Who's it for? An all-round SUP for riders who want the ultimate in convenience and storage without compromising on performance.
Half the Size, Double the Adventure. A game-changing SUP both on and off the water!
Ten years in the making, our mission to make paddle boarding even more accessible has been realised. Our revolutionary 9’6” Compact (patent-pending) is a step forward in what an inflatable board can be – a full-sized SUP which folds down to half the size of a conventional inflatable paddle board.
Based on our award-winning, all-round Ride 10’6″ MSL, the 9’6” Compact is 32”/813mm wide and 4.7”/120mm thick and provides the perfect blend of stability and manoeuvrability allowing you to make the most of any location and any conditions! Weighing in at just 8kg (board-only) and supporting riders up to 95kg/209lbs, it has never been easier to fold, roll and go on your next SUP adventure.
Read the full story of why we created the 9’6″ Compact…
To achieve this completely new compact board we developed state-of-the-art trademarked technology, exclusive to the 9’6″ Compact. At the core of the board is a unique weaving process that creates an extra-high-resolution thread matrix. When combined with a super-strong but malleable outer layer and advanced quad stringer system – the result is a super-stiff board that rolls up to an ultra-small pack size.
THE 9’6” COMPACT PACKAGE INCLUDES THE BOARD, BACKPACK, FIVE-PIECE PADDLE, TITAN PUMP AND LEASH.
(Packed weight is approximately 12.7kg)
FULL USER GUIDE
Once you receive your new 9’6″ Compact board, check out our handy user guide for top tips on how to unpack and then repack your board, pumping techniques and how to fit your fins. See the full guide here: COMPACT USER GUIDE
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The 9’6″ Compact from Red Paddle Co does what its name suggests, embracing a bunch of innovative features to produce a board that inflates to full-size but packs down into a pint-sized backpack.
As someone who travels obsessively-light, the Red Compact is a dream come true. It is, quite possibly, the world’s first carry-on SUP*. Like the Macbook Air of the paddleboarding world, the Compact has almost all the same features and quality as its bigger brothers and sisters but in a much smaller package.
Red achieves this by making a board you can fold in half, widthways, before rolling up, essentially creating a fat little cube instead of the elongated bulk of a regular inflatable. Throw in a twin-fin setup and Red’s new patent-pending “PACT” technology, and we’ve now got a board that fits in a normal-sized backpack.
The Compact is likely the most polished, well thought-out inflatable package we've tested yet. It really does take up about half the space of a regular iSUP when stowed; in scenarios like yachts, family cars packaged for holidays, airplanes and keeping your kit at work, this is the difference between having a board and going paddling, and not. Performance wise it's a real treat; a light, nimble, go-anywhere do-anything paddling platform.
If you're not grinning by the time you've unpacked and inflated it, you will be one the Compact is on the water. We found the length to width ratio makes a really stable, manoeuvrable board for explpring rocky, rough corners of the Cornish coast line.
This is a premium product with no compromise in performance aimed at keen paddlers who find board storage and transport issues are keeping them off the water.