Trekking: The SipaBoard is the SUP of the 21st century

first_img If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? PrepDeck Makes Meal Prep Work a Breeze Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.Related: The Manual’s stand up paddle board guide | Three Brother’s Paddle BoardsThese days, the term “smart” is thrown around rather loosely. Everything from our washing machine to our tennis racket is now considered a piece of smart technology, typically owing to little more than a few built-in sensors designed to provide us with additional functionality in the form of remote controls and in-depth analytics. However, the SipaBoard Smart Paddle Board ($1,530) offers more than just wireless functionality and a rock-hard, floating platform to stand on while skirting the lake.The SipaBoard isn’t your average SUP. First off, the self-inflating board uses a brushless electric jet motor to inflate to the self-regulated pressure in under 5 minutes. It’s made of durable, double-layered PVC that’s incredibly rigid when inflated, too, yet it remains flimsy enough for you to fold up and stow in a backpack when need be. The aforementioned jet-propulsion system — which neatly rests in the center of the board and showcases a mesh bottom for preventing unwanted debris from getting sucked in — also helps it achieve 3.5 knots of assistance when needed, providing power for up to an hour under the weight of your average male boarder or three when cruising at 2 knots.However, the SipaBoard wouldn’t be considered smart if it didn’t pack in some form of additional tech. The watercraft features built-in controls in the handle of the paddle for increasing and decreasing speed, along with a button that essentially functions as a kill switch for the motor. An accompanying mobile app for Android and iOS devices even takes the Bluetooth-enabled controls one step further, pairing them with real-time metrics about the battery level, range, and speed of the board for a better look. Now, if only we didn’t have to wait until the beginning of fall to pick one up for ourselves…Check out SipaBoard online for more information, or to pre-order one of several board packages before they begin shipping in September. How to Use a French Press Coffee Maker Editors’ Recommendations The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img

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