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Red Paddle Co Activ

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Overview:

Paddle Board Highlights

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for an inflatable yoga and pilates specific paddle board that can double as an all around board, take a look at the Activ by Red Paddle Co. The Activ is 34 in. wide which makes the board stable and perfect for fitness activities like yoga and pilates. It is also pretty lightweight and easy to carry which is a must for the smaller and more lightweight paddlers. The Activ is also a very durable and rigid board, using Red Paddle Co’s MSL technology. Offered at $1,399 the Activ sits in the mid-tier market in terms of affordability and offers free shipping + a 2-year warranty.

First Impressions

The Activ from Red Paddle is an incredibly stable inflatable. If you’re looking for a highly stable platform to stay within a range of about 2 miles from the shoreline that can work for the entire family then this board is what you need. The board has almost no rocker so it is very flat on the water. You should be able to move towards the nose and tail of the board with ease as it’s 34in width makes it very stable. In fact, it is arguably the most stable platform for yoga from an inflatable paddle board. The color coordination is simple and nice and the construction is solid. It’s a great package all around from the bag to the pump to the hose so check it out if you’re on the market for something stable.

Benefits

  • Primary Use

    Yoga/Fitness

    Paddle Boards fall into two broad categories, All-Around and Specialty boards, with all-around designed primarily for recreation while speciality boards for top performance in specific disciplines

  • Durability

    Very Durable

    Durability is largely a result of the board construction and shape, with more durable boards typically carrying more materials (added layers, PVC, etc) and as such adding to the weight.

  • Carrying

    Easy

    Carrying ease is determined by board weight and handle type, where a board weighing under 20lbs with a Liftsup handle is extremely easy to carry while a 35+lbs board quite difficult.

  • Stability

    Very Stable

    Stability is a product of construction and shape, where boards w/ 30”+ wide and 200+ liters in volume offer plenty of stability for your AVG adult while a board under 26” wide is a challenge.

  • Glide

    Slow

    Glide is a result of board shape and construction, w/ boards weighing under 30lbs and designed for racing offering best glide while recreational boards normally being on the slow side.

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  • Red Paddle Co Activ Review 2019
  • Red Paddle Co Activ Review 2019

 

Learn more on the Red Paddle Co website.

Features

  • Dimensions

    10'8" x 34" x 5.9"

    Industry standard in board dimensions reads: L (length, from nose to tail) x W (width, from rail to rail at midpoint length), and H (height, from top to bottom of board at midpoint length).

  • Weight

    24.2 lbs

    Standup paddle boards tend to fall into 4 different weight classes: extremely lightweight (under 20 lbs), lightweight (20-28 lbs), average weight (28-35 lbs), heavy (above 35 lbs).

  • Volume

    320 L

    Volume is a key metric to determine how much weight a board can carry. Boards w/ 200+ liters offer most floatation with boards under 150 liters typically for high-performance surf.

  • Capacity

    265 lbs

    Capacity is the max cargo weight a stand up paddle board can carry, considering not only the paddler’s weight but whatever else the paddler may choose to carry alongside him/her.

  • Add On's

    4 handles

    Add-on’s include bungee cords, a minimalist way to haul things; Connexsup, which allows for all sorts of attachments, even fishing rods; and FCS II/Connect, for easy fin install.

  • Handle

    Strap

    Handles directly affect carrying ease, with external grip handles (Liftsup & EZgrab) offering most comfort, Internal Ergo Grip the mid-tier comfort, and box handles as least comfortable.

  • Holders

    No

    Fishing rod holders and/or paddle holders can make paddling that much more pleasant, esp. when needing holders for the rod or having a safe place for the paddle during yoga.

Sizes Available

LengthWidthThicknessVolume
10 Feet 8 Inches 34 Inches 5.9 Inches 320 L

 

Learn more on the Red Paddle Co website.

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