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 boards, iROCKER also sells a nice range of SUP accessories.
In this 2018 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.
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iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review: SUP Overview
Launched last season, iRocker’s ALL-AROUND series delivered exactly what many had been asking for — wider boards with improved stability. The original iROCKER SPORT boards have been great sellers, but they’re not the most stable boards in the water due to their 30″ width. 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.
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.
Completely revamped for 2018, the new iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ features a sporty new design, 4 new color options, bombproof quad-layer PVC construction, safety grab handles at the nose for children, and more.
The ALL-AROUND 11′ iSUP is an extremely well-made inflatable paddle board. New for 2018, iRocker further bolstered the board’s durability and overall stiffness with their new quad-layer PVC construction. This also boosted the max weight capacity of the board from 385 pounds to 435 pounds.
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.
All of the hardware on the ALL-AROUND 11′ is top-notch, and the fit and finish is excellent overall.
SUP Inflation and Setup
The iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is super easy to inflate and set up, and the total process only takes about 7 minutes.
After removing the board from the backpack and taking off the included compression strap, just roll the board out with the deck facing up…
Next, unscrew the valve cover and insert the pump hose. Just push it in and twist it until it is securely in place. It’s important to make sure that the board’s valve stem is in the “Up” position, which will allow air to enter the board but not escape.
The dual-action hand pump that is included with the ALL-AROUND 11′ features a built-in, easy-to-read pressure gauge. After pumping the board up to a pressure of around 7 PSI, you’ll begin to see the needle move. Continue pumping until the needle moves from the yellow area to the green area, which is the recommended inflation pressure of 15 PSI.
Once you’ve inflated the board to 15 PSI, just twist the hose and disconnect it from the board’s air valve. Then, screw the valve cover back on and flip the board over to install the fin. Just drop the fin into the fin box and push down on the lever lock tab — no tools required.
The top deck of the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is covered with a comfy EVA foam deck pad. The newly redesigned traction pad features a diamond pattern and nice crocodile texture which provides excellent grip.
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 also four stainless steel D-rings located along the sides of the deck pad which can be used to attach iRocker’s optional kayak seat (more on that below). If you’re bringing along a lot of gear, these D-rings can also be used as secure tie-down attachment points.
Located at the board’s nose are six additional D-rings and a large bungee cord storage area. This is a convenient place to securely stash a backpack or dry bag, shoes, change of clothes, etc. An awesome new feature for 2018 is the integration of safety handles for kids — these soft, comfortable handles give small children a safe and secure place to hold onto while riding on the nose of the board.
Located at the board’s tail is the air valve and a final D-ring for attaching a SUP leash…
On the flip side, the ALL-AROUND 11′ SUP features the popular 2+1 fin configuration. There are two small, permanently fixed side fins and one removable center fin that features the new lever lock system. As we mentioned, the center fin simply drops into place and is securely locked by pushing down on the locking lever — super simple, and there’s no tools to lose.
Deflating the Board
Deflation is also an extremely simple process. First, give the board a good rinse with fresh water if you’ve been padding in the ocean. Then, wipe the board down with a towel, making sure to get the area around the air valve nice and dry.
Next, unscrew the valve cover and press the valve stem down. You’ll hear an extremely loud blast of air as the air begins to escape. Leaving the valve stem in the “Down” position, wait a few minutes for the board to deflate and then just roll the board up starting at the nose. After the board is completely rolled up, just slip on the compression strap and tighten it up to keep the board compressed — it’s now ready to go back into the iROCKER backpack.
The iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is extremely portable. After deflating the board and rolling it up, it fits neatly into the iROCKER backpack along with all of the included accessories for easy transport and storage.
Unlike traditional hard boards that are super heavy and take up a ton of room, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is a board that can literally go anywhere with you. The iROCKER SUP backpack easily fits into any car or ATV. You can wear it on your back while riding a bike, and it can even be checked in with your luggage if you’re flying somewhere. When not in use, just throw it in a closet or under a bed where it’ll stay out of sight until you’re ready to pull it back out.
2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Rating
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|Max Capacity||435 pounds|
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 2018 (more on that in a minute).
When you open the box up for the first time, you’ll find a handy user manual with easy-to-follow instructions on everything from setting the board up to to do-it-yourself repairs.
You’ll also find the large removable fin in the box, and the board is neatly rolled up and secured with the included compression strap.
Now, let’s take a closer look at what else is included…
The iROCKER SUP Backpack
iROCKER completely revamped their SUP backpack last year, and this season they’ve made a slight improvement to the bag by adding a side carrying handle.
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, compression straps, and a clear window where you can insert a luggage identification tag.
On the backside of the pack are two thickly padded shoulder straps that are super comfortable and fully adjustable. The shoulder straps have nylon loops and plastic D-rings which you can use to attach small accessories, and there’s an adjustable sternum strap that goes across your chest for improved stability.
iROCKER also added a nice padded back cushion and a 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.
3-Piece Fiberglass iRocker Paddle
Last year, iROCKER made a big improvement to the SUP accessory bundle by adding a high-quality 3-piece fiberglass paddle. The previous paddle that was included with iROCKER’s boards was a heavier aluminum paddle — the current paddle is made out of fiberglass and is much lighter.
New for 2018, iROCKER is now color-coding the paddles with the boards…
This paddle floats so you’ll never have to worry about losing it in the water. It’s also longer than last year’s model, able to be extended all the way to 86″ which is great news for tall paddlers.
When broken down into three pieces, the paddle is very compact and easy to transport. The handle is comfortable, and there’s a dual-pin system that allows you to easily assemble and adjust the paddle’s length.
Last but not least, the edges of the blade are covered by a super tough rubber coating which means you won’t have to worry about chipping it on rocks or other hard objects…
Dual-Action Pump 5/18 UPDATE: Dual-Chamber Triple Action Pump
Previously, iROCKER was including a standard dual-action pump with the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′. In May, the company made the exciting announcement that all iROCKER paddle boards will now include a premium dual-chamber triple action pump. This is a highly efficient, top-shelf iSUP pump that reduces the time and effort needed to fully inflate the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ by half.
The pump is slightly larger than single-chamber pumps and it arrives in two pieces. To assemble it, simply screw the hose attachment onto the main body of the pump 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.
On the back of the pump is a dial with three modes:
- Max Capacity
- Medium Pressure
- Max Pressure
When you begin to inflate your board, you’ll turn the dial to setting #1 — Max Capacity. This mode quickly adds air to a 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 #1 — Medium Pressure. The Medium Pressure setting bypasses one of the chambers and will now add air to your board on the up and down strokes from a single chamber.
Lastly, as the resistance in setting #2 becomes stronger, flip the dial mode to setting #3 — Max Pressure. This final mode will continue to bypass one of the cylinders, but will now only add air to your board on down strokes.
We absolutely love this new premium pump and it’s a really nice upgrade over the standard single-chamber dual-action pumps that other boards on the market are shipping with.
iROCKER Paddle Board Leash
Also included in the bundle is a high-quality coiled SUP leash that is 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.
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.
Inflatable SUP Repair Kit
Last but not least, 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 PVC patches and a valve wrench.
Optional Add-on Accessories
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.
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, zippered storage pouch, and kayak blade attachment.
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.
iROCKER Insulated Deck Bag
Brand new for 2018 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.
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.
Located along the top of the bag is a convenient carrying handle which allows you to carry the bag around like a lunchbox when it’s not strapped to the deck of your SUP.
Also new for 2018 is the iROCKER Shoulder Strap. This is a really convenient accessory to have when carrying your board around and it also frees up a hand so you can carry additional gear.
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.
To use the strap, you simply attach the locking hooks to the D-rings along the rail of the ALL-AROUND 11′.
iROCKER’s Customer Service and Warranty
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 + Special Offer
The new 2018 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
Currently, iROCKER is running a special limited time combo deal promotion. Buy any two iROCKER or BLACKFIN boards, and the company will automatically apply a nice discount to your order when checking out. To take advantage of this offer, just click here and add the boards to your cart. Then, go through the checkout process and the discount will be automatically applied (no iROCKER coupon code needed).
The iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is also available at Amazon.
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 overdelivered once again this season with some great improvements to their lineup.
The iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a stable and versatile board that glides well in the water and is 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 super impressed with the high-quality bundle of SUP accessories that iROCKER has included with this board, and the improved backpack and new color-coded accessories are very nice.
Overall, the 2018 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.