Peak Titan Multi Person Inflatable Paddle Board
What’s better than jumping on your stand up paddle board and taking in some rays whilst gliding along the water? How about doing it with the entire family or a group of friends and all on the same board. Yep, the Peak Titan Multi Person Inflatable Paddle Board offers that and a whole bunch more.
While there are several other multi-person boards on the market, Peak have done a great job in staying true to their build quality whilst at the same time increasing the capacity and reducing the comparative over all weight of the Titan making it ideal for the whole family.
Let’s take a look at some of its key features and characteristics.
Length: 12′ (366 cm)
Width: 45″ (114 cm)
Thickness/Depth: 8″ (20 cm)
Construction: Military Grade Dual-Layer PVC
Volume: 584 litres
Weight: 34 lbs (15.4 kg)
User Weight: 500 lbs (227 kg)
Paddle: 2 x Adjustable 3-Piece Alloy
Fin: Detachable 9″ Centre / 4 Quad Side Fins
D-rings: N/A – 9 Carry Handles
Pump: 2 x GRI High Pressure Dual-Action
Leash: Not Included
Warranty: 12 Months
Why Paddle Board
As a recreational activity, paddle boarding offers some tremendous health and fitness benefits ranging from a full body workout engaging many of the core muscles albeit in a low impact way through to improved balance, improvements in endurance and stamina, injury rehabilitation, weight loss and improving our cardiovascular health.
An exciting way to unwind and decompress whilst at the same time engaging with nature. As one of the fastest growing water sports globally, if you have access to water then it’s definitely worth giving it a go.
Based in California and founded in 2015 by a team of paddle boarding veterans, Peak Paddle Boards established themselves with an objective of producing the industry’s most stable and reliable inflatable boards capable of offering season after season fun on the water. With stated values of authenticity, design, convenience and exceptional customer service, Peak have positioned themselves to meet the demands of a growing beginner to intermediate paddling market.
At a Glance
☑️ Quality dual layer PVC / drop-stitch construction
☑️ Huge weight carrying capabilities at 500 lbs
☑️ 6-point forward bungee storage area
☑️ Very stable, buoyant and rigid
☑️ 2 times 3-piece paddles
☑️ Striking design and colour scheme
☑️ Light-weight and easily transportable
☑️ 9 neoprene grab handles
☑️ Comfortable EVA foam deck traction pad
☑️ Large detachable centre fin + quad side fins
☑️ Dual valves for faster inflation
– Ankle leash(es) not included within package – understandable given the nature of this board
– No repair kit included
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With dimensions of 12′ – 45″ – 8″, the Titan has a monstrous surface area that can accommodate some serious weight. Comfortably designed for 2-3 people while paddling, the Titan will remain rigid and stable even when loaded up to its carrying capacity of 500 lbs.
Owing to its construction, the Titan is 35% lighter than comparable multi-person models making it far more user-friendly on the water as well as being easier to transport. Like many other quality inflatables, the board is constructed from dual layers of military grade PVC which are wrapped around a very dense drop-stitch core.
Drop-stitch construction uses thousands of polyester threads that are connected to the outer layers of fabric which is what enables the board to maintain its shape once inflated. This method of construction makes the boards particularly rigid and durable so they can withstand impacts with rocks and other floating debris or if accidentally dropped.
While the Titan was certainly not designed to be a performance oriented board, 2 paddlers (with passenger) can still comfortably move through the water with relative ease.
Once you have managed to coordinate your paddling strokes, the board tracks well through the water owing to its large centre fin which is nicely complemented by the smaller side fins which help aid overall paddling and manoeuvrability. With a slight front rocker (upward turned nose) the Titan glides reasonable well across the waters surface.
Two of the biggest features of the Titan are its 45″ width and 8″ thickness. These dimensions are a massive plus when it comes to stability and buoyancy which is really what its all about when it comes to multi-purpose boards. Many of us will no doubt recall trying to pile on to an inflatable when we were kids only to see who would be the last to fall off. You would have to make a serious effort to flip or sink this one so fear not, the fishing rod, drinks and cooler are now in safe hands.
External Board Features
Whilst perhaps less important than a typical all-round or special purpose paddle board where features are tailored to suit a specific style of paddling, the Titan still has a handful of features which are designed to enhance your overall paddling experience.
Grad Handles: I would challenge you to find a SUP that has more handles than the Titan. With front, centre, rear and 6 separate well spaced side grab handles, the Titan has 9 durable and comfortable carry handles making the board very easy to transport once inflated. The handles can also double as accessories attachment points and also make it easy to connect when towing or if attaching multiple boards together.
Deck Traction Pad: deck padding is important for both comfort and traction on all paddle boards. With in excess of two-thirds of the boards surface covered in a dimpled soft EVA foam, the board can comfortably accommodate multiple riders or your dog whether you’re standing or kneeling whilst paddling or for general leisure or exercise. The padding is also embossed with the Peak signature logo which adds to its striking appearance.
Bungee System: the 6-point front bungee system is similar to what we would see on other all-round boards. It is generously sized providing ample room for storage of your dry bag, water bottles or other personal effects. The 6 D-rings can also double as accessories attachment points.
Fins: its a big boy so definitely needs some assistance in manoeuvring through the water. The detachable tool-less 9″ centre fin snaps into position in seconds allowing for easy attachment and removal when packed into the travel bag. It is this fin that enables the board to hold a straight line whilst paddling so even for a board of this size, it still tracks quite well. The 4 quad side fins (side bites) also aid direction and manoeuvrability when making turns or changes in direction while paddling.
Inflation Values: given its size, the Titan has two Halkey Roberts inflation valves neatly tucked away at the tail of the board. With dual pumps, the board can be easily inflated or deflated in tandem to its recommended 15 psi in only a few minutes. This is a really useful feature given its size so a nice touch from the manufacturers.
Included within the package:
Paddles: the 2 x 3-piece paddles are fully adjustable to suit paddlers of all heights. Made from aluminium they will definitely do the job but if you are looking for a more performance based light-weight paddle then its worth investing in a carbon shaft paddle. Much lighter and stiffer and typically coupled with a better quality blade, carbon paddles are a whole while investment and will definitely enhance paddling efficiency and performance.
Pumps: the package comes with 2 durable GRI high pressure single chamber dual action pumps making for easy board inflation in a matter of minutes.
For those looking to take to the water on a regular basis, it is definitely well worth investing in an electric pump unless of course you enjoy a nice little pre-paddling pumping workout. To learn more check out our Top 5 Electric Pumps which will give you a nice summary of what’s on the market.
Travel Bag: the durable duffle bag contains a large centre opening with sufficient room to fit the deflated SUP and all board accessories. It has 2 large shoulder carry straps plus grab handles on either end.
The package also includes a bonus waterproof cell phone holder with lanyard.
The Titan is a well constructed multi-person board that is perfect for family and friends. Offering a huge surface area and loads of carrying capacity, the board can comfortably accommodate 2-3 paddlers or even more if you’re simply looking for a mini floating dock to play around on. While it is not designed to be a performance based board, it’s rigidity and stability coupled with the multi-fin system still allow for a nice recreational paddle in both flat water and mild choppy water conditions.
For those looking for a quality all-round multi-person board, the PEAK 12′ Titan should definitely be on your short list.CHECK AVAILABILITY / BUY NOW
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