The 9’6” Compact is a full-sized SUP that packs down to half the size of a conventional inflatable board. How is that possible, you ask? It’s all thanks to PACT™ technology.
Following Red Paddle Co’s ongoing commitment to innovation, a new weaving process creates an extra-high-tensile thread matrix at the core of the board that combines with a super-strong but malleable outer layer and a tensile quad stringer-system.
The result is a board that always keeps its shape when inflated, but packs down to an ultra-small size once you’ve let out the air.
PACT™ technology features a completely new durable material with a high resolution thread matrix but is malleable to ensure easy packing.
The board wraps around itself and the Titan pump.
The split deckpad and offset valve creates a ‘living hinge’, allowing the board to fold easily down the middle.
Length: 9’6” Width: 32“/813mm
Volume: 222 litres
Rider Weight: up to 95kg/209lb
Full package weight: 12.7Kg
Creating a compact paddle was not an easy task, but we have found the perfect solution: a five piece paddle.
As a result, it packs away perfectly, but it is still adjustable with no compromise on the water.
Made of high-modulus carbon for extra rigidity, with a durable pure nylon blade.
The Nylon blade of the paddle is laser etched, with no printing, chemicals or transfers and produced with a single pure material. Meaning the design will stay on forever, resulting in no aesthetic implications.
Our new anti-twist adjustment system with 45 degree cut push-pin technology has resulted in our most compact paddle yet.
THE COMPACT backpack is highly engineered to offer unique levels of adjustability and comfort, plus incredible shoulder and back support.
We think it’s the most highly engineered SUP bag on the planet, and as it applies approximately 53% less downforce on the carrier’s lower back, you can travel for longer in comfort. With customisable lumbar support and adjustable height features, it’s suitable for almost any size of paddler. And it doesn’t stop there:
- Tubular closed cell padding on the handles
- Concentrated shoulder padding
- Brushed cotton shoulder and back cushioning
- Adjustable shoulder straps
All these combine to make it a pleasure to carry, whether you’re on a short walk to the water or off on an epic adventure.
Dimensions: Height: 560mm | Width: 420mm | Depth: 280mm
Even the fins have been redesigned and are only available with the new 9’6”Compact.
They use a simple click fin system with a secondary screw for added security. The two off set fin boxes themselves are also compatible with standard FCS fins, so you can customise the feel of your board on the water.
THE TITAN PUMP
Still the best pump on the market? Of course it is.
That’s why we had to make room for it in the new compact bag, It completes the package perfectly. The Titan Pump is so efficient and well designed that you will be on the water in no time.
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
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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