Using a stand up paddleboard (SUP) to explore the water is a little more convenient than a standard paddle board. If you’re thinking about taking on this adventure but aren’t sure where to begin, check out our SUP buying guide. We researched the best brands and top selling items and put together our list of the top ten products. Before we get started, let’s look at some of the key features you need to be familiar with when shopping for an SUP.
Pump: All of our top picks come with a pump included, which is good news. Obviously, an inflatable paddle board needs to be inflated before you can use it. It’s nice not to have to buy one separately.
Capacity: The maximum weight varies for these boards. The range varies anywhere from 209 to 350 pounds. Keep in mind that this includes the weight of the rider as well as any gear they might be bringing along.
Case: This is another thing that makes SUPs so convenient. Once you’re finished, they simply deflate and go into a case. In all of our picks, the case doubles as a carrying bag, making transport super easy.
Paddles: Paddles are a necessary accessory that you need in order to use an SUP. That’s why all of our top picks come with one. Some float, some adjust, and some even convert to a kayak paddle.
Size: These are the dimensions of the SUPs when they’re inflated. They vary slightly in length, width, and thickness. The longest boards are 132 inches long, widest is 33 inches across, and they’re all 5 to 6 inches thick.
Weight: SUPs are meant to be portable and easy to travel with so weight matters. The lighter it is, the easier it will be to carry to and from the car to the water. How heavy are they? They range from 19 to 42.3 pounds.
Now that you know a little more about inflatable SUPs, let’s get to our inflatable SUP review. Whether you want something specifically made for fishing or just want a red inflatable SUP, you’ll find it here. Short on time? Start with our top and budget picks first to get a good idea of what’s available. Keep reading if you can to find out more about the rest of the awesome products we found. All right, let’s get right to our reviews.