iRocker is a fairly fresh name on the inflatable SUP board scene, but they're quickly gaining notoriety for producing fun and durable inflatable paddle boards at super affordable price points. At the moment, the company has two iRocker paddle boards in their lineup, as well as a variety of SUP accessories. Today, we're going to take a look at the smaller of iRocker's two boards — the iRocker 10′ SUP. This is a solid, all-around inflatable paddle board that features good construction and a package bundle that gives you everything needed to get started. In this review, we're going to go over the iRocker 10's best features, the board's technical specs and measurements, what accessories are included with it, the warranty, and more.
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Very affordable Solid construction 6″ thickness, good rigidity Durable Eye-catching retro design Versatile Lots of D-rings Nice bundle of included accessories Solid 2 year warranty
30″ wide — not as stable as other SUPs
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iRocker 10′ Review: SUP Overview
The iRocker 10′ is a good all-purpose board that is extremely durable, thanks to its impressive 6″ thickness and military-grade drop stitch PVC construction. This board was designed to survive run-ins with rocks and other obstacles — all in all, it's nearly indestructible. The board has good stiffness when fully inflated to the recommended PSI of 15. In fact, it has a very similar feel to a hardshell paddle board. When fully inflated, the iRocker 10′ measures 10′ x 30″ x 6″, and it'll support up to 350 pounds of weight. The board weighs in at an impressive 20 pounds, which is light enough for anyone to carry around. The iRocker 10's deck features a non-slip EVA diamond groove traction pad, and it does a really good job of keeping your feet in place while paddling. There's also a bungee cord at the nose of the board for securing your gear while out on the water, and 4 stainless steel D-rings for attaching a kayak seat (not included).The iRocker 10′ features the popular 2+1 fin configuration, and the large center fin is removable. Last but not least, the board fully inflates and deflates in 5 minutes or less, and when it's fully deflated and packed down, it measures just 33″ x 12″ (about the size of a rolled up exercise mat). The board comes with a backpack which is really convenient to carry it around in. The included backpack is nothing fancy, but it is solid and gets the job done. For those looking for something a little nicer, iRocker does offer a premium SUP backpack with built-in wheels.
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iRocker 10′ Paddle Board Specs
Included iRocker SUP Accessories
The iRocker 10′ comes with everything you need to get paddling, which we really like. Unlike many other boards on the market, there's no need to run out and buy additional accessories — it's all in the box. Included in the package is a basic backpack, the iRocker dual-action hand pump with built-in pressure gauge, an inflatable SUP repair kit, and an adjustable aluminum paddle. iRocker backs their 10′ inflatable SUP with a 2 year warranty against manufacturer defects, which is great for added peace of mind. The company has a good track record of responding to customer issues, which is good to know. Lastly, the iRocker 10′ paddle board is available in two colors — white, and blue (our favorite).
What size does the included paddle adjust to? The iRocker aluminum paddle adjusts from 63 to 85 inches. Does the adjustable aluminum SUP paddle float? Yes, the paddle floats. What type of care and maintenance is required for the iRocker 10′? Nothing really. It's recommended that you don't let the board sit out in the hot sun for extended periods of time, and also it's important to rinse the board off with fresh water after each use. Before rolling the board up, you should also dry it completely. Can I paddle my dog around on the iRocker 10′ SUP? Absolutely! The extra tough PVC used for the outer skin of the iRocker 10′ is nearly indestructible. Have no fear — your dog's nails won't hurt your board. Whenever you do bring your dog along, just remember that dog life jackets are important! Would this board be recommended for a rider who is 6'4″ and weighs 260 pounds? While the iRocker 10′ would do just fine, the larger iRocker 11′ model would be a better choice.
Overall, the iRocker 10′ inflatable SUP is one of the best inflatable paddle boards for sale under $500. It's a great choice for those on a tight budget and anyone who is just starting out. The board comes with everything needed to get into the water, and it's a well-built iSUP that should provide many years of use if taken care of. We also really like the looks of this board. The contrasting twin racing stripes that run down the center of the board look great, especially in the blue version. Lastly, the 2 year warranty against manufacturer defects is great for added peace of mind, and while iRocker is a fairly new company, they have a good reputation for providing outstanding customer support.