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Paddleboard Buyers Guide

Looking to buy the best Paddleboard? Check out our guide below and you’ll be well-placed to select the correct one for your needs.

Inflatable designs have helped stand-up paddle boarding take off in the UK, making it easier to get out on the water for a relaxing paddle without having to figure out how to transport, store, and carry a large 10ft board.

Inflatable paddle boards are not only easy to transport (many come with bags to make it more easier), but they’re also less expensive than solid paddle boards and are better for novices because they’re softer to stand on and more stable. While inflatable SUPs have previously been thought of as just suitable for recreational usage, their more speedy designs mean they’re now being utilised in races, demonstrating how high-performance they’ve gotten.

You may enjoy a pleasant cruise around a tranquil lake, carve through waves at the beach, or even add a challenge to your yoga practise for a few hundred pounds. Here’s all you need to know about finding the best inflatable SUP for you, no matter what your budget is.

How do you pick the best inflatable paddle board for your needs?


What are the advantages of using an inflatable stand-up paddle board?


Stand-up paddle boards have typically been manufactured with a hard body, similar to a surfboard, and the sport originated with Hawaiian surfers who paddled their boards. The introduction of PVC-coated dropstitch fabric – cloth held together by thousands of short threads for additional rigidity when inflated – enabled for the manufacture of inflatable items with adequate air pressure to sustain a paddler.

Inflatable paddle boards, commonly known as iSUPs, have a few advantages over traditional paddle boards. To begin with, they’re usually lot lighter than a 10ft or longer hard paddle board and can be carried in a bag or backpack, making storage and transportation much easier.

Inflatable boards are also gentler on the feet – or hands, if you’re into SUP yoga – and more stable, making them excellent for beginners or those seeking a simple, reliable paddle over speed.

In general, inflatable paddle boards are more capable of carrying more weight. Inflatable models have traditionally been slower and more difficult to paddle than hard-body competitors, but advances in design have led to their employment in racing.

What to Look for in a Paddleboard Inflatable


A inexpensive, beginner’s iSUP differs from a model built for superior performance by a few essential qualities. Single-layer dropstitch is used on lower-end inflatable paddle boards, which necessitates a thicker board and greater inflation for adequate performance. Double layers of dropstitch are one option, which can provide superior performance but will be heavier and more difficult to fit into your luggage.

In order to address these issues, inflatable paddle board manufacturers add extra materials and support rods to single-layer dropstitch boards, resulting in a harder, more stable board without the added weight of a second level of dropstitch.

What else should you think about?


The amount of weight that the paddle board can easily support is determined by its size and air pressure (referred to as PSI). Make sure you’re thinking about other people, not just yourself.

Consider the speed with which the SUP inflates and deflates (see video reviews online for an unbiased opinion), as well as the sort of deflation valve it employs. Other notable features include bungee cords for securing supplies and handles for carrying and remounting the board in the event of an unplanned dismount.

Is there anything else you require?


Many beginning paddle board kits include everything you need to get started, including a pump, paddle, bag, fin, and safety leash. Paddles can be adjusted, but they should be 15 to 30 centimetres taller than you. Some iSUPs come with drybags and a seat that can be used to turn the board into a kayak, and others include a built-in action camera holder. Any paddle boarder should have an ankle leash and a personal flotation device, and waterproof lights are required if you plan on going out at night.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Hydro Force Oceana Inflatable Paddle Board, Kayak Conversion kit, SUP Board with Kayak Seatset with Carry Backpack, Pump, Paddle , 10ft, Blue
  • 10FT CONVERTIBLE PADDLE BOARD; 10ft inflatable paddle board which can convert into a sit on kayak with a weight capacity of 120kg (265lbs), ideal for adults, the shape is perfect for flat water and small wave riding
  • 2-IN-1 KAYAK SEAT: With the included seat & extra paddle attachment, you can also use this board as a sit on kayak which also takes the weight off your feet
  • DROP STITCH MATERIAL: Designed with drop stitch material for the same strong rigidity and durability you get from a hard sided board, while also being portable and great for storage once the SUP is deflated
  • NON-SLIP PAD: The Oceana Inflatable paddle board benefits from the non-slip traction pad which provides improved grip for comfort and steadiness while on the water
  • TRAVEL BAG & CARRY HANDLE: Includes a travel backpack to transport your SUP board and convenient deck handle to carry your SUP out of the water, the removable find makes it easier to store away for future use
SaleBestseller No. 2
FunWater Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board 335 x 84 x 15 cm Ultra-Light Paddleboard with ISUP Accessories, Three Fins, Adjustable Paddle, Pump, Backpack, Leash, 10L Dry Bag
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Stability】: The inflatable Stand Up Paddling Board is 335×84×15CM in size but very light only 17.6 pounds. Of course, our Sup also hold up to a maximum safety pressure of 12psi. Maximum capacity is up to 330 pounds, ideal for beginners and advanced users.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Full accessories】: Adult paddle boards come with everything you need: your board, high pressure pump, safety line, three fins, backpack, adjustable aluminum paddle. 10L Waterproof Bag. You can spend the whole day on the water paddle board.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Versatile Board】: This standup paddle board is suitable for paddling, yoga, touring, fishing, surfing on the water, cargo space and premium accessories, our inflatable SUP is for every condition.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Multifunctional Inflatable SUP】: Paddle board use for beginners and advanced, on the water you can safely put your bag or backpack on the paddle board. The paddle board is supplied with a lightweight aluminum paddle board that is easy to assemble and can be adjusted to your own size as you wish.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Customer Serving as God】: This inflatable stand up paddle board is an all-round multifunctional board, it is suitable for yoga, fishing, surfing or carrying children and pets together in fresh and salt water. As a manufacturer, we stand by the quality of our Stand Up Paddle Boards and treat every customer like God, and we are happy to offer a 60 day guarantee + risk-free return within 30 days.
Bestseller No. 3
Goosehill Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board, Premium SUP Package, 10' Long 32" Wide 6" Thick, Patterns Open for Customization
  • Professional Brand:Goosehill is a professional inflatable stand up paddle board brand that has our own SCE material strength-enhancing technology for SUP board manufacturing and the ability to offer custom paddle boards. To know more about Goosehill and join our adventurers, search Goosehill SUP, or follow us on social media.
  • The Advantage of Sailor Inflatable Paddle Board: Goosehill Sailor is an ultra-lightweight inflatable SUP board. Measuring 10'6''*32''*6'' and weighing 20.5LBS, it's light, fast and well suited to all kinds of popular SUP activities like racing or cruising on a quiet lake, the ocean or down a calm river.
  • Complete ISUP Package: The Goosehill inflatable boards offer you all the versatility and performances that you will need. The package of Sailor includes a convenient storage backpack(measures 95*45*30CM), 3-piece paddle(adjustable from 89CM to 250CM), a coiled SUP leash, a removable center fin, a repair kit, and a double-action pump. This complete ISUP package will get you anywhere you want to paddle easily and comfortably.
  • Product Customization Service: We have a professional R & D team that has the ability to accept requests of customization from all customers. If you want a custom paddle board that expresses your personality as no other SUP board does, we will be your top pick. Let us know the patterns and design you want and we'll take care of the rest.
  • Three-Year Quality Service: We gladly provide with our customers a 3-year quality service.Professional after-sales team in the USA and Europe. With any problem, please contact us, we will reply and help you solve the problem within 12 hours.
SaleBestseller No. 4
DIG SPORT Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board,10'6" ×32" × 6" SUP Board with Paddleboard Accessories,Sup Seat,Manual Pump,Fin,iSUP Backpack,Leash,Paddle,All Round Board for Youth & Adult
  • DESIGNED FOR COMFORT, BUILT WITH QUALITY DURABLE MATERIALS: The DIG SPORT inflatable paddle board is made with drop stitch technology and double layer PVC tarpaulin fabric.We are a ISUP manufacturer and seller. All our boards are handcrafted by our professional makers to ensure excellent quality. Our sup design is durable, stable and sturdy. The premium quality anti slip deck helps enhance grip and promote safety. All of this is designed to provide you with a safe paddleboarding experience.
  • EXTRA WIDTH AND STABILITY: The wide board design creates a great all round board for paddlers of all skill levels. The board weight only 8.2 kg, so it’s easy to carry and recommended for paddlers weighing up to 180kg. The width and stability allows you, your family and dog to have fun together on one board. Paddling is a great way to experience nature and our sup is suitable for use on the sea, lakes or rivers. You can enjoy in many ways; touring, training, yoga,social paddling or fishing.
  • FOCUS ON DETAILS: DIG SPORT have focussed on the extras that improve your paddling experience;1. Additional Kayak seat, all boards are equipped with 4 D rings for attaching your seat. Stand up or sit, your choice.2. 3 piece Aluminium collapsible paddle can be adjusted vary it’s length from 120cm (47.2”) to 210cm (82.6”) making it suitable for all paddlers different heights.3. Our manual pump can blow your board up to paddle and afterwards quickly deflate your board for packing it away.
  • DIG SPORT SUP PACKAGE INCLUDES ALL YOU NEED: The inflatable sup package has all the accessories you need to enjoy your day on the water including; paddle board, collapsible extendable aluminium paddle, removable fin, manual pump, coil safety leash, emergency repair kit, sup kayak seat and all can be fitted in the Included DIG SPORT SUP waterproof travel backpack.
  • FAST AND RESPONSIVE CUSTOMER SERVICE: We are confident that our quality paddle board package will meet your needs. Dig sport has worked to produce a well constructed and designed board made of the best quality materials. Our package includes a 1 year manufacturers warranty. We are happy to be contacted about any issues you may have and aim to to reply within 12 hours.We invite you to be part of the DIG SPORT experience, follow our social media where you can join our paddleboard adventurers.
SaleBestseller No. 5
TIGERXBANG SUP Board Stand Up Paddle Board |320x80x15cm | 305x82x15cm | for Adults/Kids| ISUP Surfing Complete Kit
  • 【REDUCE THE CHANCE OF THE INJURY】 A large anti-skid plate made of diamond-cut EVA is installed in the middle of SUP board,which can avoid accidents to the greatest extent.The bungee cord on the paddle board allows you to easily store backpacks and other items.Safety leash ensure that you don't have to worry about accidents when skiing.
  • 【PERFECT SIZE COMBINATION】 Our inflatable paddle board is made of double-sided sandwich fabric and high-density drop stitches to make the board stronger but weight is only 11.5kg (25lb).With a width of 32 inches (80cm),has greater buoyancy and sufficient area to support stand or sit down,it is the ideal size for many SUP paddlers.The thickness is 6 inches,it will not easy deform in water even if it bears the weight,our inflatable paddle board providing more stable driving and better performance.
  • 【VARIOUS LEISURE METHODS】 All around basic version is suitable for novices,beginners and intermediates paddler.The paddle board is 320cm long and 80cm wide and 15cm thick.The carrying capacity is up to 330lb,can accommodate two young people of moderate weight standing on the board at the same time.You can take the SUP board to lakes,seas,rivers,for surfing,yoga,fishing,or sit back and enjoy the scenery of nature.
  • 【LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE DESIGN】 The central handle allows you to easily carry inflatable paddle boards to the water bank.The high-quality hand pump makes the paddleboard easy to inflate and deflate.Adjustable aluminum paddle can be easily adjusted to your desired height.Sturdy backpack can hold an inflatable board and all accessories.
  • 【COMPLETE SURFING ACCESSORIES】 Tigerxbang paddle board provide everything needed for SUP adventure.In addition to the paddle board,we also provide a safety foot rope that can be tied to the ankle, adjustable paddle,sturdy backpack,hand pump with digital pressure gauge,repair kit(no glue),removable fin and removable seat.
SaleBestseller No. 6
FAYEAN Stand Up Paddle Board Inflatable Paddleboards for Adults 10'x28“x6“ SUP Board Include Hand Pump, Paddle, Backpack, Coil Leash,Carry Bag, Repair Kit and Waterproof Case Whale (Blue)
  • 【Ultra Wide & Stable】Inflatable stand up paddle board is 10’ long 28" wide 6" thick, weight 16.3lbs.Improved stability and balance while standing. Suitable for travel, recreation, touring in flat water, river runs and small waves. Also good choice for beginner riders up to 450lbs.
  • 【Super High Quality】Using new ultra-light double layer PVC, the paddle board has excellent abrasion resistance, toughness and longer service life.Large EVA foot pad on the paddle boards provides grip and a superior paddling experience yet maintaining optimal portability.
  • 【Lightweight & Portable】The paddle board can be folded and placed in the travel bag provided by the accessories. The folded size is not large and can be stored in your car. It is suitable for all your travels. No matter where you go, you can take your inflatable paddle board with you! It can be inflated or deflated quickly for easy storage and carry.
  • 【Triple Fin】The Stand up paddle board has triple bottom panel fins help to improve overall speed, handling and steering. Include 3 detachable durable removable fins for easier use by kids, teens and adults alike
  • 【Package Included】Our paddle board comes with paddling essentials, including aluminum paddles, bidirectional pump(Rapid inflation and deflation), fins, backpack, coil leash and universal waterproof case.
SaleBestseller No. 7
FunWater Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board 350x84x15cm Ultra-Light ISUP with Paddleboard Accessories, Fins, Adjustable Paddle, Pump, Backpack, Leash, Waterproof Phone Bag
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Stability】: The inflatable Stand Up Paddling Board is 350×84×15CM in size but very light only 17.6 pounds. Of course, our Sup also hold up to a maximum safety pressure of 12psi. Maximum capacity is up to 330 pounds, ideal for beginners and advanced users.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Full accessories】: Adult paddle boards come with everything you need: your board, high pressure pump, safety line, three fins, backpack, adjustable aluminum paddle. Waterproof phone case. You can spend the whole day on the water paddle board.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Versatile Board】: This standup paddle board is suitable for paddling, yoga, touring, fishing, surfing on the water, cargo space and premium accessories, our inflatable SUP is for every condition.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Multifunctional Inflatable SUP】: Paddle board use for beginners and advanced, on the water you can safely put your bag or backpack on the paddle board. The paddle board is supplied with a lightweight aluminum paddle board that is easy to assemble and can be adjusted to your own size as you wish.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Customer Serving as God】: This inflatable stand up paddle board is an all-round multifunctional board, it is suitable for yoga, fishing, surfing or carrying children and pets together in fresh and salt water. As a manufacturer, we stand by the quality of our Stand Up Paddle Boards and treat every customer like God, and we are happy to offer a 60 day guarantee + risk-free return within 30 days.
Bestseller No. 8
FBSPORT Stand Up Paddle Board, SUP Board, Inflatable Paddle Boards 6” Thick, All-around Paddle Board Kit: Aluminium Paddle, Pump, Backpack, Ankle Leash, Complete Accessories | Size: 10'6''x31''x6''
  • 🏄🏻 Surface Laminate PVC & Non-slip EVA traction pad make our stand up paddle boards so tough they hold up to 15 PSI. Inflatable SUP Paddling Board is 10'6“ length and provides 31'' of deck width, and rigid 6" thick base make for improved stability and balance while standing ride. Stand Up Paddle Board is for all ability Levels.
  • 🏄🏻 An adjustable paddle (adj.130cm-200cm) allows riders to change the paddlers length to match their height. The Stand Up Paddle Boarding offers perfect water sports trend fun for beginners and professional paddlers on lakes, rivers and on sea waves and guarantees you the ideal mix of durability, stability, manoeuvrability and speed.
  • 🏄🏻 The surfboards are designed for leisure and entertainment, providing newbies and seasoned paddlers with a top quality paddle board that is perfect for any occasion on the water. Best for fishing, excursions, snorkeling, spear fishing or recreational paddling in all weather conditions. Perfectly enjoy the charm of sea.
  • 🏄🏻 The Surfboard Kit comes with surfing essentials, including paddle board (premium PVC paddle board), 3-piece adjustable aluminium paddle, 15 PSI pump, removable central fin, ankle safety leash, and high-quality backpack.
  • 🏄🏻 Use hand pump quickly Inflates in 5 Minutes, Deflate quickly In 3 Minutes. Use a strap to cecure the inflatable stand up paddle board And other accessories for storage and transportation. Stand Up Paddle Board Set for Hiking, Resting and Fishing. Wherever your adventure takes you enjoy the Inflatable SUP Board, making it ideal for the Lake, River Or Ocean. After Inflating, the Paddle Board supports surfer weight up to 128 KG.
Bestseller No. 9
FEATH-R-LITE Inflatable 10'×30"×6" Ultra-Light (16.7lbs) SUP for All Skill Levels Everything Included with Stand Up Paddle Board, Adj Paddle, Pump, ISUP Travel Backpack, Leash, Waterproof Bag
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Stability】: The inflatable Stand Up Paddling Board is 305×76×15cm but very light only 17.6 pounds. Of course, our Sup also hold up to a maximum safety pressure of 12psi. Maximum capacity is up to 280 pounds, ideal for beginners and advanced users.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Full accessories】: Adult paddle boards come with everything you need: your board, high pressure pump, safety line, three fins, backpack, adjustable aluminum paddle. Waterproof cell phone pocket. You can spend the whole day on the water paddle board.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Versatile Board】: This standup paddle board is suitable for paddling, yoga, touring, fishing, surfing on the water. With the updated D-rings, secure leash, cargo space and premium accessories, our inflatable SUP is for every condition.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Multifunctional Inflatable SUP】: Paddle board use for beginners and advanced, on the water you can safely put your bag or backpack on the paddle board. The paddle board is supplied with a lightweight aluminum paddle board that is easy to assemble and can be adjusted to your own size as you wish.
  • 🏄‍♂️ 【Customer Serving as Friend】: This inflatable stand up paddle board is an all-round multifunctional board, it is suitable for yoga, fishing, surfing or carrying children and pets together in fresh and salt water. As a manufacturer, we stand by the quality of our Stand Up Paddle Boards and treat every customer like Friend, and we are happy to offer a 60 day guarantee + risk-free return within 30 days.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Bluefin Cruise SUP Package UK Design | Stand Up Inflatable Paddle Board | 6” Thick | Fibreglass Paddle | Kayak Conversion Kit | All Accessories | 5Year Warranty | Multiple sizes: Kids, 10’8, 12’, 15’
  • UK DESIGN - LOOKING FOR THE MOST STABLE, VERSATILE, ALL-INCLUSIVE SUP PACKAGE ON THE MARKET? Only Bluefin uses 1000 Denier Exo Surface Laminate PVC & Pro Weave Drop Stitch. These materials make our boards so tough they are can hold up to 28 PSI and are the most rigid and stable inflatable SUP you’ll ever buy
  • WE PLANT A TREE FOR EVERY PURCHASE - The environment is at the heart of everything we do at Bluefin. While we seek to use recycled materials in our manufacturing processes, Bluefin remain committed to planting a tree for every purchase made, helping to give back to our planet’s natural resources.
  • KAYAK CONVERSION KIT & ACTION CAMERA MOUNT - Use our D-rings to transform your SUP into a SUP kayak in seconds! Clip-on our comfortable padded seat & swap SUP handle for specialist kayak paddle end. Integrated action camera mount on the nose to capture the action
  • DURABLE TRAVEL SUP BACKPACK & LIGHTWEIGHT FIBREGLASS PADDLE - The most comfortable SUP backpack available with loads of extra padding & super wide straps. Our 2 piece paddle has an ergonomic fibreglass shaft weighing almost 45% less than standard SUP paddles. No flutter polyurethane composite blade is impossible to chip or damage. Both float!
  • SMART LOCK FIN & DOUBLE ACTION PUMP – Our versatile 8″ centre fin with optimised rake provides ultimate glide and versatility for day to day paddling. No metal parts to lose, clip it in securely in seconds. Double action pump inflates Cruise on both the UP & DOWN portion of every pump.

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