Why Choose a Glide Paddle Board for Environmental Responsibility?

Can I recycle my inflatable paddle board?

One of the questions we hear from new customers is if they will be able to recycle their inflatable paddle boards. The sad answer is no not really. The good answer is that if they purchase a Glide paddle board they won't need to let alone want to recycle the paddle boards. Glide make the most environmentally friendly paddle boards on the market.

When it comes to paddleboarding, our commitment to environmental sustainability sets us apart. At Glide, we're proud to offer ultra-durable and eco-friendly paddle boards that not only enhance your experience on the water but also contribute to the preservation of our planet.


1. Glide Surface Shield (GSS) Coating:

Our patent-pending GSS coating is a game-changer in the world of paddle boards. Developed as a VOC-free polymer, GSS provides an exceptionally durable coating that resists damage from rocks, debris, paddle strikes, and drops. But what sets GSS apart is its eco-friendly composition. Free from polluting ingredients, GSS boasts a unique rough texture finish that not only enhances durability but also reduces drag by breaking surface tension. With GSS, you can paddle with peace of mind, knowing that your board is built to last without chipping, flaking, or fading.

2. Environmental Impact:

Choosing a Glide paddle board is a choice for the planet. By opting for a longer-lasting board, you're reducing the number of boards that end up in landfills or oceans. Unlike many epoxy-painted boards that contain cancer-causing VOCs, our boards contain zero VOCs, ensuring that our waterways remain clean and pristine. We're committed to caring for our waterways because we cherish the environment that sustains us.

3. Protecting Your Investment:

glide paddle boards in warehouse

At Glide, we build paddle boards for life. Our boards are crafted with quality and durability in mind, meaning you won't need to replace them season after season. By investing in a Glide paddle board, you're not only saving money in the long run but also preventing unnecessary waste from ending up in landfills.

4. Sustainable Practices:

As a company, Glide has always been at the forefront of environmental stewardship. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our products to our business practices. Whether it's repairing boards for reuse or donating repaired boards to deserving organizations, we ensure that our boards have a second life, minimizing waste and promoting responsible consumption.

5. Eco-Friendly Inflatable Paddle Boards:

paddle board next to penguins

Our commitment to sustainability extends to our inflatable paddle boards as well. Unlike lesser-quality inflatable boards that use dual-layer PVC construction, our boards feature four layers of military-grade PVC with a woven drop stitch core. This premium construction not only enhances durability but also ensures that our boards perform like solid paddle boards, lasting a decade or more with proper care.

At Glide, we're not just about selling paddle boards; we're about making a positive impact on the planet. By choosing a Glide paddle board, you're not only investing in quality and performance but also in a brighter, greener future for generations to come. Join us in protecting our resources and exploring our planet responsibly, one paddle board at a time.