Inflatable SUP boards: portable, light and great for waves and cruising

Inflatable stand up paddle boards are the best option for small surf, flat days, and waveless bodies of water. In a couple of minutes, you're taking the SUP out the car, hitting the waves, and cruising around.

It is probably one of the best inventions ever in the surfing world. SUP boards are traditionally heavy and can only be transported in surfboard car racks.

But the new inflatable stand up paddle boards are light, portable, durable and ready to ride, and will provide you with hours of fun.

Modern inflatable stand up paddle boards can easily fit in a regular backpack, and in the car trunk. The best inflatable SUP boards are made using hardened rubber material, heavy-duty PVC, and multiple layers of urethane and polymer.

In the end, all you want is a rigid board with high portability. At the same time, you end up getting easy to inflate/deflate systems and built-in fin setups.

Take a look at the best inflatable SUP boards for the 2018/2019 season:

 

SereneLife SLSUPB20

SereneLife SLSUPB20

A 10' inflatable stand-up paddleboard with a wide design, high maneuverability, and a non-slip soft top deck. The kit includes a convenient storage bag, a coiled ankle cuff safety leash, oar, and a manual air pump. Yours for only $410.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Ten Toes Weekender 10' Inflatable SUP

Ten Toes Weekender 10' Inflatable SUP

It promises to be just as rigid as non-inflatable standup paddle boards. The deck pad is textured foam for maximum comfort and additional stability. The aluminum paddle is impressively lightweight. An especially good choice for SUP yoga enthusiasts. Only $499.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Red Paddle Co 10'6'' Ride MSL

Red Paddle Co 10'6'' Ride MSL

A 120mm thick board that allows you to get the kids on board. It is more than 40 percent stiffer than a standard 100mm board at the same pressure. For riders up to 220 lbs (100 kg). Yours for $1,299.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

iROCKER All-Around 10'

iROCKER All-Around 10'

An extremely rigid and stable SUP board that performs very well in all water conditions. You can easily roll it up into the backpack for easy travel. Ideal for riders up to 5'10'' tall. It is virtually indestructible because it is built with military grade materials. The package includes a backpack, the paddle, and the hand pump. Only $629.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Jobe Yarra 10'6''

Jobe Yarra 10'6''

A renewed, superlight inflatable SUP board featuring a 5mm thick grooved EVA traction deck. An all-rounder option for riders weighing up to 265 lbs (120 kg). The package includes a fiberglass paddle, a waterproof backpack with front pockets, a transparent leash, a repair kit,and a shiny high-quality fin. Yours for $899.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

PathFinder 9'9''

PathFinder 9'9''

A portable, easy to store, and inflates to 15 PSI. It features a large and comfortable deck, and comes with a bungee for securing on-board cargo. For riders up to 220 lbs. Only $299.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Inflatable stand-up paddleboards: great for option cruising up the river | Photo: Jobe

 

Tower Adventurer 1 iSUP 9'10''

Tower Adventurer 1 iSUP 9'10''

Includes a hand pump and an adjustable, three-piece aluminum paddle. When fully inflated, it feels very similar to a hard board. It is easy to transport and store, and is the perfect choice for riding lakes, rivers, and practicing yoga. Only $540.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Atoll 11'

Atoll 11'

Made from machine laminated dual layer PVC, and comes with a two-way high-pressure hand pump and a heavy-duty backpack. It supports riders up to 300 lbs. Yours for $749.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Vilano Navigator 10'

Vilano Navigator 10'

made from ultra durable PVC/Korean drop stitch construction. If comes with a removable fin, seven sturdy D-rings for attaching a leash, kayak seat/backrest and carrying cargo like coolers or dry bags. Yours for $339.

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Starboard Atlas 12'

Starboard Atlas 12'

The perfect model for getting into stand-up paddleboarding. Offers stable and long glides, and allows you to catch small waves. It's a great board for cruising around. Only $1,379.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

ISLE All Around 10'6''

ISLE All Around 10'6''

A popular SUP model known for its ding-resistant, military grade outer skin with a 6-inch thickness for increased volume. It inflates in five minutes. For riders weighing up to 240 lbs. Only $745.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Inflatable SUP boards: a surfboard that fits in a bag | Photo: iRocker/Bigstock

 

BIC Sport 10'6'' Performer Air

BIC Sport 10'6'' Performer Air

It is designed as an all-round performer, and it features even volume distribution, premium deck pad for comfort and traction, high volume hand pump and a storage bag that doubles as a backpack for easy transport. Only $649.

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NRS Thrive 11'

NRS Thrive 11'

An all-round SUP built for efficient paddling and smooth turning. It gives you a sleek, swift ride for flat water, rivers and waves, with its 222 liters of air volume. For paddlers up to 180 pounds. Yours for $1,095.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Airhead Popsicle 730 iSUP

Airhead Popsicle 730 iSUP

The perfect choice for kids. Features a rugged drop stitch construction, and can hold 15 pounds of air pressure. It will perform like a fiberglass board, with its three removable fins. Feel like sitting down? Install the seat in seconds and go kayaking. Only $380.

Buy: Amazon.com

 

Driftsun Balance Paddleboard

Driftsun Balance Paddleboard

A model that has been specifically designed for SUP yoga enthusiasts. Featuring a wider nose, a comfortable and stable deck, and constructed out of tough six-inch thick, military grade drop-stitch material. Only $549.

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The inflatable SUP boards review has been updated on September 4, 2018.