Easy Eddy: the world's first collapsible hard SUP

May 24, 2019 | Surfing
Easy Eddy: a collapsible hard SUP | Photo: Artech MPS

Hard stand-up paddleboards (SUP) are difficult to transport and store. But not this one.

Easy Eddy is a three-piece modular paddleboard that combines the convenience of an inflatable SUP with the performance of a standard fiberglass board.

The portable and virtually indestructible SUP was designed by Artech MPS, a Massachusetts-based startup with a love of being on the water.

"We found that stand-up paddleboards may be a lot of fun, but they can also be a hassle to store and transport," explains Dean Pariseau, co-founder of Artech MPS.

"Easy Eddy is split into three sections that can be connected together in less than 60 seconds."

Easy Eddy: a hard stand-up paddleboard that fits inside a car | Photo: Artech MPS

Fits Inside Cars

Easy Eddy is made almost entirely out of reclaimed and recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and is equipped with a retractable fin that folds in for transportation.

Features also include a full-length deck pad, a sealed storage hatch, bungee straps for securing items that can get wet, an action camera mount, and even a water bottle receptacle.

The world's first lightweight paddleboard that easily collapses into three pieces will fit inside cars, boats, and elevators.

The 10'2'' collapsible, 240-liter hard SUP weighs 37 pounds (16.8 kilograms) and can be checked in as luggage at the airport.

It will retail at $1,049 by summer 2019.