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Our team of certified SUP instructors and experts have field tested hundreds of both inflatable and rigid stand-up paddleboards over the past decade. Our reviews are some of the most in-depth in the industry, with our primary goal of helping you, our amazing reader, find the right SUP for your specific needs.

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Buying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboards

Looking to purchase a stand-up paddleboard? Below you’ll find our detailed buying guides and top recommendations for each category of SUP.

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Best Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 Recommendations

The world of inflatable paddle boards is rapidly changing and in this buyer’s guide, we’ll list the best SUP brands for 2022 and tell you exactly which companies have the best iSUPs when it comes to durability, features, performance, and overall value. With each passing season, the iSUP industry continues to get more competitive as new companies come onto the scene and disrupt the status quo. Several years ago, you had to spend big money if you wanted to buy an inflatable paddle board that was well-built and capable of lasting many years, but a lot has changed since then.…

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Best Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP Guide

Are you shopping for a new inflatable paddle board, but on a budget? Then it’s even more important that you don’t buy a cheap SUP that doesn’t last and starts falling apart on you after one season. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our top picks for for the best inflatable paddles boards for 500 dollars. Rest assured that every iSUP on this list still meets our requirements for quality construction, a reasonable warranty from a brand with a track record for good customer service, and good performance. In this buyers guide we’ll tell you how the paddle…

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Best Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying Guide

In this buyer’s guide, we’ll list our 2022 top picks for the best paddle board for kids. As the sport of paddle boarding continues to grow, it’s exciting to see so many youths getting involved, and there are some really nice kids SUP boards available… When it comes to buying a youth SUP board, it should come as no surprise that we recommend iSUPs. Inflatable paddle boards are much more convenient and far easier to transport than hard boards, and they’re more forgiving if a child falls on the board or gets bumped by it. As parents, the last thing…

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Best Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPs

One of the best things about Stand Up Paddleboarding is its accessibility. You don’t need much to get started, and the learning curve for beginners is very friendly. But what makes an ideal paddleboard for beginners? The most common worry with beginner paddleboarders is: Do I have enough balance to stand up? With that in mind, our criteria for a great beginner paddleboard is one that provides the best stability while still being designed to paddle in a variety of different conditions. We’ve also taken price into account as many beginner paddleboarders want to keep their initial investment into the…

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Best Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022

Do you like to explore your waters or go on adventures? Or do you like to go fast and feel like you are flying above the water with near-effortless paddling? If any of these sound good to you, then a touring iSUP is exactly what you need. Where all-around iSUPs are relatively wide and focus on maximum versatility and easy stability, touring paddleboards trade off a little bit of width for some added length in order to paddle farther and faster with each stroke. Just like other types of paddleboards, you can get different widths, lengths, and shapes in a…

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Top Picks for Best Fishing SUPs

Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022

According to TakeMeFishing.org, about 1-in-5 Americans enjoy some form of angling – myself included. Ask any shore angler and they’ll tell you that if they could just get their cast a little further, or a little closer to that bit of cover, or if they were able to fish more shoreline (or miles of riverbank) then they’d absolutely catch more, bigger, fish. At least that’s what I tell myself! One of the best ways to improve those conditions is to leave the shore and get out on the water – and Stand Up Paddleboarding offers the perfect way to do…

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Our goal is to provide paddlers with real, honest, in-depth, data-driven reviews of stand up paddleboards. While we do focus primarily on inflatable paddle boards, expect to see detailed reviews on hard SUPs, kayaks, and other paddleboarding gear and accessories.

Buying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard Accessories

When you purchase a stand-up paddleboard you are diving into a sport with unlimited possibilities. However, in order to get everything out of your paddleboard, you will need to buy some accessories to go along with it.

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Best Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 Recommendations

The world of inflatable paddle boards is rapidly changing and in this buyer’s guide, we’ll list the best SUP brands for 2022 and tell you exactly which companies have the best iSUPs when it comes to durability, features, performance, and overall value. With each passing season, the iSUP industry continues to get more competitive as new companies come onto the scene and disrupt the status quo. Several years ago, you had to spend big money if you wanted to buy an inflatable paddle board that was well-built and capable of lasting many years, but a lot has changed since then.…

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Top Picks for Best Waterproof Dry Bags Compared

Best Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022

When it comes to keeping your gear dry, a reliable waterproof dry bag is one of the first things that every paddler should invest in. Whether you’re embarking on a multi-day SUP touring adventure or a leisurely day on the water with friends, waterproof bags are designed to keep your gear and valuables safe and dry. There are several different types of dry bags available today, including waterproof fanny packs, duffel bags, backpacks, roll-top tube sacks, and phone cases. In this 2022 dry bag buyers’ guide, we’ll list our top-rated waterproof bags for this season and also share some useful…

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Top Picks for Best SUP Coolers Compared

Best SUP Coolers | 2022

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 2022 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…

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Top Picks for Best Waterproof Fanny Packs Compared

Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022

Waterproof fanny packs are a great SUP accessory to have — 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…

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Top Picks for Best Water Shoes Compared

Best Water Shoes for Paddle Boarding | 2022 Buyers Guide

When it comes to SUP accessories, water shoes are an often-overlooked item that we highly recommend. In this buyers’ guide, we’ll tell you exactly why they’re so important and list our top picks for paddlers this season… While certainly not essential for SUP, water shoes are an affordable piece of gear that are extremely beneficial. Aside from providing cushioning, support, and increasing overall paddling comfort, water shoes also have several valuable safety benefits: They protect your feet from getting bruised and cut by rocky beaches, rivers, and sharp objects. Water shoes prevent your toes from getting caught in the D-rings…

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Best SUP Accessories | Top 8 Must-Haves for 2022

Paddleboarders only need a few things to be on the water – SUP, fin, paddle, leash, PFD – but there are lots of other things that can make your paddle sessions more enjoyable. Here’s a list of our Top 8 favorite SUP accessories that help make our time on the water a blast! #1 – Safety First: PFD, Whistle and Lights Staying safe on the water is the first step to having fun while paddleboarding. PFDs – Personal Flotation Devices (also called Buoyancy Aids or Life Jackets) – are often a requirement for paddlers in certain areas and being caught…

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Find the best inflatable paddle board for your specific needs. Search, filter and explore our SUP database by board specs, brand, price, country availability, warranty, rating and more.

Our Latest Paddle Board Reviews

Below you will see our most recent stand up paddle board reviews. These are in order of most recent, so be sure to also check out our “Best Inflatable SUP Brands” page to see all of our SUP reviews from 2022 and previous years.

Hydrus Joyride XL Inflatable SUP Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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Hydrus Axis 98 Whitewater Inflatable SUP Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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Bote Rackham Aero 12’4″ Fishing iSUP Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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Bote Flood Aero Inflatable Paddleboard Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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Nixy Manhattan Plus G4 Inflatable SUP Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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Gili Sports 10′ Mako Inflatable Paddleboard Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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Bote Breeze Inflatable SUP Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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Thurso Expedition 138 Review

Thurso Expedition 138 Inflatable SUP Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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Gili Meno 12’6″ Inflatable SUP Review | 2022

Table of ContentsFind the best inflatable paddleboard and paddleboarding gearOur Favorite BrandsWho is inflatableboarder.com?Buying Guides: Stand-Up PaddleboardsBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Paddle Boards For $500 | 2022 Budget SUP GuideBest Kids Paddle Boards | Our 2022 Buying GuideBest Inflatable Paddle Boards for Beginners | 2022 Top SUPsBest Inflatable Touring Paddleboards | 2022Top Picks for Best Inflatable SUP for Fishing Review | 2022Our goalBuying Guides: Stand-Up Paddleboard AccessoriesBest Inflatable SUP Brands | Our 2022 RecommendationsBest Dry Bags for Paddle Boarding | 2022Best SUP Coolers | 2022Top 5 Picks for Waterproof Fanny Packs | 2022Best Water Shoes for Paddle…

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