This is my first SUP as well as my first experience with ISUPs. I am a researcher and checked out many of the lower cost options before finally settling on Vilano's Navigator. The board is great. Very rigid and high quality for the price. Extra d-rings for accessories. Deck pad is large and the diamond cut really helps for traction. I have had my two children on it with me. It was still very stable. The paddle survived a “float test” without a problem. It is a three piece paddle. Blade doesn't flex or give much at all. My screws were a little loose upon arrival and I had to tighten them to keep the adjustable section from sliding. Easy fix. The fin is very strong (I dropped the board directly on the fin and it had no problems).It doesn't flex. The only thing I didn’t like was the hand pump.It is a single action. The pump leaks as I pump up the board. I am a 5’6 Female and had to take a few breaks from pumping to be able to get the board fully inflated. The company is aware of the pump leaking and recommends teflon tape to seal around the hose, only that isn't where mine is leaking. I will be looking into electric pumps. The bag seems thick and strong, but I haven’t used it much to see if the seams will hold up to constant use. (With the pump not working properly, I keep it inflated as much as possible.) It comes with a little shoulder strap that attached to the board with two d-rings, this makes carrying it so much easier. All in all, I would highly recommend this board for those who are wanting to test out the sport or an ISUP without dropping a ton of cash. Just be aware of the pump issues and possibly having to purchase a better pump.