Best Inflatable SUP Boards (August 2018)


2018 Best Inflatable Paddle Boards


Welcome to Inflatable Boarder β€” we're a leading online publisher of inflatable paddle board reviews, and on this website, you'll find honest, in-depth reviews of the very best inflatable SUPs available for 2018. Our iSUP reviews include a large number of detailed photos as well as a comprehensive video overview to help you find the board that is right for you.


For the vast majority of paddlers, we feel that iSUPs are a far better choice than rigid boards as inflatable paddle boards offer an unparalleled blend of portability, durability, and performance. Regardless of your experience level, budget, and paddling interests, we're here to help you find an inflatable stand up paddle board that is perfectly suited to your needs.


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One of the most important pieces of gear when it comes to SUP safety, a PFD (personal flotation device) is an essential accessory that you should never paddle without. These days, paddleboarding PFDs typically come in the form of inflatable belt packs and more traditional life jackets, and in this 2018 buyer’s guide we’re going to list the best SUP PFD options for adults, kids, and even dogs. In addition to keeping you safe on the water, wearing a PFD while paddleboarding is required by law in many locations and refusing to use one can result in a hefty fine. While stand up paddle safety awareness has definitely been on the rise in recent years, there are still far too many paddlers who aren’t using […]

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The BEARZ Outdoor microfiber towel set is a fantastic option for paddleboarding and SUP fitness, traveling, swimming, camping, and just about anything else you can imagine. These lightweight, quick-drying towels are super convenient and pack down into their included compact storage pouches. Like the BEARZ Outdoor blanket that we previously reviewed, these towels are an affordable SUP accessory and great gift idea β€” they’re incredibly absorbent, antibacterial, and very soft to the touch. Also, the included storage pouches have zippered storage pockets and come with handy carabiners that you can quickly and easily attach to your life jacket, backpack, or SUP. BEARZ Outdoor : Standard Set β€” Includes a small 15″ x 12″ face cloth and a 48″ x 24″ towel Large Set β€” Comes […]

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A SUP cooler is one of the best SUP accessories you can buy if you’re an angler or are simply spending a great deal of time on the water. A versatile accessory that can be used for much more than just paddleboarding, a high-quality cooler is an investment that you’ll enjoy for many years to come. In this 2018 SUP cooler buyer’s guide, we’ll compare this year’s best rotomolded cooler options as well as our favorite soft-sided models. In addition to comparing the specs of each cooler, we’ll also discuss some pros and cons to help you figure out which cooler will be the best choice to bring along on your paddling adventures. So without further ado, let’s talk coolers… Best SUP Coolers (2018) β€” […]

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Waterproof fanny packs are a great SUP accessory to have β€” they are comfortable, convenient, and do a fantastic job of keeping your wallet, keys, phone, camera, and other small accessories dry. For many paddlers, a regular-sized dry bag is overkill when you only need to stash away a few small items, and a waterproof waist pack is the perfect option for these times. When it comes to dry bags and waterproof pouches, we probably don’t need to tell you how important it is to choose carefully. Buying the cheapest waterproof protection for your valuables can often result in hundreds or even thousands of dollars of ruined electronics and other items due to leaks, so it’s far better to focus on reliability and overall quality […]

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A brand new board for 2018, the Jimmy Styks Asana inflatable SUP is designed primarily for SUP fitness, pilates, and yoga. This board measures 10’6″ x 33″ x 4.7″ and it weighs in at a lightweight 20 pounds thanks to the company’s new dual-layer fusion construction. A company that has been making affordable gear for outdoor adventure enthusiasts since 2009, Jimmy Styks has made big strides this year with their revamped and relaunched inflatable paddle board lineup. Adding five new iSUP models, redesigned accessory bundles, and the latest in fusion construction technology, Jimmy Styks’ inflatable paddle board line is one that should be on your radar if you’re looking for a nice blend of quality, affordability, and features. In addition to their line of inflatable […]

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A brand new all-around inflatable SUP model for 2018, the Jimmy Styks Mutt is a fun, stable board that is very affordable and includes a nice bundle of accessories. The Mutt features a bright, colorful design that stands out on the water and it performs pretty well for an all-around iSUP. Since 2009, Jimmy Styks has been making affordable gear for outdoor adventure seekers, and the company has completely relaunched their line of inflatable paddle boards this season with new models, improved construction, and revamped accessories. In this Jimmy Styks Mutt review, we’ll look at this new model’s features, specs, construction, performance in the water, included accessory bundle, pros and cons, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary… MODEL Review: SUP Overview Measuring […]

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Newly updated for 2018, the NIXY Venice is a lightweight and super stable SUP fitness board that really ticks all of the boxes when it comes to performance, build quality, and affordability. There’s a lot to like about the new Venice iSUP, and this paddle board is our top pick in the SUP fitness category for 2018. NIXY founders Nicolas and Ale Szczedrin essentially relaunched their entire inflatable SUP line for 2018, incorporating the latest in advanced fusion construction technology, brand new features, and an upgraded SUP accessory bundle. In this 2018 NIXY Venice review, we’ll cover all of this board’s features, lightweight construction, overall build quality, performance in the water, pros and cons, included accessories, warranty, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick […]

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The 2018 Jimmy Styks Puffer is a lightweight, fast inflatable touring SUP that is incredibly fun on the water. The smaller of the company’s new touring iSUPs, the Puffer measures 11’6″ x 31″ x 4.7″ and it weighs it at only 20 pounds. While Jimmy Styks has been around since 2009, the company has made major strides in 2018 when it comes to their inflatable paddle boards. This season, Jimmy Styks completely relaunched their iSUP line with brand new touring, all-around, fitness, and multi-paddler models. Currently, the company offers five inflatable SUP boards, two inflatable surfboard models, and two inflatable watersports platforms. Jimmy Styks also has a range of rigid epoxy SUPs, Ironhide boards, and soft models. In this review of the new 2018 Jimmy […]

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The 2018 Body Glove Performer 11 is a versatile, all-around inflatable paddle board that is durable and perfect for family fun. Freshly updated for this season, the latest version of the Performer 11 offers some nice improvements and continues to be an excellent value for those who are looking for an affordable and durable inflatable SUP. Body Glove is a well-known name on the global watersports scene and the company has a wide range of popular gear and apparel for outdoor adventure seekers. Their growing lineup of inflatable paddle boards features eight models for 2018, and the Performer 11 is now available in two colors: Yellow, and Blue Ocean. In this review of the new 2018 Body Glove Performer 11 iSUP, we’ll cover all of […]

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A brand new model for 2018, the Jimmy Styks Strider is a fast, good-looking inflatable touring SUP that is both durable and lightweight. This board has some really great features, and it includes an impressive bundle of SUP accessories. Jimmy Styks came onto the SUP scene in 2009 with a goal of making affordable and well-built paddle boards that are accessible to all. For 2018, the Jimmy Styks paddle board lineup has gotten a complete makeover with new touring, all-around, SUP fitness, and multi-paddler models. There are a total of seven inflatable Jimmy Styks models this season, including two inflatable surfboards. In addition to their iSUP line, Jimmy Styks also has a line of soft boards, epoxy SUPs, Ironhide models, and two inflatable watersports platforms. […]

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