iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review | 2020

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iROCKER All-Around 11 SUP paddle board review - Includes badge that reads "2020 Top Pick SUP"
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The 2020 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 26 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 nine iSUPs, including three from the premium BLACKFIN SUP range which they launched in March 2018 and one from their brand new entry-level Nautical SUP lineup. For a full comparison of iROCKER’s three iSUP ranges, check out our iROCKER SUP vs. BLACKFIN vs. Nautical buyer’s guide.

While iROCKER’s lineup is heavily focused on the all-around market, they also have a touring SUP, oversized multi-paddler model, and some wider boards that are great for SUP fishing and on-the-water fitness workouts.

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In this 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 a first look video on this page which highlights the changes to the model for 2020.

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Extremely durable (bombproof military-grade materials)
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Lighter triple-layer PVC composite construction
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Affordable price point
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Glides well in the water
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Very versatile
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Sporty new design
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Outstanding rigidity
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4 Action Mounts for attaching GoPro, fishing rod holder, etc.
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Convenient toolless lever lock fins
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All fins now removable for easier packing, racking, and storage
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Enlarged front bungee storage area
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Available in 6 different colors
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Removable children's safety handles at nose and tail
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Extra D-rings for securing kayak seat, shoulder strap, or gear
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Upgraded carbon fiber blend paddle
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Improved backpack with tons of storage pockets
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Full Throttle Pump for faster, easier inflation
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Color-coded accessories
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Top-shelf customer service
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2-year warranty
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60-day money-back guarantee
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Neoprene carrying handle cover not removable
Price & Where to Buy it
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iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ Review: SUP Overview

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' SUP: A Review of What's New (2020)
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Launched in May of 2017, 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.

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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.

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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.

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The top deck of the 2020 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is covered with a comfy EVA foam deck pad. The newly redesigned traction pad features a double iROCKER logo-embossed pattern which is a nice premium touch that you normally only see on much higher-priced boards.

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Front Cargo Storage
Rear Cargo Storage
Action Mount
Safety Handles
Carry Handle
Grab Handles
Side Rail D-Rings
Traction Pad
Tail D-Ring

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 that 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 Carrying Handle
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Rail D-rings
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Located at the board’s nose are six additional D-rings and an 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 SUP ALL-AROUND 11' Safety Handle
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Another new addition to the board’s nose this season is the integration of 2 Action Mounts into the front cargo storage area. Last season, iROCKER added one to the nose so the second mount gives you the ability to secure additional accessories to your board such as a GoPro camera, iROCKER’s new fishing rod holder, a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, and plenty of other fun accessories. This is a fantastic feature that is really handy and it opens up some exciting new ways to use the ALL-AROUND 11′.

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

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iROCKER also added two mini Action Mounts near the tail of the ALL-AROUND 11′ this season which gives you even more options for securing accessories.

ALL-AROUND 11' Mini Action Mounts
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On the flip side, the ALL-AROUND 11′ SUP features a triple fin configuration. The three removable fins make for easier packing, storage, and transport and iROCKER has transitioned from black to all-white fins for 2020.

ALL-AROUND 11' Removable Fins
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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.


The ALL-AROUND 11′ iSUP is an extremely well-made inflatable paddle board. This season, iROCKER has upgraded the construction to a new triple-layer PVC composite that is lighter in weight without sacrificing toughness.

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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.

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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 ALL-AROUND 11'
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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.

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.

Likes and Dislikes

Once again, we are really happy with the updates that iROCKER has made to the ALL-AROUND lineup for 2020. As good as these boards were over the past few seasons, this latest model is even nicer and we really like the new features.

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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 double iROCKER logo-embossed traction pattern as it’s very easy on the hands and feet, and the rail D-rings and enlarged bungee storage areas give you increased onboard storage capabilities.

iROCKER SUP ALL-AROUND 11' Safety Handle Closeup
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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).

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, there’s honestly nothing to complain about. If you’re looking for a fun all-around SUP that can handle it all and is absolutely loaded with features, this is it. We would like to have the option of removing the center carry handle cover, but that’s nitpicking as the existing handle lays flat pretty well.

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Weight26 pounds
Max Capacity435 pounds
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What’s Included

iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11' Accessory Package
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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 great improvements to the accessories for 2020.


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

Carrying iROCKER SUP Backpack
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In addition to the new design, iROCKER color-coded this year’s backpacks to match the ALL-AROUND 11′. There are 6 colors this season:

  • Seafoam Green
  • Gray
  • White
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Teal

Another change made to iROCKER’s SUP backpack this season is the addition of multiple zippered storage pockets which can be used to organize small accessories.

Zippered Storage Pouch
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At the top of the pack, there’s even a zippered storage pouch designed to hold iROCKER’s new compact electric pump…

iROCKER Electric Pump Storage
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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 up nice and wide, 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 SUP Backpack Top
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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.

SUP Pack Straps
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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 that keep the bag from sliding around when upright and help to reduce wear and tear.

iROCKER Travel Bag Bottom
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iROCKER also includes an upgraded carbon fiber blend paddle with the ALL-AROUND 11′. This paddle conveniently breaks down into 3-pieces for easy transport and storage, and the blade is nicely color-coded with the board.

iROCKER Paddle Shaft
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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 to 86″.

iROCKER Paddle Blade
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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

A few seasons ago, 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
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This season, the company is once again including its Full Throttle pump which is even faster and easier to use than the original version, and it’s also much lighter (3.81 pounds vs. 5.34 pounds).

Full Throttle SUP Pump Gauge
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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 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
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On the back of the pump is an Action Control dial with three modes…

iROCKER Full Throttle Action Control Dial
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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 downstrokes.

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.

Inflating ALL-AROUND 11' Inflatable SUP
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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 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.


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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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Located along the top of the bag is a convenient carrying handle that 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
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Fishing Rod Holder

An exciting accessory 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
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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
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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
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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
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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 popular item in iROCKER’s accessory range is the 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
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Thanks to the fact that it’s 100% waterproof, sand/dustproof, 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
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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
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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 one more 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
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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
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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
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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 Mounts.

iROCKER SUP Phone Holder
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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 60-day money-back guarantee.

Where to Buy it

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The new 2020 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 60-day money back guarantee, FREE expedited shipping, and one of the best customer service experiences in the industry. iROCKER’s paddle boards are available worldwide and when you click the link above, you’ll be automatically redirected to the store of your country. iROCKER SUPs ship to:

  • Canada
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Australia
  • …and more

iROCKER Sales & Discounts

iROCKER regularly offers limited-time promotions featuring discounts on select paddle boards and accessories. These vary by region and change frequently; check out the latest iROCKER promos below. For all the best deals from iROCKER and other top SUP brands visit and bookmark our SUP sales and discounts page.


Is the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ worth it?

Absolutely. The ALL-AROUND 11′ has been one of our favorite boards over the past several seasons and it’s one of our top recommendations if you’re looking for a versatile, fun, and affordable iSUP.

Should I get the ALL-AROUND 10′ or ALL-AROUND 11′?

Both models are fantastic but we prefer the slightly longer ALL-AROUND 11′ due to the fact that it is a bit faster on the water and tracks better. If you’re a smaller paddler, we’d recommend the 10′ model while average to large paddlers should bump up to the 11′ version.

iROCKER CRUISER vs. ALL-AROUND 11′ – which is better?

The CRUISER and ALL-AROUND 11′ are both excellent inflatable SUPs. Both offer outstanding versatility and are very stable on the water, however the ALL-AROUND 11′ is slightly faster while the 33″ wide CRUISER offers greater stability.

Where is the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ made?

The ALL-AROUND 11′ and all of iROCKER’s other inflatable paddle boards are designed in Jacksonville, FL and manufactured at one of the best iSUP factories in China.

I want to know how to install the iROCKER kayak seat, is it difficult?

iROCKER’s popular SUP seat is incredibly quick and easy to install to the ALL-AROUND 11′. Simply set the seat on the traction pad of the board and connect the four strap hooks to the D-rings along both rails. Next, just adjust the straps to your desired length and you’re ready to paddle.

What PSI should I pump iROCKER boards to?

The board is rated to 14-18 PSI and we’d recommend inflating it to 15 PSI.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for an extremely well-built inflatable SUP that is affordable, feature-rich, 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 Full Throttle Pump is the next best thing to an electric paddle board pump.

Overall, the 2020 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.

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  1. The fin box on my IRocker was crooked. I tried contacting IRocker and have yet to hear anything from hip them. Poor build quality.

    • Sorry to hear about the issue with your board. Unfortunately sometimes problems will slip through manufacturing – I’d recommend contacting iROCKER to have them remedy it under the warranty.

  2. Hi,
    After lot of great reviews here, i’m stuck between Irocker 11 allround one or Bluefin Cruise 12 (10.8 maybe). Wich one do you recommend ? Both will be for same purpose. Family paddling across the choppy sea (rarely lakes), maybe me and my miss 165lbs together on it. I am 5.10 and 190lbs. Paddling will be 3-5 miles nothing more on small choppy waves and calm sea. Thanks in advance for answer.

    • Hi Goran! Both are worthy options. They handle pretty similarly, so which is better for you will depend on your priorities in terms of features, accessories and budget. Let’s look at the strengths of each…

      The iROCKER All Around 11 comes with two cargo areas (front and back), more action mounts, and more color options. In terms of accessories it has a nicer carbon fiber paddle, nicer dual chamber/3-stage pump, and the newly released 2021 version has a roller backpack.

      On the other hand, the Bluefin Cruise 10’8″ or Cruise 12′ comes with an included kayak kit (this is an optional accessory for the iROCKER) and usually runs a little cheaper depending on sales.

      You mentioned you and your miss together on one board. Have you considered the Bluefin Cruise 15′? This is designed as a tandem board for two paddlers either standing or sitting (using dual kayak seats). You can check it out here: Bluefin SUP Cruise 15′

  3. Hi, thanks for all of the great info you provide. I’ve been researching and think I’ve narrowed it down to the iRocker All Around 10, the iRocker All Around 11, or the Atoll 11. The differences in the features between the iRockers and the Atoll aren’t a huge concern. I’m 5’4″ and weigh 110 pounds. I like the idea of the tracking and slight speed advantage of the 11-footers, but I’m concerned about getting pushed around too much, much like Amanda described, above. I’m new to the sport but am comfortable on the water. I live in SoCal, and most of my paddling would be in the bays, harbors, lakes, and maybe occasionally, if I dare, some very small surf (but don’t base your rec on that last one ;). For context, I’ve only been out on the heavy (44 pounds, 10 ft. long) HDPE boards sold at Costco. I’ve had fun, but am looking for portability and a step up. iRocker 10 vs. 11? iRocker 11 vs. Atoll 11? Thanks for any input you provide.

    • Dana – thanks for the question! All three boards are great options for the uses you describe.

      Given your height and weight, either a 10′ or 11′ would work fine for you. 11′ is convenient for the extra space if you plan on carrying gear (cooler, pack, etc.) or the occasional passenger (child, four-legged friend, etc.). If either of those uses applies to you, I prefer the iROCKER 11′ for the the larger storage areas and the removeable “safety” grab handles for kids. I also prefer the extra length of an 11′ board if using the SUP with a kayak seat conversion kit.

      If you’re just using the board standing, on your own, with no gear, then the All-Around 10′ saves you a bit of weight when carrying it around and is arguably a bit more maneuverable in surf.

      The Atoll 11′ is also a great board — when we have beginner paddlers test iSUPs many comment that they find it particularly stable and confidence-inspiring.

  4. Hello! I just purchased this board and I am 5’4 and 115lbs and fairly experienced on SUP. I took out the board for the first time when there was a strong current. I wasn’t able to direct the board against the current and every time I tried the board would turn the opposite direction, eventually just had to go with the current. I should mention on other boards I’ve had no issues going against any current. Just wanting some advice if there is a chance the board is to large and to light for my smaller size? Any advice would be helpful!

    • Hi Amanda! Great question — there could be a couple of factors going on.

      Wind – you don’t mention if there was any wind, but generally speaking the larger the board’s side profile (overall length plus how much it curves up in the front and back), the more you can be pushed around by the wind.

      Drag – when you’re trying to cut across current or go against the current, a greater surface area on the bottom of the board and/or fins can expose you to more drag, which will tend to pull you in the direction of the current.

      Board shape — some board shapes tend to cut through current or choppy waters betters. Typically longer/skinnier iSUPS (like touring boards) can track better in these conditions, although you give up some stability. And noses that are either more pointed and/or raised out of the water can help as well.

      In terms of suggestions, there are a few things you could look into:

      1. Change you fin combination — try removing the two side fins (leaving just the center fin) and see if you’re more easily able to travel up current. Or remove the center fin and leave just the two side fins. Depending on your current and water conditions you may find one or the other of these helps reduce fin drag and makes it easier to cut through the current. iROCKER also offers an optional river fin that you could try.

      2. Try a smaller board — given your small size and weight, unless you’re carrying a lot of gear or passengers, you could easily get away with a smaller all-around board like the iROCKER All-Around 10. This will help reduce your profile to the wind, surface area on the bottom for drag, and save some weight.

      3. Try a different board shape — depending on what you’re using the board for, you might try something closer to a touring shape like the BLACKFIN Model V, NIXY Manhattan, or Sea Eagle NeedleNose.

      Finally, can I ask what type of boards have you been using before when you said you had no issues?

  5. Hello, I am 5’8″ and 170lb athletic and good balance on boards but new to inflatable SUP’s. Will use on lakes and want something that can handle wind(won’t get thrown around) but also stable and can paddle distance across lakes. Also ok for for kids to use. Looking for good all around board. Seems like the 11ft Thurso Waterwalker or 11ft irocker all around are the two popular ones. Which would you go with for 2020 boards overall if you had to choose ?

    …also considering the more affordable Irocker Nautical because I am looking to buy 2 boards and not sure how different it would perform vs the All Around or Waterwalker.

    • Hi Brian! The Thurso Waterwalker and the iROCKER All-Around 11 are definitely two of our top picks for all-around boards. Which is better for you comes down to which features you prioritize more. The iROCKER has lots of action mount points for attaching things like gopro cameras. And if you have little kids, the removeable safety handles are a really nice feature to have.

      While the Thurso Waterwalker has fewer mount points, it does have a nice set of velcro straps on the side of the board for securing your paddle if you’re doing fitness or going for a swim. And it has that retro wood-effect look, if you like that style.

      Both will perform similarly have a really nice paddle, backpack, and pump included. But I’d have to give the edge (slightly) to Thurso for having my favorite pump and backpack of the season so far. I also prefer the rubber grip on Thurso’s paddle, although I think iROCKER’s locking mechanism is tighter — so I’ll give that a tie.

      So I can’t tell you which one is best for you, but if you make your choice based on what items above are important to you, you’ll be in good shape. There’s not a bad option in that choice..

      If you’re considering the iROCKER Nautical, it’s important to know that it was designed to compete with the low cost “budget” boards that are flooding Amazon. For the price point, it’s a great option (from a reputable company that will be around to provide customer service in the future, unlike a lot of the Amazon boards), but the features and accessories are all much more basic compared to the All-Around 11, and the warranty is shorter.

      So, if you can handle the step up cost-wise to the All-Around 11 or the Waterwalker, that’s definitely the sweet spot for getting the best value-for-money. Both those SUPs are best-in-class and will last you a long time.

      Hope that helps… let us know what you decide or if you have more questions!

  6. I am 6′ 6″, 240 lb male who has never paddle boarded. I am looking for a board that both my daughter (5′ 10″, 145lb) and I could try. We would be using on a lake on calm/choppy water with the usual boat wakes. Which would be better, the iRocker 10’6” Cruiser or the iRock All Around or other?

    • Philip, thanks for the great question! Both iROCKER boards are great options for getting started with paddleboards. They’re a nice balance of features, performance, and price. And the 2020 models feature a lot of nice improvements over 2019.

      The iROCKER Cruiser 10’6″ and iROCKER All-Around 11′ are fairly similar in weight and capacity — they’ll accommodate both you and your daughter. My daughter’s not yet 100lb and she’s able to maneuver either one easily.

      Which to choose mostly depends on whether you prioritize stability or speed and maneuverability. The Cruiser is an inch wider (33″) overall and has a wider tail (22″) than the All-Around 11′. This makes it a bit more stable, which will make learning to balance easier when you’re first starting out. On the other hand, the All-Around is an inch narrower (32″) and has a much narrower tail (16″) than the Cruiser. This will make it moderately more maneuverable and a touch faster when you’re really pushing it.

      It’s rather like learning to ride a bike — at first, you’re mostly focused on balancing and not falling, but once you get the hang of it you’ll be scooting around without a second thought. So there’s not a bad choice here, it’s just a matter of whether you prefer stability or performance.

      I hope that helps — let me know what you end up choosing. Happy paddling!

  7. Hi Jason! Thanks for clear and amazing info. I am quite new to paddleboard. I wanted to buy a kayak but the transportability of the inflated paddleboard won me over since I move a lot to paddle ’cause I live in the city. I am super interested in the possibility of kayak seat. I am 5’7 , 130 lbs. I do a little of everything: up and down rivers (R1-R2 max) , lakes and stream/ocean. I often stay a long time on water…sometimes a whole day. I was definitely opting for an all-around model. I am a little lost in the differences of tracking quality, speed and agility between 10′, 10’6 and 11 of lenght. I guess any width from 32 or 33 is perfect for me as I won’t be surfing, just going through small rapids (probably sitting while doing them!) I was looking at both 10′ and 11′ all-around irocker, at 10’6 and 11′ Thurso Waterwalker and Nixi Newport. Would you have a recommendation for me? Thank you so much for your time.

    • Hello Emmanuelle! Thank you so much for the nice comment…

      All of the boards that you mentioned would be excellent options for you, they’re stable all-around models that’ll work well in all of the conditions that you mentioned. The shorter 10′ boards will be more responsive in the water but they’ll lag the longer SUPs a bit in terms of tracking performance and speed. In addition to the models you mentioned, I would also take a look at the iROCKER CRUISER which is 10’6″ x 33″ and adds a bit of extra stability into the mix.

      Ultimately, I’d recommend prioritizing what’s most important to you (stability, performance aspects, and features) and then choosing the model that ticks the most boxes for you personally. All of those boards offer outstanding value, very nice accessory bundles, and 2-year warranties so you really can’t go wrong.

      I hope that helps, Emmanuelle. If you need additional help or have further questions, just holler!

  8. I’m having a tough time really distinguishing the Blackfin X vs the iRocker All-Around. In terms of paddling performance (speed, turning agility/tracking, stability), are they both about the same?

    • Hi Tim, the BLACKFIN Model X is designed for those who are looking for extreme stability. The additional width of the Model X does have a negative impact on glide and it won’t be quite as easy to maneuver as the narrower ALL-AROUND 11′. Hope that helps — if you need anything else just holler.

  9. Hi guys,

    Congrats for the site/reviews! Very informative, thorough and objective.

    I am a beginner in paddling and currently searching for all around board that can stand small waves, as I am from Greece where the end of summer gets a bit windy.

    Currently struggling to choose between the iRocker All-around 11′, the Thurso Waterwalker 11′ (those two are directly comparable) and finally the iRocker Cruiser. Those are on a similar price range, have a 2yr warranty, can carry a kayak seat and seem to be equally appreciatted a solid beginners choices. Therefore, as mentioned before, the key question would be which of those 3 boards can perform better in a windy/small to medium waves situation? Any advice would be more than helpful!


    • Hello Yiannis, thanks so much for the nice comment.

      The iROCKER CRUISER is the most stable board out of the three you’re considering and I think it’ll be the best choice for you as a beginner in choppier conditions.

      I hope that helps, Yiannis. If you need anything else, just let me know.

  10. 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.

    • 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.

  11. 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

    • 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.

    • Great review!
      I was considering to buy allaround 11 2019 model since it is now much cheaper in the official website. So are they too much different, 2019 and 2020? I am a newbie, so just wonder 🙂

      • Hi Jay, glad you find the review helpful! Both the 2019 and 2020 iROCKER All-Around 11’s are top picks on our site, so you’ll end up with a great board either way. The dimensions and performance in the water haven’t changed for the 2020 model. What has changed, in short, is that the 2020 version is lighter (moving to a new triple-layer construction), has a new visual design, and has more action mount points. They’ve also updated the paddle (lighter), pump (more efficient), and backpack (more pockets).

        If you’re someone who really wants to max out the mount points (for attaching gopro’s, cup holders, cell phones, fishing rods, etc.) then you’ll want the 2020 model. OR if you’ll be carrying it a long way and so shedding weight is important. On the other hand, if those features aren’t important to you and you’d rather save some money, then the closeout deals on the 2019 model are definitely a great deal.

        Whichever way you decide, we do recommend buying directly from iROCKER for the best customer service and warranty coverage. When you get ready to buy, if you use our referral link it helps support the work we do on this site. Here’s the link:

        Happy Paddling!

    • Hi Eric, thanks for your comment. At the moment, the best iROCKER paddle board for fishing would be either the BLACKFIN Model X or Model XL. Between those two models, I’d recommend the longer Model XL due to the additional deck space it provides.

      Hope that helps, Eric. Happy paddling and tight lines!

  12. 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

    • 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.

      • 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.


        • 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.

  13. 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?

    • 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…

  14. 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.

    • 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:

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

  15. 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.

    • Thanks for sharing your feedback on the board, Doug. Are you happy with how it performs in small surf?

  16. 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!!

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