Inflatable Paddle Boards
Inflatable Paddle Board Gear Guide
Inflatable paddle boards are one of the greatest innovations of recent years in the paddlesports industry. Inflatable SUPs have become the epitome of stand up paddling and that is because the inflatable structure has made the sport so much more accessible to new paddlers. But not only does the convenience of an inflatable SUP appeal to many of us for storage and transport purposes, but these boards are high-performing, durable, and time-tested. Browse all of the latest and greatest inflatable paddle boards made available by brands like Body Glove, Star Inflatables, NRS, and RAVE Sports. Read the complete inflatable paddle board buyers guide below or check out the hundreds of Inflatable Paddle Board Reviews as written by your fellow stand up paddlers to learn from their experience!
Inflatable Paddle Board Overview
Inflatable SUPs are excellent options for all water types including lakes, cottages, and rivers. The drop stitch technology utilized in these boards will surprise you at just how rigid these boards feel (and stay) once inflated. But another group of SUP enthusiasts that love inflatables are the adventurers and travellers. Don't forget that these things easily pack down into the backseat of your car and can be taken anywhere. And once you realize how much money you save by not needing a shed or storage device, you'll love your inflatable SUP even more.
How much should you expect to pay for an Inflatable Paddle Board?
This year, you can generally expect to pay anywhere from $696 to $1499 for an inflatable paddle board with your most common price points being right around $1087. You will find prices all over with inflatable SUPs, but that gives you a pretty good baseline as you shop. The graph below shows the percentage of inflatable paddle boards that fall into each price range:
What is a good length for an Inflatable Paddle Board?
You can find an inflatable paddle board in just about any length, but most inflatable SUPs fall in the range of 9'6" to 14'0"with an average length of 11'0". Each length offers different trade offs and benefits, so the right length varies between stand up paddlers and your experience level, performance needs, and types of water you paddle. The graph below shows the percentage of inflatable paddle boards that fall into each length range:
How much does an Inflatable Paddle Board typically weigh?
Generally speaking, most inflatable paddle boards weigh between 19-34 pounds with an average weight around 25 pounds. Weight will be determined largely by material, size, and features. The graph below shows the percentage of inflatable paddle boards that fall into each weight range:
Inflatable Paddle Board Reviews
Paddling.com has been around and collecting product reviews from paddlers like you since 1998. With over 35,000 product reviews, there is no better expert than the largest paddlesports community! Of those reviews, there are 237 inflatable paddle board reviews and counting! Please be sure to submit a review and share your experience with the rest of us!
Here are the 10 inflatable paddle boards with the most reviews:
- 10' Inflatable by Xterra Boards (39 reviews)
- 10'6" Ride MSL by Red Paddle Co. (25 reviews)
- Airhead SUP Napali by Airhead SUP (13 reviews)
- 10'8" Ride MSL by Red Paddle Co. (12 reviews)
- SUP AIR 10'6" Performer by BIC Sport (9 reviews)
- Performer 11' 2020 by Body Glove (8 reviews)
- 12'6" SHUBU Raven by Boardworks (6 reviews)
- NeedleNose™ 126 iSUP by Sea Eagle Inflatables (5 reviews)
- Adventure 10'6" by Hobie (5 reviews)
- 9'8" Ride MSL by Red Paddle Co. (5 reviews)
Inflatable Paddle Board Brands
To date, there are 49 inflatable paddle board brands like Body Glove, Star Inflatables, NRS, and RAVE Sports. Below is but a snapshot of some of those brands, which you can click to view all of their products and product reviews.