Technology

Innovation, Quality & Performance
Gladiator are a true revolution, with construction that competes with the best. With three construction types to choose between,there is a board for everybody.

Gladiator Light Range

Lightweight Dropstitch Technology With Impressive Stiffness At An Unbeatable Price.

Premium PVC dropstitch with a 2nd textile substrate and features a central stringer for ultimate rigidity.

The Gladiator Light Range of inflatable paddleboards are made from premium PVC dropstitch with a 2nd textile substrate and features a central stringer for ultimate rigidity. A straight rail & wide tail create great glide and stability. Gladiator also boasts a 4.75″ thickness in the all-round ranges for optimum performance; The uncompromising Gladiator construction means that a stiff board is created at 4.75" thick for a superior paddling experience. There is no better built entry price-point inflatable paddleboard on the market.

The Light Range includes six models and the most popular sizes for kids and adults. Made from single-layer PVC on a strong 1000den textile substrate. For better rigidity, but still keeping budget in mind, the upper and lower surfaces of these SUP boards are fitted with stringers, which are essentially additional wide strips of reinforced PVC. The side rails of the Light boards are provided with a double reinforced edge, These rails are premium and hard wearing.

The excellent usability of the Gladiator Light Range is complemented by a package of extras. Included in the package is a 3pc Alloy paddle, US fin box and fin, coiled leash, a double action pump and paddle board bag.

Prices start at £389

Gladiator Pro Range

Premium Double-Laminated Fusion With 1000 Den Substrate For The Ultimate In Stiffness & Durability.

Double laminated fusion technology with 1000 den substrate with double reinforced strong edge tech.

The Gladiator Pro range combines the quality and reliability of our super-popular SUP boards of the 2019 Elite range with a new design (and Pro name), which allows the boards to look even better on water. The Gladiator Pro range includes 7 boards with sizes ranging from 10’4 to 12’6. The boards utilise Fusion technology and are made of high-quality two-layered PVC on a 1000 den textile substrate which gives stiffness whilst keeping the board light.

For 2020, we have reinforced the models with Xstrong edge innovative technology. The new technology allows us to add to the ‘solid’ board effect. Thanks to its design and manufacturing method the narrow super-strong edge becomes an integral part of the SUP board, as a result, the board offers even more rigidity, glide and performance with the added bonus that the thinner edge looks stunning.

The excellent usability of the Gladiator Pro Range is complemented by a premium package of extras. Included in the package is a 3pc Carbon Nylon paddle, white bendy fin and US fin Box, Bravo double-action pump, a coiled leash, and a spacious wheeled rucksack bag, all branded Gladiator.

Prices start at £495

Gladiator Elite Range

Woven Dropstitch - The Absolute Ultimate In Lightweight Stiffness.

Woven dropstitch - A minimum weight and a focus on detail gives those striving for perfection - 'SUP Perfection'

The Gladiator Elite Range are made with the new, worlds most advanced WOVEN DROPSTITCH, offering a board thats even stiffer with no compromise on durability. The weave has less give than the traditional knitted method, which gives the superior flex and rigidity. The 2 layer sandwich of 1000 den substrate adds to the stiffness, whilst keeping the board incredibly lightweight.

For 2020, we have reinforced the models with Xstrong edge innovative technology. The new technology allows us to add to the ‘solid’ board effect. Thanks to its design and manufacturing method the narrow super-strong edge becomes an integral part of the SUP board, as a result, the board offers even more rigidity, glide and performance with the added bonus that the thinner edge looks stunning.

The excellent usability of the Gladiator Elite Range is complemented by a premium package of extras. Included in the package is a Full Carbon 3pc paddle, white US fin box and bendy fin, coiled leash, a Bravo SUPer Pump, and wheeled paddle board bag, all branded Gladiator.

A minimum weight, a focus on details, excellent handling properties, and the super-reliable base under your feet: the Gladiator Elite boards are an uncompromising solution for those who choose the best.

Prices start at £689
Delve a little deeper
Find out more about what makes the Gladiator Light, Pro & Elite inflatable paddleboards so great. Click the links below.
  • Gladiator boards have been designed by pioneering sports people who understand how the shape of the board influences stability. Long side rails and a wide tail create a stable shape that glides through the water in a straight line, perfect for beginners to advanced paddlers, whether SUP surfing, touring or playing with the kids.

  • Most allround boards in the Gladiator range are made from 4.75" thick high density drop-stitch, Gladiator paddeboards are up there with the best, Gladiator understanding that the thickness of the board is as important as the width and the length.

    Why is 4.75" thick drop-stitch so important? and why not use 6 inch drop-stitch? 4.75" is the closest any board manufacturer can get to the thickness of a hard board. 4" is too thin and the board will flex with weight over 7 stone (45kg). 6" is too thick; The board volume sits high out of the water, which is fine on a perfectly flat days when there is no wind or waves, but in anything other than flat water paddling, stability will become much more difficult.

    Once past 11'4, boards have to become thicker to support the length. Gladiator boards are made with the same high density dropstitch which allows touring and race boards to be ultra stiff at this longer length, with thickness been supported by straight rails, a square tail and a pointed nose.

  • Gladiators are engineered to be rigid and stable and to be as thin as possible at the same time. This is accomplished through the X-strong rail edge tech, alongside the double laminated weave with the reinforced textile substrate. Gladiator Pro and Elite boards use double reinforced X-strong edge tech, the strong edge is a premium technology used only by premium brands. Boards that use this technology look thinner from the side as the strong edge uses a thin rail design but this technology also allows for the rail to be a lot stiffer too. The double laminated dropstitch (woven dropstitch in the Elite) with the textile substrate also allows the board to be stiffer and lighter. Put all 3 technologies together and this is what makes for an extremely premium rigid light SUP Board.

    Gladiator Light are exceptional entry level boards. Gladiator uses dropstitch with a reinforced substrate to give stiffness and rigidity, adding a stiffening stringer through the centre of the board, top and bottom, to ensure maximum rigidity within this entry level board. Gladiator uses standard double reinforced edge adding durability and stiffness through the rail. Put all 3 technologies together and this is what makes for an extremely rigid light SUP Board at an affordable entry level price.

  • All Gladiator boards within the Light, Pro and Elite range feature both rear and centre handles. These make it easy to carry the board to the beach, lake and river. It also makes a huge difference to paddling or carrying the board in shallow water as this is where the paddler can use the handle at the back, carrying the board with the fin out of the water shallow water.

  • All Gladiator paddleboards come with a full package; everything you need to get out on the water.

    Gladiator Light Range is complemented by a package of extras - Alloy 3 piece paddle, Bravo double action pump, Gladiator rucksack paddleboard bag, leash, repair kit and 3 years warranty.

    Gladiator Pro Range is complemented by a package of extras - Carbon Nylon 3 piece paddle, Bravo double action pump, Gladiator wheeled rucksack paddleboard bag, leash, repair kit and 3 years warranty.

    Gladiator Elite Range is complemented by a stunning package of extras - All carbon 3 piece paddle, as well as the highly reviewed SUPer pump, Gladiator wheeled rucksack paddleboard bag, leash, repair kit and 3 years warranty.

  • Gladiator operate with an attention to detail throughout the manufacture process that can only be achieved from within a dedicated paddleboard factory. Gladiator's factory is just for Gladiator paddleboards and ribs, meaning the dedicated team really know what they're doing, and do it to perfection.

  • For total customer confidence and satisfaction Gladiator include 3 years extended warranty as standard on all Gladiator boards and 1 year on all the accessories against manufacturing defects. Gladiator stand by the quality of the Gladiator paddleboards, doing everything we can to ensure that you have an amazing experience with your board.

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