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12'6 MENO Touring Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

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You asked for a Touring SUP with all of the Meno Serie's unique features. At 12'6 long and 31" wide you won't find a faster or more stable touring iSUP on the market.


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New for 2022:

  • Diamond rear traction pad: we’ve added a diamond rear tail pad for to add a bit more traction at the tail of the Meno SUP
  • Stable and fast: with its pointed nose and narrow shape, this touring SUP slices through the water yet still remains one of the most stable racing/touring iSUPs on the market.
  • Carbon fiber rail for enhanced stiffness: our carbon fiber rail enhances rigidity and stiffness making your paddle strokes easier and more efficient.
  • Our best iSUP bag yet: with loads of pockets, comfortable carry straps, and more space! We’ve also added our unique fin pocket - never forget your fin again! Save your back - the Meno series bags feature rolling wheels.

At 12'6 long and 31" wide it’s the fast touring iSUP on the market without losing stability. For advanced paddlers.

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ABOUT THIS PADDLE BOARD

ABOUT THIS PADDLE BOARD

You asked for a Touring SUP with all of the Meno Serie's unique features. At 12'6 long and 31" wide you won't find a faster or more stable touring iSUP on the market.

The 12’6 Meno is a longer, narrower SUP designed for performance, touring, and distance paddling.

Intermediate to advanced riders who desire to paddle long distances efficiently will love this board on moderate to calm water conditions. Your balance is good, you’ve been on a SUP multiple times, and you know you value speed over stability.

Looking for a work out or the ultimate long distance inflatable SUP? The 12’6 Meno will amaze you.

A portion of your SUP purchase gets donated to charities that help save our oceans, reefs, and endangered sea creatures.

LENGTHWIDTHTHICKVOLWGTCAP
12'631"6"265 L24 LBS300 LBS*

*Advanced riders may exceed recommended capacity limit
**Rated for 15-18 PSI

We're confident you'll love our boards, so we're giving you a full 60 Days from purchase to try them out. If it's not a perfect fit for you, you may return the board within 60 days for a full refund minus a 20% restocking fee.

Features

  • Premium iSUP Accessory Bundle: includes Pump, Leash, Rolling Backpack, Paddle & Fin Kit
  • 31" Width for extra speed, cutting through the water with minimal drag
  • Fusion Dual Layer Technology, the strongest and lightest iSUP Material available
  • Action Camera Mount and D-ring on the Nose of the board
  • Inflate your board twice as fast with the dual chamber, 3-stage pump
  • Fin kit includes a 9" Race Fin, 4.5" Speed Fin, and a 3" River Fin
  • Extra Large, Brushed EVA Traction Pad
  • 2 Year Warranty
 
NEW FOR 2021: 4 ACTION MOUNTS

Featuring 4 action mounts for 2021! Mount fishing rods, cup holders, action cameras on the front or rear of the our 12'6 Meno!

NEW FOR 2021: BUNGEE GRAB HANDLES

We've added removable front and rear bungee side handles for an extra place to hang on to - and kids love 'em!

NEW FOR 2021: UPDATED TRACTION PAD

For this year we've added a grooved traction pad & a rear diamond pattern on the rear for enhanced grip and foot support

NEW FOR 2021: PADDLE HOLDER

All Meno boards now feature our integrated paddle holder. Great for transporting your board or while chilling on the water!

CARBON FIBER TRAVEL PADDLE

Easily adjustable to your height, our Carbon Fiber Paddle breaks down into 3 pieces for quick storage. Available with a nylon or carbon blade, this paddle is durable, light, and efficient.

CARBONTECH SIDE RAILS

All Meno Series SUPs feature our CarbonTech Rails for extra rigidity and less flex - making the Menos the most rigid and stable SUPs on the market.

  • Features

    • Premium iSUP Accessory Bundle: includes Pump, Leash, Rolling Backpack, Paddle & Fin Kit
    • 31" Width for extra speed, cutting through the water with minimal drag
    • Fusion Dual Layer Technology, the strongest and lightest iSUP Material available
    • Action Camera Mount and D-ring on the Nose of the board
    • Inflate your board twice as fast with the dual chamber, 3-stage pump
    • Fin kit includes a 9" Race Fin, 4.5" Speed Fin, and a 3" River Fin
    • Extra Large, Brushed EVA Traction Pad
    • 2 Year Warranty
     
    NEW FOR 2021: 4 ACTION MOUNTS

    Featuring 4 action mounts for 2021! Mount fishing rods, cup holders, action cameras on the front or rear of the our 12'6 Meno!

    NEW FOR 2021: BUNGEE GRAB HANDLES

    We've added removable front and rear bungee side handles for an extra place to hang on to - and kids love 'em!

    NEW FOR 2021: UPDATED TRACTION PAD

    For this year we've added a grooved traction pad & a rear diamond pattern on the rear for enhanced grip and foot support

    NEW FOR 2021: PADDLE HOLDER

    All Meno boards now feature our integrated paddle holder. Great for transporting your board or while chilling on the water!

    CARBON FIBER TRAVEL PADDLE

    Easily adjustable to your height, our Carbon Fiber Paddle breaks down into 3 pieces for quick storage. Available with a nylon or carbon blade, this paddle is durable, light, and efficient.

    CARBONTECH SIDE RAILS

    All Meno Series SUPs feature our CarbonTech Rails for extra rigidity and less flex - making the Menos the most rigid and stable SUPs on the market.

  • GILI 10'6 / 11'6 Inflatable Paddle Board

    GILI Rolling Inflatable SUP Backpack

    GILI 3-Stage High Flow Dual Chamber Hand Pump

    Carbon Fiber Hybrid Adjustable Travel Paddle

    Meno 9" Distance/Race Fin

    Meno 4.5" Speed Center Fin

    Meno 3" Shallow Center Fin

    4" Snap-In Side Fins

    GILI 8' Paddle Board Coiled Ankle Leash

    GILI Sticker Pack

    GILI Meno iSUP Manual

  • How long does it take to inflate the Paddle Board?
    It takes most people under 7-8 minutes to fully inflate our boards. If you're in shape you can do it in under 5 minutes. Don't forget to remove the black cap on your pump after about 9-11 PSI to make the last 4-5 PSI a little easier!

    How do you install the fin?
    Slide and push the fin into the groove and lock the fin with the rear latch. Be sure to read the instructions that comes with your paddle board.

    How long does it take to inflate and deflate?
    Inflation takes most people 5 to 10 minutes. Deflation takes only 2-3 minutes.

    Can this board be used in the Ocean?
    Absolutely! Our boards are meant for any body of water. If you are new to paddle boarding we suggest you try the board on a calm body of water before venturing out into waves.

    Can you ride with a dog?
    Many people ride our boards with their dogs. Be careful and watch your balance!.

    Does the board come with a leash?
    Yes the board comes with a leash. Everything you see in the photos is included!.

    Is this board made from drop stitch material?
    Yes! All of our boards are made from drop stitch material: drop stitching gives the board it's shape and rigidty.

    Does the paddle float?
    Yes! Don't worry - the included paddle will float if you drop it in the water..

  • We're confident you'll love our boards, so we're giving you a full 60 Days from purchase to try them out. If it's not a perfect fit for you, you may return the board within 60 days for a full refund minus a 20% restocking fee.

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    P
    09/04/2022
    Paige
    United States United States

    Meno Touring -- Top quality

    I've been paddling for nearly 10 years. This is my 2nd inflatable, but I have tried roughly 8 others over the years that belong to friends and family members. I can say for certain the quality of this GILI is top-notch. I previously had a board that was nearly double the price and it recently imploded during inflation at merely 8 PSI. I paddle 5+ miles every time I go out which is at least 2 times per week during the season. As you can imagine, my expectations were high when I set out to replace my prior beloved board. So far GILI has met every one of those expectations. This board is firm, quite stable, yet lean enough to offer good speed and great tracking and enable me to do long distances in an efficient manner. Anesthetically it looks great as well. Customer service is fantastic too. All in all, I'm quite pleased with my experience so far and look forward to using the board regularly once the weather warms up. Well done, GILI team!

    GILI Sports 12'6 MENO Touring Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package Review
    A GILI Sports Customer
    NK
    22/03/2022
    Natalie K.
    United States United States

    Quality iSUP / Speedy & Good tracking

    I was concerned when I unpacked this iSUP and saw it only had one fin (I thought it had 2 side fins also) and also that this more narrow board would be difficult to balance on, but I was pleasantly surprised. My first ride I went out in choppy water and balanced well and didn’t fall off. Plus, this board is much faster than my previous iSUP and tracks really well, which is exactly what I was looking for. I guess the side fins arent needed! Can’t wait to take it out with the kayak seat! Great iSUP. Recommend for those looking for speed, going long distances, and perhaps even participating in some paddle board races!

    GILI Sports 12'6 MENO Touring Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package Review
    C
    08/03/2022
    Cody
    United States United States

    Great size

    Great looking board and lots of features. Can tell that there is a lot of attention to detail. Very sturdy and super light. Got it with the carbon fiber paddle. Paddle is really light and is well made. Love our “Air 10.6”! But this is a whole step up. Was really impressed with the stability and quality of the “Air” and the “Meno” is even more impressive. Was intimidated on buying 12’ 6” board, but it is the perfect size for speed and agility. Great company with a great cause. Customer support is top notch!

    GILI Sports 12'6 MENO Touring Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package Review
    DO
    08/02/2022
    Dain O.
    United States United States

    High Quality Board!

    Love the size and the quality of this board and all components. Carbon fiber paddle is really nice. Took it out in relatively windy / choppy conditions and it did really well. Thankfully the tag on the pump forewarns you that the pressure does not register until 7psi. Being my first iSUP, it took a lot more air than I was expecting. However, it was easy to pump and didn't take long. Deflating was easy and it was easy to put board back in the nice high quality bag. Only downside is that the color is actually much more lighter blue then what the pictures online suggest (more turquoise / teal). HOWEVER, once you take it outside it's not nearly as bad and looks much better, as you can see in my picture.

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    JP
    06/12/2021
    Joel P.
    United States United States

    Great Board!

    I finally got this board out on the water after a miserable November here in Seattle. What an awesome experience. I went from a 11' L x 34" W beginner board to the 12'6" Meno. It was such a pleasure to have the increase in speed and efficiency without losing much, if any, stability. The electric pump will spoil me as it is much easier than using the hand pump. Overall quality of the board and components is great. I went with the carbon paddle with nylon blade and it is stiff and light. I am really looking forward to getting this board out more this winter.

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    J
    14/10/2021
    Jaro
    United States United States

    Blown away by its stability

    Well ... I am little sore today because I spent a lot of time playing on the Meno in windy and choppy conditions yesterday, more than I planned because I had so much fun. My wife just laughed ..... because I've always preferred kayaks and did not like SUPs, and now I don't want to stop playing. But a board like Meno, with speed, stability, and the kayak conversion, is awesome. I feel more connected to the water and the environment around me than in a cockpit of a kayak. Meno 12'6 is a great board and its stability blew me away. Blew me away. Wind, chop from boats and ... I did not fall in! This is only my second board so I have a lot to learn, appreciate Gili's educational resources, care for the planet, so I look forward to many new adventures with my Meno. I also appreciate Gili's customer service.

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    HK
    17/09/2021
    Heather K.
    United States United States

    Love the Meno series

    Got the original Meno last year, then saw the new Meno touring this year and once it went on sale for Labor Day it was time I just got it. Very similar features to the original, I love the addition of the paddle holder straps. The speed and glide is amazing on the touring. The only con is that the deck pad has recessed lines in the black and should have left a 1/16” to 1/8” channel where stripes meet logo to allow water to drain. Overall I love both my Menos for different places and uses.

    GILI Sports 12'6 MENO Touring Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package ReviewGILI Sports 12'6 MENO Touring Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package Review
    HK
    17/09/2021
    Heather K.
    United States United States

    I love the Meno series

    Got the original Meno last year, then saw the new Meno touring this year and once it went on sale for Labor Day it was time I just got it. Very similar features to the original, I love the addition of the paddle holder straps. The speed and glide is amazing on the touring. The only con is that the deck pad has recessed lines in the black and should have left a 1/16” to 1/8” channel where stripes meet logo to allow water to drain. Overall I love both my Menos for different places and uses.

    GILI Sports 12'6 MENO Touring Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package Review
    L
    13/09/2021
    LB1
    United States United States

    Meno 12.6

    High quality good looking board loaded with features. Surprisingly very stable for the width (31in.) This board glides through rough water with zero lag. Extremely versatile for all riders and preferences. The four action mounts are a plus. They allow for the use of a variety of accessories at the same time. Total package steal with all the upgrades that come with the Meno. This is my third GILI board and I am extremely satisfied with the quality of all the boards. Highly recommended.

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    BJ
    31/07/2021
    B J.
    United States United States

    Meno 12'6" review from first time paddle boarder

    This is the first paddle board I have ever used. Therefore, I can’t compare it to other brands on the market. I have used it about a dozen times now and I’m very happy with the board. I thought it would be a little harder to adjust to, but I haven’t fallen off it yet. The first time out I was less balanced, but I managed just fine. I have mostly used it as a tool for exercising my core. Between balancing yourself while standing and aggressive paddling, it provides an excellent workout. I’ve also brought it out on a 4 mile paddle down SIlver Springs and it performed excellent. I used the cooler bag that was included in the package I bought and it kept ice for hours. I used the manual pump once. Regardless of who you buy a board from, if you buy an inflatable, I highly recommend buying a good quality electric pump. I wonder if having a triple fin configuration would help with tracking when using the board in windy conditions. Once again, I don’t have any experience with other boards, so this is speculation. I'm 9' 5" and 150 lbs. Pro’s: Shipping and delivery was as expected. The board appears to be well made. Fit and finish is excellent. The surface is comfortable to stand on and grip is good The length allows for easy storage of gear and it’s easy to lay down fully during lazy sessions. Easy to paddle and more stable than I expected. Tracks well and reasonably easy to turn (as long as it’s not windy). Came with multiple fins to match your paddling conditions The board is very light for its size. The paddle straps along the edge are convenient. The included carbon fiber paddle is light and it appears to be of good quality. It’s nice to have options for fin depth. As compared to my former sit-inside kayak, a paddle board provides flexibility to change body positions (standing, on your knees, sitting and even lying down). Con’s: The 9” fin did not fit into the fin seat. It fits into the slot, but I was unable to push down the locking tab. I reached out to Gili and they sent me the dolphin fin as a replacement, but it didn’t fit as well. I ultimately set one of the smaller fins next to the larger fin(s) and used it as a template. I used a small file to take off enough material to match the dimensions of the smaller fin's rear notch. It took around 15 -20 minutes to get them where I could properly seat the locking tab. This is a relatively minor issue, but one that needs addressed. Overall I'm very much satisfied with my purchase. The Father's Day package I purchased also included an anchor, fishing rod holder and kayak seat. I have not used those items yet.

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    CK
    18/05/2021
    Colleen K.
    United States United States

    12'6 is BOSS!

    I cant wait to glide up and down So Flo! The carbon sides and light weight are perfect for me, a 100 pound petite lady!

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    DO
    08/02/2022
    Dain O.
    United States United States

    High quality board!!

    Love the size and the quality of this board and all components. Carbon fiber paddle is really nice. Took it out in relatively windy / choppy conditions and it did really well. Thankfully the tag on the pump forewarns you that the pressure does not register until 7psi. Being my first iSUP, it took a lot more air than I was expecting. However, it was easy to pump and didn't take long. Deflating was easy and it was easy to put board back in the nice high quality bag. Only downside is that the color is actually much more lighter blue then what the pictures online suggest (more turquoise / teal). HOWEVER, once you take it outside it's not nearly as bad and looks much better, as you can see in my picture.

    CB
    05/11/2021
    Chris B.
    United States United States

    First an last

    Perfect, came in a timely fashion, everything is perfect...can't wait to hit the water...love the board, luv the cause....ty

    IS
    22/08/2021
    Iko S.

    Most Versatile SUP

    I bought this for my Florida vacation. The rolling backpack is very good for air travels. I love mounts on this board. I can carry many things with it. My old board had only one bungee at front section. This one is way better. I also like MENO Turning has only single fin. I don't like 2nd & 3rd fin. They are unnecessary for me. This board has good balance. As stable as shorter ones and faster than them. 31 width is good compromise to be versatile. You can race with this for inflatable divisions. Overall, the designers and engineers of GILI made good decisions for this model. It has many features that paddlers want. I had spend many hours comparing boards of other brands and decided to buy this. I made a right choice. I love this board and will be paddling on this for many years to come.

    E
    01/08/2021
    Eugene
    United States United States

    First time ever paddle boarding, woohoo!!

    My girflriend and I had our first experience ever paddle boarding on the Gili Meno. Rather impressed with this board. It has the feel of a solid board and it super light weight. We had a great time and are looking forward to learning how to NOT fall off while standing :-D