In hurry? Here Are What Matters

Finally, the Red Paddle Co 12’6 Voyager is among the best touring/adventure boards now available. The board is ideal for adult paddlers who need to carry a lot of gear or feel very stable.

Furthermore, the adoption of a new V-Hull design substantially improves its ability to cut through water and track in a straight line.

WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Feels very stable

– Premium quality

– Very rigid

– Track and glide so well

– Its high weight capacity lets you carry a lot of cargo

– The kit hand pump is fast at inflating the bard

– Back with a long 5 years warranty
– Bungee straps are not very strong

– The kit hand pump does not have the deflation feature

– Slightly harder to turn compared to touring SUPs without a V-hull

– Does not include a paddle

BEST CHOICE FOR:

  • Beginners who need to feel very stable
  • Adventurers looking for a SUP board to carry a lot of gear
  • Paddlers who want to upgrade to a high-end paddle board

GREAT IN/FOR:

  • Flatwater
  • Calm ocean

SPECIFICATIONS

Board dimensions12’6′ x 33” x 5.9”
Board Category Touring/adventure SUP
Max Capacity240 lbs
Board Weight24.2 lbs
MaterialsTec Air construction
List Price(High price range)
Check the current price
Warranty5 years

PERFORMANCE

MANEUVERABILITY

This board isn’t designed to be the most maneuverable. In comparison to today’s touring/adventure SUP models, which frequently lack the V-hull, this board has a front V-hull, which may make turning the board more difficult.

This board performs admirably when it comes to step-back turns. It has a rounded tail shape and a full-length deck cushion that allows you to press the board’s tail into the water when you lift the nose and spin the board.

TRACKING AND GLIDE

The V-Hull design and positioning of the twin fins allow it to track and glide, though not as well as the 12’6 Sport variant. The V-Hull is meant to break the water’s surface tension, allowing you to go for longer periods of time while exerting less effort. You should have little trouble paddling straight.

STABILITY

This board has a weight capability of 240 pounds; yet, because of its general design, it may easily exceed this capacity while remaining comfortable. Not only that, but this board has had a number of updates, and we anticipate it to be more stable than the previous model from the same company.

In fact, testing has shown that you can bring a child or a pet along with you and the board would remain stable.

FEATURES

CONSTRUCTION

With a tight drop-stitch core and sheets of materials expertly connected together with thousands of ultra-string threads, this board is made to last. Not only that, but the board takes on its shape rather than being spherical when the internal threads are inflated.

DECK PAD

The board incorporates the company’s signature ‘Red Hybrid deck pack,’ which we’ve seen on other boards. Because you have exceptional grip, it is smooth and comfortable to stand on. A deep diamond grooved pattern on the tail section provides extra grip and allows you to execute step-back turns with minimal effort.

FINS

This board has a dual FCS US Style fin box, which is very different from the one center fin box we’re all used to. While you will appreciate the level of performance provided by the company’s single fin Sport series model, you will be astonished at how well the fins help this board to track.

You also have a lot of fin alternatives because it comes with a US-style fin box. It lets you simply customize this board based on a variety of factors, such as the conditions you’ll be paddling in.

ACTION MOUNT

The 12’6 Voyage from Red Paddle Co comes with two action mounts. So, if you want to bring your camera, speakers, or anything else you want to place on your board, you’re covered.

CARRY HANDLES

This board comes with 5 carry handles (one found on the nose, 3 at the center, and one at the tail). They’re well-made of high-quality neoprene and well-designed. This won’t provide you with all of the comforts you need, but it will make moving this board much easier.

BUNGEE AREA

If you’re curious about bungee storage, this board comes with one, which is positioned at the front of the boar. It has flat bungee cords instead of the interlocking thin bungee cords that we’re used to. This not only makes them easier to remove but also makes them stronger.

Unfortunately, the bungee area cords are not strong.

D-RINGS

There are various accessory attachment options; 13 D-rings.

ACCESSORIES

We understand that many of you may be disappointed, but this board comes without a paddle or a leash. On the other side, it does have the following extras.

PUMP

This board now comes with an updated version of the Titan Pump, which is a dual-chamber, dual-action pump. A great number of people will surely be pleased.

Instead of side-to-side chambers, the pump now features stacked chambers from front to back. This allows you to stand on the pump with a strong grip without having to stretch your legs too widely.

The previously featured action mode has been replaced with an easy-to-turn lever, making use of this pump straightforward.

BACKPACK

Yes, the bag that comes with this board hasn’t seen any substantial modifications, but it’s still a good backpack. It’s well-made, with double-stitched seams and bonded nylon for further durability.

The interior of the bag has also received a lot of attention; it includes a coil lining, which will not only make the bag more robust but will also assist regulate internal temperatures. You also get three carry handles and adjustable straps, which will make things a lot easier for you.

REPAIR KIT

A basic triage repair kit is included with the Red Paddle Co 12’6 Voyage. You can easily handle a few small repairs.

WARRANTY

This paddle board is backed by a 5-year warranty, which is unlikely to find in the paddleboard industry!

CONCLUSION

Finally, the Red Paddle Co 12’6 Voyager is among the best touring/adventure boards now available. The board is ideal for adult paddlers who need to carry a lot of gear or feel very stable.

Furthermore, the adoption of a new V-Hull design substantially improves its ability to cut through water and track in a straight line.

FAQ

In hurry? Here Are What Matters

Finally, the Red Paddle Co 12’6 Voyager is among the best touring/adventure boards now available. The board is ideal for adult paddlers who need to carry a lot of gear or feel very stable.
Furthermore, the adoption of a new V-Hull design substantially improves its ability to cut through water and track in a straight line.

Check Price on GreenWaterSports.com

Red Paddle Co 12’6 Voyager is Best For:

– Beginners who need to feel very stable
– Adventurers looking for a SUP board to carry a lot of gear
– Paddlers who want to upgrade to a high-end paddle board

Check Price on GreenWaterSports.com

Updated on May 18, 2022 by Ben

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