Best Inflatable SUP Boards 2018

Are you on the lookout for the best inflatable sup board? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Choosing the best inflatable sup board is a bit of a challenge. Making the wrong choice could cost you time, money and effort especially if you’re a beginner. We’ve figured out a few examples that make up the best inflatable sup boards on the market based on your needs.

We did the research and reviews so you don’t have to. We’ve put together this resource – an all-inclusive guide to help you make an informed decision and more importantly to explain to you the pros and cons of each option.

Now, this guide is for inflatable SUP boards, not solid SUP boards. If you’re looking for a solid stand up paddle board, check out this guide.

Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards

The boards listed in the comparison chart below are great for beginners as well as for experienced paddle boarders. These boards can be used for various purposes including flat water paddling, yoga, surfing and more.

Any of these would be great buys. Much of it comes down to personal preference. Like with any product, you can get some really, really nice inflatable boards if you’re willing to spend a bit of cash, but there really are great products in every price range.

This is not by any means a comprehensive list. However, we wanted to give you a few good options. The following boards represent different price points, sizes, and design. With any luck, you’ll find something that better suits your needs and fits within your budget.

If we missed an inflatable stand up paddle board you love, let us know in the comments!

Image Board NameSizePriceOur Overall Rating
(1 - 5)
tower adventurer review Tower Adventurer 9’10” Inflatable SUP9’10 x 32” x 6”$$4.7
isle 10ft isup Isle 10ft Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board 10' x 31" x 6"$$4.7
solstice bali isupSolstice Bali Stand-Up Paddleboard 10'8” x 29" x 4"$4.4
Isle Tandem 15 ft Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board15" x 50" x 8"$$$$5
Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board10’6 x 32” x 4.72”$$$4.9
Isle 10 ft 4 inch Women’s Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board10'4" x 31" x 6"$$$4.4
Vilano Journey 10′ Inflatable SUP Stand up Paddle Board10' x 31" 4”$4.2
Isle 7 ft 6 inch Kids iSUP 10' x 31" x 6"$4.2
Vilano Voyager 11 Inflatable SUP Stand Up Paddle Board 11' x 31" x 6"$$4.4
Ten Toes the Weekender Inflatable Standup Paddleboard 10’ x 30” x 6”$4.8

10 Best Inflatable SUP Boards

1. Tower Adventurer 9’10” Inflatable SUP

tower-adventurer-reviewedTower Adventurer is one of the best value inflatable SUP boards on the market. I personally think it’s the best, all things considered. Most importantly, it’s very well engineered and would a great investment for anyone who doesn’t want to splurge on the most expensive inflatable stand up paddle boards out there. Tower adventurer is one of the best boards that you can usually get for under $700.

We have already reviewed Tower Adventurer on this site before and it showed a very good set of advantages and only minor disadvantages. Furthermore, when so many people recommend it, you cannot simply ignore the fact that it is actually quite good. Vital factors + lots of excellent customer reviews have convinced me that this board is really the best inflatable SUP board out there.

2. Isle 10ft Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board with Pump and 3 Piece Adjustable Travel Paddle

Isle 10ft Inflatable Stand Up Paddle BoardIsle 10ft inflatable standup paddleboard is another reasonably priced board. It comes with all the accessories necessary for a smooth SUP”ing cruise, including a 3-piece adjustable travel paddle, high-pressure pump that inflates to 15 PSI and a removable travel fins.

On its own, the Isle 10ft Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is very well-made, and “Isle Surf & SUP” didn’t skimp on anything to cut costs.

Isle 10ft inflatable standup paddleboard is built to withstand harsh outdoor conditions. That said, you won’t need to worry about dings or damage. Run it over with your vehicle, throw it on off the roof or ram it into the rocks or pier; Its military grade material is nearly impossible to damage.

3. Solstice Bali Stand-Up Paddleboard 

Reviewing Solstice Bali inflatable stand up paddle boardWe’re going to ask you to trust us on this one. A lot of guides out there say to not go cheap on the board. However, we think this one for around $400-$500 is really a bargain.

If you’re on a budget and looking for a decent inflatable stand up paddleboard that comes with a pump and carry bag, then Solstice Bali Stand-Up Paddleboard is your best choice. It’s one of the cheapest inflatable SUP board on the market (that’s decent quality).

If you decided to go with an inflatable stand up paddle board, we highly recommend buying it online. This will help avoid a hefty price tag that can easily go up towards $900 or so in a local store. And on top of everything else, you’ll usually get free shipping.

4. Isle Tandem 15 ft Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board – Holds 5 – 7 Paddlers in Style

Reviewing Isle Tandem 15 ft Inflatable Stand Up Paddle BoardIf you’re on the lookout for a multi-person inflatable stand up paddle board, then “Isle Tandem 15 ft” is your best bet. And assuming you’ve got the cash the throw around, it’s one of the highest quality multi-person inflatable SUP on the market.

Obviously, this inflatable SUP board costs an arm and a leg. And if you want to go balls-to-the-wall and actually purchase one of these giant inflatable SUP boards, you’ll be looking at around a $1,500 price tag.

But the Isle Tandem 15 ft can support up to 7 paddlers, totaling 1,000 pounds. It’s a package deal that comes with four paddles, fins, pump, and carry handles, and it’s backed up with 2 years warranty.

5. Red Paddle Co 10’6″ Ride Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

Red Paddle Co 10 6 Ride Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board ReviewThis is one of the most badass, crazy, luxurious inflatable stand up paddleboard on the market. It’s built and designed from the ground up to give the absolute SUP”ing experience possible to all-around riders. It is also extremely stable even in mild choppy conditions. And that’s what we love most about them.

Red Paddle Co-developed three different sizes of this board for different weight paddlers. These boards make the Ride lineup. With that said, now you can pick up the board that better fits your desired usage and body weight.

6. Isle 10 ft 4 inch Women’s Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

Isle 10 ft 4 inch Women’s Inflatable Stand Up Paddle BoardIsle Surf & SUP is one of our most-reviewed inflatable stand up paddle board brands. They’re a company known for their long tradition of making great inflatable SUP for various purposes. We have come across a ton of you who have tried and loved “Isle Surf & SUP” inflatable boards.

This inflatable board seems a bit expensive, especially for those of you just starting out SUP”ing. However, you get a lot of bang for your buck here. It comes with a pump and an adjustable 3 piece travel paddle that breaks down for easy traveling and adjusts to varying rider heights.

Isle 10 ft 4 inch is the best inflatable SUP for women on the market. It features a foot-friendly foam on the deck and is quite easy to maneuver. The board feels very rigid when you blow it up, you can barely tell it’s an inflatable

If you’re looking for an inflatable SUP board that floats very nicely and does well on flat water (e.g. lakes/ rivers), but is also able to handle small chop/ surf when cruising in the ocean on vacations, then this is a good choice.

As for the cons, it’s really difficult to think of any. If anything, I would say that the board may be more limited in resale value because it is built and designed for women.

7. Vilano Journey 10′ Inflatable SUP Stand up Paddle Board Kit – Board, Pump, Paddle & Bag

Vilano Journey 10 Inflatable SUP Stand up Paddle Board ReviewThe Vilano Journey 10′ Inflatable SUP Stand up Paddle Board is probably the cheapest pick of the lot. At around $400, it’s not outrageous. If your budget can’t stretch to the other expensive options we’ve reviewed at, then the Vilano Journey 10′ is for you. This board made our list for its combination of price and quality; it’s also just really popular.

If you’re budget-minded and looking for a decent, reasonably priced inflatable stand up paddle board that comes with a pump, a backpack carry bag, and an adjustable paddle, then look no further than the “Vilano Journey 10′ Paddleboard”.

The Vilano Journey 10′ is made of high-grade PVC material using Korean Drop-Stitch construction for maximum durability. To put it plainly, it’s made to last. The board measures 10′ long by 31″ wide, and it can support up to 200lbs.

8. Isle 7 ft 6-inch Kids iSUP with Pump and 3 Piece Adjustable Paddle

Isle 7 ft 6 inch Kids iSUP with Pump and 3 Piece Adjustable PaddleWe have reviewed various “Isle Surf & SUP” inflatable boards on this site before, and the story hasn’t changed. Isle Surf & SUP produces a quality product for a reasonable price.

This inflatable stand up paddle board is built and designed specifically for kids. This board is for younger kids weighing between 30-120 pounds. When fully inflated, the board measures 7’6″ x 28″ x 6″ and weighs 16 pounds.

Isle Surf & SUP inflatable boards are well-known for their durability and resistance to abrasions, tears, and scuffs. They’re backed up and covered from any workmanship or material defect for a period of 2 years.

9. Vilano Voyager 11′ (6″ Thick) Inflatable SUP Stand Up Paddle Board Package

Vilano Voyager 11 6 Thick Inflatable SUP Stand Up Paddle Board PackageThe brother of the Vilano Journey 10′, the main difference between that board and this is its size. It’s 11 ft long, 31 inches wide, 6 inches thick. It’s the perfect board for touring, fitness and all around fun in the water. The Vilano Voyager 11′ comes with an 8-inch fin that tracks quite well in various water conditions. It features a comfortable diamond groove deck pad and it has 7 metal D rings and bungee that can hold cargo, a leash, a cooler or even a kayak seat/backrest.

If you’re on a tight budget and looking for the best inflatable SUP on the market that usually fits within $400 – $500 price range, then the Vilano Voyager 11′ is for you. The board weighs only 24.6 lbs, yet can hold up to 300 lbs total weight.

10. Ten Toes iSUP Inflatable Standup Paddleboard SUP, theWEEKENDER (10’x30”x6”)

Ten Toes the Weekender Inflatable Standup Paddleboard SUPThis is another cheap option for those of you who are budget-minded. It’s a decent inflatable stand up paddle board. It is available in four different color options: green, blue, grey and black.

I was lucky enough to get to try out this very versatile 10’ weekender ISUP and it impressed me with how easy and convenient every aspect of it is. I mean,  It’s easy to inflate, easy to carry, easy to paddle and convenient to take absolutely anywhere.

The size and shape of the Weekender make it more stable and easier to balance on particularly on flat water, which means it’s a good choice for yoga.

The Weekender board is made of military-grade PVC and put together with drop-stitch technology. It’s built and designed to be virtually unbreakable as well as impressively portable.

If I had to pick some criticisms for it, I’d have to say that it’s super fast, but it’s not designed to be stable. However, considering its size and shape, the Weekender tracks quite well, is fast and easy to balance on.


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