Combining speed with stability for progressive paddlers and longer routes, the redesigned 12’6″ Sport+ inflatable paddleboard is a capable cruiser and crossover tourer. Performance-driven yet playful and practical, the 30″ wide planshape promotes glide, with a hard-release Speed Tail and sleek nose that efficiently cuts through the water.
Offering exceptional stability, particularly in chop, at just 4.7″ thick the 12’6″ Sport+ sits low to the water to maximise balance and minimise windage. Constructed in our new MSL®800 double-drop-stitch material, it’s much lighter yet even more rigid than ever before, reinforced with our patented Rocker Stiffening System (RSS) battens.
A generous 278L of volume, reconfigured for faster inflation, is plenty for heavier riders and load-carrying. Fully fitted with adjustable cargo system and three soft-touch handles for touring comfort, plus a variable traction deckpad for intuitive foot placement. The complete package includes all the top-quality Red essentials, backed with a 5-year warranty.
- Balanced: a fast yet stable touring-crossover for confident paddlers.
- Efficient: sleek nose and hard-release Speed Tail provide superior glide.
- Floaty: 330L of volume is ideal for heavier loads and longer routes.
- Practical: soft handles, high-traction deckpad, and adjustable cargo system.
- Robust: built with Red’s MSL® technology for optimal performance and longevity.
- Stiff: enhanced with RSS batten system for extra rigidity.
- Full package: Titan II pump, coiled leash, US box fin, repair kit, phone case, with or without paddle option, in All-Terrain Backpack, complete with 5-year warranty.
|4.7″ / 120mm
|9.75kg / 21.5lb
|30″ / 762mm
|980mm (h) x 380mm (w) x 360mm (d)
|9″ Touring Fin
|Hybrid Tough, Prime
|Complete Package Weight
|18.5kg / 37.48lb
At Red, sustainability isn’t just marketing hype – it’s at the core of what we do. As a certified B Corp (www.bcorporation.net) we champion high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
Fundamentally, our boards are designed and built to last. Our quality-assured Tec Air process has an extremely low warranty rate below 0.5%. Maximising longevity minimises our impact on the planet.
Yet even durable Red kit will eventually reach end-of-life, hence our ‘design for disassembly’ approach. For example, all Titan pump components are replaceable, while using 100% recoverable virgin plastic in our fins, finboxes and RSS battens ensure they’re fully recyclable.
Our manufacturing processes, like turning the offcuts from our EVA deckpads into keyrings, aim for zero waste too, reflecting our commitment to low-impact resource selection.
How to store your board
Before storing, rinse all equipment in fresh water and let it dry completely.
To pack away, lay the deflated board deck-up and place the pump across the nose, leaving enough room to wrap the board over. Roll tightly, then secure with the strap. Use the backpack’s internal strap to secure the board inside.
Store your board in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. If keeping it rolled up, avoid excess pressure on the straps. If space allows, it’s best to store the pump separately.
You can also leave your board inflated, ideally kept on a flat surface or upright – but do reduce the board’s pressure to below 15psi if not in use for a while.
What is MSL®? Safe. Stiff. Durable.
Monocoque Structural Laminate or MSL® is the world’s leading drop-stitch material. Exclusive to Red Paddle Co boards, it’s made to our exact specifications.
Monocoque: meaning the coating is integral to the structure. MSL® drop-stitch technology integrates a highly durable, reinforced coating to the ultra-high-definition weave to form an inseparable base layer.
Structural: the high-tensile drop-stitch fibres are designed to withstand pressures in excess of 22psi, meaning Red boards can be inflated to provide unrivalled stiffness and confidence, no matter the rider weight or prevailing conditions.
Laminate: the reinforced composite coating is bonded to the textile core using machine welding that applies heat and pressure to the inner PVC layer, saving over 2kg of adhesives and reducing cosmetic and safety concerns. Produced under low tension, this process creates a torsional stiffening effect when the boards are inflated, making MSL® stiffer at lower pressures.