Glide Touring Paddle board

Overview
Touring
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7
Our score
Stability
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Design
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Performance
8
Price/Quality ratio
6
Supplied accessories
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Glide Touring Paddle Board – Tour Like a Pro SUP Lover!

Glide, a SUP company founded in 2008, is also known for its durability, performance, and production of lightweight paddleboards.

The company manufactures impressive and innovative paddleboards with excellent performance and features. They have been in the industry for a long time and are, therefore, well-known by their boards. People in the paddling community are also eager for this company to produce more excellent SUP boards! They have developed various board uses that provide riders with various experiences.

Let’s take a closer look at the Glide Touring paddle board and everything you get with it!

Glide Touring Paddle Board
Glide Touring Paddle Board

Most Suitable For:

The O2 Glide Touring paddle board was created for anyone who enjoys being on the water with waves. This SUP board has a weight capacity of up to 400 pounds and is very sturdy and flexible due to the high-quality materials used. This Glide Touring paddle board water paddleboard is durable, stable, and easy to maneuver.

This Glide Touring Paddleboard is 12 feet long and 6 inches thick! This is one of the fastest touring boards on the market, and you should be excited about it!

If you want a SUP board that performs well in flat water and can travel long distances, the 02 Quest Glide Touring paddleboard is a great choice. This SUP board is made with advanced technology and high-quality construction materials.

I’ll go over more specifics about this SUP down below.

Pros

  • EVA Deck Pad in Full Length
  • Eco-friendly and long-lasting
  • SUP pump with a large capacity
  • Kit for Repair
  • Backpack with rolling wheels for easy transportation
  • Paddle with 3 Adjustable Pieces
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Cons

  • SUP board stability focused more towards experienced paddlers than beginners.

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 Touring Paddle Board
Glide Touring Paddle Board

What Makes Glide Whitewater Paddle Board Fantastic?

The Glide Touring paddle board is designed to give you the speed you desire over long distances. It 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.

This touring 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 using this board for many years to come.

All SUP paddlers will enjoy the full-length EVA deck pad that is very comfortable and has a great amount of grip.

This inflatable SUP is comfortable, lightweight, and perfect for playing around on the water.

Specifications

length
Length
12'6" / 3.8 m
width
Width
30" / 76.2 cm
thickness
Thickness
6" / 15 cm
weight
Weight
23 lbs / 10 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
400 lbs / 181.4 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
25 PSI
colour options
Board type
Touring
skill
Skill
Advanced

What’s interesting is that the Glide Touring paddle board was created by a professional whitewater rider with over 25 years of experience. This means that the board was designed with experience in mind.

The sleek shape will put you at ease and is designed to cut through the water. If you’re looking for a paddle board that will give you speed while requiring less effort in the water, the Glide Touring paddle board will be the right choice for you!

It is a high-quality board that employs Fusion technology to make the paddleboard stiff and durable! This SUP board also has a full-length EVA deck pad with a 25 PSI rating, which adds to its appeal.

This SUP board will allow you to unleash your inner explorer. With its pin, you will have an easy quick turn.

The Glide Touring paddle board comes with everything you need to get started paddling. A simple three-piece adjustable high-quality paddle with a rolling wheels backpack for easier carrying and transportation. Read on for more information on this Glide Touring Paddleboard.

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Primary use
Touring/Fitness/Yoga /Recreational

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Speed on the water
The Glide Touring paddle board is designed for speed, so you won’t have to exert too much effort to achieve the top speed. With the frequency that it provides, I believe that this SUP board will achieve and impress the riders.

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Transport
The Glide Touring paddle board comes with a rolling wheel backpack for easy transportation and carrying. The SUP board backpack is made of high-quality materials as well. It also has neoprene carry handles to make grasping and carrying the SUP board in the water more comfortable.

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Stability
This SUP board may not provide you with the necessary stability. Some of the reviews I’ve read have expressed dissatisfaction with this. If you’re a beginner, you should spend some time practicing with this board. However, if you are an experienced rider, you will appreciate how well this board performs despite its lack of stability.

Professional’s Experience

The Glide Touring Paddle Board is suitable for anyone with previous SUP experience who wants to go out on the waves. Whether you’re looking for a convenient way to take a lake paddle session or you’re heading out to the ocean. The design is strong and adaptable to either. 

The full specs for the board are impressive for an inflatable design. It is only twenty-three pounds, in addition to the 400-pound weight limit, which allows it to carry a variety of other accessories on board too.

The Glide Touring paddle board is twelve feet and six inches long, which is more than enough for a person to lie on if necessary. The board is six inches thick and thirty inches wide when fully inflated. In addition, there is a volume of 320 liters.

Glide Touring Paddle Board

In addition to its basic specifications, this stand-up paddleboard has been designed with several features that make it a great board. One of these features is the GLIDE Touring Paddleboard fusion technology, which was used in its design. The equivalent of military-grade PVC is said to be blended PVC. The benefit is that the board is lighter but far more durable than if it were made of standard PVC. This has been used throughout the board to increase its durability and rigidity


Glide Touring Paddle Board

There is also an anchor point feature on the board. This allows you to be towed by another board or to do the towing yourself. They also serve as a convenient anchor point for attaching your paddleboard to a dock or other hardpoint.

The board’s deck is dyed so the color doesn’t fade as you use it. Even better, the front end of the board has a set of tightened bungee cords that can be used as cargo space. Excellent if you want to bring some extra luggage. This is useful for storing the repair kit and the air pump that come with the board.

In addition to a standard fin, the Glide Touring Paddleboard has a useful fin hook. This is useful because it allows you to change the fin you’re using depending on the situation.

You’ll want a shorter fin in shallow water to avoid scraping against the bottom. However, if you want to go paddleboarding in the ocean, you will need a longer fin for control.

The accessories included in the Glide Touring Paddleboard are also made of high-quality materials, and these are some accessories that I believe are essential when paddling.

Backpack, paddle, leash, repair kit, SUP hand pump, kayak seat, and carry strap are all included. The Glide Paddleboard comes with a two-year warranty. Read more on that below.

Important features

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Setup

  • The Glide Touring paddle board cargo areas come standard with a large load to keep your items secure on the deck.
  • It has an easy-carry handle that is comfortable enough to grip while out on the water with your SUP board.
  • The airtight seal is reinforced with a high-pressure heat-pressed seam. An additional layer of Military-grade PVC ensures a watertight and airtight seam
  • It has an Ultra-Reinforced drop stitch and can be inflated to 25 PSI. The recommended air pressure for this SUP board is 15 psi for peak performance.
  • It has a fin box in the USA style that allows you to replace any longboard fin on the market.
  • The Glide Touring paddle board is made of ultra-durable fusion PVC. This increases the stiffness of the paddleboard.
  • It has a premium length deck pad that is a die-cut EVA pad, ensuring that the colors remain true and do not wear off.
  • The Glide Touring paddle board features a D-ring under the nose that can be used to tow another board or as an anchor point.
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Fins
The Glide Touring paddle board has two side fins and one center fin box that is also a USA Fin box, making the replacement of the center fin easier. Different center fins are available on the market. It also has a center fin in the shape of a dolphin.

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Material
The Glide touring paddleboard was built with an ultra-durable fusion construction, making the SUP board stiff and extra durable. It is made of quadruple layer military-grade PVC and has a woven drop stitch core. High-quality materials are used in the Glide SUP boards for an extreme adventure on the water.

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Inflate / deflate
I was able to inflate the board in 6 minutes using the 2-speed dual-action hand pump. This is also dependent on your pumping technique.

If you don’t want to deal with less hassle, you should invest in an electric SUP pump to make the inflation process more convenient and relaxed. I recommend my absolute best OM Shark II electric pump.

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Warranty
The Glide touring paddle board comes with a two-year warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee. For more information on the warranty of this board, please read the warranty terms on their website.

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Design
This paddle board is built for speed for your extra-long mile adventure on the water. Because of the materials used, you will also receive a high-quality SUP board.

Although it lacks stability, it provides excellent performance, especially for paddlers who can handle a less stable SUP board. The board is also simple to glide and maneuver.


In The Package: What’s in the box

Kayak Seat & Carry Strap

Since it’s a touring SUP, I love that Glide cared to include a kayak seat. This way, when exploring and paddling for hours, you can sit and relax with a drink or a bite and still paddle. When sitting, you are also more stable on the board, so this is a great plus!

Paddle

The paddle on the Glide Paddleboard is made of fiberglass with an ABS blade. The paddle can also be easily adjusted from 71 to 85 inches in length and weighs 2 pounds. With this lightweight accessory, you can paddle with ease!

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Glide Touring paddle Board Paddle

Leash

A leash with a length of 10′ is also included. A leash is especially important with this SUP board, which has an impressive speed. You might need to bring a leash with you. This will keep your SUP board safe in case you get caught in the water while paddling.

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Glide Touring paddle board leash

3-Piece Fin Set

A USA-type fin set is also included with the Glide Touring paddle board. This tremendously helps with tracking and can be easily mounted and dismounted.

Pump

The Glide Touring Paddleboard comes with a hand air pump that has two speeds and dual-action inflation. For some, this may be an issue because pumping a paddleboard requires effort; if this is the case, you should consider purchasing an electric SUP pump to make pumping more convenient and easy without losing your breath.

It was exhausting to inflate the board, and it took me 15 minutes to get it up to 15 PSI. An electric SUP pump will speed up the process and reach the needed PSI without any issues.

Wheeled Backpack

The package of the Glide touring paddle board includes a high-quality backpack. The backpack weighs 37 pounds and has a pocket in which you can store some of your personal belongings. With its material, I can say it is a high-quality SUP bag that also includes wheels to make transportation much easier.

Repair Kit

The Glide touring paddle board comes with a repair kit. This is one of the essential items to have when paddling in the water because you never know what might happen. This Glide whitewater paddle board, in particular, requires a repair kit because it is designed for extreme adventures in rivers and whitewater, which are prone to some circumstances that may necessitate the use of this repair kit as first aid.

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Glide touring paddle board repair kit

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

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 Touring paddle board Online

Glide Touring Paddle Board
Glide Touring Paddle Board

glidesup.com: “Perfect Experience! My Glide touring paddle board arrived quickly and everything was included with the package. The board is beautiful and I don’t see any defects. I had questions before I bought it and they answered immediately. Recommend!”

glidesup.com: “This is why you have friends. I was about to purchase another board whose name shall remain nameless. I like this particular brand and have had two of their boards over the last 4 or 5 years. well, my good friend and paddling partner intervened and said I should check glide out before I bought anything. I tried her glide inflatable, I believe it’s called 02, and wow I was incredibly impressed. I can’t believe how effortlessly this board cuts through the water, far and away the fastest board I’ve been on, perfect for long paddles. waiting for my O2 to arrive and plan on spending a great deal of time on it this spring and summer.”


Frequently Asked Questions about The Glide Touring paddle board

Is the Glide Touring paddle board durable?

The Glide Touring paddle board is a tough SUP. Designed to perform in rough waters and withstand the most punishment. The primary function of this SUP board is to conquer whitewater runs.

Is the Glide Touring paddle board an All-Around SUP?

It is a touring paddle board best suited for exploring and paddling long distances for people with more SUP experience.

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 Touring Paddle Board?

To care for the Glide Touring 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 whitewater paddle board board at least once a month.

What is the maximum carrying capacity of the Glide Touring Paddle Board?

It can accommodate up to 400 lbs of maximum capacity.

What is the weight of the Glide Touring Paddleboard?

It weighs 23 lbs.

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 many fins does the Glide Touring Paddle Board have?

It has two removable side fins and one center fin with a US box, making it simple to replace your fins.

How long is the warranty on the Glide Touring paddle board?

It has a 2-year warranty with a 30-day guarantee upon purchase.

Does the Glide Touring Paddle Board have an action-camera mount?

No.

How many handles does the Glide Touring Paddle Board have?

It has multiple handles for easy transport and carrying.

How long does it take to inflate the Glide Touring Paddle Board?

Inflating the SUP board to 15 PSI took me 15 minutes.

11′ & 12′ Gili Adventure SUPGlide Touring Paddle boardBluefin Cruise 10’8″ Review
Product11′ & 12′ Gili Adventure SUPGlide Touring Paddle boardBluefin Cruise 10’8″ Review
BuildInflatable InflatableInflatable
SkillBeginner and IntermediateAdvancedBeginner
Price $559.97 $799.00 €399.00
Score8.2710
All-round
Touring
Surfing
Yoga
Glide Touring Paddle Board
Glide Touring Paddle Board

Conclusion – Should I buy the Glide Touring Paddle Board board?

The Glide Touring paddleboard could be a great option for paddlers looking for speed, easy gliding, and a simple maneuver SUP board. Because this SUP board does not have the best stability, beginners may struggle to find the right balance.

This SUP board is best used in flat water, especially for experienced paddlers looking to cover long distances. With its speed, it will undoubtedly provide you with an extreme water adventure! This could be an excellent SUP board if you want to practice your SUP racing. The Glide Touring paddle board has excellent features that make it an excellent SUP board for leisure and thrilling paddling.

The design is strong and adaptable either. It allows the Glide Touring paddle board to support a wide range of accessories together with the paddler up to 400 pounds. The full specs for the board are impressive for an inflatable. It is only 23 pounds, in addition to the 400-pound weight limit, which allows it to carry multiple accessories along with the paddler.

The Glide Touring paddle board is twelve feet and six inches long, which is more than enough for a person to lie on if necessary. The board is six inches thick and thirty inches wide when fully inflated. In addition, there is a volume of 320 liters.

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11′ & 12′ Gili Adventure SUP Glide Touring Paddle board Bluefin Cruise 10’8″ Review
Product 11′ & 12′ Gili Adventure SUP Glide Touring Paddle board Bluefin Cruise 10’8″ Review
Build Inflatable Inflatable Inflatable
Skill Beginner and Intermediate Advanced Beginner
Price $559.97 $799.00 €399.00
Score 8.2 7 10
All-round
Touring
Surfing
Yoga

Specifications

length
Length
12'6" / 3.8 m
width
Width
30" / 76.2 cm
thickness
Thickness
6" / 15 cm
weight
Weight
23 lbs / 10 kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
400 lbs / 181.4 kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
25 PSI
colour options
Board type
Touring
skill
Skill
Advanced

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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 :)