Unfortunately I purchased the iSUP late in the season so it only saw the water for a couple days. I was on the fence about getting an iSUP vs a hard board but ultimately went with the inflatable for convenience of transportation and storage.
Here are my First impressions:
-Love the design and colour. It’s sharp and eye catching.
-The board material feels thick and of good quality (I’m no expert so only time will tell).
-The whole package isn’t light (which was to be expected) but the bag with shoulder straps make it easy the carry. It packs down easy with the included compression strap and lots of storage in the bag.
-I was extremely weary about getting an inflatable. We had rented one a few years ago and and found it was nearly impossible to inflate to the minimum PSI needed to to keep the board rigid. This was NOT an issue. I can’t confirm if credit is due to the pump or the board or my own strength but I had no problem inflating the board to 15PSI.
-Board stays rigid and fairly stable (we used it at Slave Lake, AB and the water was rolling). It’s easy to mount and the top pad is comfortable.
-Glides and steers easy
- Great for sitting/laying on the water. We had strung together a few to make a triangle with three people sitting on this board.
-Take down was easy. Air valve holds open on its own so once the majority of the air is out you can simply roll/fold it up to force the remaining air out.
-As stated before, the included compression strap holds it tightly wrapped.…