The ISLE Airtech 10′ is an extremely popular inflatable stand up paddle board, and that popularity is due in large part to its excellent all-around design, high durability, and affordability. It performs great in flat water and small surf, and the military-grade construction means that this SUP is nearly indestructible.
New for 2016 is ISLE’s Airtech fusion-lite construction—a process that results in a lighter, stiffer SUP board. Durability is definitely one of this board’s strong points, and that’s only improved with the introduction of the Airtech technology.
In this ISLE Airtech 10′ review, we’ll be taking a look at the technical specs, what comes with the board, the ISLE warranty, and some of the most frequently asked questions.
Please note: This is an old review of a currently discontinued model. For 2018, we recommend the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′, 10’6″ iROCKER CRUISER, and 10’6″ BLACKFIN Model X. For a complete breakdown of how these two popular inflatable SUP lines compare for this season, read the iROCKER vs. ISLE comparison section on our website.
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Review: ISLE Airtech 10′ Overview
San Diego-based ISLE has a great line of inflatable SUP boards, and the stylish Airtech 10′ is currently their best seller. It’s a great all-around iSUP board that is extremely fun to paddle out on, and it can support riders up to 240 pounds.
The mid-sized ISLE Airtech 10′ iSUP is a good fit for paddlers of all skill levels, and the board features the popular 2+1 fin setup. There is a single removable center fin along with two small fins for great tracking in both flat water and surf conditions.
Mounted on the tail of the board is a high-strength stainless steel D-ring for SUP leash attachment or towing, and the board includes both a center handle and nose handle. There is also an expandable bungee cord system that does a good job of keeping your gear securely attached to the board.
The ISLE Airtech 10′ has a sweet diamond-groove deck pad that offers excellent traction, and it’s nice and soft, making the board extremely comfortable under the feet.
Recommended PSI on the ISLE Airtech 10′ is 15 PSI, and total inflation time is less than 5 minutes.
The durability of this board is excellent, due to the ding resistant, military-grade PVC and drop stitch construction throughout. The drop stitch is machine coated with a special bonding and sealing layer, removing any possibility of human error during this important process.
Of course, ISLE’s introduction of the Airtech Fusion-Lite technology this year has further increased overall durability and stiffness. The Airtech 10′ is now 30% lighter than comparable boards on the market.
As with any inflatable SUP, the portability of ISLE’s Airtech 10′ is outstanding. The board fully inflates to the recommended pressure of 15 PSI in under 5 minutes, and when deflated, it rolls up and fits neatly into the included backpack.
ISLE Airtech 10' Rating
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|BOARD WEIGHT||17.5 pounds|
|RIDER WEIGHT||240 pounds (max)|
The ISLE Airtech 10′ comes with everything you need to get into the water. Included with the iSUP is the ISLE 3-piece aluminum adjustable travel paddle, high-pressure pump and gauge, backpack, fins, and inflatable SUP repair kit.
ISLE also backs the Airtech 10′ with a full 2-year warranty against manufacturer defects, and they even throw in a 30 day money back guarantee. If you pick up the Airtech 10′ and decide sometime within the first month that you don’t love the board, they’ll take it back.
ISLE Airtech 10′ FAQ
Does the included SUP paddle float?
Yes, the aluminum travel paddle that is included floats.
Can I surf with the ISLE Airtech 10′?
Yes, the board is a ton of fun in small surf.
Is the board hard to pump up?
No, not at all. It’s super easy to inflate the Airtech 10′.
How do I keep the board clean?
Simple—just rinse well with fresh water after use and dry completely before packing it up. Once in a while you can also hit it with a bit of mild soap and water.
We really like the ISLE Airtech 10′ and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a good all-around board that is durable and priced affordably. The board is nice and stiff, and its a lot of fun in a wide variety of conditions.
We’re also really impressed by the Airtech 10’s light weight, and the fact that everything you need to get started is right in the box. The 2 year warranty is nice for the extra peace of mind, and you also have the ISLE 30 day money back guarantee in the event that this board isn’t for you.