The 9′ 6» Compact from Red Paddle is one of the most transportable SUP boards on the planet. Whether travelling by foot, bike, or public transport, you’ll love how convenient it is transporting this board in a backpack. Imagine how liberated you’ll feel leaving your stuffy office, throwing on your Compact backpack and heading out towards the open sea or local river.
Ten years in the making, this revolutionary board is a step forward in what an inflatable board can be. It’s a full-sized SUP that folds down to half the size of a conventional inflatable paddle board. The design for our 9′ 6» Compact is based on our award-winning 10’6? MSL Ride. It provides the perfect blend of stability and manoeuvrability, allowing you to make the most of any location and any conditions.
A new look for our flagship Compact range, with a soft grey and cyan drop stitch and a new split deckpad. This allows for water to run off more effectively and improves the ‘packability’ of the board. It allows the board to fold on the hinge, make it easier to fold and roll.
Packed full of handy features and innovations, this board is ultra-practical for people who are short on storage space, or who want to transport a board easily. In developing this board, Red Paddle Co created a new weaving process that uses an extra-high-tensile thread matrix. The board has a super-strong but supple outer layer that can be packed away neatly in its Compact backpack. The ergonomic tubular handles on the Compact gives a cushioned, comfy grip when carrying your board.
Adjustable Cargo System
Now with a new and improved cargo system made up of three adjustable bungee straps. The bottom two straps are closer together, making it easier to store smaller kit items. A twin d-ring locking system allows easy adjustment and release and the small loop is ideal for water bottle storage. A reinforced cargo point so you can strap on enough cargo for any adventure.