Andy’s rating: (5.0 / 5)
The Ten Six from Red Paddle Co. is one of their enduring classic iSUPs. The board comes with a dizzying array of features that the Red Paddle Company updates continuously so as to make it stiff but maneuverable, sturdy, sophisticated, and all around high quality. In addition, it comes with equally high quality accessories that add the finishing touches to one of the best inflatable paddle boards on the market today.
Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP Specs
The Ten Six boasts specs that put other paddle boards to shame. Its materials, size, construction, and other features are what make it such a strong and reliable inflatable paddle board. Following are some of its most important features:
• Thickness: 120mm (4.7 in.)
• Construction: Double layer drop stitching
• Fins: 3
• Dimensions: 10ft.6in. X 32in. X 4.7in.
• Material: Military-grade PVC
• Sides: Four layers of taping
• Accessories: Backpack, repair kit, cell phone case, pump
• Weight: 28 pounds (35 including accessories)
• Max weight: 220lb.
Red Paddle Co Inflatable SUP Review
The Red Paddle Co.’s Ten Six Ride inflatable stand up paddle board claims to be one of the most popular and classic paddle boards on the market today. This model has been part of the Red Paddle Co.’s annual line up for years, and remains a strong seller that enjoys stellar consumer reviews.
There are many features that combine to make the Ten Six a desirable board. Some of the most important of these have to do with the board’s material and construction. Red Paddle Co. uses military-grade PVC that lends the board both durability and maneuverability while also offering consumers the convenience and portability of an inflatable board. The materials’ strength is also part of the reason the board can handle up to 220 pounds.
The Ten Six also boasts a thoughtful design that is tweaked and perfected every year to achieve maximum performance. The result is a design that allows an inflatable board to look, feel, and perform much like a traditional board. For instance, the board boasts a double layer design that essentially lends the board the strength of two boards in one. In addition, the board possesses drop stitching for added strength and possesses four layers of taping around the sides to allow the board to maintain its shape. These features create a board that is extremely unlikely to flex in the water, despite the fact that it is inflatable. In addition, its particular design allows it to handle both calm and choppy water without degrading the overall quality of the ride.
The thickness of the Ten Six also contributes to its overall quality. The thickness has been increased from 3.9in (100mm) to 4.7in. (120mm). This improved thickness means that not only does the Ten Six offer the superior performance of past models but also provides a better feel on the water. Inflating to anywhere from 15-25 PSI, this paddle board makes for an excellent alternative to regular stand up paddle boards.
The Ten Six receives strong reviews from consumers, who report that the board lives up to its claims of quality and stability, even in choppy water. Many consumers also report that the board looks, feels, and performs as well as a more traditional stand up paddleboard. In addition, they find that the included carry bag (in the form of a backpack) is convenient and adds a great deal of value to the overall price. As a result, they find that not only the board itself, but also its accessories, are practical, easy to use, and high quality.
The board’s accessories include more than the backpack, and each of them are designed to make it more convenient to use. For instance, the backpack allows the owner to carry the board to and from the beach with less difficulty, while the pump makes it simple to inflate the board to at least 15 PSI. The simplicity of inflating this SUP also means that it is easier to achieve the firmness that makes this board stand out from other iSUPs.
Because of the combination of high quality features, high quality accessories, ease of use, stellar reviews, and more, the Ten Six inflatable paddle board from the Red Paddle Co. makes for a superior way to enjoy the paddle boarding sport.