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5/5 Would buy another
After doing some research on inflatable stand up paddle board brands, Red Paddle Co. was one that really stood out from the rest. I did more research on the types of boards out there and finally landed on the 13'2" explorer +. That was almost a year ago. Since then, this board has been carried on my back to calm and glassy lakes to rough and windy rivers. It has bumped rocks and strainers in white water. It has been jostled and bumped by hard boards in a flat water race. It has carried myself and a friend with our gear during backpacking trips. It has been used to tow another friend on an inner tube when the river's current slowed too much. The experiences I've had on this board are too many to count! Overall, this board is great for touring, yoga, lazy floats, and somewhat questionable for races, though I still finished in front of some of the racers with hard boards! Anytime I am asked about SUP, I am happy to mention the good experiences I've had with the 13'2" explorer +. 5/5 stars. Would buy again. Recommended for any outdoor adventurer looking for an inflatable SUP.
Outstanding product & customer service
I purchased the 13'2" explorer + about 1 year ago and have placed many nautical miles into it. It has bumped into rocks and logs through white water (without the fin, of course). It has been through rough, windy conditions on the Columbia river with large cargo ships and the crazy wake that they create. It has jostled with other hard boards for position in a flat water race. It has been carried for miles through thick forest to secluded lakes. It has held up to carrying myself, a friend, plus our gear. So far... the board has held up fantastic! The only problem I've ran into was with the quality of the carrying bag. About 10 months into ownership, the bag tore at a seam while lifting by the carrying straps (probably from the amount of hiking I have done with the board). I filed a warranty claim and a new bag showed up at my doorstep the day after it was approved. Hopefully this new bag will last. (I might have a seamstress reinforce the stitching so it will last for the years to come). 5 stars for customer service, 5 stars for the board, unfortunately 3 stars for the bag. Regardless of the problem with the bag, I would buy the same paddle board over again. Every time I am asked about inflatable SUP's, I tell people to go with Red Paddle Co... Disappointment is a rarity with this level of product and service.