REDONDO BEACH, California – Body Glove, the leading watersports brand with a legacy of innovation and quality since 1953, announces the launch of its 2022 Performer 11 Inflatable Paddle Board showcasing an all-new design and enhanced performance features for greater stability, convenient carry and lightweight durability.
Body Glove first introduced its Performer 11 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (ISUP) in 2016, featuring an all-around touring design for paddlers of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. The versatile package is ideal for outdoor adventure, family recreation, fitness and travel. Since its debut, the Performer remains the brand’s most popular board and the top-selling ISUP in North America.
“We’re thrilled to continue innovating our best-selling Performer 11 to make paddlesports easier, more inclusive and accessible for people everywhere,” says Body Glove Vice President of Global Marketing Nick Meistrell. “The explosive growth of this segment shows us that consumers are eager to discover new ways to spend time outdoors – but cost and convenience can be a hurdle. That’s why we set out to create the ultimate SUP experience, coupled with the affordability and approachable design to fit the lifestyle of adventure-seekers and families alike.”
New for 2022, Body Glove upgrades the Performer’s industry-leading design with a wider shape for increased average board width that improves stability and tracking. The package also features a sleek wood grain ClearTek™ drop-stitch construction, laser-engraved foot placement guides and a front tow point for the option for low-speed towing. Plus, an all-new electric pump makes the Performer 11 fast and easy to inflate – so paddlers can enjoy maximum time on the water with minimal effort.
Measuring 11 feet long and 34 inches wide with a total weight of just 24 pounds, the Performer is built for go-anywhere portability. Its sleek hallmark shape glides effortlessly along coastal waterways, lakes and rivers, while added triple layer stringers and side rails maximize rigidity to deliver an ultra-smooth ride. Three fixed Dura fins offer superior tracking, coupled with the three-piece oval ergonomic paddle. Additional features include Body Glove’s patented multifunctional carry handle and water bottle holder, paddle integrated carrying system, front cargo bungee with stability harness, action camera mount and cooler D-ring attachment points. The complete package includes a cell phone dry pouch, padded coil leash, repair kit and an additional high-pressure hand pump that gives paddlers the freedom to roam worry-free. All stash easily inside the durable carry-all backpack for convenient transport and storage.
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"We know this inflatable SUP is the introduction to the sport for many first-timers. It is this belief that inspires our design process and focus on delivering the best paddleboarding experience year after year,” says Luke Hopkins, professional champion paddler and Lead Designer for the Performer 11. “From the durable materials we source to its smart design features, our new Performer 11 helps people feel confident on the water and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The 2022 Body Glove Performer 11 Inflatable Paddle Board is available now at www.bodyglove.com/performer11 and Costco.com, and will be in-store at select Costco wholesale retailers nationwide on March 1, 2022. It will retail for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $999.00, with an exclusive price of $399.99 for Costco members.
About Body Glove
Since 1953, Body Glove has been all about the water. Body Glove has established itself as the leading watersports brand in the world by providing innovative, high quality products that protect people and enhance their lives, in and out of the water. Body Glove aims to protect the environment through product manufacturing as well as through the organizations that they support. Learn more at www.bodyglove.com.