Best Inflatable SUP Boards (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 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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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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The Seamax SUP20D is an impressive new electric paddle board pump for 2018 that includes some great features and a rock-solid 2-year warranty. As much as we love inflatable SUPs, we have to admit that it’s never fun to pump them up manually — an electric SUP pump is an affordable accessory that will greatly increase the enjoyment that you get from your iSUP. Best known for their high-quality range of inflatable boats, Seamax is a Canadian company that also offers a nice range of accessories. In this review of , we’ll take a look at the features, construction, included accessories, performance, level of noise it produces, and more. Pump Features & Included Accessories Packed with great features, the Seamax SUP20D is a real pleasure to […]

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The Aqua Marina Carbon Pro paddle is a brand new addition for 2018 to the company’s growing SUP accessory line. Since Aqua Marina’s paddle boards do not currently include a paddle with the accessory bundle, the Carbon Pro paddle has quickly become a popular choice based on its performance and lightweight design. Well-known as a super affordable, entry level brand, Aqua Marina has really upped their game this year with their new iSUP models and accessories. In this review, we’ll cover the specs, construction, and features of this new paddle, as well as the pros and cons. Specs, Construction, and Features is the company’s top-of-the-line paddle for 2018, and it weighs in at just 25.6 ounces (725 grams). This paddle is a 3-piece model that […]

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The GILI 10’6″ AIR inflatable paddle board is an incredibly affordable new model for 2018 that packs a ton of value and is a lot of fun to boot. This is a fantastic entry-level board with a versatile all-around design that is perfect for beginners through advanced paddlers. GILI Sports is a new company on the SUP scene and the 10’6″ AIR is their very first model. While the company is just starting out, they’ve got a good track record as far as customer service goes and we’re looking forward to seeing the direction that this SUP startup takes going forward. In this GILI 10’6″ AIR review, we’ll cover all the bases. We’ll discuss this board’s pros and cons, features and construction, paddling performance, specs, […]

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The new and improved 2018 iROCKER CRUISER 10’6″ is an affordable and versatile inflatable SUP that’s a lot of fun to paddle. The CRUISER is an all-purpose board that is a bit wider than the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ and ALL-AROUND 11′ models, making this a great choice if stability is your primary concern. iROCKER is a fairly new name in the SUP world, but the Jacksonville, Florida-based company has quickly built a loyal following due to their high-quality gear and super affordable price points. They’ve got an excellent customer service track record, and are well-known for standing behind their gear. In this 2018 iROCKER CRUISER review, we’ll cover the specs of this newly updated model, the pros and cons, the best features, what’s included, optional accessories, how it compares […]

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The brand new 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ is a fantastic all-purpose inflatable SUP that features some really nice improvements over last year’s model. This stable, well-built iSUP is suitable for a wide variety of paddling activities and conditions, and we love the super affordable price point. While iROCKER is a relative newcomer to the SUP world, the company has wasted no time in establishing itself as a maker of high-quality boards at super affordable price points. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, iROCKER currently has 6 inflatable SUP models in their lineup as well as a nice range of paddling accessories. In this hands-on iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ review, we’ll take an in-depth look at this board’s pros and cons, features, construction, included accessories, how it compares with last year’s […]

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The 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a well-built, stable inflatable SUP that performs well in a wide variety of paddling conditions. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at 27 pounds, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is capable of supporting up to 435 pounds making it a great choice for larger paddlers. iROCKER SUP 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 a total of six boards, including two from the new premium BLACKFIN SUP range that was launched in March 2018. In addition to inflatable paddle […]

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The 2018 iROCKER SPORT 11′ is a new and improved version of the company’s original inflatable paddle board model. This board features a narrower, more performance-oriented design than the rest of the iROCKER SUP range, making it a great choice for intermediate and advanced paddlers. Since coming onto the scene just a few years ago, Jacksonville, FL-based iROCKER has quickly established itself as an industry leader thanks to their affordable and highly durable inflatable SUPs. Currently, there are 6 models in the popular iROCKER paddle boards range, including 2 boards from the company’s new BLACKFIN line of premium inflatables. In this review of the 2018 iROCKER SPORT 11′, we’ll first do a brief overview of the board’s standout features and construction, then we’ll discuss paddling […]

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The NIXY Electric Paddle Board Pump is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a more convenient way to pump up your inflatable SUP. This well-built 12V DC iSUP pump will quickly inflate your inflatable paddle boards to the desired air pressure, and it’s capable of inflating boards all the way to 20 PSI. In addition to , Irvine, California-based NIXY Sports has a very nice range of affordable, high-quality inflatable paddle boards and other accessories. In this review of NIXY’s electric iSUP pump, we’ll take a look at its features, what’s included, how to use it, inflation speed, warranty, and more. Features & What’s Included The NIXY electric paddle board pump shares a similar design to several other pumps on the market, but NIXY […]

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