At first test, the Red Paddle Co Voyager+ MSL seemed to be among the least stable boards in the review, but as the test went on, the Voyager's many talents proved to be invaluable for longer missions and performance days. This sleek boat is designed with glide in mind, and it achieves an incredible level of performance for an inflatable board, thanks in part to a unique RSS stiffening system. With premium components and thoughtful design, this board is built to last and presents an exceptional level of quality. Front and back straps, dual cargo systems, a well-built and rollable backpack, and the highest performing pump in the test all come together to make this our Top Pick for Touring.
We tested the 2017 version of this board, which was called the Explorer. In 2018 Red Paddle changed the name to the Voyager. The boards are identical except for the top sheet graphics.
For an all-around model that offers admirable performance in a wider variety of paddling situations, check out the Hala Carbon Straight Up, our Editors' Choice. If you're worried about your pocketbook and not as focused on performance quite as much, check out the PEAK Inflatable.