The Best SUP Kit

Jul 18, 2013
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Courtesy of NRS

Supping is a great way to catch a wave, or chisel your abs, but the bulkiness of most SUPs makes them somewhere between impractical and impossible to store if you don’t have a full-sized garage. NRS’s new nine-foot-long 34-inch-wide Tyrant is a different beast: It rolls down into a backpack small enough to be stuffed under a bed or shoved in a closet.

But inflated on the water, it’s sporty and ready to glide through the surf. A grippy diamond pattern foam deck gives you purchase, whether you’re running rivers or paddling flatwater for fitness, and an interchangeable fin lets you adapt the Tyrant to local conditions. The stomp pad is the full width of the deck, which means secure maneuvering when you need to act fast.

And when you’re traveling to the nearest ocean or river, because it’s inflatable, there’s no roof rack required. Comes with a handy carry/storage pack, fins, pressure gauge, high-pressure pump, Leafield valve adapter and repair kit. Available now,

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