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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.


(Packed weight is approximately 12.7kg)


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

For more information about the Compact board package CLICK HERE…


222 litres
Rider weight
up to 95kgs
Board weight
7.4kg / 16.3lb
Bag height
Bag width
Bag depth
Twin Click Fin system
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Man smiles and paddles along on the Compact 9'6


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So good! - John D.
Reviewed on 30th May 2019

I've had a bunch of these type of towels over the years. Most just kind of moved he water around your body rather than drying you and were always just that little bit too small. This one on the other hand is brilliant. Dries you fast and dries ready for the next use fast as well. Love it.

The order also arrived super fast. Brilliant service. Thank you.

Amazing magic towel - Gaynor H.
Reviewed on 30th May 2019

This is a towel you can keep in your SUP bag and it takes up so little space you can forget its there sometimes

Ok it doesn’t have the fluffy towel feel but my goodness does it do it’s job and dry you quickly and easily

Would be great not only for water sports but any gym bag should have one

As an added extra I keep it in my campervan now. Less space than the normal towel

Impressive! - Byron
Reviewed on 23rd May 2019

A short while ago I purchased a 30 L red original cool box but I hadn't put it to the test until this last Bank Holiday weekend where I had attended a 4 day event. First impressions by both myself and everyone else who saw it were that it is a super cool looking bit of kit, (do people still use the word cool these days ?) I love the design and the features are superb and it is certainly robust.

I loaded it up at with cans of drink at 09:00 on the Friday and topped it with ice blocks. When I returned home on the Monday evening and unpacked the remaining couple of cans I was absolutely astonished to see that the cans were still COLD!

That says it all. If you are looking for a well manufactured, great looking cool bag / box that certainly out performs any others that I have used, then from personal experience I would say that this is the one for you without doubt. 100% recommended.

Thanks for the Great review Byron, glad you like the bag – its a must have for keeping your cans cool!

Quality, quality, comfort! - Stuart W.
Reviewed on 21st May 2019

Awesome shirt, went down to the beach in the shirt at the weekend, ended up paddling for 3 hours in it. Not once did I even think about the fact I had the shirt a good way. It was so comfortable!!! I used to paddle in a standard tee or a rash vest when its colder, but after a while they would irritate me under the arms. But with this tee you can tell it has been designed to be used while paddling,

I continued to wear it while playing in the water with my son, got soaked, I was surprised how fast it dried out! So much so, I drove home in it, as it had dried out completely. Awesome product!!! Recommended!!!

Best dry bags ever! - Gaynor H.
Reviewed on 21st May 2019

Totally love these dry bags. My 10lt and 30lt arrived today and can’t wait to use them at the weekend paddle.

Well made with the added internal pocket for phone and keys make it my go to bags. Can use the 30lt inside my deck bag to put wet gear in after the inevitable fall off the board and know nothing else will get wet and the 10lt attached to the deck bag for easy access to sandwiches red bottle and sun screen ( hopefully)

Well done Red Paddle Co another must have product

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