Red Paddle Co Test Centre

Red Paddle Co alternative Demo

If you are interested in an inflatable paddle board, then you would have heard of Red Paddle Co and almost certainly the Red Paddle Co 10’6 Ride – the most popular inflatable SUP in the world today!

At The SUP Company we have built our reputation by working with customers to find the paddle board which best suits their needs and budgets. While we ship our range of products all over the world, we offer the unique opportunity of a Red Paddle Co Test Centre where you are able to try before you buy a large range of paddleboards and paddles from Red Paddle Co at our premises in Southampton on either the River Itchen or our lake.

While we take time and care in preparing a range of SUP and paddle reviews, we understand that purchasing an inflatable paddle board is something that most would like to consider and test for themselves. Our Red Paddle Co Demo Centre gives you the opportunity to test a range of models back to back at our premises on the River Itchen as well as our lake. This way you can make an informed, real decision and find the paddle board and paddle package that is best for you.

View the range of Red Paddle Co inflatable paddleboards available to try here


The SUP Company Red Paddle Co Test Centre works by offering one hour slots which you can book any day of the week between 1000 – 1600hrs (last booking is 1500hrs).

During your time you can try up to three different paddle boards and three different SUP paddles.

We do make a small charge of £25 per person (payable at the time of booking) for your hour, however this is 100% refundable should you go on to purchase a paddle board from ourselves.

Also prior to letting you out on the water, we will need to see a recognised form of photo id such as a driver’s license or passport.


Simply make your booking request to try before you buy with at least 24 hours notice by phone on 02380 172189 or email at , and list which boards and paddles you would like to try. We will then be able to confirm availability and make your booking for you.

We will then send you an email to confirm your booking along with directions and details for parking.

Please note that demand is very high at weekends, so we highly recommend making your booking as soon as possible.


The range of inflatable paddle boards available at the Red Paddle Co Test Centre currently is –

Red Paddle Co 9'6 Compact

Red Paddle Co 11'0 Compact

Red Paddle Co 12'0 Compact

Red Paddle Co 10’6 Ride

Red Paddle Co 10’8 Ride

Red Paddle Co 11'0 Sport

Red Paddle Co 11'3 Sport

Red Paddle Co 12’6 Sport

Red Paddle Co 12’ Voyager

Red Paddle Co 12’6 Voyager

Red Paddle Co 13’2 Voyager

The range of paddles available to try at the Red Paddle Co Test Centre currently is –

Red Paddle Co 3 piece Hybrid Tough Paddle

Red Paddle Co 3 piece Prime Paddle

Is there a paddle board or paddle that you would like to try not listed? Then contact us to discuss what you are looking for. We host a number of open days throughout the year where we have an even larger range of equipment from Red Paddle Co to test.

Learn how the Red Paddle Co range of inflatable paddleboards is constructed here