Over the past few years, stand up paddle boarding has become a rapidly growing trend in men's fitness. SUPing is a low impact total body workout that improves balance and endurance, while reducing stress. Spring '16, brands such as Boardworks, Outdoor Research, KEEN, Vapur and RinseKit are introducing products specifically tailored towards men's fitness and every aspect of their SUP needs.
Boardworks Joy Ride – The Joy Ride is a full soft deck board designed with stability and fun in mind. At 33-34″ wide, with flat rockers and thick foils, this board is sure to please the paddler looking for a stable platform, perfect for beginners transitioning through to intermediate levels. The Joy Rides are also shorter respectively, making it easy to maneuver, transport, and store. The Joy Ride is also really fun in small mushy surf. MSRP: $1,099-$1,199
OR Ensenada Sun Hoody – For being active in hot, sunny weather, the only thing that beats UPF 50 construction with wicking, fast-drying construction is adding a hood. The Ensenada Hoody keeps both heat and sun at bay by using lightweight Modal fabric with a unique terry backer that moves moisture quickly. MSRP: $79
KEEN UNEEK – Built for adventure, this shoe is made from two cords that move and adapt to the shape of your foot for freedom of movement. The lightweight PU midsole delivers durability and comfort, and the sure-footed rubber outsole keeps its grip--perfect for SUPing. New for Spring '16 is color and a new flat-laced cord! MSRP: $100
Vapur Eclipse – Is the most convenient way to stay hydrated on the water. It's flexible (easy-to-pack), 85% lighter than a rigid bottle (easy-to-carry), and folds/rolls when empty (easy-to-store). The Eclipse comes in a high-capacity 1 liter size, is BPA free, dishwasher safe, and made in the USA. MSRP: $11.99
RinseKit – Is a perfect way to quickly rinse off sandy feet, salty wetsuits, and dirty gear after a day on the water. RinseKit provides pressurized water on demand- it’s a hose to go! It takes the water pressure from your home spigot, stores it inside and is ready to spray high-pressure water when you need it. MSRP: $90