Back To The Future With The Inflatable Retro

If you're looking for the best board of your life then we have good news for you. We'll break down our most popular inflatable paddle board to tell you why it should be your #1 pick.

Where you can go with your SUP?

The Retro has been the most popular board in our retail, hard-board lineup for the past 11 years.

It’s got that “go anywhere” shape of the boards that the Waikiki beach boys used to paddle out to their surf students before they surfed back in with them.

all around inflatable paddle board



What do you want your stand up paddleboard to do? Well, if you are new to the sport, you probably aren’t exactly certain yet.

When most of us started out we were pretty happy just to be able to paddle in a straight line on very flatwater. As our balance improved, we typically looked for other fun aspects of the sport to conquer.

Flatwater paddling becomes the gateway drug for SUP enthusiasts that leads them to ocean surfing, river running, yoga and wake surfing.

Well fear not paddle boarding fans, we’ve got a SUP that will handle all of those and comes in a compact package that measures: 32"x18x12 and weighs about 30 lbs with the pump in the bag.


inflatable standup paddle board

We’ve taken the flexibility factor up a notch with the O2 Retro by throwing in a kayak seat and a carrying strap.

Judging by our competitors’ websites, that’s a value of over $100! So now, not only can SUP on all of the diverse water bodies that the Retro is geared to, but you can also transform your paddle board into a kayak.

We did a redesign of the Retro in recent months. So, it’s now:

  • More affordable
  • A bit lighter
  • Geared for better performance
  • Got a dual chamber, high capacity pump
  • More durable than ever
  • Got the most impressive, wheeled backpack on the market


Since 2010, we’ve had a fanatical obsession with building the most durable SUPs on the planet.

Our “Will it Break Wednesday” YouTube videos have a cult following and show the durability of our hard boards so when we came out with our inflatable line of paddle boards, our goal was to create an iSUP that could live up to this Glide legacy of durability.

That meant we need to figure out how to fuse together 4 layers of military grade PVC so that our board could have an inflated PSI of 25 – you read that correctly: 25 PSI!

inflatable SUP

Some of the other reasons the Retro has become the iSUP that other manufacturers aspire to offer are:

  • Fusion Technology lends stiffness and performance
  • Full-Length EVA Deck Pad
  • 25 PSI Rating
  • U.S. Style fin box
  • Comfortable neoprene handle
  • Weight Capacity 275lbs


Each Purchase of a board also includes:

  • Adjustable Paddle
  • Leash
  • Fin
  • Repair Kit


So, if you’re looking for a high performance iSUP that will give you the flexibility to conquer every type of waterway imaginable, from a company with a heritage of ultra-durability, the o2 Retro is just the ticket for you. As far as inflatable paddle board go the O2 Retro is the best all around board you can buy.

Should you have any questions, contact us here or reach out to us on our Facebook. See you on the water!


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