Wondering if an inflatable stand up paddleboard is right for you?
In this article, we look at the benefits you get with an inflatable SUP compared to a standard SUP. But first, remember that not all inflatable stand up paddle boards are created equal. To get the most from your investment, find a manufacturer that focuses on quality so that you get a board that lasts for many years to come. Look at the company reviews and visit their social channels to hear what customers and product experts have to say.
Your iSUP can go anywhere with you.
Inflatable stand up paddle boards can be deflated, folded and stored quickly and easily. When stored, the iSUP takes up no more room than a large duffle bag. It’s easy to transport and can even be added with luggage during air travel. SUP rentals can run anywhere from $30 to over $100 depending on the location and overall experience. If you are traveling to a destination where permits are needed to go into the water, renting may be the best option, especially if permits are hard to get. If you are planning your own trip and want to be able to paddle whenever an opportunity presents itself, then a portable inflatable SUP is the way to go.
SUP rentals can run anywhere from $30 to over $100 depending on the location and overall experience. If you are traveling to a destination where there are restrictions and permits are needed to go into the water, renting may be the best option, especially if permits are hard to get. If you are planning your own trip and want to be able to paddle whenever an opportunity presents itself, then a portable inflatable SUP is the way to go.
High-Quality Material and Long Lasting
Inflatable paddle boards made from high-quality material provides a more enjoyable and the board can withstand the elements. Look for boards made with fusion technology, military grade material, UV resistant and drop stitch. The fusion technology makes for a lighter board and easier maneuverability. The military grade, UV resistant, and drop stitch all make for a tougher board that will last for many years. UV resistant material keeps your board looking as new as the day you bought it. Drop stitch is a high-pressure holding stitch to prevent any leaks. Drop stitch creates a rock-hard surface for the SUP for hard shell performance and easy transportation and storage.
Inflatable stand up paddleboards are traditionally less expensive than solid boards. But that doesn’t mean you are sacrificing quality or durability. Look for a manufacturer that puts quality first and you will enjoy an affordable SUP that will last for many years.
Great for Beginners and Experienced Paddlers
You have to start somewhere and inflatable stand up paddleboards are a great starting place for those just learning to paddle. They are light, easy to maneuver and stable. Inflatable SUPs are extremely versatile and can be used on a variety of water types – river, whitewater, surfing, ponds and even the swimming pools.
What are you waiting for? Get out there on the water!