Red Paddle Launches Exciting New Paddle Accessories

11th April 2018

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Award winning inflatable paddle boarding giant, Red Paddle Co has launched its own accessories brand, Red Original,  offering everything you need for the ultimate paddle boarding experience, before, during and after getting on the water.

John Hibbard, Red Paddle co-founder explained to TotalSUP “Over the past 10 years we’ve grown into a global brand,  that is built on designing quality products that exceed expectation. However, whilst we had the paddle boards, we were frustrated that well thought out products designed with our sport and active lifestyle in mind were still missing. So, we set out on a mission to design our own premium range, featuring all the elements we personally wanted, utilising the expertise we have built up over the past 10 years.”

John further commented that “Red Original signifies that these are signature products for us, we decided to focus on doing a few things really well, so when someone tries them for the first time, they really get the value of it. We’ve tried to take a no compromise approach to materials and construction, so the quality that our loyal followers know and have come to expect, is a given.”

Products include and extend beyond a watertight cool bag, an insulated drinks bottle, a luxury changing robe, and board lock. John introduces a few of these newly launched accessories to TotalSUP.

Watertight Cool Bag- £160-£180

This is a soft sided, but seriously robust cool bag that leaves all others in its wake! With many an adventure lost or made with a cold beer and, trust me, we’ve tried it, we decided that in order to create that ultimate experience, we’d make our very own Red Original cool bag.

The bag has a totally waterproof YKK Aquaseal Zip, meaning water can’t get in or out. Together with the premium, high density waterproof fabric and thermal lock insulation which deliver what can only be described, as remarkable insulating capabilities, we’re confident that you won’t find a British designed cool bag like this anywhere else in the UK and Europe.

You will be amazed at how long ice lasts for. This is a one off and we’re pretty chuffed with it! Not least because this bag can carry (tried and tested, obviously!) up to 54 ice cold cans!  It also features an international patent pending system to attach it securely to your board, so you can easily take it with you for any paddling adventure as well as for an epic day at the beach, and it is available in 2 sizes.

 Some key features of the cool bag:

  1. 100% waterproof, corrosion resistant zip so liquids don’t get in, or out. What goes on tour stays (cold) on tour!
  2. Luggage Tensioning System, allows users to attach the bag directly to the deck of the board without fear of it moving around or falling off
  3. Thermal-Lock Insulation which keeps contents properly hot or cold (for hours)
  4. Premium high density waterproof fabric for durability, during rugged adventures
  5. Adjustable Shoulder strap with expandable exterior pockets for storing other travel essentials
  6. Wave webbing daisy chain for attaching almost any additional kit using a carabiner or bungee
  7. Reinforced carry handles, designed so you can carry heavy loads with ease, or with a friend

Insulated Drinks Bottle – £25

Ever had that amazing drinks bottle that you can never leave home without, that failsafe bottle that doesn’t leak, is the perfect size, and does the ‘do’ when you’re out doing what you do? No? Nor us! So, we set forth and designed our own!

The water is our playground – rivers, lakes and the sea – and with plastic pollution at an all-time high we crafted a premium quality, marine grade stainless steel bottle for our ultimate drink experience. This baby won’t corrode like some other metal drinks bottles can and with a canteen and sports cap as standard, you can enjoy your drink hot or cold – all 750 ml of it!

Some key features of the insulated drinks bottle:

  1. Insulated double-walled construction, which creates a vacuum between the outside environment and inside liquid, helping to keep cold drinks cold for 24hrs and hot drinks hot for 12hrs with no external condensation
  2. The sports cap attachment enables easy drinking whatever adventure or sport you’re enjoying, with a comfortable rubberised mouthpiece
  3. Field tested for leakage and passed with flying colours!
  4. Large 750ml/25oz capacity, so big enough to carry 3 cups of coffee or a whole bottle of wine!

 Luxury Changing Robe – £45 for adult size, £32 kids

Seizing the moment and getting ‘out there’ – whether you’re paddling, wild swimming, surfing or puddle jumping – might mean getting wet! Don’t struggle with the cold indignity of a beach towel. Put it away under a Red Original luxury towelling robe and eliminate those awkward car park moments praying the towel doesn’t spring open mid-change! Bit cold out there was it?!


Available in three sizes these super soft towelling change robes will get you dry in a flash and warm in the process – perfect for kids at the beach. The sleeves have been designed to ensure your modesty is kept intact but won’t get in the way whilst you get changed.

 Some key features of the luxury changing robe:

  1. Heavy weight 430 gsm 100% cotton, so the absorbent fluffy towelling dries you quickly with minimal fuss – you can really tell the difference to any other robe you might have tried before, and we have tried lots! / you won’t want to take it off!
  2. Generous cut to avoid any unwanted exposure, and pockets to keep your hands warm and out of the wind
  3. Drawcord hood, so you can shield yourself from the elements when the wind starts to blow
  4. Three sizes (small / Kids 4”- 5’1” / Medium: Recommended for 5’1″-5’11” /Large: Recommended for 5’11” – 6’5″)

 Soft Microfibre Towel – £25

Generally speaking, we hated microfibre towels, until we created our own. The brand new Red Original one is compact, lightweight and super absorbent, but still a large beach size. We searched hard to find the softest microfibre fabric we could which can also absorb four times its weight in water but dries much faster than a standard beach towel. The anti-bacterial properties will also keep your towel fresh, so this neat design really packs a punch, even when you’re away for a period of time. The towel has been specially designed for multiple uses, with the integrated strap and hanging loop ideal for all watersports, the gym, a day at the beach or your next trip away.

Some key features of the microfibre towel

  1. Ultra Absorbent – four times its weight in water in fact
  2. Has Anti-Odour and Anti-Bacterial properties, which means it stops it smelling when wet and stays fresher for longer
  3. Uber lightweight so perfect where space is at a premium and you want to reduce load.
  4. Super soft meaning you have the benefits of a regular towel, yet it won’t stick to your skin like other microfibre towels can
  5. Easy pack strap, so hang it up to dry or keep it rolled up tight – it’s these small things that make a big difference
  6. Doesn’t compromise on size 80 x150cm

The Red Original range can be purchased through a new ecommerce store which is now live!

To celebrate the new brand and product launch, Red Original are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win the full range of products, including a Red Paddle Co Sport board of your choice (with paddle and leash), so you can go out and create your own #OriginalAdventure.

To be in with a chance to win just head to the competition page on the Red Original website:



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Helen Trehoret

SUP, OC1, V6, Surfski ... and field hockey coaching, Helen is a busy British mother of two who lives in Bretagne, France with a passion for all things Ocean. Helen runs Barrachou SUP, a SUP tour company specialized in excursions around Bretagne and Scotland.

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