The new iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ inflatable SUP is a well-built, stable board that performs well in a wide variety of paddling conditions. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at 24 pounds, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is capable of supporting up to 385 pounds and is a great choice for larger paddlers.
iRocker is a fairly new name on the paddle boarding scene, but the company has quickly amassed a very loyal following due to their high-quality construction and affordable pricing. The Jacksonville, FL-based company initially launched their inflatable SUP lineup with two models, and they’ve now expanded the line to five boards. In addition to inflatable paddle boards, iRocker also sells a nice range of SUP accessories.
In this iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ review we’ll cover the pros and cons, best features, specs, what’s included with the board, and more.
In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary…
Glides well in the water
No tool required for attaching/removing fin
Large bungee storage area
4 D-rings for optional kayak seat or gear
Very nice bundle of high-quality accessories included
Top-shelf customer service
30-day money back guarantee
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iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ Review: SUP Overview
iRocker’s new ALL-AROUND series builds on the popularity of the company’s first iSUP releases and delivers exactly what many have been asking for — wider boards with improved stability. The original iRocker 10′ and iRocker 11′ boards have been great sellers, but they’re not the most stable boards in the water due to their 30″ width.
Measuring 32″ wide, both of the new models in the iRocker ALL-AROUND series have addressed that issue. In addition to the 11′ model, the company also released the smaller iRocker ALL-AROUND 10′ iSUP for smaller paddlers.
Another area where iRocker has made improvements is the bungee storage area. They’ve added two additional D-rings and enlarged the bungee cord storage area at the board’s nose, allowing you to stash even more gear there.
As far as aesthetics go, iRocker has retained the same retro styling of their first two models while adding contrasting accent rails. The board is white with twin gray racing stripes down the center. The rails of the ALL-AROUND 11′ are black which adds some more “pop” to the design, and there’s a bold iRocker logo in white on both rails near the board’s nose.
The ALL-AROUND 11′ iSUP is an extremely well-made board. iRocker used a super tough, military-grade drop stitch material, and the triple layer construction means that this board has been designed for serious use.
The outer skin of the ALL-AROUND 11′ board is virtually indestructible — this certainly isn’t a SUP that needs to be babied. It’s designed to withstand cuts, scrapes, and punctures, and you don’t have to worry about your dog’s nails causing damage to the top deck.
The board’s 6″ thickness adds additional rigidity, and it feels nearly as stiff as a hard board when fully inflated to the recommended 15 PSI.
SUP Inflation and Setup
The iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ is super easy to inflate and set up, and the total process only takes about 7 minutes.
After removing the board from the backpack and taking off the included compression strap, just roll the board out with the deck facing up…
Next, unscrew the valve cover and insert the pump hose. Just push it in and twist it until it is securely in place. It’s important to make sure that the board’s valve stem is in the “Up” position, which will allow air to enter the board but not escape.
The dual-action hand pump that is included with the ALL-AROUND 11′ features a built-in, easy to read pressure gauge. After pumping the board up to a pressure of around 7 PSI, you’ll begin to see the needle move. Continue pumping until the needle moves from the yellow area to the green area, which is the recommended inflation pressure of 15 PSI.
Once you’ve inflated the board to 15 PSI, just twist the hose and disconnect it from the board’s air valve. Then, screw the valve cover back on and flip the board over to install the fin. Just slide the fin into the fin box and slip in the pin until it locks into place — no tools required.
The top deck of the iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ is covered with a comfy EVA foam deck pad. The black traction pad features a diamond pattern which provides excellent grip, and there’s a white iRocker logo at the top and a white “R” logo near the bottom.
Located in the middle of the traction pad is a convenient carrying handle which makes it really easy to carry the board around when it’s fully inflated. There are also four stainless steel D-rings located along the sides of the deck pad which can be used to attach iRocker’s optional kayak seat. If you’re bringing along a lot of gear, these D-rings can also be used as secure tie-down attachment points.
Located at the board’s nose are six additional D-rings and a large bungee cord storage area. This is a convenient place to securely stash a backpack or dry bag, shoes, change of clothes, etc.
Located at the board’s tail is the air valve and a final D-ring for attaching a SUP leash…
On the flip side, the ALL-AROUND 11′ SUP features the popular 2+1 fin configuration. There are two small, permanently fixed side fins and one removable 9″ center fin. As we already mentioned, the center fin simply slides into place and is securely locked with the attached pin — super simple, and there’s no tools to lose.
Deflating the Board
Deflation is also an extremely simple process. First, give the board a good rinse with fresh water if you’ve been padding in the ocean. Then, wipe the board down with a towel, making sure to get the area around the air valve nice and dry.
Next, unscrew the valve cover and press the valve stem down for 2 or 3 seconds. You’ll hear an extremely loud blast of air as the air begins to escape. Leaving the valve stem in the “Down” position, wait a few minutes for the board to deflate and then just roll the board up starting at the nose. After the board is completely rolled up, just slip on the compression strap and tighten it up to keep the board compressed — it’s now ready to go back into the iRocker backpack.
The iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ is extremely portable. The board only weighs 24 pounds, and it fits neatly into the iRocker backpack along with all of the included accessories for easy transport and storage.
Unlike traditional hard boards that are super heavy and take up a ton of room, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is a board that can literally go anywhere with you. The iRocker SUP backpack easily fits into any car or ATV. You can wear it on your back while riding a bike, and it can even be checked in with your luggage if you’re flying somewhere. When not in use, just throw it in a closet or under a bed where it’ll stay out of sight until you’re ready to pull it back out.
iRocker ALL-AROUND 11' Rating
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The iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ comes with an extremely nice bundle of SUP accessories. iRocker has made some great improvements to a few things (more on that in a minute), and they’ve included literally everything you need to start paddling.
When you open the box up for the first time, you’ll find a handy quick start guide as well as a user manual. The instructions are easy to follow, and iRocker covers everything from setting the board up to to do-it-yourself repairs.
You’ll also find the large 9″ removable fin in the box, and the board is neatly rolled up and secured with an included compression strap.
Now, let’s take a closer look at what else is included…
The New iRocker Premium SUP Backpack
iRocker completely revamped their SUP backpack this year, and this newly redesigned version is top-notch. This is a premium-quality pack that has some really nice features, and it’s a big improvement over their previous bag…
Unlike many other SUP bags that don’t leave you with a ton of space to work with, the new iRocker backpack is very roomy and there’s plenty of space for your board, paddle, pump, SUP leash, change of clothes, etc. The interior of the bag also has two adjustable straps that can be used to secure the bag’s contents and prevent them from shifting around.
On the outside of the backpack are dual zippers which give you easy access to the bag’s interior. The bag has a nice clamshell design that opens all the way up, making it easier to pack and unpack your gear.
The bag’s exterior also features a convenient grab handle at the top, compression straps, and a clear window where you can insert a luggage identification tag.
On the backside of the pack are two thickly padded shoulder straps that are super comfortable and fully adjustable. The shoulder straps have plastic D-rings on them where you can attach an accessory or two, and there’s an adjustable sternum strap which goes across your chest for improved stability.
iRocker also added a nice padded back cushion and a waist strap which helps to stabilize the bag when it’s fully loaded and on your back.
On the very bottom of the backpack is a drainage hole with a stainless steel grommet. There are also four rubber feet which keep the bag from sliding around when upright and reduce wear and tear.
3-Piece Fiberglass iRocker Paddle
Another big improvement to the new iRocker SUP accessory bundle is the addition of a high-quality 3-piece fiberglass paddle. The previous paddle that was included with iRocker’s boards was a heavier aluminum paddle — this new paddle is made out of fiberglass and is much lighter (total weight is only 32 ounces).
This paddle floats so you never have to worry about losing it in the water. It’s fully adjustable from 65″-78″, and it breaks down into three compact pieces that fit perfectly into the included backpack.
When broken down into three pieces, the total length is 35″. The handle is comfortable, and there’s a dual-pin system that allows you to easily assemble and adjust the paddle’s length.
Last but not least, the edges of the blade are made out of super tough rubber which means you won’t have to worry about chipping it…
iRocker’s Premium Dual-Action Pump
The pump included with the iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ is super nice. It’s an efficient dual-action pump which allows you to inflate the board in less time and with less effort than single action pumps. Instead of only adding air on down strokes, this pump adds air to the board on down and up strokes, reducing the time it takes you to fully inflate the ALL-AROUND 11′ by about 25%.
Quality-wise, this pump is much better that the pump that normally comes with boards in this price range. It’s extremely lightweight, weighing only 37 ounces. Because it is ultra-light, you can throw it in the backpack without even feeling the additional weight.
When you first receive the pump, it is in two pieces. To assemble it, simply screw the hose attachment onto the main body of the pump and it’s ready to use.
On the top of the pump’s handle is a built-in pressure gauge. The fact that the pressure gauge is built right into the pump makes it really convenient, and there are no other parts to connect or lose.
Lastly, if you reach higher PSI pressures and find that pumping is getting increasingly difficult, just switch it over to single action mode until the desired pressure is achieved.
iRocker Paddle Board Leash
Also included in the bundle is a high-quality coiled SUP leash. The super durable cord is 7mm thick and the coiled design keeps it out of the water, reducing drag.
The cuff of the leash is made out of thick neoprene material that provides plenty of comfy padding. Each end of the leash also features a swivel that helps to prevent tangles.
Another nice feature that iRocker added to this leash is a secure key pocket on the inside of the ankle strap. There’s a velcro flap that securely closes over the pocket, giving you a great place to store your keys while you’re out on the water.
Inflatable SUP Repair Kit
Last but not least, all iRocker paddle boards come with an inflatable SUP repair kit. The kit is housed in a high-visibility orange container that has a screw on lid. Inside the plastic canister, you’ll find two PVC patches, glue, and a valve wrench.
iRocker’s Customer Service and Warranty
iRocker places a high-priority on customer service, and the company responds quickly to inquiries and customer service issues. Our dealings with them have been very pleasant, and we’ve found them to be friendly and super helpful. We only hope that as the young company continues to grow, that they maintain their focus on customer satisfaction.
The warranty coverage on the ALL-AROUND 11′ is 2 years for all manufacturer defects, and the company also provides a generous 30-day money back guarantee.
If you’re looking for an extremely well-built inflatable SUP that is affordable and delivers a ton of value, you’ll honestly be hard-pressed to find a better board than iRocker’s new ALL-AROUND 11′. The company has done a wonderful job of listening to customer feedback, and they’ve really overdelivered with this new range of inflatables.
The ALL-AROUND 11′ is a stable and versatile board that glides well in the water and is suitable for a wide variety of paddling conditions and activities. From flat water paddling to fishing to SUP fitness, this board is fully capable.
We’re super impressed with the high-quality bundle of SUP accessories that iRocker has included with this board, and the newly redesigned backpack and upgraded fiberglass SUP paddle are both outstanding. You even get a leash with the board, which isn’t common even with boards that sell at much higher price points.
Overall, the iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ is one of the best paddle boards for the money that you can buy today. In addition to the great build quality and impressive bundle of included SUP accessories, the board also comes with iRocker’s 2-year warranty which covers you in the event of any manufacturer defects. In terms of total package value, performance, and construction quality, this new model from iRocker really is a no-brainer.