Inflatable Paddle Board Packages Including Paddle, Seat and Pump
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HIGHEST QUALITY INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS

At Glide we have always prided ourselves in our lineage of toughness. The only reason that Glide Paddle Boards exists as a company is that we had the crazy idea that paddle boarding down a violent river on a stand up paddle board was a good idea. Initially we were just trying to invent a technology that would allow solid boards to survive whitewater rapids without breaking in half.  They say that you need to break a lot of eggs to make an omelet, well we had to break a lot of rigid boards before we came up with the most durable solid boards on planet earth.  When the market became accepting of inflatable SUPs, we weren’t about to skimp on our inflatable paddle boards. So read on to learn how we make inflatable SUPs as “bomb proof” as our solid boards.

Inflatable paddle board technology varies

both the atoll inflatable sup boards

Lots of companies that make inflatable stand up paddle boards will dazzle you with marketing fluff. Many boards will claim to have the same technology as a Glide inflatable paddle board. We'll give you a primer on what to look for with these stand up paddle boards.

Layers of PVC

red paddle with bluefin cruise carbon fiber sup paddle

All inflatable paddle boards are not created equal. Glide uses only the most advanced manufacturing processes and materials available to make our inflatable SUP boards. All Glide inflatable paddle boards are crafted using ground-breaking Fusion military-grade PVC construction for the shells. The Glide Fusion process gives our inflatable paddle boards a 1300 denier thickness rating on our shell making our inflatable SUP boards stiffer and more durable than other inflatable SUPs on the market.

Woven Drop Stitch

inflatable paddle board volume for all around sups

Our inflatable paddle boards are also built with “woven drop stitch” technology vs the legacy “knitted drop stitch” tech that most inflatable SUPs have used for years. Because knitted construction creates extra air space between the links (picture the last badly knitted sweater your aunt made for you), knitted tech inflatable SUP boards tend to be springier and bouncier than a weave tech SUP board. “Springy and Bouncy” are not characteristics anyone wants in an inflatable paddle board. Glide’s revolutionary weave tech not only allows our inflatable SUPs to perform like a thicker board but also shaved roughly 3.5 lbs from the weight of the inflatable stand up paddle board. Light weight paddle boards are easier to accelerate, maneuver, and are easy carrying.

Due to the density of our woven drop stitch, our core is stiffer at lower PSI (pounds per square inch) than other brands. This premium core allows our inflatable SUPs to be properly inflated to a max of 25 PSI but we recommend only 12-15 PSI for maximum performance. Spend less time pumping and more time paddle boarding.

Our production specs are 3300g/per square meter with the quantities of thread being 144pcs/per square decimeter. The high-pressure, heat-pressed seam creates an airtight seal, which is then covered by an additional layer of military-grade PVC to insure an impermeable and durable seam.

This means that a Glide inflatable SUP board is twice as durable as most of the cheaper boards on the market and will last twice as long. You are unlikely to need the repair kit that comes with your inflatable paddle board. Many boards will fudge on their specs but it's pretty easy to see that they are faking it if their PSI is in the 10-12 range.

Deck pad for inflatable stand up paddle board

inflatable paddle board performs like all around boards

Our premium, UV stable, brushed EVA deck pad covers the full length of the inflatable SUP boards rather than just the deck area and are not screen printed. We die-cut our EVA deck pad to ensure the colors stay true and will not wear off like a screen-printed deck pad tends to do.

Proper Fin Setup

inflatable paddle board with high weight limit

All Glide O2 series inflatable paddle boards use a standard USA-style fin box. This fin box has been used in the surfing industry for over 50 years and is the standard fin box for almost all longboards and hard paddle boards. This means users will not have to purchase priority fins that other inflatable paddle board brands use but can instead use any standard fin on the market. This flexibility allows the user to customize the fin setup for whatever conditions they will be using their inflatable SUPs in. Our inflatable paddle boards come with a 9” keel fin which is a great all-around fin that is suitable for all types of paddling.

We've got the right board for every skill level

inflatable sup on flat water for more advanced paddlers

What does all of this mean for you as a potential Glide inflatable SUP customer? First and foremost, it means that you have invested in recreational equipment (as opposed to pool toys) that will last you a very long time and is backed by a company that stands behind every paddle board that leaves its shelves.

The Convenience of Inflatable Paddle Boards

inflatable stand up paddle board design

It also means that you can have all of the convenience of an inflatable paddle board: easy to transport in the trunk of your car, put it in the high-end backpack that we include with your purchase and hike it into an alpine lake or river, and then easily store it in your apartment or loft because it takes up as much room as a piece of luggage. All with the performance of a hard board.

You don't want a bouncy inflatable stand up paddle board

key features on inflatable sup paddle board

Most inflatable SUP boards on the market today utilize technology that belongs in one of those “bouncy houses” that you rent for your child’s birthday.  The last thing you want in your inflatable paddle boards is that springy sensation that comes from a single layer of PVC and a knitted drop stitch core.  Imagine you are paddling your all around SUP boards at your local alpine lake, and you spy a boat wake coming your way.  You should not have to fear that your inflatable stand up paddle board is going to catapult you into the ether once it encounters the wake! Other inflatable paddle boards may be a good paddle board but you want a great board!

Inflatable paddle boards with extra stability for rivers

inflatable stand up paddle boards with attachment points for particular needs

The same concept holds true if you are navigating the whitewater of a rushing river - or slow moving rivers for that matter.  Expert advice is that your SUP paddle board should have as little “give” as possible in your paddle board or you are going to spend more time swimming than river running.  

Standing on an inflatable stand up paddle board that is careening down a river is difficult enough without that paddle board working against you. We include smaller fins with these inflatable paddle boards to give a more stable feel as you are paddle boarding over rocks that are close to the surface.

Surfing stand up paddle boards

ride lower on inflatable stand up paddle boards

SUP surfing also suffers mightily when you are riding floppy inflatable paddle boards. The more rigid your inflatable SUP board, the easier it is to catch waves. Once you are in the wave, springy inflatable paddle boards are nearly impossible to turn so you will most likely be ragdolled in spectacular fashion by that wave.

That last thing you want is your paddle board lower than the water line - as to ride lower surely means a pointed nose dive in your near future. Just make sure that you are wearing the ankle leash that we include with your inflatable SUP.

Inflatable paddle boards from the pioneers of SUP yoga

inflatable sup board of same length

Glide was one of the early pioneers of SUP yoga which is about practicing yoga on a paddle board. SUP yoga has exploded in popularity along with yoga itself. Our Lotus SUP yoga board is a wider board with multiple attachment points to secure your SUP paddle, water bottle, sweat towel, etc.

The deck pad on our yoga inflatable paddle boards is the same length and width of a yoga mat so that you have plenty of room for your poses. The weight capacity and board volume of the Lotus inflatable paddle boards is quite high to accommodate the extra weight from your extra yoga recreational equipment.

Touring inflatable SUP boards

inflatable stand up paddle board volume and bluefin cruise carbon fiber sup paddle

For long distances on flat water, you are going to want a longer board with a pointed nose, typically known as a Touring paddle board. Glide's answer to tackling long distances on flat water is the Quest inflatable SUP.

Our inflatable SUP version of the Quest is the same length as our rigid paddle board version. The inflatable SUP Quest also has the same speed tail and a little higher board volume and weight capacity as the hard SUP board version. These paddle boards are quite different from our all around boards as they were built strictly for flat water and have quite a few attachment points to stow the gear and other accessories you will need for long paddle boarding excursions.

Inflatable paddle boards for fishing

inflatable sup boards with cruise carbon fiber deck pad

Fishing from inflatable SUPs has become quite popular in recent years. The Glide Angler SUP board is not only a wider board but it is also a longer board to give a more stable feel while you are fishing.

This paddle board comes with quite a few extra features like multiple attachment points and mounts in the deck pad so that scotty mounts can be added to hold fishing rods, depth finder, net, etc.

Other accessories that some with Glide inflatable paddle boards

inflatable paddle boards with kayak seats and a red paddle and a single action pump

Besides making inflatable paddle boards with some of the most durable technology available, Glide also is quite generous with the other accessories we include with each inflatable paddle board. Many paddle boards will include a storage bag, SUP paddle, fin and single action pump. Glide, on the other hand, includes: a high end backpack with roller wheels, dual action pump, fin, 3 piece SUP paddle, ankle leash, carrying straps and kayak seats. The value of all these extras is at least $100 above our nearest competitor's inflatable paddle boards.

So, why get a Glide inflatable SUP?

paddle boarding on inflatable sups with high weight limit

Performance and durability are the two hallmarks that Glide paddle boards have represented since 2010. We have seen many competitors who were content to cut corners to maximize profits come and go. The inflatable SUP market has always been extremely competitive, and a company’s longevity depends solely on their reputation.  At Glide, our reputation has always been that we provide an extremely high-quality product at a fair price and that we dazzle our customers with a level of customer service that is head and shoulders above the competition.

Try us for your paddle boarding needs. We guarantee you are going to like us.

CHOOSE A SUP BOARD FOR YOUR FAVORITE PADDLE BOARDING ACTIVITY: SUP YOGA, SUP FISHING, WHITEWATER SUP, FLAT WATER SUP TOURING OR EVERYDAY PADDLING




INFLATABLE PADDLE
BOARD TECHNOLOGY VARIES

Lots of companies that make inflatable stand up paddle boards will dazzle you with marketing fluff. Many boards will claim to have the same technology as a Glide inflatable paddle board. We'll give you a primer on what to look for with these stand up paddle boards.

LAYERS OF PVC

All inflatable paddle boards are not created equal. Glide uses only the most advanced manufacturing processes and materials available to make our inflatable SUP boards. All Glide inflatable paddle boards are crafted using ground-breaking Fusion military-grade PVC construction for the shells. The Glide Fusion process gives our inflatable paddle boards a 1300 denier thickness rating on our shell making our inflatable SUP boards stiffer and more durable than other inflatable SUPs on the market.

WOVEN DROP STITCH

Our inflatable paddle boards are also built with “woven drop stitch” technology vs the legacy “knitted drop stitch” tech that most inflatable SUPs have used for years. Because knitted construction creates extra air space between the links (picture the last badly knitted sweater your aunt made for you), knitted tech inflatable SUP boards tend to be springier and bouncier than a weave tech SUP board. “Springy and Bouncy” are not characteristics anyone wants in an inflatable paddle board. Glide’s revolutionary weave tech not only allows our inflatable SUPs to perform like a thicker board but also shaved roughly 3.5 lbs from the weight of the inflatable stand up paddle board. Light weight paddle boards are easier to accelerate, maneuver, and are easy carrying.

Due to the density of our woven drop stitch, our core is stiffer at lower PSI (pounds per square inch) than other brands. This premium core allows our inflatable SUPs to be properly inflated to a max of 25 PSI but we recommend only 12-15 PSI for maximum performance. Spend less time pumping and more time paddle boarding.

Our production specs are 3300g/per square meter with the quantities of thread being 144pcs/per square decimeter. The high-pressure, heat-pressed seam creates an airtight seal, which is then covered by an additional layer of military-grade PVC to insure an impermeable and durable seam.

This means that a Glide inflatable SUP board is twice as durable as most of the cheaper boards on the market and will last twice as long. You are unlikely to need the repair kit that comes with your inflatable paddle board. Many boards will fudge on their specs but it's pretty easy to see that they are faking it if their PSI is in the 10-12 range.

DECK PAD FOR INFLATABLE STAND UP PADDLE BOARD

Our premium, UV stable, brushed EVA deck pad covers the full length of the inflatable SUP boards rather than just the deck area and are not screen printed. We die-cut our EVA deck pad to ensure the colors stay true and will not wear off like a screen-printed deck pad tends to do.

PROPER FIN SETUP

All Glide O2 series inflatable paddle boards use a standard USA-style fin box. This fin box has been used in the surfing industry for over 50 years and is the standard fin box for almost all longboards and hard paddle boards. This means users will not have to purchase priority fins that other inflatable paddle board brands use but can instead use any standard fin on the market. This flexibility allows the user to customize the fin setup for whatever conditions they will be using their inflatable SUPs in. Our inflatable paddle boards come with a 9” keel fin which is a great all-around fin that is suitable for all types of paddling.

WE'VE GOT THE RIGHT BOARD FOR EVERY SKILL LEVEL

What does all of this mean for you as a potential Glide inflatable SUP customer? First and foremost, it means that you have invested in recreational equipment (as opposed to pool toys) that will last you a very long time and is backed by a company that stands behind every paddle board that leaves its shelves.

THE CONVENIENCE OF INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS

It also means that you can have all of the convenience of an inflatable paddle board: easy to transport in the trunk of your car, put it in the high-end backpack that we include with your purchase and hike it into an alpine lake or river, and then easily store it in your apartment or loft because it takes up as much room as a piece of luggage. All with the performance of a hard board.

YOU DON'T WANT A BOUNCY INFLATABLE STAND UP PADDLE BOARD

Most inflatable SUP boards on the market today utilize technology that belongs in one of those “bouncy houses” that you rent for your child’s birthday. The last thing you want in your inflatable paddle boards is that springy sensation that comes from a single layer of PVC and a knitted drop stitch core. Imagine you are paddling your all around SUP boards at your local alpine lake, and you spy a boat wake coming your way. You should not have to fear that your inflatable stand up paddle board is going to catapult you into the ether once it encounters the wake! Other inflatable paddle boards may be a good paddle board but you want a great board!

INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS WITH EXTRA STABILITY FOR RIVERS

The same concept holds true if you are navigating the whitewater of a rushing river - or slow moving rivers for that matter. Expert advice is that your SUP paddle board should have as little “give” as possible in your paddle board or you are going to spend more time swimming than river running.

Standing on an inflatable stand up paddle board that is careening down a river is difficult enough without that paddle board working against you. We include smaller fins with these inflatable paddle boards to give a more stable feel as you are paddle boarding over rocks that are close to the surface.

SURFING STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS

SUP surfing also suffers mightily when you are riding floppy inflatable paddle boards. The more rigid your inflatable SUP board, the easier it is to catch waves. Once you are in the wave, springy inflatable paddle boards are nearly impossible to turn so you will most likely be ragdolled in spectacular fashion by that wave.

That last thing you want is your paddle board lower than the water line - as to ride lower surely means a pointed nose dive in your near future. Just make sure that you are wearing the ankle leash that we include with your inflatable SUP.

INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS FROM THE PIONEERS OF SUP YOGA

Glide was one of the early pioneers of SUP yoga which is about practicing yoga on a paddle board. SUP yoga has exploded in popularity along with yoga itself. Our Lotus SUP yoga board is a wider board with multiple attachment points to secure your SUP paddle, water bottle, sweat towel, etc.

The deck pad on our yoga inflatable paddle boards is the same length and width of a yoga mat so that you have plenty of room for your poses. The weight capacity and board volume of the Lotus inflatable paddle boards is quite high to accommodate the extra weight from your extra yoga recreational equipment.

TOURING INFLATABLE SUP BOARDS

For long distances on flat water, you are going to want a longer board with a pointed nose, typically known as a Touring paddle board. Glide's answer to tackling long distances on flat water is the Quest inflatable SUP.

Our inflatable SUP version of the Quest is the same length as our rigid paddle board version. The inflatable SUP Quest also has the same speed tail and a little higher board volume and weight capacity as the hard SUP board version. These paddle boards are quite different from our all around boards as they were built strictly for flat water and have quite a few attachment points to stow the gear and other accessories you will need for long paddle boarding excursions.

INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS FOR FISHING

Fishing from inflatable SUPs has become quite popular in recent years. The Glide Angler SUP board is not only a wider board but it is also a longer board to give a more stable feel while you are fishing.

This paddle board comes with quite a few extra features like multiple attachment points and mounts in the deck pad so that scotty mounts can be added to hold fishing rods, depth finder, net, etc.

HIGHEST QUALITY
INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS

At Glide we have always prided ourselves in our lineage of toughness. The only reason that Glide Paddle Boards exists as a company is that we had the crazy idea that paddle boarding down a violent river on a stand up paddle board was a good idea.

Initially we were just trying to invent a technology that would allow solid boards to survive whitewater rapids without breaking in half. They say that you need to break a lot of eggs to make an omelet, well we had to break a lot of rigid boards before we came up with the most durable solid boards on planet earth.

When the market became accepting of inflatable SUPs, we weren’t about to skimp on our inflatable paddle boards. So read on to learn how we make inflatable SUPs as “bomb proof” as our solid boards.

SO, WHY GET A GLIDE INFLATABLE SUP?

Performance and durability are the two hallmarks that Glide paddle boards have represented since 2010.
At Glide, our reputation has always been that we provide an extremely high-quality product at a fair price and
that we dazzle our customers with a level of customer service that is head and shoulders above the competition.

Try us for your paddle boarding needs. We guarantee you are going to like us.
Choose a SUP board for your favorite paddle boarding activity:

  • SUP YOGA

  • SUP FISHING

  • WHITEWATER SUP

  • FLAT WATER SUP

  • EVERYDAY PADDLING