Three Best Inflatable Paddle Boards for 2018 – All Arounder’s

What is an All Around Inflatable Paddle Board?

All Around inflatable paddle boards are a great choice for many paddlers.  They are used in many conditions and by a variety of riders.  They are great for families, friends and traveler’s that may be riding a lake one day and the ocean the next.

An all around SUP is the best stand up paddle board for beginners.  Being such a versatile board does mean that it doesn’t excel at any one thing but it is a fantastic option for most people.  Advanced or specialty riders will want a more engineered board.

Storage and transportation of an inflatable paddle board is loads easier.   An iSUP gives you a softer landing surface for your inevitable falls.  An inflatable paddle board is a little more forgiving of bumps and practically ding proof.  You can’t say that about a fiberglass board!

An all-around paddle board has a rounded, traditional board shape.  It will be fairly stable and easy to paddle.  It will usually have a 2+1 fin setup, meaning one larger center fin and two smaller side fins.  The center fin keeps you tracking on open water.  The two side fins help out with maneuverability in shallow water and surf.

The Three Best Paddle Board’s for All-Around Use

There are literally hundreds of iSUP’s to choose from but there are a few that stand out from the crowd.  These boards have had serious thought put into their manufacturing and because of this, they outperform most others in their class.  They are fun to ride, easy to use and durable enough to last.  I was super skeptical of inflatable SUP’s after a disastrous experience with them a few years back, however, these boards proved me wrong!  They ride just as well as a solid board.  They are strong, rigid and are a great ride!

The 3 Best Inflatable Paddle Boards for 2018

 PEAK Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board with Adjustable Paddle, Travel Backpack and Coil Leash, 128 x 31 x 6-Inches, AquaTower Paddle Boards iSUP Package "Adventurer 2" 10'4"iRocker Inflatable CRUISER Stand Up Paddle Board 10'6" Long 33" Wide 6" Thick SUP Package
Length10'6"10'4"10'6"
Width31"32"33"
Volume225 Liters300 Liters220 Liters
Weight Capacity
300 lbs350 lbs350 lbs
Thickness6"6"6"
Board Weight23 lbs26 lbs24 lbs
FinsRemovable single fin2+1 with removable center fin2+1 with removable center fin
PSI15 PSIUp to 25 PSI, 11 is optimal15 PSI
PaddleAluminum
Adjustable 65" - 86"
Fiberglass
Adjustable 65" - 85"
Fiberglass
Adjustable 67" - 79"
Storage 6 point bungee 4 point bungee 6 point bungee
Warranty30 day + 1 year on materials2 years for everything but wear & tear2 years for everything but wear & tear
Price

So there you have it!  These are the three of the highest rated paddle boards for the year.  There are a lot of other great boards out there but you will be thrilled with any of these three.  Make your life easy, pick one of these best paddle boards for beginners and get out paddling!