ISLE SUP – Paddle Board Reviews 2021

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San Diego-based ISLE has been making stand up paddle boards since 2004 and they continue to be a popular choice thanks to their great looking designs and versatile lineup.

This year, ISLE has a total of 8 inflatable SUP boards across 4 lines, ranging in size from 10’6″ to 15′ in length. Each ISLE iSUP is backed by a 1-year warranty against manufacturer defects as well as a 30-day money back guarantee.

ISLE is rider owned and operated and in addition their range of soft tops, iSUPs, and hard boards, the company has a growing lineup of surfboards, paddles, accessories, and apparel.

ISLE SUP Lineup Comparison Chart

ISLE Pioneer
2019 ISLE Pioneer
10'6"x31"x6"21 lbs240 lbsCheck Price
ISLE Scout
2019 ISLE Scout
10'6"x32"x6"21 lbs240 lbsCheck Price
ISLE Sportsman
2019 ISLE Sportsman
11'6"x36"x6"27 lbs320 lbsCheck Price
ISLE Explorer
2019 ISLE Explorer
11'-12'x32"x6"22-24 lbs275-300 lbsCheck Price
ISLE Discovery
2019 ISLE Discovery
12'6"x31"x6"20.5 lbs275 lbsCheck Price
ISLE Megalodon
2019 ISLE Megalodon
12'-15'x45"-56"x8"34-50 lbs450-1,050 lbsCheck Price

ISLE SUP Reviews

ISLE Pioneer

The most versatile iSUP in ISLE’s iSUP lineup, the Pioneer is an all-around inflatable paddle board that can be used for a wide variety of paddling activities and conditions. This board has a great looking design and comes in two colors this season.

The top deck of the ISLE Pioneer features front and rear bungee storage areas giving you plenty of onboard storage capacity for your gear. There’s also a convenient grab handle located at the board’s nose which is useful for pulling the Pioneer in and out of the water. Lastly, the comfortable brushed EVA foam traction pad is easy on the hands and feet which is great news for SUP fitness enthusiasts. You can get more details on this versatile all-around SUP by reading our ISLE Pioneer SUP board review.

ISLE Pioneer Paddle Board

ISLE Scout

The brand new ISLE Scout is a stable all-around board that features a massive traction pad which runs from the board’s nose all the way to the tail. This added coverage is perfect for paddling around your dog or children and there’s a bungee storage area at the tail for securing your dry bag or backpack while the nose of the board is occupied by a passenger.

Measuring 10’6″ x 32″ x 6″, the Scout offers good stability and can be used for everything from SUP fitness to cruising around with friends, family, and pets. For more details on this new iSUP model, please see our ISLE Scout SUP board review.


ISLE Explorer

The ISLE Explorer has been the company’s most popular inflatable SUP over the past few seasons, offering a nice blend of overall versatility and paddling performance. The pointed nose profile of the board helps it to cut through wind and chop and the 32″ width gives it good stability.

The Explorer is available in two sizes this season: a smaller 11′ version and its larger 12′ sibling. Both boards are 32″ wide and 6″ thick.

Like most of ISLE’s other inflatable paddle boards this year, the Explorer features dual bungee storage areas for added carrying capacity. For more info on ISLE’s most popular iSUP design or to check out reader reviews, see our ISLE Explorer 11′ SUP board review and the ISLE Explorer 12′ SUP board review.

ISLE Megalodon

Last but not least is ISLE’s largest inflatable SUP model, the massive Megalodon. Available in both 12′ and 15′ versions, this big SUP board is capable of hauling you and a ton of your friends.

The Megalodon features dual air valves at the tail for faster inflation and deflation, and there are a variety of grab handles which make it much easier to carry around. An oversized bungee storage area at the nose gives you and your crew a secure spot to stash gear and the 8″ thickness gives it an impressive amount of rigidity, even when loaded up with a large number of paddlers. Check out the ISLE Megalodon 12′ SUP board review.

ISLE Megalodon SUP

ISLE Accessories

Frequent ISLE SUP Questions

Where is the best place to buy an ISLE SUP board?

You can purchase any of ISLE’s inflatable SUPs from their official online store.

Are ISLE paddle boards available outside of the U.S.?

Unfortunately, at this time ISLE only ships boards to customers located in the United States.

How do I inflate an ISLE SUP?

Inflating an ISLE inflatable paddle board is very easy to do. After connecting the flexible inflation hose to the high-pressure hand pump, unscrew the plastic cover on top of the valve and attach the inflation hose. Next, begin pumping up the board in double-action mode and continue until you feel significant resistance. Then, switch the pump over to single-action mode and continue inflating the board until the pump’s pressure gauge reads 15 PSI. Lastly, detach the hose from the board’s valve and replace the plastic valve cover.

How do you expand ISLE SUP paddles?

ISLE’s adjustable paddles are extremely easy to expand. Simply open the lock at the top of the paddle, slide the paddle to your desired length, and close.

What size pump nozzle fits an ISLE SUP?

All ISLE inflatable SUPs use the popular Halkey-Roberts H3 valve and are compatible with the vast majority of pumps on the market.

How do you deflate an ISLE SUP?

Deflating your ISLE paddle board is quick and easy. After you’re done paddling, simple remove the plastic valve cover, press down the valve stem firmly, and turn a 1/4 turn to the left. The board’s inflation valve is now locked in the open position which will allow all of the air in your board to escape. After a minute or two, you can fold your ISLE board up from the nose to push out any remaining air. Once that’s done, just replace the plastic valve cover and you’re all set.

How do you fold up an ISLE inflatable paddle board?

Folding an ISLE SUP is also extremely easy to do. After deflating your board, begin to fold the board up by starting at the tail — fold the tail of the board over so that the fin boxes are facing up. Next, fold the section with the center fin box back over the section with the side fins and then fold everything together toward the nose.

ISLE Warranty Information

ISLE gives you a 60 day return policy (from date of purchase) wherein you can try their products and if you aren’t satisfied – for any reason – you may return it for a full refund less a 20% restocking fee per item.  Many companies do not require a restocking fee and there are only a couple of them which have a 20% fee. Shipping is on you – which is the norm.

Their warranty provides defect-free workmanship for 1 year on inflatable boards and bags, with 60 days on pumps, leashes and paddles (which is the average in the industry). We should note there are companies that don’t offer any warranty on accessories. 

ISLE is one of a few companies to explicitly state that you should reject any damaged goods. If you open the package and find damage, you have 3 days to contact them.

Overall, their warranty is rather average. We did like that this 15-year old company’s online warranty and return policy was clear to understand.

2019 ISLE SUP Reviews


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