Inflatable Paddle Board
Highest Quality Inflatable Paddle Boards
All inflatable boards are not created equal. Glide uses only the most advanced manufacturing processes and materials available to manufacture our 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 boards a 1300 denier thickness rating on our shell making our boards stiffer and more durable than other boards on the market.
Our boards are also built with “woven drop stitch” technology vs the legacy “knitted dropstitch” tech that most manufacturers 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 boards tend to be springier and bouncier than a weave tech board. “Springy and Bouncy” are not characteristics anyone wants in a paddle board. Glide’s revolutionary weave tech not only allows our inflatable to perform like a hard board but also shaved roughly 3.5 lbs from the weight of the board. Lighter boards are easier to accelerate, maneuver, and carry.
Due to the density of our woven dropstitch, our core is stiffer at lower PSI (pounds per square inch) than other brands. This premium core allows our boards to be inflated to a max of 25 PSI but we recommend only 12-15PSI for maximum performance. Spend less time pumping and more time paddling.
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 board is twice as durable as most boards on the market and will last twice as long.
Our premium, UV stable, brushed EVA deck pads cover the full length of the boards and are not screen printed. We die-cut our EVA pad to ensure the colors stay true and will not wear off like screen-printed deck pads tend to do.
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 stand-up paddle boards. This means users will not have to purchase priority fins that other SUP manufacturers 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 board in. Our boards come with a 9” dolphin fin which is a great all-around fin that is suitable for all types of paddling.