Inflatable SUP Reviews Archive

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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The brand new 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ is a fantastic all-purpose inflatable SUP that features some really nice improvements over last year’s model. This stable, well-built iSUP is suitable for a wide variety of paddling activities and conditions, and we love the super affordable price point. While iROCKER is a relative newcomer to the SUP world, the company has wasted no time in establishing itself as a maker of high-quality boards at super affordable price points. Based out of Jacksonville, FL, iROCKER currently has 6 inflatable SUP models in their lineup as well as a nice range of paddling accessories. In this hands-on iROCKER ALL-AROUND 10′ review, we’ll take an in-depth look at this board’s pros and cons, features, construction, included accessories, how it compares with last year’s […]

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The 2018 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a well-built, stable inflatable SUP that performs well in a wide variety of paddling conditions. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at 27 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 new name on the paddle boarding scene, but the company has 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 the line to a total of six boards, including two from the new premium BLACKFIN SUP range that was launched in March 2018. In addition to inflatable paddle […]

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The 2018 iROCKER SPORT 11′ is a new and improved version of the company’s original inflatable paddle board model. This board features a narrower, more performance-oriented design than the rest of the iROCKER SUP range, making it a great choice for intermediate and advanced paddlers. Since coming onto the scene just a few years ago, Jacksonville, FL-based iROCKER has quickly established itself as an industry leader thanks to their affordable and highly durable inflatable SUPs. Currently, there are 6 models in the popular iROCKER paddle boards range, including 2 boards from the company’s new BLACKFIN line of premium inflatables. In this review of the 2018 iROCKER SPORT 11′, we’ll first do a brief overview of the board’s standout features and construction, then we’ll discuss paddling […]

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The colorful HAWK SUP Copacabana 11′ is an affordably priced inflatable paddle board that is perfect for anyone who wants to have a ton of fun on the water without breaking the bank. In addition to the affordable price tag, this board comes with everything you need to start paddling which makes it a great choice for first time paddlers. A fresh name on the paddleboarding scene, Miami-based HAWK SUP is a family-owned company that currently has one inflatable model and a small lineup of SUP accessories. In this review of their 11′ Copacabana inflatable SUP, we’ll take a look at this board’s specs, features, build quality, paddling performance, included accessory bundle, warranty, pros and cons, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary… […]

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A popular choice when it comes to midrange inflatable paddle boards, the is a stable board that glides well and is a lot of fun to paddle. Since this model’s introduction a few years ago, the company has made some nice improvements which we’ll cover in this review. Headquartered in Huntington Beach, CA, Atoll Board Co currently has one inflatable SUP model and a small line of paddle board accessories. In this review of Atoll’s 11′ inflatable SUP, we’ll cover this board’s features, specs, construction, paddling performance, what’s included in the SUP accessory bundle, and more. In a Hurry? Here’s a Quick Summary… Atoll 11′ Inflatable SUP Review: Board Overview One of the first things you’ll notice about Atoll’s 11′ SUP is the military-themed design, […]

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Launched in March 2018, the BLACKFIN Model XL is the largest inflatable paddle board in iROCKER SUP’s new range of premium inflatables. Since introducing their initial iSUP models a few years back, Jacksonville’s iROCKER has quickly built a reputation for providing ultra-durable and dependable inflatable SUPs at super affordable price points. The new BLACKFIN SUP line takes everything up a notch, with premium features and a high-end accessory bundle that is nicer than many boards costing twice as much. Currently, there are two models in the BLACKFIN range: the 10’6″ BLACKFIN Model X, and the 11’6″ Model XL. With talk of more models to come, we’re certainly excited to see how things develop down the line. iROCKER founders Steve Elder and Dave Erwin are extremely […]

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The brand new 2018 Aqua Marina RAPID is a tough and extremely maneuverable board that is perfect for whitewater river SUP and surfing. The first Aqua Marina board that can be inflated all the way to 18 PSI, the durable RAPID is a more advanced model that was designed to withstand the heavy abuse that river SUP can dish out. Aqua Marina has done a nice job with their expanded 2018 SUP lineup, introducing several exciting new models that we expect will be quite popular. The current Aqua Marina SUP line is quite diverse and features 18 models ranging in size from 8’7″ to 18’1″ in length (be sure to check out our Aqua Marina SUP review page for more info on their full lineup). In […]

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