Glide’s quickest inflatable, the O2 Quest will cut through the water with incredible ease to take you anywhere your heart desires. If you’re looking to cover the distance at minimal effort the Quest is the board for you.
- Fusion Technology lends stiffness and performance
- Backpack with rolling wheels for easy travel
- High capacity SUP pump
- 25 PSI Rating
- U.S. Style fin box
- Comfortable neoprene handle
- NEW FOR 2021 Kayak Seat and Carry Strap Included
- Width 30”
- Thickness 6”
- Volume 320lbs
- Weight 23lbs
- Weight Capacity 250lbs
My new Quest was a welcome addition to a biennial "buddy" trip to Katmai National Park in the wilds of Alaska this last July. Imagine paddling through amber currents teeming with homecoming salmon - Denali looming like some misshapen moon on the horizon - as massive overfed brown bear watch you with vague interest from the shoreline.
OK - maybe not for the faint of heart. Absolutely breathtaking though.
Thank you for a first rate touring iSUP.
I was introduced to the Glide Quest (epoxy) on a Norm Hann Expeditions trip in the Great Bear Rainforest (British Columbia). Incredible trip btw....we even saw a rare white "spirit" bear. Just amazing. Anyway, they only use Glide boards for their trips and it was evident why early on. We turned a bend right into the teeth of a 30 mile wind. The Quest boards cut through the chop like it was nothing. We were all super impressed. So when I started researching iSUPs last summer it was a pretty easy decision. Absolutely love this board and the portability takes it next level. I don't think it's quite as large or stable as the epoxy version but it's very close. Just returned home from a great 3 day paddle on the Rio Chama in New Mexico and was impressed by how much faster and more spacious my Quest is than my buddies' assortment of lesser brand boards.
I bought the board as a college grad present for my daughter. She squeezed in a few excursions before the weather here in New Mexico turned. Great quality construction and she couldn't be happier with it. Strongly recommend.
Prompt shipping & great SUP
I was going to buy an inflatable Retro. I've had an epoxy Retro for several years and have had zero complaints. I talked to Kai in your customer service department and he asked me a few questions around my preferences, where I paddle, how long I paddle, etc. He suggested I go with the Quest inflatable instead. He based this decision on the fact that I don't paddle a whole hell of a lot but when I do it's typically a very long paddle. Occasionally even several day camping trips. He could not have been more spot on. Don't misunderstand - I love the Retro. That's the board that got me hooked on SUP. I didn't try the inflatable Retro but judging by reviews it seems to be very similar to the epoxy version. But Quest is designed for the long haul. It also has more room to store gear which is key. One other notable difference is how it weathers chop and boat wakes. I got caught in some pretty gnarly whitecaps heading back from a long(ish) 8 mile paddle and the Qwest was almost impervious to the disturbance. I'm not sure what I would have done on the Retro. Possibly wait it out on the shore. So this is a long winded way of recommending a nice bonus for Kai. He seems like a great kid and clearly loves what he's doing at Glide!