Embracing Adventure with Ekko and the Glide Lotus Inflatable SUP

Ekko loves to go out on his inflatable paddle board, his past board of choice was the Glide Lotus. When we were looking for a paddle board we looked at high performance boards and chose the Lotus. This board fit all the requirements we wanted in a stand up paddle board, quality materials a plush deck pad, and large deck area that allowed us both to lay flat and relax after practicing yoga on the scenic lakes. Ekko has downward dog dialed in. The great customer service Glide offered,  and this boards weight capacity and flatwater cruising capability quickly helped us figure out why this was a better board for us. And was great for advanced paddlers as well as newer paddlers like Ekko. Most boards on the market do not have the quality or durability of this paddle board or the other boards made by Glide as demonstrated by real life and will it break? Wednesday segments.

Key Highlights

  1. Perfect for Explorers: The Glide Lotus Inflatable SUP is ideal for adventurers like Ekko and me, offering easy transportation and access to remote locations.
  2. Built for Durability and Comfort: With quality materials and a plush deck pad, it provides a stable and comfortable platform for all-day adventures.
  3. Enhanced by Superior Customer Service: Glide's commitment to customer satisfaction adds value to their high-performance boards.
  4. Versatility for All Paddlers: Suitable for both advanced paddlers and newcomers, its design accommodates a variety of paddling styles and activities.
  5. Accessories for Convenience: Comes equipped with all necessary accessories for a hassle-free paddling experience, including options for an electric pump.
  6. Upgraded Adventure with the Glide 02 Angler: Transitioning to this model expanded our exploration capabilities, thanks to its stability and additional features like a fishing rod holder.
  7. A Commitment to Quality: Glide's dedication to quality and performance is evident in every board, promising a reliable and enjoyable paddleboarding experience.


Adventure beckons, and for Ekko the dog and me, the call to explore has led us to embrace the boundless possibilities offered by inflatable stand up paddle boards (SUPs). Our journey began with a desire to extend our expeditions beyond the familiar, seeking out serene lakes and winding waterways unreachable with traditional hard boards. This quest for freedom and adventure introduced us to the world of inflatable SUPs, and among the myriad options, the Glide Lotus stood out as a beacon of versatility and excellence.

dog with paddle board

The Quest for the Perfect Inflatable SUP

Our search for the ultimate inflatable paddle board was driven by a checklist of essentials: a comfortable deck pad for Ekko's lounging, a sturdy center handle for easy transportation, numerous attachment points for our gear, and a weight limit accommodating both of us comfortably. We desired a board that came with all the necessary accessories for a hassle-free experience, including a coiled leash, a spacious deck, and the option for an electric pump. Our exploration led us to discover that not all boards are created equal, but the complete SUP package offered by Glide's inflatable boards checked every box on our list.

Upgrading to the Glide 02 Angler: A Game-Changer

Transitioning to the Glide 02 Angler inflatable SUP has revolutionized our adventures. This upgrade has not only allowed us to conserve space on our jeep's roof for a rooftop tent but has also opened up new avenues for exploration. The inflatable nature of the board means we can now venture to previously inaccessible spots, thanks to its easy transportation and storage capabilities. The Glide 02 Angler has proven to be the epitome of stability and durability, accommodating Ekko's spirited lounging and playful nibbles without a hitch.

Designed for Both Comfort and Performance

The Glide 02 Angler shines with its plush deck pad, ensuring Ekko's comfort throughout our journeys. Its thoughtful design includes a fishing rod holder, making it perfect for anglers aiming for anything from small lake fish to the formidable tiger muskie. Additionally, its ample storage space and superior board design make it ideal for long-distance paddling, whether on calm waters or gentle rivers.

A SUP That Stands Apart

dog on an inflatable paddle board

Beyond its functional benefits, the Glide 02 Angler is accompanied by a range of accessories that enhance the paddling experience. From the 16qt SUP cooler seat to the anchor pole, each addition transforms the SUP into a versatile tool for adventure. Its remarkable weight limit, center handle, and exceptional customer service further solidify the Glide 02 Angler's position as a top-tier inflatable SUP on the market. Ekko and I are already eyeing the Glide 02 Lotus as a potential addition to our collection, promising to replace his original Lotus paddleboard with another superior model from Glide.

For Newcomers and Enthusiasts Alike

For those new to the inflatable SUP scene, as Ekko and I once were, the Glide 02 Angler presents a fantastic starting point. It's a board that can quickly become a cherished part of your outdoor gear, suitable for both beginners and advanced paddlers. Its ease of use, even in challenging conditions like ocean waves, ensures that your adventures with your furry friend are both enjoyable and memorable.

What We Recommend: A Stable and Comfortable SUP Experience

When choosing an inflatable SUP, especially for those adventures involving your canine companions, prioritizing stability, comfort, and ample deck space is crucial. A board that can support larger paddlers, equipped with essential features such as D-rings and rear storage, can make all the difference in your adventures. Glide's commitment to quality and performance in paddle boarding is evident in their inflatable SUPs, offering a fantastic all-around experience at a great value.

Where Will Your Adventure Lead?

Ekko and I have paddled to pristine lakes and explored hidden corners of the world with our Glide inflatable paddle board. The question now is, where will your paddleboard take you? Whether you're venturing into paddle boarding for the first time or seeking to include your furry friend in your adventures, the world is your oyster with an inflatable SUP.

Embarking on this journey with Ekko has not only expanded our horizons but has also deepened our appreciation for the innovation and quality of Glide's inflatable SUPs. So, grab your paddle, and let's dive into the next adventure together!