At Hala Gear SUP we obsess over design and construction to make boards that we want to ride that will last and stand up to whatever adventure you take them on.
We've thoroughly tested materials and construction methods and found the perfect combination of lightweight durability and premium construction. Our Thick Fusion Construction + Welded Bonded Rails make Lighter, More Durable Inflatable SUPs (and allowed us to extend our warranty to 5 years of coverage).
Thick Fusion Construction™
Thick Fusion is a our high-end, multi-coated Fusion Drop Stitch, making our river boards lighter and still ready to take all of the abuse. The core of Hala Gear SUPs uses a stacking and bonding process that gives you a tougher board that lasts longer.
We use a thicker, slightly heavier fusion, to keep things beefier for improved abrasion resistance - it costs a little more to make, but the dependability in all environments is worth it. We are able to use less material overall by utilizing a new manufacturing technology that maintains overall durability.
bonded + Burly
Third Seal Bonds
Hala Gear now glues and welds the seams on our SUP rails. Glue can deteriorate over time, but the welded THIRD SEAL of our mechanical bond will stand the test of time and temperature for years. You can trust your Hala Gear SUP, because we don't cut corners - you will feel the difference.
carbon + glide
All of our Carbon Construction™ SUPs are made with patented Carbon Stringers + Woven Drop Stitch. Rather than others' featherweight carbon technology, we use dual, thick, high-modulus carbon stringers adding extreme rigidity and giving you the speediest glide you'll ever ride.
When weight shifts on the board, the top stringer resists compression and the bottom stringer resists stretching.
So while gliding over the water like a hot knife through butter, on a Hala Gear SUP the rider won't lose momentum with each paddle stoke due to the board caving in in the center [deflection]. Our carbon SUPs resist deflection up to 300% better than a non-reinforced SUP.
With more rigidity proven through rigorous deflection testing, you'll get an inflatable SUP that performs like a hardboard in the water, while maintaining the convenience of inflatable portability and durability.
Making a Hala Gear Carbon SUP even more rigid while reducing weight was a tough challenge, but with our woven dropstitch, we've done it. With Hala Gear Carbon Stringers above and below the core, we already are had the most rigid inflatable SUP on the market, but the 2021 premium woven drop stitch core material brings increased rigidity and decreased weight.
DoubleStack™ construction allows us to put a 2" rail on an inflatable board, helping our inflatable surfers perform like a hard surfboard. A 2" rail and the durability and roll-ability of an inflatable SUP make these surfers ultra fun. We invented this technology in 2014 and have been innovating it ever since.