An International leader in the world of watersports, Body Glove was founded in 1953 by twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell in Booneville, Missouri. Over the past several years, the company has launched a popular line of stand up inflatable paddle boards and the 2019 lineup consists of 10 iSUP models ranging in size from 10′ to 15′.
Body Glove iSUPs are covered by a 1-year warranty and come with a complete bundle of accessories including a 3-piece travel paddle, backpack, hand pump, phone dry bag, repair kit, and safety leash.
Body Glove Paddle Board Comparison Chart
|Body Glove Performer 11′||11′x34″x6″||24 lbs||320 lbs|
|Body Glove Raptor Plus||10’8″x33″x5″||22 lbs||300 lbs|
|Body Glove Alena||10’6″x34″x5.4″||21.5 lbs||300 lbs|
|Body Glove Mantra||10’6″x34″x5.4″||23 lbs||320 lbs|
|Body Glove Dynamo Signature||10’8″x33″x5″||22 lbs||300 lbs|
|Body Glove Mariner||11′x34″x5″||23 lbs||320 lbs|
|Body Glove Mariner XL||11′x34″x6″||25 lbs||320 lbs|
|Body Glove Oasis||10′x34″x6″||22 lbs||290 lbs|
|Body Glove Navigator Plus||10’6″x33″x5.4″||24 lbs||320 lbs|
|Body Glove Crusader||15′x66″x6″||n/a||1,000 lbs|
Body Glove SUP Reviews
Body Glove Performer 11' Blue Ocean Edition
Body Glove’s most popular inflatable SUP board, the Performer 11′ Blue Ocean Edition is a really fun all-around iSUP that’s priced very affordably. Perfect for beginners and families, this board offers good stability and the tapered nose allows the board to cut through wind and chow well.
Like Body Glove’s other iSUPs, the Performer 11′ comes with everything you need to get on the water and it’s extremely easy to set up. The front bungee storage area provides a secure place to stash your gear while you’re paddling and the rubber bumper on the underside of the board’s nose adds additional durability.
For more details on this popular SUP, be sure to check out our detailed Body Glove Performer 11′ review.
Body Glove Raptor Plus
A board that is very similar to the popular Performer 11′ but designed for smaller paddlers, the Body Glove Raptor Plus is another versatile all-around iSUP that can pretty much do it all. Measuring 10’8″ x 33″ x 5″ and weighing in at 22 pounds, the Raptor Plus can support up to 300 pounds of weight.
This is another excellent board for SUP newcomers and families. It’s slightly shorter, narrower, and thinner than the Performer 11′ and also comes with a full bundle of SUP accessories. The Raptor Plus features a front bungee cargo area, multi-purpose carry handle which can secure your water bottle, durable nose bumper, and fixed tri-fin configuration.
Body Glove Alena
The Body Glove Alena is another board design that is inspired by the best-selling Performer 11′. This model measures 10’6″ x 34″ x 5.4″ and features a stunning floral woodgrain design that is sure to appeal to female paddlers.
The board’s triple layer stringer provides added durability and stiffness. Missing from the Alena is the nose bumper reinforcement and action camera leash mount seen on the Performer 11′ and Raptor Plus.
For female paddlers in search of a fun and affordable iSUP that looks great on the water, the Alena is definitely an option to consider.
Body Glove Mantra
Another board designed with women in mind is the Body Glove Mantra. This colorful board features a floral design and enlarged 8-point bungee cargo area for added onboard storage capacity.
The Mantra measures 10’6″ x 34″ x 5.4″ and it offers greater stability than the previous models due to the rounded nose profile. This SUP weighs in at 23 pounds and it’s capable of supporting up to 320 pounds of weight.
With a versatile design that can provide loads of fun in a variety of water conditions, the Mantra can be used for recreational paddling, SUP fitness workouts, padding around small children, and more.
Body Glove Dynamo Signature
The Body Glove Dynamo Signature is essentially the same board as the Raptor Plus but it sports a different design and the signature of Luke Hopkins, the model’s designer. Not everyone will appreciate the scale-inspired design of the Raptor Plus, so we really like the fact that Body Glove offered an alternative option.
The Dynamo Signature is another board that can pretty much do it all fairly well. Featuring a fully capable design that delivers good flatwater performance and can also be used in oceans and even light whitewater, this SUP provides paddlers with a ton of overall versatility.
Body Glove Mariner
An inflatable paddle board designed with anglers in mind, the Body Glove Mariner is built to deliver outstanding stability and has a variety of features that anglers are sure to appreciate.
The Mariner measures 11′ x 34″ x 5″ and it weighs 23 pounds. Capable of supporting up to 320 pounds of weight, the Mariner can handle all of your fishing gear, cooler, and more.
Body Glove incorporated added D-rings along the Mariner’s rails for securing additional gear and there are convenient Railblaza compatible accessory mounts which are perfect for securing rod holders.
Body Glove Mariner XL
The Body Glove Mariner XL offers the same great design as the regular Mariner fishing iSUP but adds an extra inch of thickness for increased rigidity and buoyancy. This board is ideal for larger anglers and it packs the same great features as the thinner Mariner — front bungee cargo area, Railblaza mounts, D-ring attachment points on the rails, and more.
SUP fishing has really caught on over the past several years as more and more anglers are discovering that paddle boards are the ultimate fishing platform when it comes to maneuverability, portability, and affordability.
Check out our in-depth Body Glove Mariner XL review for more info on this SUP fishing board.
Body Glove Oasis
The Body Glove Oasis is a model that was designed specifically with SUP fitness workouts in mind. Featuring a comfortable brushed traction pad that extends from the nose all the way to the tail, the Oasis is an extremely stable board that provides a massive surface area to perform stretches and exercises on.
Located at the nose of the board is a grab handle and small 4-point bungee storage area for securing your water bottle or dry bag. There’s a second grab handle at the board’s tail and located mid-board are paddle holders which can be used to secure your SUP paddle while you’re working out.
Body Glove Navigator Plus
The Body Glove Navigator Plus offers the same basic design as the company’s Mantra model but shaves an inch off the overall width and features a design that is less female-focused.
The Navigator Plus measures 10’6″ x 33″ x 5.4″ and it weighs in at 24 pounds. Due to the fact that this board is slightly narrower than the 34″ wide Mantra, it won’t offer quite as much stability but it’s still an incredibly stable board on the water.
If you’re looking for a versatile and stable all-around board that will work well for a variety of activities and conditions, the Body Glove Navigator Plus is a model worth considering.
Body Glove Crusader
Last but not least is the Body Glove Crusader, a massive 15-foot multi-paddler model that is designed with group fun in mind. This huge inflatable SUP board is 66″ wide and packs an impressive maximum capacity rating of 1,000 pounds.
Perfect for families and small group outings, the Crusader can accommodate 2-6 paddlers and is also fun for paddling around pets. There’s a bungee storage area at the nose, multiple grab handles, and D-ring attachment points for securing your cooler.
Included with Body Glove’s Crusader are 2 high-pressure hand pumps, 4 3-piece paddles, a backpack, and phone dry bag.