iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review + Discount (2019)

2019 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11'

The 2019 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a well-built, stable inflatable SUP that performs incredibly 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 young company, but they’ve 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 their line to a total of eight iSUPs, including three from the premium BLACKFIN SUP range which they launched in March 2018. In addition to inflatable paddle boards, iROCKER also sells a nice range of SUP accessories.

iROCKER Inflatable SUPs

In this 2019 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ review, we’ll cover all of the new improvements over last season’s model, the build quality and construction, how the board performs, what’s included, pros and cons, optional add-ons, and warranty coverage. We’ll also share all current iROCKER SUP coupon codes and promotional discounts to help you save some money and get the best deal.

Lastly, for those who enjoy video, we’ve included several in this write-up including our in-depth review, setup, and unboxing videos.

In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary…

ProsExtremely durable (bombproof quad-layer PVC construction)
Affordable price point
Stable
Glides well in the water
Very versatile
Sporty new design
Outstanding rigidity
New action mount for attaching GoPro, fishing rod holder, etc.
Convenient toolless lever lock fins
All fins now removable for easier packing, racking, and storage
Enlarged front bungee storage area
Available in 4 different colors
Integrated children’s safety handles at nose (now removable)
Extra D-rings for securing kayak seat, shoulder strap, or gear
Very nice bundle of high-quality accessories included
New Full Throttle Pump for faster, easier inflation
Color-coded SUP paddle and leash
Top-shelf customer service
2-year warranty
30-day money back guarantee
ConsNo grab handle at nose or tail
Neoprene carrying handle cover not removable
A bit on the heavy side
Price & Where to Buy itCheck Price or Buy Now

Table of Contents

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review: SUP Overview

Click Here to Buy the 2019 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′

Launched two seasons ago, iROCKER’s ALL-AROUND series delivered exactly what many had been asking for — wider boards with improved stability. The original iROCKER SPORT 11′ model was a great seller, but it’s not the most stable board on the water due to its narrower width.

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Side

Measuring 32″ wide, both of the models in iROCKER’s ALL-AROUND series offer excellent stability. In addition to the 11′ model, the company also released the iRocker ALL-AROUND 10′ for smaller paddlers.

Need even more stability?

For those who are looking for even more stability than the ALL-AROUND series offers, we'd recommend checking out the company's popular 10'6" ROCKER CRUISER, 10'6" BLACKFIN Model X, and 11'6" BLACKFIN Model XL models.

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Inflatable SUP

Completely revamped for 2019, the new ALL-AROUND 11′ features a sporty new design, 4 great color options (Blue, Aqua, White/Gray Stripe, White/Blue Stripe), bombproof quad-layer PVC construction, removable safety grab handles at the nose for children, a brand new Action Mount, and more.

(*Drag slider below to compare the 2018 and 2019 ALL-AROUND 11')

2018 2019

Features

The top deck of the 2019 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is covered with a comfy EVA foam deck pad. The newly redesigned traction pad features a crocodile texture which provides excellent grip and is super easy on the hands and feet.

(*Hover over hotspots for additional details)

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Board Top

Enlarged front bungee storage area for securing your dry bag, backpack, Crocs, and other paddling gear.

1 of 6

New Action Mount at nose allows you to quickly attach a GoPro camera, fishing rod holder, waterproof Bluetooth speaker, and other accessories.

2 of 6

Removable safety handles integrated into the board’s bungee cargo area give children a safe and secure place to hold onto while riding along at the nose.

3 of 6

Durable center carry handle makes it easy to carry the ALL-AROUND 11′ while it’s fully inflated.

4 of 6

8 D-rings located along the board’s rails for easy attachment of iROCKER’s kayak seat kit, shoulder carrying strap, or tying down your SUP cooler.

5 of 6

Super comfortable croc pattern traction pad provides outstanding grip and is easy on the hands and feet.

6 of 6

Located in the middle of the traction pad is a convenient carrying handle which makes it really easy to carry the board around when it’s fully inflated. There are eight stainless steel D-rings located along the sides of the deck pad which can be used to attach iROCKER’s optional kayak seat or shoulder carry strap. If you’re bringing along a lot of gear or a SUP cooler, these D-rings can also be used as secure tie-down attachment points.

Center Carry Handle

Rail D-ring

Located at the board’s nose are six additional D-rings and a newly enlarged bungee cord storage area. This is a convenient place to securely stash a backpack or dry bag, shoes, change of clothes, etc. An outstanding feature for families, the ALL-AROUND 11′ also features removable safety handles for kids which provide children with a safe and secure place to hold onto while riding along on the nose of the board.

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Bungee Storage

Child Safety Handles

Another new addition to the board’s nose this season is the integration of an Action Mount into the front cargo storage area. The new Action Mount gives you the ability to quickly secure your GoPro camera, iROCKER’s new fishing rod holder, a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, and plenty of other fun accessories. This is a fantastic new feature that is really handy and it opens up some exciting new ways to use the ALL-AROUND 11′.

iROCKER Action Mount

Located at the board’s tail is a Halkey-Roberts air valve and a final D-ring for attaching the included SUP leash…

iSUP Inflation Valve

On the flip side, the ALL-AROUND 11′ SUP features a triple fin configuration. Gone are the previously used fixed side fins — iROCKER has transitioned their entire 2019 lineup over to three removable fins for easier packing, storage, and transport. Being able to remove all three fins allows you to roll up the ALL-AROUND 11′ into a smaller footprint and it’s also a lot easier to stack multiple boards if you happen to use a roof rack on your vehicle.

ALL-AROUND 11' Bottom

iROCKER Inflatable Paddle Boards

The fins quickly and easily attach with a toolless lever lock system. They simply drop into place and are secured by pushing down on the locking lever tab — super simple, and there are no tools to lose.

Removable Tri-fin Setup

Construction

The ALL-AROUND 11′ iSUP is an extremely well-made inflatable paddle board. Initially introduced last season, iROCKER further bolstered their boards’ durability and overall stiffness using a new quad-layer PVC construction. This change also boosted the ALL-AROUND 11’s max weight capacity from 385 pounds to 435 pounds.

2019 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' iSUP

The tough outer skin of the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ board is virtually indestructible — this certainly isn’t a SUP that needs to be babied. It’s designed to withstand cuts, scrapes, and punctures, and you don’t have to worry about your dog’s nails causing damage to the top deck.

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Rail

Once again this year, all of the hardware on the ALL-AROUND 11′ is top-notch and the fit and finish is excellent overall.

Paddling Performance

Paddling iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11'

On the water, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is a blast to paddle. We feel that this board really hits a sweet spot in terms of versatility, stability, and overall performance — it’s easy to paddle, glides and tracks well, and can be used for recreational paddling, fishing, SUP fitness, small surf, paddling around a child or dog, and much more. If you’re looking for something a little faster, we’d recommend checking out the brand new BLACKFIN Model V inflatable touring SUP.

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Versatility

The ALL-AROUND 11′ is a board that works well for larger individuals and it can be enjoyed by paddlers of all experience levels — beginner through advanced.

Setup Video

Likes and Dislikes

Once again, we are really happy with the updates that iROCKER has made to the ALL-AROUND lineup for 2019. As good as these boards were over the past few seasons, this latest model is even nicer and we really like the new features.

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Durability

The sporty new design is eye-catching and really stands out on the water. SUP fitness enthusiasts are sure to love the transition to a comfy croc traction pattern as it’s very easy on the hands and feet, and the new rail D-rings and enlarged bungee storage area give you increased onboard storage capabilities.

Traction Pad Croc Pattern

We also love the new Action Mount that iROCKER incorporated into the front cargo area — this gives you an easy way to capture fun footage of your paddling adventures and anglers are sure to love the new fishing rod holder accessory (more on that below).

iROCKER GoPro Action Mount

Lastly, we really like the fact that all three fins are now removable as it makes the ALL-AROUND 11′ even more packable and portable than before. As we mentioned, this is also great news if you routinely stack multiple boards on the roof of your vehicle as it allows the boards to be stacked on top of each other in a much neater fashion.

As far as cons go, we really miss having a grab handle on the board (especially at the tail). Having a grab handle is really convenient whenever you’re pulling the board in and out of the water and not having one requires you to grab onto your leash anytime you want to pull the board around.

Pulling iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11'

Another very minor gripe is in regards to the center carrying handle. While it does lay flat relatively well, being able to remove the neoprene cover (which has a thick rubber iROCKER patch sewn in) would allow the handle to lay completely flat — a nice feature for anyone who enjoys SUP fitness or laying on the deck of their SUP.

Last but not least, the board is a little bit on the heavy side due to the quad-layer PVC construction used by iROCKER. We feel that the additional durability and rigidity is a worthwhile trade-off, but it would be great if they could reduce the overall heftiness of the board by at least a few pounds as they’ve done with the 2019 BLACKFIN SUPs.

2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Rating
  • Durability
  • Features
  • Versatility
  • Stability
  • Speed
  • Portability
  • Warranty
  • Customer Support
  • Price
4.9

Specs

Length11′
Width32″
Thickness6″
Weight27 pounds
Max Capacity435 pounds
Price

What’s Included

ALL-AROUND 11' Accessories

The iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ comes with a very nice bundle of SUP accessories. The company has included everything you need to start paddling, and there have been some slight improvements to the accessories for 2019.

Unboxing Video

Backpack

iROCKER completely revamped their SUP backpack two years ago and this season they’ve made a few slight improvements to the bag.

iROCKER iSUP Backpack

In addition to the new gray and blue design, iROCKER used a different fabric on the bag this year which feels heavier and more durable. Another change made to iROCKER’s SUP backpack this season is the addition of four plastic D-rings along the rear of the pack which can be used to attach accessories.

iROCKER Backpack

Unlike many other SUP bags that don’t leave you with a ton of space to work with, iROCKER’s backpack is very roomy and there’s plenty of space for your board, paddle, pump, SUP leash, change of clothes, etc. The interior of the bag also has two adjustable straps that can be used to secure the bag’s contents and prevent them from shifting around.

On the outside of the backpack are dual zippers which give you easy access to the bag’s interior. The bag has a nice clamshell design that opens all the way up, making it easy to pack and unpack your gear.

The bag’s exterior also features a convenient grab handle at the top, multiple compression straps, and a clear window where you can insert a luggage identification tag.

iROCKER Bag Handle

On the backside of the pack are two thickly padded shoulder straps that are super comfortable and fully adjustable. The shoulder straps have nylon webbed loops and plastic D-rings which you can use to attach small accessories with a carabiner, and there’s an adjustable sternum strap that goes across your chest for improved stability.

iROCKER Carrying Bag Straps

iROCKER also added a nice padded back cushion and an adjustable waist belt which further helps to stabilize the bag when it’s fully loaded and on your back.

On the very bottom of the backpack is a drainage hole with a metal grommet. There are also four rubber feet which keep the bag from sliding around when upright and help to reduce wear and tear.

iSUP Backpack Bottom

Paddle

iROCKER also includes a durable fiberglass paddle with the ALL-AROUND 11′. This paddle conveniently breaks down into 3-pieces for easy transport and storage, and the blade and handle are nicely color-coded with the board.

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Tracking

This paddle features a reliable, proven design that’s been used by the company for several years now and it also floats so you’ll never have to worry about losing it in the water. Taller paddlers will be happy to know that it can be extended all the way to 86″.

Blue iROCKER SUP Paddle

The blade of the paddle is quite rigid and it’s made from a tough nylon material. The edges are covered by a super tough rubber coating which means you won’t have to worry about chipping the blade on rocks or other hard objects…

Full Throttle Pump

Last year, iROCKER transitioned from a standard single-chamber dual-action pump to a faster, more efficient dual-chamber triple-action model. This new pump dramatically reduced the time and effort needed to inflate the ALL-AROUND 11′.

iROCKER Double Chamber iSUP Pump

This season, the company has released a new version of that pump which is even better. iROCKER’s new Full Throttle Pump is even faster and easier to use than last year’s pump, and it’s also much lighter (3.81 pounds vs. 5.34 pounds).

Full Throttle SUP Pump Gauge

To assemble the pump, simply screw the flexible inflation hose onto the back of the pump’s handle and it’s ready to use.

On the top of the pump’s handle is a built-in pressure gauge. The fact that the pressure gauge is built right into the pump makes it really convenient and there are no other parts to connect or lose.

Inflatable SUP Pump Pressure Gauge

On the back of the pump is an Action Control dial with three modes…

iROCKER Full Throttle Action Control Dial

When you initially begin to inflate your board, turn the dial to setting #1. This mode quickly adds air to your fully deflated board by utilizing both chambers to pump air on both the up and down strokes.

As you’re pumping and begin to feel serious resistance, turn the dial to setting #2. This setting bypasses one of the chambers and will now add air to your board on the up and down strokes from a single chamber.

Pumping Up ALL-AROUND 11'

Lastly, as the resistance in setting #2 becomes stronger, flip the Action Control dial to mode #3. This final mode will continue to bypass one of the cylinders, but now it will only add air to your board on the down strokes which will provide you with the leverage needed to finish inflating the board to 15 PSI.

We absolutely love iROCKER’s new Full Throttle Pump and it’s a huge upgrade over the standard single-chamber dual-action pumps that other boards on the market are shipping with.

Leash

Blue iROCKER SUP Leash

Also included in the bundle is a high-quality coiled SUP leash that’s also color-coded with the board. The super durable cord is 7mm thick and the coiled design keeps it out of the water, reducing drag.

Paddling iROCKER SUP Child

The cuff of the leash is made out of thick neoprene material that provides plenty of comfy padding. Each end of the leash also features a metal swivel that helps to prevent tangles.

Another nice feature that iROCKER added to this leash is a secure key pocket on the inside of the ankle strap. There’s a velcro flap that securely closes over the pocket, giving you a great place to store your keys while you’re out on the water.

Repair Kit

iSUP Repair Kit

All iROCKER paddle boards come with an inflatable SUP repair kit. The kit is housed in a high-visibility orange container that has a screw on lid. Inside the plastic canister, you’ll find three color-matched PVC patches, three replacement lever locks tabs for the removable fins, and a valve wrench.

User Manual, Sticker Pack, and Quick Start Guide

iROCKER Stickers

Last but not least, iROCKER includes a user manual with helpful setup and maintenance information, an iROCKER sticker pack, and a handy quick start guide.

Optional Add-ons

As we mentioned at the beginning of this review, iROCKER also has a growing range of very nice SUP accessories. The following accessories are not included with the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ board, but are available as optional add-ons.

Kayak Seat Kit

iROCKER Kayak Seat Bundle

iROCKER’s Kayak Seat Kit adds further versatility to the ALL-AROUND 11′, giving you the ability to transform your inflatable paddle board into a kayak. Included with the bundle is the kayak seat and kayak blade attachment.

iROCKER Kayak Seat

The kayak seat quickly installs by simply attaching the metal hooks to the D-rings located along the rails of the ALL-AROUND 11′. The included straps are fully adjustable, allowing you to quickly adjust them to the desired length.

To attach the kayak blade to your paddle, simply remove the top piece and slide the kayak blade into place. Line up the pins with the holes, and close the locking mechanism.

SUP Cooler Deck Bag

iROCKER Deck Bag

Another nice add-on to consider is iROCKER’s SUP deck bag. This well-built bag is perfect for bringing along food and drinks, and the fully insulated liner helps to keep everything cool while you’re out on the water.

iROCKER Deck Bag Interior

The top cover of the deck bag features a convenient zippered storage pocket for stashing small items and the back of the bag has an elastic bungee cord with four plastic hooks for securing the bag to the ALL-AROUND 11’s D-rings. Of course, you can also slide the deck bag under the existing bungee cord storage area at the board’s nose.

iROCKER Deck Bag Back

Located along the top of the bag is a convenient carrying handle which allows you to carry the bag around like a soft-sided lunchbox when it’s not strapped to the deck of your SUP. We really love the versatile design of this bag and you can use it for a lot more than just paddling.

iROCKER Deck Bag Handle

Fishing Rod Holder

An exciting new accessory this season for anglers is iROCKER’s fishing rod holder. This gives you a convenient and secure place to secure your rod while you’re out on the water and it screws in quickly and easily to the new Action Mount at the board’s nose…

Fishing Rod Holder

Shoulder Carrying Strap

Another super handy accessory to consider is the iROCKER Shoulder Strap. This is great to have whenever you’re carrying your board around and it frees up a hand so you can carry additional gear.

iROCKER Shoulder Strap Accessory

The top of the strap is branded with the iROCKER SUP logo and there are 4 plastic D-rings for attaching small accessories. The underside of the strap features a grippy rubber liner that helps to keep the strap in place when the board is on your shoulder.

iROCKER Carrying Strap

To use the strap, you simply attach the locking hooks to the D-rings along the rail of the ALL-AROUND 11′.

iROCKER Electric iSUP Pump

While the new Full Throttle Pump makes it much faster and easier to inflate the ALL-AROUND 11′, there’s nothing that beats the hands-free convenience of an electric paddle board pump. A new addition to iROCKER’s accessory range for 2019, this updated electric pump features an easy-to-use push button design, digital display, built-in carrying handle, and auto-shutoff safety feature to prevent over inflation.

iROCKER Electric Paddle Board Pump

To power the pump up, you simply plug it directly into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter adapter or use the included alligator clips to connect it to the car battery. Then, just select your desired PSI and press the “On” button. The pump will automatically inflate the ALL-AROUND 11′ in just a few minutes, and the digital display tells you precisely how much air is in your board at all times during the process.

BLACKFIN SUP Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker (by Speaqua)

Another exciting addition to iROCKER’s accessory range this year is the new BLACKFIN SUP Waterproof Speaker. This is a really fun little speaker that produces surprisingly rich sound and it’s available in two colors: Black and Tidal Blue.

BLACKFIN Waterproof Speakers

Thanks to the fact that it’s 100% waterproof, sand/dust proof, and totally submersible, iROCKER’s new speaker can go anywhere you go and it even floats. There’s a handy suction cup mount on the bottom that allows you to stick it to smooth surfaces as well as a threaded insert that you can use to attach it to the Action Mount at the ALL-AROUND 11’s nose.

BLACKFIN Bluetooth Speaker Bottom

In addition to playing the music that is stored on your phone, this speaker also provides 4GB of built-in memory that can hold up to 1,000 songs — ideal for those times when you’d rather leave your phone at home.

BLACKFIN Speaqua Speaker

The speaker’s internal rechargeable battery provides up to 5 hours of playback and whenever you happen to get a call, there’s a neat speakerphone/microphone/caller-ID function. Last but not least, you can wirelessly sync two BLACKFIN speakers together which is perfect if you want to share tunes with a friend or just need to pump up the volume.

Action Mount

If your SUP doesn’t have an accessory mount or you just want to add more than one Action Mount to the ALL-AROUND 11, you can now order Action Mounts separately from iROCKER. The mount is super easy to attach to the deck of your SUP and iROCKER includes the 3M adhesive needed for the job.

iROCKER Action Mount

iROCKER 5″ River Fin

For those who plan on paddling in shallow water, we highly recommend iROCKER’s new 5″ River Fin. This fin has a lower profile than the stock fin, providing you with the additional clearance needed for shallow water paddling.

iROCKER River Fin

Waterproof Phone Case

If you bring your phone along with you whenever you go paddleboarding, it’s a really good idea to protect it with a waterproof case. iROCKER now offers a protective case that’s compatible with phones up to 6.5″ x 3.5″ in size and it’ll even provide some flotation with most smaller phones (just blow a little air into the case before sealing it up).

iROCKER Waterproof Phone Case

Cell Phone Holder

Lastly, iROCKER’s new cell phone mount pairs nicely with the company’s new waterproof phone case and it does a good job of keeping your phone accessible at all times while you’re on the water. The spring-loaded design fits phones of all sizes and it quickly and conveniently screws into the ALL-AROUND 11’s Action Mount.

iROCKER SUP Phone Holder

Warranty

iROCKER SUP Drone Shot

iROCKER places a high priority on customer service, and the company responds quickly to inquiries and customer service issues. Our dealings with them have always been very pleasant and we’ve found them to be friendly and super helpful. We only hope that as the young company continues to grow, they maintain their focus on customer satisfaction.

The warranty coverage on the ALL-AROUND 11′ is 2 years for all manufacturer defects and the company also provides a generous 30-day money back guarantee.

Where to Buy it

ALL-AROUND 11' Quad-Layer PVC

The new 2019 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is in stock and ready to ship at iROCKER’s official online store. In addition to the lowest price, iROCKER also offers a 30-day money back guarantee, free shipping, and no sales tax on all non-Florida orders. If you don’t live in the U.S., you can still order directly from iROCKER through the following links: Canada, UK/EU, Australia, and Germany

Final Thoughts

Paddling Child on SUP

If you’re looking for an extremely well-built inflatable SUP that is affordable and delivers a ton of value, you’ll honestly be hard-pressed to find a better board than iROCKER’s new ALL-AROUND 11′. The company has done a wonderful job of listening to customer feedback and they’ve really over-delivered once again this season with some great improvements to the board.

The iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a stable and versatile board that glides well in the water and it’s suitable for a wide variety of paddling conditions and activities. From flat water paddling to fishing to SUP fitness, this board is fully capable.

We’re impressed with the high-quality bundle of SUP accessories that iROCKER has included with the board and the new Full Throttle Pump is the next best thing to an electric paddle board pump.

Overall, the 2019 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is one of the best paddle boards for the money that you can buy this season. In addition to the great build quality and impressive bundle of included SUP accessories, the board also comes with iROCKER’s 2-year warranty which covers you in the event of any manufacturer defects. In terms of total package value, performance, and construction quality, you honestly can’t go wrong with this board.

Click Here to Buy the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′

18 thoughts on “iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review + Discount (2019)”

  1. I’ve had my iRocker all around 11′ for a few weeks now and have had it out a few times. The clincher for me was the other day i had it out in some choppy water on a windy day and the thing was still so easy to paddle and cut through the water… So much fun!!

  2. I absolutely love mine. I primarily paddle lakes, rivers and occasional small surf ocean. Since I drive a Ford Focus sedan, I knew that I wanted a quality inflatable board. I am 6’2′, 175 lbs., and though this board may be a bit of overkill weight wise for me, I can load it up with extra gear and even a second paddler. Love getting out on a limited access lake close by the house for some quiet soul searching moments.

  3. Jason, thank you for all your detailed reviews. They are quite helpful. I’m torn between all around 11 or blackfin XL. Your reviews have been great in this regard.

    Anyways, I don’t often comment on things, but if you don’t mind, would you share more information about your clothing from this review. The shirt looks lightweight, airy, and provides sun coverage on the arms and neck. BTW, you must love the shorts too, since they’re in a lot of reviews. Thanks again your site has been instrumental in steering my purchase for an iSUP.

    1. Hi Erik, thanks for your nice comment.

      There are a few different shirts/shorts pictured in the review. The blue shirt is a lightweight, quick-drying Horizon travel shirt by The North Face. The others are very similar — they’re Columbia Silver Ridge shirts. In addition to being light and quick-drying, they also provide excellent sun protection which is important here in Panama.

      The red shorts are just a pair of off-brand board shorts that I picked up locally. The others are Mountain Khakis Equatorial Shorts, you can read a full review of them here:

      https://www.inflatableboarder.com/mountain-khakis-equatorial-short-review/

      Hope that helps, Erik. If you have any other questions, just let me know!

  4. Hi, the reviews are great, thanks! I’m debating between the isle explorer 11 and the irocker inflatable 11. Any thoughts? they seem comparable on performance, with the one potential difference in weight capacity. I’m ~200lbs and might have my 60lb retriever join me, so i suppose the 275 capacity of the isle might be cutting it close. Any thoughts?

    1. Hi Todd, thanks so much for your nice comment…

      I would definitely recommend the new iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ over the ISLE Explorer 11′. While the Explorer gets the edge when it comes to weight (22 pounds vs. 27 pounds), paddle (carbon shaft vs. fiberglass), and onboard storage options (lots of D-rings and dual bungee storage areas), the iROCKER has bombproof quad-layer construction, safety handles for kids, and a brand new upgraded dual-chamber SUP pump which dramatically reduces inflation time and effort. The iROCKER is also priced much more affordably than the Explorer 11′.

      For those who really prefer the Explorer’s additional D-rings and dual bungee storage areas, I’d recommend checking out the new BLACKFIN line of premium inflatables by iROCKER. Both of these models come with additional D-rings, dual bungee storage areas, twin grab handles, premium logo-stamped deck pads, quad-layer PVC construction, carbon rails, carbon shaft paddle, dual-chamber pump, and a wheeled roller backpack. All of this, yet both models are still cheaper than the ISLE Explorer 11′.

      I hope that helps, Todd. If there’s anything else that you need, just holler. 🙂

      Happy paddling…

  5. Hi, I read your reviews of iRocker all-round 10″ and 11″ long.

    I am 6’0″ and 175 lbs and now I have no idea which size is better for me 10″ or 11″.
    Occasionally I will take on board my 3-4 year old son, but mainly I am looking board which will be easy to maneuver (“agile”) and not to slow.

    Maybe some time my wife will jump on the board as well but really rarely.
    Could you advise me if the 11″ is a must have? Personally I’d prefer 10″ model.

    Kinds regards
    Szymon

    1. Hello Szymon, thanks for your comment.

      You can definitely get away with either board, but I’d recommend the ALL-AROUND 11′ for you. You’ll compromise a slight amount of maneuverability with the 11′, but it’ll be a bit faster and more stable in the water.

      May I ask why you prefer the 10′? Is it mainly because the ALL-AROUND 10′ has a lower price than the 11′?

      By the way, your son will love the integrated safety handles at the nose — these are both great boards for paddling around children.

      1. Hallo, thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it.

        I was so interested in difference between 10′ and 11′ because recently I was paddling on rented board – EXOCET DISCOVERY 10’8 and 10’6. While the 10’6 was fine the 10’8 was moving like a bus – and that was only 2″ difference. So when I saw that there is a 1′ difference between iRocker all-rounders I was worry that 11′ model will be like a “oil tanker” with comparison to the 10′ model. 🙂 That is why I was focused on 10′ model, wanted something more nimble.

        I am kitesurfer and when I was younger I spent some time windsurfing so keeping balance on the board is not an issue for me. Additional I have tendency to loose weight. Usually with the height of 6″0 I am around 170lbs (+-5). So following height parameter 11′ board is better for me but from weight point of view 10′ should be enough.

        Reading your review I am worry that with my height I will loose too much of tracking and glide on 10′ model (board will be turning to much with every paddle movement). Unfortunately I have only little experience in hard windsurfing boards.

        BR
        Szymon

        1. Hi again, Szymon. Keep in mind that the 10’8″ EXOCET you mentioned is thicker, wider, and longer than the 10’6″ you paddled — the ALL-AROUND 11′ is the same exact width and thickness as the ALL-AROUND 10′, it’s just longer.

  6. Great website, very useful! I recently bought a bluefin iSUP which was faulty and had a negative rocker so nose was lower in water than rest of board! So now I want to spend a bit more and get something decent.

    I am 90kg+/- & 5ft 11” tall. Regularly take kids out. It’s a toss up between the BLACKFIN Model X or the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11. Which would you go for? Or should I stretch the budget even more and go for a Red, but they do so many!

    Board also needs to be usable by my wife who is shorter & lighter.

    Many thanks

    1. Hey Matt, thanks for your comment and I’m sorry to hear about the trouble you had with your previous board.

      Both of the boards you’re considering are fantastic and I’m sure you would be very happy with either one. The Model X will offer a bit more on the stability side of things and has some nice additional features. The BLACKFIN wheeled roller backpack is also a big upgrade over the standard iROCKER bag, so that’s something else to take into consideration if it’s important to you.

      Bottom line: If you’re okay with the regular iROCKER bag and don’t really need the additional stability offered by the BLACKFIN, I’d save some money and get the ALL-AROUND 11′.

      I hope that helps, Matt. If you need anything else, holler.

  7. Hi guys… awesome and very detailed reviews.. I’m looking to buy a board for my wife as a present after she expressed great interest after a day on the lake riding/sampling our friends boards (Costco hyperlite models). She is a complete newbie to paddling and I’d like to make sure I get her something that will be stable but at the same time has room to grow grow and develop more skills. I’m torn between and all-around 11’ and the New blackfin xl… I like the narrower width of the all a rounder but also like the construction of the blackfin xl…, your comments and recomedations are highly appreciated.

    1. Hey Andre, thanks a lot for your nice comment — much appreciated.

      The construction of the ALL-AROUND 11′ and Model XL are virtually identical, with the exception of the BLACKFIN’s carbon rail. If you’re looking for a great all-around board that offers plenty of stability for most paddlers, the ALL-AROUND 11′ would be a perfect fit. If you feel that your wife needs the extreme stability offered by the Model XL or you simply prefer all of the premium features on that board (upgraded roller backpack, carbon shaft paddle, dual bungee storage areas, carbon rail, upgraded fin box, etc.), then you know what you must do. 🙂

      Hope this helps, Andre. If you need anything else or have additional questions, just let me know and I’ll do my best to help.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *