Best Inflatable SUP Boards (November 2018)


2018 Best Inflatable Paddle Boards


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For the vast majority of paddlers, we feel that iSUPs are a far better choice than rigid boards as inflatable paddle boards made with drop stitch construction offer an unparalleled blend of portability, durability, and performance. In our opinion, inflatable boards are the best all-around option for flatwater paddling, yoga and SUP fitness workouts, river SUP, families, touring, and more. They're also extremely safe for paddling around small children, and the tough military-grade PVC skin means you can even bring your dog along.


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. At Inflatable Boarder, we're passionate about inflatable SUPs and paddling in general, so if you're a beginner and need additional assistance or simply have questions that we didn't answer in a specific video or write-up, feel free to drop us a line! We're always quick to respond and are more than happy to help fellow paddlers out...


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One of the main advantages of inflatable paddle boards is the fact that they’re so portable β€” traveling with an iSUP gives you a level of freedom that’s simply not possible with traditional hard boards. Inflatables can be rolled up and checked with luggage, easily transported in any vehicle (including taxis!), andΒ stored in the smallest of spaces. For paddlers who frequently travel, one seriously important piece of gear is a collapsible 3-piece paddle. While it’s true that many inflatable SUPs come with a paddle these days, they’re usually entry-level paddles that leave a lot to be desired when it comes to performance and overall durability. An obvious solution to this problem is to simply upgrade your SUP paddle, and one excellent option to consider is […]

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The newest addition to the company’s lineup of popular waterproof bags, the YETI Panga Backpack is a 28-liter, 100% submersible pack that’s built like a tank and designed to keep your gear totally dry β€” no matter what. As you’d expect with any YETI product, the Panga Backpack 28 features top-shelf build quality and the best design we’ve seen on any waterproof backpack to date. We’re huge fans of YETI’s Panga waterproof duffel bags, and when we heard that the company was expanding their bag lineup with a brand new backpack, we knew it was going to be a total game changer as far as waterproof packs go.Β In this review of YETI’s Panga Backpack 28, we’ll take an in-depth look at the bag’s features, construction, […]

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The 2018 BLACKFIN 10’6″ Model X is an extremely high-quality inflatable SUP that is part of iROCKER’s brand new BLACKFIN line. iROCKER’s popular lineup of inflatable paddle boards is well-known for their great build quality and affordable price points, and the BLACKFIN iSUPs are geared towards paddlers who want a higher-end inflatable paddle board with premium features and accessories. Founded by Dave Erwin and Steve Elder, Jacksonville-based iROCKER SUP has quickly become a well-known brand in the world of inflatable paddle boards. The company’s growing iSUP line currently consists of 7 models ranging in size from 10′ to 11’6″ in length, and their new premium BLACKFIN SUP lineup includes both the 10’6″ Model X (which we’re covering in this review) and the fasterΒ 11’6″ Model XL. […]

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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… Jimmy Styks Mutt Review: SUP […]

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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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