Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board Review

Overview
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Design
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Performance
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Supplied accessories
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Glide Lotus Yoga SUP: The Way to Relax and Get Fit

Do you love spending time outdoors and getting in a good workout? If so, then you need to check out the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board! This amazing piece of equipment allows you to paddle board and do yoga all at the same time.

You can read all about this fantastic brand and all their boards here.

It is the perfect way to relax and get fit at the same time. The Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board is a beginner SUP made with modern-day yoga in mind. It is actually great for paddlers searching for a sturdy and stable inflatable SUP.

This SUP is all about keeping you fit; at the same time, it is also perfect for flatwater Crossfit-style exercises. Overall the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board is a fantastic recreational SUP that is comfortable and super stable. It is definitely easy to use and transport with added stability making it perfect for paddle board yoga.

Let’s see what makes this a great Yoga board among all.

Glide Lotus
Glide Lotus

Pro’s

  • 4 side-mounted d-rings for accessories that are actually accessible but do not get in the way of your yoga poses.
  • Extra wide for high stability.
  • Full-length EVA non-slip deck pad, so you are safe and comfortable during your fitness board workouts.
  • Highly rigid thanks to the advanced fusion PVC drop-stitch construction.
  • It can carry a lot of weight. 
  • Lightweight.
  • Strong quality yet budget SUP.
  • There’s a large bungee system on the nose of the board.

Cons

  • It only comes with a center fin. but, side-fins are not needed in flat water where SUP yoga is enjoyed and would only add drag
  • The included pump is a single chamber design; it can somehow take time to inflate to the utmost pressure. Nevertheless, the board performs well, around 12 to 15 PSI, which does not take too much effort.

If you want a board that you can use for touring and all-around, check the Glide O2 board instead. I have personally tested it and I guarantee awesome performance 😎

Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board
Glide Lotus

What Makes Glide Yoga SUP Awesome?

The Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board is made from the highest quality materials and is designed to last. It is also extremely stable, so you can feel safe and secure while you are on it. The best part about this paddle board is that it is very versatile. You can use it for yoga, paddle boarding, or even just relaxing in the sun, getting a tan.

This fitness SUP will be an excellent investment for you, and it will last for a long time.

Glide uses 1,300 denier fusion military-grade PVC for the SUP’s shell with a high-density premium drop-stitch core. This design guarantees that you will be working out on this board for many years to come.

All SUP paddlers or yogis will enjoy the full-length EVA deck pad that is very comfortable and has a great amount of grip. The open area on the board provides much more space than traditional yoga mats.

This inflatable SUP is comfortable, lightweight, and perfect for playing around on the water. Thanks to its volume of 300L, this SUP has a capacity of 400 lbs, allowing you to bring your furry friend with you or have up to 2 pax on the board at the same time.

Although this is a great board for stability, it actually does not have good tracking. Due to the board’s 35-inch width, it somehow zig-zags considerably, but it is not really a touring board like other boards so that is ok in my opinion.

Overall, the Glide Lotus Yoga paddle board was made for yoga enthusiasts who want to try out paddle board yoga. 

Specifications

length
Length
10' / 304cm
width
Width
35" / 88.9cm
thickness
Thickness
6" / 15.2cm
weight
Weight
25 lbs / 11.33 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
400 lbs / 181 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
15 PSI
colour options
Board type
Yoga
skill
Skill
Beginner and Intermediate
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Primary use
Yoga/Recreational

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Speed on the water
Fast enough for casual paddling, fins generally help with performance.

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Transport
It is easy to transport and very portable, thanks to the convenient carrying handle in the center of the board.

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Stability
Not only does it offer a high level of stability, but it also has a durable and rugged hull suitable for SUPs in this price range.

Professional’s Experience

Hands-on experience with the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board

I have been practicing yoga on the water for a while now, and I was intrigued when I saw the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board. I can’t resist trying out different yoga boards to rate their resilience.

The board is designed specifically for yoga and meditation, with a raised platform in the center to provide stability and comfort.  

Glide Lotus
Glide Lotus

It has a built-in carrying handle so you can easily transport it from your car to the water. I found the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board to be an incredibly stable and comfortable platform for SUP yoga and an absolute pleasure to use.

If you are new to SUPing yoga, then you will be pleased to know that the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board comes with everything you need. You will find a backpack, pump, paddle, and many other accessories so you can get in the water right away.


Glide Lotus
Glide Lotus

I was surprised at how stable the board was, even when I was doing some of the more advanced poses. And the point that it floated made it much easier to relax and focus on my breath.

I would certainly recommend this SUP to anyone who wants to try yoga or meditation on the water. You can use the Glide Lotus Yoga paddle board as an everyday all-around flat water SUP too.

Important features

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Setup

  • Full-Length EVA Deck Pad
    It is actually common for SUP boards to be of limited use for yoga due to having a small deck pad. 
  • Large Platform With Lots of Space for Workouts
    I am actually delighted with the amount of space that Glide has given me for my fitness or workouts. The Lotus Yoga is 10′ x 36′, which is an excellent size for yoga. 
  • Stable and Rigid Board Design
    Having a lot of space would not be any use if the board was wobbling and bending all over the place. Thankfully the company has designed the SUP to be a stable and comfortable platform. The board has a flat bottom design that further improves stability and enhances Glide when you are paddling.
  • Yoga Orientated Design 
    The lotus flower graphic will look good for a long time. Glide has actually used die-cut EVA for the full-size non-slip mat. Which means that the colors won’t wear off as you get on the screen-printed pads found on lesser boards.
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Fins
The Lotus Yoga Paddle Board comes with only one large removable center fin for tracking purposes.

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Material
The material used in this product was a military-grade PVC with Glide Fusion drop stitching technology.

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Inflate / deflate
You can inflate your board in around 12 minutes! To speed up the process, I recommend my absolute best OM Shark II electric pump. Deflating is just as easy – simply open the valve and let the air out. The whole process takes less than five minutes, making it a breeze to get on and off the water. Overall, this product is extremely user-friendly and requires minimal effort.

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Warranty
Glide is so confident in the quality and design of its products that it offers a 30-day guarantee window to make a return if you are not happy with your paddleboard. Moreover, you will get a two-year limited warranty if you purchase your board through us on their website.

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Design
Glide Lotus paddle board is truly designed for SUP yoga, but it can do more than that. It is perfect for flat water and open ocean paddling. 


In The Package: What’s in the box

Paddle

The Glide Lotus Yoga SUP comes ready to go with a 3-piece paddle that you can adjust around 70″ to 86″ in length to really suit your height. The blade is constructed from an ultra-tough composite that is highly resilient to damage. The shaft is manufactured from fiberglass. The paddle will just float if you manage to drop it while attempting a transition from paddling to working out.

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Glide Board Paddle

Leash

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Glide Leash

The leash with the Glide Lotus Yoga paddle board is 10′ long so that it won’t hinder your movements. It’s also coiled, which means you do not have to worry about the long length getting in the way.

Pump

The pump has a PSI gauge, so you will know when you reach the amount of pressure. If ever you find manually inflating a bit of a chore, Glide offers an upgrade to an electric SUP pump, which is also highly recommended. I recommend getting my favorite electric pump, the OM Shark II electric pump that will speed up the process and reach the needed PSI without any issue.

Wheeled Backpack

The backpack has rolling wheels that make it easy and more accessible for transport. The backpack has space for lots of added accessories, equipment, and valuables actually.

Kayak Seat

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Kayak seat with the Glide

This just adds to the easy-going fun of this board. The Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board still does not track all that well, but it is more about fitness and enjoying the water. The seat fits securely and easily to the board’s side D-rings via the included clips and straps. For another extra storage, there is even a pocket on the back of the seat that is a good place to keep some small things safely. 

Repair Kit

Yes, Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board also has a repair kit! All inflatable paddle boards come with a repair kit that includes a couple of PVC patches, waterproof glue, and a valve tightener.

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Glide repair kit

Fin Set

The Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board has a center fin that is sensible for flat water conditions. This is actually an excellent feature as it means that you can just customize the setup for whatever water conditions you want to use your board in. 

Into fishing? Check out Glide’s Angler SUP with all the accessories needed for fishing included!

Additional Accessories

Life Jacket

This is a must-have accessory, especially if there will be children or pets on the paddleboard. You can’t just put on any old life jacket and call it good when paddle boarding. You need a properly-fitting personal flotation device (PFD) that is comfortable and won’t get in your way while paddling. While there are many different types and styles of PFDs on the market, here are a few things to consider when choosing the right one for you.

Consider the type of paddle boarding you’ll be doing most often. If you are doing primarily flatwater paddling, you’ll want a different PFD than if you’re planning on tackling some whitewater rapids. Comfort is vital. You don’t want to constantly adjust and readjust your PFD while you’re out on the water, so make sure it fits well and doesn’t chafe or rub in any uncomfortable ways.

Because the SUP has so many activities to offer, it’s best to invest in a high-quality and comfortable life jacket to keep the passengers safe. Keep in mind that you must ensure everyone’s safety. With more options to choose from, an infant life jacket and a dog life jacket are available.

Waterproof Fanny Pack

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Glide Lotus

If you’re planning on hitting the waves for a day of paddle boarding, you’ll want to make sure you have all the gear you need to stay safe and comfortable. One essential item is a waterproof fanny pack. This will help keep your valuables safe and dry as you enjoy your time on the water. There are a few things to consider when choosing a waterproof fanny pack. First, think about what size you need. A smaller bag will be fine if you’re only bringing a few small items with you. But if you’re carrying things like sunscreen, snacks, and extra clothes, you’ll need something more significant.

Electric Pump

The electric pump is an excellent addition to any paddle boarder’s arsenal. It is easy to get your board inflated and ready to hit the water. No more struggling with manual pumps or worrying about whether or not you’ve got enough air in your board. The electric pump does all the work for you.

Kayak Conversion Kit/Seat Cushion

Because the Glide is also a great fishing paddleboard, you might want to consider adding a kayak seat to make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable, especially if you have a passenger.

Water Proof Speakers

A waterproof speaker will enhance your paddling experience on the water. While you’re doing your activity, listen to your favorite song! When paddling, good music will lighten the mood; you can even dance while on the water on this paddleboard because it is guaranteed to be stable! Invest in a high-quality, waterproof sticker that you will be able to use for a long time.

Hard/Soft Coolers

The SUP has two storage areas on the front and back, allowing you to add either a hard or soft cooler. Bring your favorite drink out on the water with you! It’s so much easier to stay hydrated when you have a SUP Cooler with you! This is also recommended for paddlers who will be out on the water for several hours!

Paddle board lock

While paddle boarding is a relatively new sport, its popularity has exploded in recent years. With that increase in popularity, there has also been an increase in people looking for ways to protect their investments. A Paddleboard lock is one of the best ways to do that. There are a few different types of paddleboard locks on the market, but they all serve the same purpose – to keep your board safe from theft. The most important thing to look for in a lock is something that will be difficult for thieves to cut through or break.

Optional accessories (my must-haves – not included)

Here are two of my favorite accessories for this year. One for safety and one because I like to use my time wisely (like take pictures while my board inflates itself) 😋

outdoormaster-sup-pump

Outdoormaster Shark 2
My favorite Electric SUP pump among all. Buy it here and save 35% with code TOM35 today.

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Restube classic
Because extra safety measures never hurt anyone! Buy it here and save 10% with code SUPWORLD10 today.


Difference between an Inflatable board and a Hard board

Advantages Inflatable board

  • Easy to take on holiday (even on the plane)
  • Easy to store in the winter days
  • Much cheaper
  • Technology has improved greatly over the past 10 years. For this reason, these boards are now almost hard to distinguish from hard boards

Advantages Hardboard

  • More speed, which is important if you are a professional
  • Easier to make sharp turns on the water because the board is thinner
  • No inflation needed, you can get on the water right away

Other reviews of the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board Online

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Glide Lotus

judge.me: “I live on a lake and would see people using the paddle boards and wondered if I could do it. Started to do some research and came across this company and really liked everything that I read about their products. So I reached out to customer service and told them my issue of having permanent nerve damage /weakness in my right leg and my concerns. They made some suggestions and I immediately decided to purchase the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board. I was like a kid in a candy store when it came! Love the videos to unboxing it, to inflating,which I pumped up and it’s great exercise, tutorials, etc! You can not go wrong with this company! Money well spent on Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board and their quality products and great customer service! Thank you Glide!”

After testing out the Goosehill Sailor, I would choose that board over the Lotus Board.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board

Do you need a life jacket with the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board?

In most cases, yes. Life jackets are always a good idea when you’re on the water, regardless of your skill level. That said, if you’re an experienced paddler and you’re paddling in calm waters, you may not need to wear a life jacket.

How do I store my Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board?

Your Glide O2 Fishing Paddle Board paddle board should be stored in a cool, dry place when not in use. We recommend hanging it on a wall rack if you have the space. This will help prevent warping and damage to the finish.

What are some common problems with paddle boards?

The most common problem with paddle boards is that they get scratched easily. To avoid this, be careful when transporting your board and don’t stand on it in rocky areas. Another common problem is that the fin can come loose. To prevent this, check the fin regularly and tighten it if necessary.

How to take care of the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board?

To care for the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board:
1. Rinse it off with fresh water after each use.
2. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight when not in use.
3. Avoid contact with sharp objects. 

How often should I wax my paddle board?

This depends on how often you use your paddle board and how salty or dirty the water is. In general, however, you should wax your Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board board at least once a month.

Where can I buy a Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board?

You can purchase it from the links above in this article. Our website offers the most reliable purchase and shipping methods from various different online retailers.

What should I do if I capsize?

If you capsize or flip over, the first thing you should do is stay calm. Then, swim to your paddle board and get back on it. If you can’t get back on your board, float on your back until someone comes to help you.

How long will it take to inflate a Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board?

The Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board can be approximately inflated in 5 minutes with an electric pump or about 12 minutes with the included high-pressure hand pump.

Can I take my dog on my Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board?

Yes, you can take your dog on your Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board as long as they are adequately trained and supervised.

Can I use my Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board in salt water?

Yes, you can use your SUP in salt water if you rinse it off with fresh water after each use.

How do I know if my Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board is inflated to the correct pressure?

The recommended inflation pressure for the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board is 15 PSI. You can use a tire pressure gauge to check the pressure of your paddle board.

What is the weight of the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board?

The Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board can support a weight up to 400 pounds. It can take a little bit more weight, though.
The board itself weighs 25lbs.

What type of fin does the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board have?

The Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board has a single center fin.

What does the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board come with?

The Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board comes with a hand pump, a fin, a 3 piece adjustable paddle, a backpack, a leash, a repair kit, a kayak seat, and a carries strap.

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ProductBluefin Aura Fit: The Latest ReviewGlide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board ReviewGoosehill Rainbow R 10’6
BuildInflatableInflatableInflatable
SkillBeginnerBeginner and IntermediateBeginner / Advanced
Price $649.00 $599.00 $569.00
Score8.687.6
All-round
Touring
Surfing
Yoga

Conclusion – Should I buy this board?

This paddle board brags a high level of stability and comfort, making it convenient for trying yoga positions while on flat water. If ever you found this review helpful, please be sure to share it with your friends or family who are also interested in SUP boarding. If you want to find out more about boats or what it’s like on the water, or if you have any questions about the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board or any other SUP boards, feel free to leave a comment and follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We’re always happy to help! 

If you found this review helpful, please share it with your friends or family who are also interested in SUP boarding. If you want to learn more about boats or what it’s like on the water, or if you have questions about the Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board or any other SUP boards, feel free to comment and follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We’re always happy to help! 

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Have a Blast SUPing!


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Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)

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Bluefin Aura Fit: The Latest Review Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board Review Goosehill Rainbow R 10’6
Product Bluefin Aura Fit: The Latest Review Glide Lotus Yoga Paddle Board Review Goosehill Rainbow R 10’6
Build Inflatable Inflatable Inflatable
Skill Beginner Beginner and Intermediate Beginner / Advanced
Price $649.00 $599.00 $569.00
Score 8.6 8 7.6
All-round
Touring
Surfing
Yoga

Specifications

length
Length
10' / 304cm
width
Width
35" / 88.9cm
thickness
Thickness
6" / 15.2cm
weight
Weight
25 lbs / 11.33 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
400 lbs / 181 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
15 PSI
colour options
Board type
Yoga
skill
Skill
Beginner and Intermediate

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Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)