Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Warranty

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Warranty

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Warranty

Red Paddle Co are now offering a 5 year warranty for each board bought from the 2020 range! Just like the 2 year warranty that was avaialable on 2018 and 2019 boards, you will be required to register your board online within 3 months of purchase to activate the extended warranty.

Terms and Conditions apply. Click Here For Full Warranty information

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Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Technology

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Technology

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Technology

MSL is recognised as the industry’s leading construction process and is exclusive to Red Paddle Co paddleboards. They are the only inflatable brand in the world that produces boards in their own, private facility meaning no other board comes close.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

A SUPERB COSMETIC FINISH – All Red Paddle Co boards have an industry-leading cosmetic finish. No wrinkles or blemishes. The boards look cleaner and smoother and even feel better to the touch.

WEIGHT-SAVING BUT STABLE – All Red Paddle Co boards are up to 2kgs lighter than their previous double layer construction. But very importantly they are not too light. If a board is ultra-light it is more affected by wind and current while on the water. MSL boards have a reassuring lightweight feel.

STIFF AT LOWER PRESSURES – Due to the Torsion Stiffness effect all Red Paddle Co boards are stiffer at lower pressures compared to other products on the market. We recommend a pressure of between 16-22psi. Less pumping and more paddling.

ENHANCED DURABILITY – The multiple-layer coating of Red Paddle Co boards is tough and durable. With the third generation of MSL material now in use, the boards are more durable than ever.

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Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Package

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Package

Red Paddle Co Highlight – The Package

Every Red Paddle Co paddleboard is sold as part of a complete package. This means you are ready to get out and start using your board straight away, knowing everything is compatible and will work together perfectly. Red Paddle carry their fine attention to detail and desire to create the best possible solution into every product, read on to find out why they are the industry leaders!

The perfect paddleboard package:

              

 

All-Terrain Backpack

Take your SUP wherever you go!

No bag existed that met the high demands of Red Paddle Co, so they designed their own. Tested across the globe, it’s made to to cope with sun, sea, sand and abuse. When you’re not out exploring, it serves as the perfect storage unit too.

Top Features:
  • Foil lining  – Keeps your board cool in extreme temperatures, and lets sand slide out.
  • Padded handles – 5 strong handles allow you to grab from every surface.
  • Integrated wheels – High grade ABEC bearing wheels allow you to cruise along.
  • Backpack system – When the going gets rough, use the wide shoulder straps and waist belt to carry on your back. Hides away quickly when not in use.
  • Continous Zip – A coiled zip avoid snagging teeth for easy packing.

Titan Dual Chamber SUP Pump

Two chambers – half the time and effort!

The worlds best paddleboard pump? We think so! Purpose built to inflate Red Paddle Co boards to their required pressure, the Titan pump reduces the time spent getting ready – that means more time on the water!

Top Features:
  • Dual Cylinder  – Allows you to get volume into your board faster, and reduces the amount of effort required to reach a higher pressure.
  • Hi-Flo Handle – Ergonomic, with extra-wide handles for easy use.
  • Plug – 2 stage inflation, simply remove the plug when pumping gets tough.
  • DFD; Designed for Disassembly – All of the components inside the Titan pump are replaceable, this allows easy repairs and reduces waste!

3 Piece Paddle*

Your engine on the water

Paddles are often overlooked by the first-time paddler, but they are an extremely important part of having a good time on your board. As your main connection to the water, getting the best you can afford will make your experience much more enjoyable. There are different types of paddle available when you purchase your board, offering something for every budget and paddler size. To find out more, see the information on the individual paddleboard pages.

Key Points:
  • Blade Material  – Nylon blades are great for beginners, super durable and won’t break the bank. Composite blades (fibreglass or carbon fibre) will be lighter and stiffer. This allows you to paddle for longer and more energy will be transferred into forward movement, rather than flexing the blade.
  • Shaft Material – Alloy shafts are a good option when on a budget, but upgrading to a carbon shaft will reduce the weight drastically, when you are swinging it around all day it makes a big difference!
  • 3-Piece Design – All Red Paddle Co packages* come with a paddle that breaks down and will fit into the bag!

8′ Coiled Paddleboard Leash

Perfect for flat water paddlers

Designed for flat water paddlers and racing, the coil keeps the leash taught and out of the water to reduce drag. Dual pivot points to reduce twist. The leash is supplied with a length of rope so you can use with tradition leash points or can attach directly to the leash points which you can find at the back of any Red Paddle Co board.

Accessories

Essential replacement parts and spares should you ever need them.

This includes a patch for the front and back of your board, (150mm x 150 mm), a valve tool and instructions all stored in a waterproof can.

*Some paddleboard packages may vary (Speciality, Junior, Multi-person etc.)

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British Canoeing Membership

British Canoeing Membership

British Canoeing Membership

We are proud to be partnering with British Canoeing to offer our customers a great saving on their “On the water” membership, you will receive a voucher code with any purchase. We recommend it to paddlers of all disciplines, when you break down the benifits it is really good value for the money.

Top membership benefits include:

  • Waterways license – this will ensure you can use your boat on waterways outside of your club sessions and trips.
  • Insurance – enjoy Combined Liability Insurance providing for legal liability cover following negligence, nuisance or trespass.
  • Boat Insurance – access to individual or multi-craft insurance to ensure your canoe, kayak or paddleboard is covered.
  • Communications – regular paddler-focused content and advice as well as discounted rates on magazines.
  • Special Offers and Discounts – a range of great offers from leading retailers.

Being a member of British Canoeing, you will not only get great value membership, you help guarantee the future for our fantastic sport!

They have launched Stronger Together, astrategic plan for the whole of the sport which will guide their work until 2021. You can see the details of the plan here. Your membership will help:

  • Achieve greater access to our inland waterways as we know members and non-members are passionate about this.
  • Work hard with key partners to lobby for increased access – we have published a statement which outlines our plans and proposals to address the challenges. This can be read here.
  • Improve canoeing experiences for everyone; from those exploring our inland waterways, to those paddling an exciting stretch of white water.
  • Support clubs, centres and volunteers around the country
  • Support the sports disciplines and our current and future Olympic and Paralympic Champions.
Retailer 10% off voucher – Terms & Conditions

10% off British Canoeing new adult member offer. This discounted membership retailer scheme is to support our retailer partners and to reward their customers with an exclusive offer. The following Terms and conditions apply to the offer:

  • Customers can be given a 10% off voucher code from retailers which will apply to On the Water Adult membership.
  • The offer is only valid for new adult (Over 23 years) members of British Canoeing.
  • The offer is only valid for a limited time period (expiring end Sept 2019).
  • British Canoeing has the right to immediately cease the offer at its absolute discretion.
  • British Canoeing has the right to extend the offer period at its absolute discretion.
  • Each voucher code is bespoke to the individual retailer partner to allow for the take up rate of the scheme to be monitored for each retailer.
  • The voucher code cannot be used in conjunction with any other sales discounts or discount codes.

Red Paddle Co 15’0″ Voyager Tandem – Customer Review

Red Paddle Co 15’0″ Voyager Tandem – Customer Review

Red Paddle Co 15’0″ Voyager Tandem – Customer Review

We recently lent our Red Paddle Co 15’0 Voyager Tandem demo board to Tom so he could put it through it’s paces and get his opinion on it, here is his review:

A couple of weeks ago I spoke to Liam to get some ideas for a SUP overnighter that I could take my kids on. My kids are 8 and nearly 4 years so I was looking for a suitable stretch of water that was neither too extreme nor remote and with relatively short distances, not only did he come up with a great location but also very kindly suggested I try the Red Paddle Tandem. He also warned me that it was “a beast”!! Well, it is a beast but in a very good way! It is a really solid and stable board that it made the trip easy and a real pleasure. I put a kayak seat on the front for my youngest to sit/chill/fall asleep in, and packed it to the hilt with all of our kit – and I didn’t pack light! It has so much volume (over 700 litres) and with it being 8 inches thick it’s a very dry ride for passengers and kit. My daughter spent most of her time on her own sup – a Red Paddle Snapper, but also joined us on the Tandem. They could move about and swap places without any fear of capsize due to its stability. Incidentally, if your kids are really keen to get into paddle boarding it’s worth getting either a child specific or simply a narrow board (23”-27”) so they develop the proper paddling technique, the high resale price of the Red boards makes them good value compared to other brands.

The Red Paddle Tandem is also quick once you get it up to speed. I mostly paddled it solo but tried it with two adults and it really shifts. It’s capable of, and has more than enough space to take three adults! So, it’s great for touring and trips. Anchored off the beach it would make an awesome base for your kids and their friends to play on! It’s stability means it’s also a great tool for introducing people to paddle boarding. Add in the fact that it’s easy to paddle on your own makes it really is a very versatile board, and at the end of the season you can deflate it and store in the garage! It’s also light enough for one person to carry, and multiple handles makes it easy to transport even when loaded. Throwing it on the roof of the van is easy, and it’s more than stiff enough to leave it on there for a decent journey.

I’ve used another in the Voyager range, the 13’2, for a two day trip down the Wye. Again it has the same very solid feel to it due to the 6 inch thickness, the Red Paddle MSL technology and the stiffening battens. It’s another board you can fully load up and it makes little difference to it’s performance. So to sum up, the Tandem is not a gimmick, it works on many levels. Talk to the crew at AS, you can try all the boards and you’ll get the right advice and customer service.

Red Paddle Co 15' Voyager Tandem Package

We’d like to say a big thank you to Tom for the write-up and stunning pictures! If you would like to try the Tandem paddleboard for yourself,  we have one in the shop that can be taken out on the canal for just £20 for 2 hours!  Want to adventure further afield? Contact us and we can arrange a longer demo.

We love having the Tandem on the fleet, it goes out on most of our paddleboard and pub social evenings! It’s great fun and a perfect platform for all sorts of adventures.

Red Paddle Co 15′ Voyager Tandem Paddleboard – The Specs

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Kayaking the Great Glen

Kayaking the Great Glen

Kayaking the Great Glen

Having talked about going on a multiday adventure, the Great Glen seemed like a good choice. It’s long enough to be a challenge, feels pretty remote but in reality is not and the scenery is fantastic. The next decision was ‘when’. Planning our trip for the end of April / beginning of May was a bit of a gamble with the weather but decided we’d rather be cold than covered in midges.

We started at the top of Neptune’s staircase, near Fort William, with glorious sun and 20 degrees. We were all wondering if we were going to regret the choice to wear drysuits but were certainly glad of our decision later in the week when the weather changed to 5 degrees and hail.
We completed the trip in 4 days with 3 nights of wild camping. Our first night we camped on a beach on the northern shore of Loch Lochy. There is a designated wild camping spot a little further along the loch but it was a bit too far for us to make on our first day. The next two nights were spent on Loch Ness, the first was a small patch of woodland near Fort Augustus, and the second was a picnic spot with views across the loch to Urquhart Castle. We managed to find suitable sites to pitch our tents but taking a hammock would have given a lot more opportunities for some great camping spots as there are plenty of trees along the shores.

Some of the most useful kit we were glad to have with us were:

  1. Tarp: This came in really handy on the evenings it rained
  2. Water carriers: We had some flexible plastic water carriers which we filled up at water points along the canals. To get access to water points and toilets you can borrow a key from the canal offices for £10 per person.
  3. Big IKEA bags: These were really useful to have available in the boat to gather up kit and carry to your camp spot if it’s a little way from the shore

We wished we’d had:

  1. More and smaller dry bags: Having a few more options to separate wet and dry items would have been good. We also found some of our larger dry bags were difficult to get through the hatches in the sea kayaks
  2. Spare shoes: We actually had a lot more space in the sea kayaks than we had anticipated, and all agreed that if we had known this, we’d have packed a change of shoes for the evenings.

AS kindly lent us some their Werner Shuna demo paddles, thank you! The Werner Shunas are great paddles; lightweight, comfortable and glide through the water beautifully. We particularly liked how they are splits and the feather can be set at different angles to suit. They also come in some great colours!

Jo & Noah

 

Werner Shuna Touring Paddles