Inflatable SUP Reviews Archive

Brand new for 2019 and GILI Sports’ second inflatable SUP model, the 11′ GILI Adventure is an all-around board that is also excellent for touring, fishing, and even SUP fitness. This board offers some nice upgrades over the company’s 10’6″ AIR, and we’ll cover all of that and more in this review… A fresh name on the inflatable SUP scene last season, GILI Sports is spearheaded by founder Jay Regan. GILI currently has two models in their SUP lineup as well as a growing collection of accessories, and there are additional iSUP boards currently in the works. In this review of GILI’s 11′ Adventure paddle board, we’ll cover the improvements made in this new model, the board’s construction and features, specs, paddling performance, pros and […]

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The 2018 BLACKFIN 10’6″ Model X is an extremely high-quality inflatable SUP that is part of iROCKER’s brand new BLACKFIN line. iROCKER’s popular lineup of inflatable paddle boards is well-known for their great build quality and affordable price points, and the BLACKFIN iSUPs are geared towards paddlers who want a higher-end inflatable paddle board with premium features and accessories. Founded by Dave Erwin and Steve Elder, Jacksonville-based iROCKER SUP has quickly become a well-known brand in the world of inflatable paddle boards. The company’s growing iSUP line currently consists of 7 models ranging in size from 10′ to 11’6″ in length, and their new premium BLACKFIN SUP lineup includes both the 10’6″ Model X (which we’re covering in this review) and the faster 11’6″ Model XL. […]

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A brand new board for 2018, the Jimmy Styks Asana inflatable SUP is designed primarily for SUP fitness, pilates, and yoga. This board measures 10’6″ x 33″ x 4.7″ and it weighs in at a lightweight 20 pounds thanks to the company’s new dual-layer fusion construction. A company that has been making affordable gear for outdoor adventure enthusiasts since 2009, Jimmy Styks has made big strides this year with their revamped and relaunched inflatable paddle board lineup. Adding five new iSUP models, redesigned accessory bundles, and the latest in fusion construction technology, Jimmy Styks’ inflatable paddle board line is one that should be on your radar if you’re looking for a nice blend of quality, affordability, and features. In addition to their line of inflatable […]

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A brand new all-around inflatable SUP model for 2018, the Jimmy Styks Mutt is a fun, stable board that is very affordable and includes a nice bundle of accessories. The Mutt features a bright, colorful design that stands out on the water and it performs pretty well for an all-around iSUP. Since 2009, Jimmy Styks has been making affordable gear for outdoor adventure seekers, and the company has completely relaunched their line of inflatable paddle boards this season with new models, improved construction, and revamped accessories. In this Jimmy Styks Mutt review, we’ll look at this new model’s features, specs, construction, performance in the water, included accessory bundle, pros and cons, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary… Jimmy Styks Mutt Review: SUP […]

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Newly updated for 2018, the NIXY Venice is a lightweight and super stable SUP fitness board that really ticks all of the boxes when it comes to performance, build quality, and affordability. There’s a lot to like about the new Venice iSUP, and this paddle board is our top pick in the SUP fitness category for 2018. NIXY founders Nicolas and Ale Szczedrin essentially relaunched their entire inflatable SUP line for 2018, incorporating the latest in advanced fusion construction technology, brand new features, and an upgraded SUP accessory bundle. In this 2018 NIXY Venice review, we’ll cover all of this board’s features, lightweight construction, overall build quality, performance in the water, pros and cons, included accessories, warranty, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick […]

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The 2018 Jimmy Styks Puffer is a lightweight, fast inflatable touring SUP that is incredibly fun on the water. The smaller of the company’s new touring iSUPs, the Puffer measures 11’6″ x 31″ x 4.7″ and it weighs it at only 20 pounds. While Jimmy Styks has been around since 2009, the company has made major strides in 2018 when it comes to their inflatable paddle boards. This season, Jimmy Styks completely relaunched their iSUP line with brand new touring, all-around, fitness, and multi-paddler models. Currently, the company offers five inflatable SUP boards, two inflatable surfboard models, and two inflatable watersports platforms. Jimmy Styks also has a range of rigid epoxy SUPs, Ironhide boards, and soft models. In this review of the new 2018 Jimmy […]

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The 2018 Body Glove Performer 11 is a versatile, all-around inflatable paddle board that is durable and perfect for family fun. Freshly updated for this season, the latest version of the Performer 11 offers some nice improvements and continues to be an excellent value for those who are looking for an affordable and durable inflatable SUP. Body Glove is a well-known name on the global watersports scene and the company has a wide range of popular gear and apparel for outdoor adventure seekers. Their growing lineup of inflatable paddle boards features eight models for 2018, and the Performer 11 is now available in two colors: Yellow, and Blue Ocean. In this review of the new 2018 Body Glove Performer 11 iSUP, we’ll cover all of […]

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A brand new model for 2018, the Jimmy Styks Strider is a fast, good-looking inflatable touring SUP that is both durable and lightweight. This board has some really great features, and it includes an impressive bundle of SUP accessories. Jimmy Styks came onto the SUP scene in 2009 with a goal of making affordable and well-built paddle boards that are accessible to all. For 2018, the Jimmy Styks paddle board lineup has gotten a complete makeover with new touring, all-around, SUP fitness, and multi-paddler models. There are a total of seven inflatable Jimmy Styks models this season, including two inflatable surfboards. In addition to their iSUP line, Jimmy Styks also has a line of soft boards, epoxy SUPs, Ironhide models, and two inflatable watersports platforms. […]

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The GILI 10’6″ AIR inflatable paddle board is an incredibly affordable new model for 2018 that packs a ton of value and is a lot of fun to boot. This is a fantastic entry-level board with a versatile all-around design that is perfect for beginners through advanced paddlers. GILI Sports is a new company on the SUP scene and the 10’6″ AIR is their very first model. While the company is just starting out, they’ve got a good track record as far as customer service goes and we’re looking forward to seeing the direction that this SUP startup takes going forward. In this GILI 10’6″ AIR review, we’ll cover all the bases. We’ll discuss this board’s pros and cons, features and construction, paddling performance, specs, […]

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The new and improved 2018 iROCKER CRUISER 10’6″ is an affordable and versatile inflatable SUP that’s a lot of fun to paddle. The CRUISER is an all-purpose board that is a bit wider than the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ and ALL-AROUND 11′ models, making this a great choice if stability is your primary concern. iROCKER is a fairly new name in the SUP world, but the Jacksonville, Florida-based company has quickly built a loyal following due to their high-quality gear and super affordable price points. They’ve got an excellent customer service track record, and are well-known for standing behind their gear. In this 2018 iROCKER CRUISER review, we’ll cover the specs of this newly updated model, the pros and cons, the best features, what’s included, optional accessories, how it compares […]

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