Do you have the space to store your paddleboard until the snow melts? If no, then you need to try the Ten Toes iSUP Inflatable Standup Paddleboard which you can deflate and roll up for compact storage. Although this may not look firm, don’t be fooled with its construction because its material is made similar to an inflatable kayak which can stand up against rocky conditions. This is the most steady inflatable standup paddle board for everyone of all skills.
Features and specifications
- Dimensions: 10’ x 30” x 6”
- Suggested weight limit: 250 pounds
- Made of military-grade polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for strength and durability
- Can be rolled up to 11” x 36” for portability and easy storage
- Dropstitch offers the same robustness and reliability as usual hard epoxy boards
- Built with a soft EVA foam deck pad for comfort
- Built with a standardized H3 valve to keep the board inflated
- Designed with a carry handle in the middle of the board for easy transport
- Comes with several accessories: 3pc adjustable and aluminum paddle; 3 fins; manual pump; and repair kit
- Includes a 1-year warranty for guaranteed repair service
Lightweight and sturdy
This unit weighs less than 2 pounds. This makes it easy to carry and use without the need of exerting too much energy. Although this is very light, its construction is very sturdy and durable. It uses the dropstitch technology which makes this unit as sturdy and reliable as hard epoxy boards. Numerous thick, strong threads affix the top and bottom base cloth to each other. A military-grade PVC protective shell then covers this whole structure.
The design of this unit is made with great convenience. It has a sturdy handle built at the middle of the board for easy carry. The fins included are removable so that you can more easily roll this unit. Your board can stay inflated at all times, thanks to its standardized H3 valve.
Portable and easy to store
You can bring this unit anywhere you like due to its high portability feature. You can deflate this unit when not in use, so carrying it around will not be strenuous. This is why you can bring this in your adventure as a compact package measuring around 11” x 36”. This measurement actually resembles a large yoga mat. You can keep it rolled up using the nylon strap for better hold. When burrito-ed, you can store it away in the attic for your next water adventure.
You can sit comfortably on this paddleboard due to its extra soft EVA textured foam deck pad. Even if you stay long hours on the water paddling, you’ll never feel the stress on your body. The paddle is designed with an ergonomic design which makes it easier to maneuver and control in strong water currents. It is adjustable, so you can adjust the its length according to your height. You’ll never have to strain your muscles paddling your way above the waters because the paddle is lightly designed as well.
Difficult to pump
Some customers noted that this unit takes too much effort and time to inflate it fully. If you have a hard time operating the manual pump, try using an electronic pump to inflate this unit fast. First, begin on high volume for around 150-200 pumps, then switch to high pressure for around 150 pumps. This can help you reach 15 psi in around 5 minutes.
Hard to clean
A few customers complained that the dirt seems to get stuck on the board really bad and they can’t easily remove it. If you face this same problem, you can try scrubbing it off with soap. Simply wiping it off can’t do the trick, so regularly take time to scrub the dirt.
Hose easily leaks
A small number of customers reported that the hose seems to be leaking at its connection to the gauge. If this happens, you can actually seal the leak with duct tape.
This unit is a perfect paddleboard for those who want convenience and portability. Although you may need to pump this unit every time you use it, this is not a deal breaker since this provides great comfort and sturdiness. This is definitely a must buy for those who want lightweight product for their water adventure.
Comparison with other products
In comparison to the Bestway Inflatable Hydro-Force Wave Edge Stand Up Paddleboard, the Ten Toes iSUP paddleboard is firmer and can better handle the weight of adults. However, it could be more expensive than its counterpart. On the other hand, the Vilano Voyager Inflatable SUP Stand Up Paddle Board is larger than the Ten Toes iSUP, but both have the portable features.