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A popular choice when it comes to mid-range inflatable paddle boards, the Atoll Board Co 11′ SUP is a stable board that glides well and is a lot of fun to paddle. Since this model’s introduction a few years ago, the company has made some nice improvements which we’ll cover in this review…
Headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA, Atoll Board Co currently has one inflatable SUP model and a growing line of paddle board accessories. In this review of Atoll’s 11′ inflatable SUP, we’ll cover this board’s features, specs, construction, paddling performance, what’s included in the SUP accessory bundle, and more. We’ll also share a special coupon code promotion at the end of this review that can save you quite a bit of money on the board.
Lastly, for those who enjoy video, we’ve included several on this page including our in-depth review, setup, and unboxing videos.
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Atoll 11′ Inflatable SUP Review: Board Overview
Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at only 19 pounds, the Atoll 11′ iSUP is a lightweight board that provides great stability in the water. It’s a solid choice for beginners as well as more experienced paddlers, and the board’s tapered shape helps it to cut through wind and chop well. This board is also extremely versatile and it can be used for a wide variety of activities such as flatwater paddling, SUP fitness, fishing, overnight camping expeditions, and more.
One of the things that Atoll’s inflatable SUP is known for is its military-themed design, which is something that some will love and others will hate (we happen to love it). The original dark army green color of the board is nicely accented by the board’s black rails and the company has since added two more color options which also look amazing: Light Blue, and Desert Tan.
While Atoll has made some updates to their iSUP package for 2019, the basic design of the board remains unchanged this season…
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Front 6-point bungee storage area is generously-sized and perfect for stashing your dry bag, backpack, snorkeling gear, or paddle.1 of 5
Neoprene covered carry handle makes it easy to carry this lightweight board around when it’s fully inflated.2 of 5
Rear grab handle makes it easy to pull the board in and out of the water and it prevents fin damage by elevating the tail of the board.3 of 5
D-ring at tail for quick and easy attachment of the included ankle leash.4 of 5
A large number of D-rings along both rails makes it easy to attach the company’s optional kayak seat kit or secure a SUP cooler.5 of 5
The top deck of the Atoll 11′ SUP features a nice two-tone EVA foam traction pad that is branded with the Atoll logo. There’s also a durable nylon webbed carrying handle located at the middle of the board that is covered by a soft neoprene grip, and located along the sides of the deck pad are 8 stainless steel D-rings for attaching a kayak seat, tying down gear, or securing a cooler.
Previously, there was a grab handle at the nose of the board but that was eliminated last year. At the front of the board are 6 additional D-rings and an oversized bungee cord storage net for securing your stuff. With a total of 15 D-rings on this board, we love the fact that there are so many options for tying down or stashing gear.
Moving to the rear of the board, you’ll find another D-ring for attaching the included SUP leash. There’s also a neoprene covered grab handle that is super convenient for pulling the board in and out of the water. Having the grab handle at the tail of the board ensures that the fins are up off the beach, helping to prevent possible damage from dragging.
On the flip side, the Atoll 11′ SUP has a 2+1 fin configuration with a large, removable center fin and two smaller side fins that are permanently fixed. We like the fact that Atoll used a high-quality universal fin box on the board — this adds versatility as you can swap out fins.
The latest version of Atoll’s 11′ inflatable paddle board once again features their Fusion Light Construction which dramatically reduces the board’s weight. This iSUP is extremely lightweight at only 19 pounds, and the high-quality drop stitch core and dual-layer military grade PVC contribute to the board’s excellent overall durability and stiffness.
On the water, Atoll’s 11′ inflatable SUP is a lot of fun. The board glides and tracks well, and the tapered nose helps it to cut through choppy conditions. This iSUP also feels very stable in the water, and it’s a great choice for paddling around your dog or small children.
Likes and Dislikes
We’ve always liked the overall design of Atoll’s board — it’s a great looking SUP with a clean, minimalist appearance. We also really like the fact that the company loaded the board up with so many D-rings as it gives you plenty of options when it comes to securing camping gear, your cooler, etc.
The ultralight weight of the board and its performance on the water are also strong points. This is an extremely fun board to paddle and it feels a bit faster on the water than many all-around inflatables.
Atoll has also made some very nice upgrades to their accessory bundle this season, something that we really wanted to see. While they got the job done, the previously included paddle and SUP backpack were extremely basic and we were happy to see that both of these accessories were upgraded this season. This has made Atoll’s board a better value overall and more in line with what the other boards in this price range are shipping with.
As far as dislikes go, one extremely minor thing that we would change is in regards to the neoprene covered carry handle — we’d include a Velcro closure and make the neoprene cover removable. In addition to being able to remove it for faster drying, this would give you the option of a more lay flat handle which is preferable for activities like SUP fitness.
Another thing that we’d love to see is the addition of some new features. A second grab handle and rear bungee storage area would be awesome (although the D-rings are currently there for you to tie your own), a paddle holder, action camera mount — these would all be nice improvements that would add to the board’s functionality, making it even more versatile.
Atoll 11′ SUP Specs
|Max Capacity||350 pounds|
What Comes With it?
The Atoll 11′ SUP comes with everything you need to start paddling. In the box is Atoll’s brand new SUP backpack, updated 3-piece carbon/fiberglass paddle, dual-action pump, 10′ coiled SUP leash, repair kit, user manual, Atoll sticker pack, and coupon for a free Atoll hat.
Admittedly, we weren’t huge fans of Atoll’s previous SUP backpack and were really happy to see a more robust pack included with the bundle for 2019. While still fairly basic in design, the new Atoll iSUP bag is better suited for serious travel.
Located along one side of the bag is a grab handle and an open mesh storage pocket that can be used to stash your paddle, water bottle, towel, or change of clothes. There’s are also several external compression straps that can be used to cinch the bag up once all of your gear is packed.
On the bottom of the pack are four rubber feet for added durability and there’s a single metal grommet which allows dirt and moisture to drain out of the bag.
There’s another grab handle on the top of the backpack along with a see through luggage ID window which is convenient if you’re planning to fly with your board.
The backside of this bag features a well-padded back cushion and two fully adjustable shoulder straps that feature nylon webbed loops and plastic D-rings for attaching small accessories. For added stabilization, Atoll has also included an adjustable sternum strap and a padded waist belt.
Another nice upgrade to Atoll’s accessory bundle this season is their brand new carbon fiber/fiberglass 3-piece travel paddle. Replacing last year’s aluminum shaft paddle, this new version is much nicer and features a durable nylon blade.
The paddle is quick and easy to assemble — just slide the shaft pieces together and secure them into place with the locking pin and closure.
The Atoll 11′ comes with a high-quality BRAVO SUP pump that does a good job of inflating the board. The pump features a built-in pressure gauge and dual-action, meaning you can add air to your board on both the up and downstrokes.
We love the fact that Atoll Board Co promotes SUP safety by including a 10′ coiled SUP leash with their board. The included leash features dual metal swivels to prevent tangling and it has a comfortable neoprene ankle cuff with a built-in key storage pocket.
Repair Kit & User Manual
Also included with the board is a user manual and an iSUP repair kit. Inside of the plastic orange canister you’ll find a valve wrench and two color-coded PVC patches.
Last but not least, Atoll throws in a sticker and coupon for a free Atoll hat which is a nice touch.
In addition to Atoll’s popular 11′ inflatable paddle board, the company also has a growing lineup of paddling accessories and apparel. While the following items are not included with the board for 2019, they are nice add-ons that are definitely worth considering.
Full Carbon Paddle
If you’re looking for something a bit lighter and designed with performance in mind, Atoll’s full carbon paddle is an affordable option that we recommend. This paddle features a beautiful matte finish that feels great in the hands and the full carbon blade is extremely lightweight.
Atoll’s upgraded full carbon paddle features a similar design to the company’s standard paddle, but there’s a double lock on the lower portion of the shaft for added security.
Atoll has a wide range of apparel, including hats, long and short sleeve t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, beach towels, and more. All of their items come in a large variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find something to suit every paddler’s personal taste.
Atoll covers their inflatable SUP with an excellent warranty — 2 years on all manufacturer defects as well as a full 60-day money back guarantee.
Where to Buy it
You can order the 11′ Atoll SUP directly from the company through their official online store. Atoll offers the lowest prices on their boards, free shipping, and they don’t charge sales tax unless you happen to live in California.
We were really impressed with Atoll’s 11′ SUP once again this season and found it to be a lot of fun on the water. We really like the fact that the board weighs in at only 19 pounds and it has excellent rigidity when inflated to 15 PSI. The company is well-known for providing outstanding customer service and their 2-year warranty shows that they’re serious about standing behind their gear. We’re also very happy with the upgrades made to their SUP accessory bundle this season and feel that this board is a solid choice for anyone who is in the market for a stable, durable, and fun all-around inflatable SUP.
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