ISLE Explorer 11ft. Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Review

ISLE Explorer 11ft. Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board ReviewIn my opinion, nothing can beat the feeling you could get when you’re deeply connected with the water. However, many people might fear it and probably won’t enjoy water vibes, but that’s not you since you’re here. Stand up paddling is one of my favorite water sports, and the ISLE® does a great job taking care of everything you could possibly need to have a very satisfying paddling experience.

Spring is right behind the corner, and summer is what we are all waiting for to rock the beach. Thus, the Isle 11ft Explorer inflatable paddle board, as you can see in the pictures, seems to be the man for the mission; it comes in an all-inclusive package so you won’t miss a thing.

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The Isle Explorer is a big guy; it’s 11 feet tall and 32 inches wide, and that means double the fun because you can always carry a loved one on board with you because it can take up to 215 pounds. But before considering that, you might like to know that this inflatable board is made to endure quite a lot.

The Isle Explorer is all made of military-grade materials; the anti-slip pad is a diamond groove traction that prevents the slippage of your feet when you’re trying a quick turn, or when the water gets on it.

Additionally, you’ll find a grab handle in the middle of the board; it’s great when you’re trying to get on the back of the board. Also, with dense and layered PVC, this inflatable board offers a good deal, if not great, of durability and resistance, however, as a friendly user, I always advise people to go easy on their items.

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Isle recommends their Isle Explorer 11’ inflatable paddle board to those of you who are restless and enthusiastic about adventures, and I couldn’t agree more; trying the Isle Explorer, you will be pretty impressed of how stable it is, you can cruise the flat water as if you’re standing on the ground.

Moreover, I must mention that this inflatable board is 6 inches thick which will provide you with extra rigidity and equilibrium. In addition to that, the nose shape given to the board, which I find stimulatingly similar to a natural board, allows a smoother floating on flat water, as it boasts the speed. However, having a natural board mentioned, I honestly think that there is neither a way nor a reason to compare the two; these inflatable boards have completely different things and aspects to offer, and here I refer to the means of portability and storage.

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The Isle Explorer inflatable paddle board comes with a 3-piece aluminum adjustable travel paddle that is made to fit everyone. Furthermore, a repair kit is included like usual in case you ever needed it. Moreover, you’ll find a high pressure hand pump that  can inflate the board up to 15 PSI, yet, my advice to you is to get yourself an electric pump; it’s never a waste you’ll need it in multiple occasions, and it will save you plenty of time and effort. Last but not least, the Isle Explorer comes with 3 fins, 2 are small and fixed, and 1 is a bigger removable central fin to facilitate packing it.

Now let’s talk about something I found really useful; I have mentioned that the Isle Explorer is an adventurous inflatable board, now check this out: the Explorer comes with 14 D-rings that are distributed as the  following, 4 on the tail, another 4 on the sides of  nearly the center of the board, and 6 at the front. The tail and front D-rings are connected with 2 individual bungee cords; it’s like a complete bungee system that allows you to carry on board with you a lot more than what you used to carry.

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Personally, I don’t really like to have my inflatable board loaded with stuff, however, when I needed to attach my kayak seat, take my shoe with me, fix the paddle down, and bring a snack I was pretty pleased with the storage abilities of the Explorer bungee system.

And for this reason, this board provides you with 2 extra grab handles in case you needed help to carry the inflated board.

Not only that that I was pleased with and I’m sure a lot of you’ll agree; the Isle Explorer SUP comes with a nicely made back bag where you can pack the deflated board within. Folding the deflated board should be like rolling up a sleeping bag if you ask me; maybe a little heavier but it’s quite the same. All that is left to say is that you might need a car to take the Isle Explorer with you along your other bags.

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Pros

  • The Isle Explorer inflatable paddle board comes in an all-inclusive package that contains everything you need to maintain it.
  • The bungee cords system attached to the 14 D-rings is quite useful to anyone who needs to carry a lot of stuff on board.
  • The size of the Isle Explorer – 11 feet – is great for big adventures.

Cons

  • Only the board when deflated fits in the back bag which means you’ve to carry the paddle and the hand pump.

Tip

If you like to cruise the water sitting on your knees, you may like to make sure that you put something soft on the diamond groove traction before you sit because it might hurt your knees if you sit like that for too long.