Let's be honest. You tried paddleboarding once, and you fell in Love. You want to do it everyday in your free time, and you want to join the awesome community that surrounds the sport. But there is something holding you back from this...
You don't want to spend over $1000 on a stand up paddleboard, then have to spend hundreds on a roof rack, and then have to go out and find a paddle. Oh wait, now you need a board bag to protect your investment...
All of that adds up, and I can agree that it can be intimidating and quickly discourage you from getting into the sport.
The solution is simple. Get an inflatable paddle board. They are just as good as solid boards, but there a few advantages of buying an inflatable for a beginner. First, it is portable, and you don't have to get a roof rack or have a garage to store your board in. The boards roll up, and you can fit then in your trunk and then in your closet. Second, they usually sell in bundles. You will get a paddle, a pump, fins, a bag to transport and often a leash all for about half the price of a solid boards.
We did the legwork and the research for you, and found 5 of the best inflatable packages available now online. And the best thing they are all under $500. You can't go wrong picking any one of these. Just imagine, in a few days you can be out there cruising your local waterways with a group of new friends, and all without breaking your bank. Click the product title or image to see more details in store! Enjoy!
The Pathfinder Inflatable SUP is a perfect all-around SUP board. This versatile and durable board is 9'9" long x 5" thick. The complete package includes SUP board, high pressure air pump, removable center tracking fin, bungee tie-down, adjustable aluminum paddle, valve wrench, and a carry bag with shoulder straps. So portable and easy to store! When fully inflated, it feels very similar to a hard board (inflate to 15 PSI). Great for all day family fun wherever the next water adventure takes you!
Measures 9'9" long x 30" wide x 5" thick.
Bungee for securing on-board cargo, and D-ring to attach a leash.
Weight limit is 240 lbs.
Amazing Durability - PVC material and strong multi-layer drop stitch.
Large, comfortable deck pad will keep you on your feet.
Includes: Adjustable aluminum paddle, pump, detachable center fin, carry bag (with shoulder straps), and valve wrench.
You'll see the world in a whole new way with a Vilano Navigator Inflatable SUP! Explore waterways from backyard ponds to the Gulf, from the Great Lakes to lazy springs. For a super fun all-around stand up paddle board, check out the Vilano Board measures 10 feet long, 31 inches wide and 6 inches thick.
Made from durable PVC/Korean drop stitch construction.
With many D rings, and an on-board bungee to hold extra cargo needed for a day on the water.
The oversized anti-slip deck pad is comfy.
Maximum weight capacity is 250 lbs.
Package includes board, paddle, pump/pressure gauge, removable center fin, patch/valve wrench, shoulder strap, backpack.
Fully adjustable paddle measures from 65.5 - 86 inches long.
SPORTSSTUFF adventure paddleboard provides exceptional performance, convenience, durability and value. The adventure is a 10'6" long, 30" wide and 4" thick SUP that is a great all-around paddleboard. It comes with an adjustable paddle, mesh backpack, removable seat, hi-pressure hand pump, pressure gauge and board leash. Board weighs just 27 lbs, but will carry a paddler and gear weighing up to 250 lbs.
The iSUP advantage, inflatable stand up Paddleboards are Super convenient
Large anti-skid EVA pads for secure footing
Mesh backpack includes Paddle, removable seat, stainless steel tow rings, Hi pressure hand pump, pressure gauge, valve wrench, fin and board leash
The KekoKai 11ft Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard from 5th Element is perfect for beginner and advanced riders alike. With a generous width and a non-slip EVA deck pad this board was crafted with comfort and stability in mind; giving you the freedom to take it from flat water to the surf zone or anywhere else you choose to paddle. The KekoKai also comes with a reversible pump for easy inflation and deflation, a leash and an adjustable paddle making it easy for anyone to hop on and ride. This board also comes with a large duffle bag, with adjustable backpack straps, for simple storage and transportation of your board and accessories.
Reversible pump for easy inflation/deflation
Storage bag features: adjustable backpack straps, sternum strap, compression straps, breathable mesh side panels, clear zippered pocket, drawstring closure and Fastex buckles
This Vilano paddle board is made from the highest grade PVC using Korean drop-stitch for the ultimate in durability. The touring style is designed for maximum speed over flat water for long distance paddling. The board is 12' long by 28" wide and 6" thick, it supports a max load of 350 lbs. Deflated, the board rolls to 1 foot diameter by 36" and is easy to carry with the included strap.
RIGID & FAST: It feels very similar to a hard board. Touring style is designed for long distance paddling and offers maximum speed over flat water.
DURABLE: The board is made of the highest grade PVC material with Korean Drop-Stitch construction, it's built to last.
ULTRA PORTABLE: Deflated it's only 1 foot in diameter by 35" and easy to transport with the included strap. Inflated size: 12' x 28" x 6" (Thick)
DECK: Comfort diamond groove traction for grip and bungee for storage
COMPLETE PACKAGE: Board, Pump with Integrated pressure gauge, Paddle, Removable fin, Carry bag and Shoulder Strap
Let us know in the comments below which one you will be getting for your SUP adventures? Already have one of these and want to leave some feedback, or maybe there's one that we missed that's a great deal? Also let us know below!