. With a narrower beam of 30 inches, a removable US Box deep water fin, rigid 4.72 inch/120mm construction and the RSS system, the Sport 11-0 is faster than the Ride series, yet easier to inflate and carry than the 12-6 models. This is a zippy board with great glide, yet is nimble enough for small waves. Capacity 225 lbs. MSRP $1449.

With whitewater SUP one of the hottest new paddling sports, Red Paddle has introduced the 9-6 Flow.

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