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Tower Adventurer Inflatable 6" Reviews

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No Good Quality

The board is a great starter but the quality sucks .. after 2 seasons the coating on the board completely peeled off. I contacted Tower and they said there is no guarantee on that board .. really? Site claims high quality .. I have the pictures to prove thats BS!

Great inflatable board. I...

Great inflatable board. I keep it on my 27' Sea Ray and use it when we anchor. Easy to inflate, easy to use and store. As responsive as a hardboard. Pros Mobility. Very easy to get set up and into the the water. Great for all level of paddlers. Cons None Usage Exercise and general paddling.

Probably best inflatable...

Probably best inflatable in market Pros Rigid, light weight, stable Cons Seam burst on me. 4 year old board, but used only a handful of times. Be careful. Usage Inland water for exercise.

Great board for all...

Great board for all levels. Inflates/deflates quickly and easily. Very responsive and controllable in all water conditions. Keep it on my boat on a lake. Kids love it because it doesn't hurt when they fall on it; adults love it because it floats anyone who wants to try it at any level. Going to buy another one, likely the adventurer 2. Pros Portable and storable. Very stable and easy to use at any level. Cons Nothing yet. Usage Exercise, exploring back waters, fun.

First ISUP, but handled as...

First ISUP, but handled as well as my Bic hardboard. Easy or inflate and store on my boat. Plan to buy another for the kids and grandchildren. Pros Easy to transport/store. Very stable and tracks surprisingly well. Wish I would have tried an ISUP before I invested in hard boards. Well made and great customer service... They care. Cons Center of balance is a little off but that is more of a preference issue. Usage Exercise and fun. I've paddled it for hours and surfed it behind a large jet ski.

Great company. There...

Great company. There boards inflate very well. They are very stable boards. Great for inshore fishing. I love to support local companies. Can't wait to be able to get another for my kids. Pros Great for transporting on camping trips Cons Boards are a little pricy Usage Fishing

I am so excited about the...

I am so excited about the tower inflatable! We are going on a family vacation this summer, and I think I will have trouble getting it from my kids! There is not only the ocean and the waves to have fun with, but also a lagoon. We will have the option to also have peaceful gliding along the top of the waveless serene water. It will be so much fun for the family of eleven! Pros It's great because we can easily transfer it by car. And even though it's blowup, it's very sturdy to stand on. Cons Truthfully, I love it! Sorry no cons for me. Usage Peaceful gliding. We only have lakes in Missouri. We have rivers, but they are filthy. I don't go in the river

9'10" x 6" Adventurer ...

9'10" x 6" Adventurer iSUP is a great little SUP. I have two other isups - the tower adventurer is the shortest and widest in my fleet. Not fast but Strong and stable. I bought it for slow rivers and to take along when I travel to beachy locations. Wide enough for yoga. The fiberglass paddle that came in my package is the nicest 'packaged paddle' I've seen - I wish it came apart into three pieces to make it travel sized. (Renting a SUP when I travel is usually $50 a day!) The included paddle in your package may be different depending on where you buy it. The package on Amazon comes with a 3 piece aluminum paddle, from Towerpaddleboards.com the paddle included in the package is 3 piece fiberglass. I got mine in a pawnshop (for $200!!!) so my package may have been customized - My paddle is a 2 piece fiberglass paddle and it's very nice - edge guard already Pros Very comfy deck pad. Wide Stable board.Paddles well. Handle attached with d rings - not just sewn on. Paddle included in package was sturdier and lighter than expected. I have 3 isup packages and this paddle was superior to the others. Pump has attached gauge. Board is 6 inches thick Cons No deck rigging. Not enough d-rings. 3 fin configuration on a snub nosed board shaped for flat water. Three fin config - only center fin is removable. Could have put more color in the board. No bag so I put it in a duffel bag. Not having a bag scuffs up the board. Also - rolling up the board I get black stains on the board from where the deck pad contacts the bottom of the board when I roll it up; My other isups don't have that issue for some reason. Usage Flatwater lakes, slow rivers, wide enough for SUP yoga but I don't use it for that.

FIrst SUP board purchase....

FIrst SUP board purchase. I have the Adventurer 2 model a vast improvement at it's 10 4 length and more pointed nose. I am over 50, fit, and have kayaked for 3 years and bought this to provide Variety on the water. The View is just more incredible from almost 6 feet up looking down into the deep. The ease of climbing on and off, no hassle transport, and able to bump into rocks and branches without damaging the board makes for carefree paddling. Pros The look of the black and white design stands out. Pointed nose and bungee tie downs so I can safely bring snorkel mask and fins. Not too heavy at 26 pounds and no worries if board hits me in the soupy surf. Since buying a more expensive Fiberglass paddle, the glide on my Strokes has improved. Lastly, it just Feels more mellow to be paddling on Air than on the hard SUP I used to rent. Cons In the wind the inflatable can get a too light feel and seems to be harder to control. I have found my own solution and have tried it on friends ISUP also. Simply go to shore and find a rock or brick that weighs maybe 3 to 6 pounds. Plunk it down about 6 or 8 inches from front tip and you will be Amazed at how much better the board will track on a windy lake or river. Then toss it , and thank Nature for such a simple fix. Usage Lakes and rivers in Northeast, and some small surf when it's there.

The board is great...

The board is great overall. I've bumped into walls with it inflated that would've cracked an epoxy board. It requires replacing the last psi or two on almost every trip, but I'm happy with it. Pros Price & durability Cons It developed an air bubble in the material in the first 6 months. It looks like a softball is trying to come out of it. Usage Exercise and to transport my beer.

I recently ordered a Tower...

I recently ordered a Tower Adventurer 9'10" and am relatively pleased with the package. The package includes the board, a pump, a 3 piece aluminum paddle, and a repair kit. It also includes a center attachable fin. So far it seems to be a well built board, and it is a nice size. The package is $700 which makes it a competitive price bundle. Pros It is definitely a sturdy board. The 6 inch drop stitch PVC material is very rigid and can hold a lot of weight. So if you are a larger paddler, you are going to be fine with this board. The size of the board 9'10" x 32" x 6" is a good all around size and shape for a variety of paddling styles. Company has great customer service. Cons This board does not have much of a nose rocker or any stern rocker at all. This makes the nose dive pretty quickly in surfing situations, and being that it is 6" thick, it's harder to maneuver in general. I am rather displeased with the paddle. Don't expect much from this. It is a 42 oz aluminum paddle that breaks down into 3 pieces. but became jammed after just one day in the ocean. I've had to get them to replace it. Though it is adjustable, the clamp does not hold down very well. I would suggest buying a clearance Starboard Astro SUP and get a carbon fiber paddle. Usage Surf, Whitewater, Flatwater

Quality board, rides just...

Quality board, rides just like a hard board. Stiffer than I expected for an inflatable. Love to be able to keep it in my trunk in case I want to paddle after work. Easy to inflate and deflate. Rode well into a stiff breeze. Pros Quick to inflate/ deflate (less than 8 minutes on both) Easy to transport Better tracking than I expected Stiff as a hard board Cons Wish it came with a bag Adjustable paddle is heavy Usage Exercise, touring

If you're going to get an...

If you're going to get an inflatable SUP this is the one to get. It may not be a 1 to 1 replacement for a solid SUP but if you're looking for one that's easy to transport this is it. It's the best inflatable you're going to find. Pros This SUP is thicker than other inflatable SUPs which makes it more firm. The firmness is what's great about this board. Once it's inflated it's hard to tell it's not a solid piece. Cons It's a little less stable that a solid paddle board. It's a little hard to get that last bit of the air pressure in when pumping. Usage I have used this paddle board for lunch time exercise. A co-worker and I use it to paddle up and down the Spokane River. It makes for a pretty awesome lunch break!

Works great for flat...

Works great for flat water. I have not tried surfing or rough water with it. It is surprisingly very stable. I was a little skeptical about inflatable SUP but sure glad I invest in one. Pros ease of use very stable Compact & easy to carry Cons No carry bag no bungee cords Usage exercise

Great beginner...

Great beginner board. Pros Light weight and easy to paddle in calm water Cons A bit of work to pump it up Usage Easy strolling around the lake

EXCELLENT FOR A BEGINNER....

EXCELLENT FOR A BEGINNER. This is my first Stand Up Paddle Board and I chose it because we have a subcompact car and needed something that could fit. It isn't very maneuverable or nimble but that's not an entirely bad thing for a beginner. Pros Ease of transport and storage. Solid Construction. Strength and sturdiness. Excellent instructions for assembly and inflation. Very good value for the money. Cons Neither lively nor fast Usage Exercise, on a calm little lake.

My first paddle board. ...

My first paddle board. Bought the inflatable to save space. It's blows up solid. Easy to learn on. The wind will affect it though. Great board overall if you have space issues and are new to the sport Pros Easy to transport and learn on. Solid. Cons Wind affect. A bit of a chore to inflate. Needs tie downs. Usage Flat water exercise/touring board.

Great board, very stiff...

Great board, very stiff but takes a bit of work to inflate. Tracks well but not recommended for strong winds. Board could do with some tie downs. Great for lakes or slow rivers and for beginners as well Pros Easy to transport and to learn on. Cons Tuff to ride on windy days Usage Great for exercise and daily outings in calm waters.

This was my first and...

This was my first and second paddle board. It's not expensive. A tough as nails inflateable. Packs the smallest of any paddleboard I've had. Have traveled with it twice. Very easy to travel with. Can float like 400 lbs. so a nice board to swim, snorkel, fish etc off of- just watch the hooks. Not great for the ocean/ waves. Good for lakes, bays & rivers. Makes a great guest board. or board to keep on your boat. Kids LOVE it. Great for bumper boats & general having fun on the water with. But you will not be fast or sleek, you can cruise but for touring you'll be in the back of the group unless you work hard. Pros Travel, lake camping. Inexpensive. Guest paddler, kids. Cons At 9'6", & inflateable you have to work harder to get anywhere. But being only 9'6" & inflateable have also made it easy to take anywhere. Usage Lake camping, bays & packed on my boat.

I've had this board about...

I've had this board about 10 weeks now and love it. It's my first paddle board of any kind - I actually bought it without having ever even tried paddle boarding before. I don't have great balance/coordination and have fallen off it a few times but now I've adapted and haven't fallen off in over a month. I use it mostly on lakes and flatwater sounds. The Tower website has reviews posted but they were all 5 stars so I was skeptical - turns out it really is a great product and it deserves 5 stars. Pros It's light, easy to store, and easy to transport yet it still works great - I'm about 175 pounds and it floats me no problem. It's also remarkably inexpensive compared to the boutique inflatable boards out there (Uli, Red, NRS, etc.). Cons Not really a con but I hated buying straight from the company without getting the extra protection of buying through a retailer. I'm also not a huge Mark Cuban fan. Usage Exercise, touring

I bought this for...

I bought this for traveling and whitewater, I never deflate it. I don't like inflatables for whitewater Pros light, stable, great for Yoga, as it is soft on knees and feet. excellent value for price Cons Inflatables are not like hard boards. You have to get use to these boards. In rapids they tend to go up rather than through the rapids, like an inflatable kayak vs a hard shell. Takes a long time to pump--I recommend using a commercial blower or shop vac then top off to 12 pounds with your hand pump. Usage Yoga classes best. I have tried using it in surf, touring, open ocean. Doesn't perform as well as a hard board. However, this in not specific to the Tower, all inflatables are this way. The Tower inflatable is the best bang for your inflatable buck.
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