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, Aqua||Tower Paddle Boards iSUP Package "Adventurer 2" 10'4"||iRocker Inflatable CRUISER Stand Up Paddle Board 10'6" Long 33" Wide 6" Thick SUP Package|
|Volume||225 Liters||300 Liters||220 Liters|
|Weight Capacity||300 lbs||350 lbs||350 lbs|
|Board Weight||23 lbs||26 lbs||24 lbs|
|Fins||Removable single fin||2+1 with removable center fin||2+1 with removable center fin|
|PSI||15 PSI||Up to 25 PSI, 11 is optimal||15 PSI|
Adjustable 65" - 86"
Adjustable 65" - 85"
Adjustable 67" - 79"
|Storage||6 point bungee||4 point bungee||6 point bungee|
|Warranty||30 day + 1 year on materials||2 years for everything but wear & tear||2 years for everything but wear & tear|
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!