The iRocker CRUISER 10’6″ is a new addition to the company’s popular line of inflatable paddle boards. The CRUISER is an all-around board that is 3″ wider than the company’s popular SPORT 10′ and SPORT 11′ models, making this a better choice if stability is your primary concern.
iRocker is a fairly new name in the SUP world, but the Florida-based company has quickly built a loyal following due to their high-quality gear and affordable price points. They’ve got a good customer service track record, and are well-known for standing behind their gear.
In this iRocker CRUISER review, we’ll cover the specs of this new model, the pros and cons, the best features, what’s included, and more.
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iRocker CRUISER 10’6″ Review: SUP Overview
The iRocker CRUISER is a super versatile board that can pretty much do it all. The 33″ width gives it great stability, making it an ideal choice for SUP fitness, fishing, and beginner paddlers.
Setup and inflation is easy, and it takes less than 10 minutes to fully inflate the CRUISER with the included dual-action hand pump. Even when the board is fully inflated, it’s still easy to carry around thanks to the convenient center carry handle.
The recommended inflation pressure for the CRUISER 10’6″ is 15 PSI, and the board has excellent rigidity when it’s fully pumped up thanks to the triple-layer drop stitch construction and 6″ thickness.
Deflating and packing the CRUISER up is also super easy to do. After rinsing the board down with fresh water and drying it off, just open the air valve and roll it up starting at the nose. The iRocker CRUISER fits neatly into the included backpack, making it extremely easy to store and transport.
When packed down into the backpack, the CRUISER can be conveniently stored in a closet or underneath your bed. The backpack also makes it easy to carry the board around, and you can even check it with your luggage when flying.
One thing that’s frustrating with some SUP backpacks is that they’re just not big enough. Getting the board and accessories packed back into smaller bags can be a real challenge. Fortunately, we’re happy to report that you won’t experience that problem with this bag as it’s nice and roomy.
The top of the CRUISER is covered with an attractive, iRocker-branded EVA foam traction pad. The surface of the tri-colored deck pad provides good grip and it’s comfortable to stand on.
At the board’s nose are 6 stainless steel D-rings and a large bungee cord storage area which is perfect for stashing your backpack, flip flops, or a change of clothes. There are 4 additional D-rings located near the middle of the board along the rails, and these can be used as additional tie-down points or for attaching iRocker’s optional kayak seat.
At the tail of the board is a high-quality air valve and one additional D-ring for attaching a SUP leash.
On the flip side, the CRUISER features a tri-fin setup with two small side fins and a large center fin. The smaller side fins are fixed, while the large center fin is removable. This is a popular fin setup that offers excellent tracking, and the removable center fin offers additional flexibility if you want to experiment with a twin-fin configuration.
iRocker Cruiser 10'6" Rating
|Max Capacity||350 pounds|
iRocker has raised the bar this season and done major improvements to both their SUP paddle and backpack. The included SUP paddle is now a high-quality lightweight fiberglass version (vs. the previous aluminum one). It’s a 3-piece paddle that floats, and it’s fully adjustable from 67 to 79 inches.
iRocker’s backpack also got completely revamped, and the latest version is top-notch. This year’s backpack is made out of a heavier material, and features comfy adjustable straps, cushioned waist and back support, and a convenient grab handle at the top of the bag.
iRocker also includes a dual-action high-pressure hand pump, an iSUP repair kit, and a high-quality 10′ coiled SUP leash. The leash has a cool little pocket inside the ankle strap which is perfect for stashing your keys.
As with all iRocker paddle boards, the CRUISER comes with a 2-year warranty which covers any manufacturer defects. The company also offers a 30-day money back guarantee, which is great in the event that the board doesn’t live up to your expectations.
At the end of the day, the iRocker CRUISER 10’6″ is a fantastic all-around board that’s hard to find fault with. The company has packed a ton of value into this new package, and the board’s design is perfect for a wide range of SUP activities.
The materials and construction of the CRUISER are solid, and this board is built to hold up to serious use.
We love the fact that iRocker is clearly listening to their customers’ feedback. In addition to offering a wider board with greater stability, they’ve also addressed some shortcomings of their previous accessories and managed to pack even more value into this package.
If you’re looking for a super stable, extremely fun inflatable SUP that is well-built and suitable for a wide variety of paddling activities and conditions, the iRocker CRUISER is pretty tough to beat.