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4 Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP) For 2020 

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • 3 different size options
  • 3 piece carbon fiber adjustable paddle
  • travel backpack equipped with rollers
  • front and rear bungee storage system
  • 2 +1 detachable Quick Lock fins

The Thurso Waterwalker is designed in the classic touring shape which makes it good for all around paddling activities and most water conditions, while also allowing the comfort for longer paddle tours.

The Waterwalker breaks the iSUP mold and actually looks cool. It look more like a rigid paddle board or even a surfboard with it faux wood print. And added benefit to this package is that it comes with a repair kit, should you need it.

It comes with a great EVA foam padding making for solid comfort and traction. This pad is also great for yoga sessions. And if yoga is your thing, you’ll really like this board because Thurso thought of all the details down to creating Velcro straps on the side rails of the paddle board to hold your paddle, so it doesn’t float away.

The Waterwalker is fully optioned with 3 grab handles, front, center, and rear. A 6 point bungee front and 4 point bungee in the rear for carrying all manner of equipment. As well as 4 D-rings which would allow you to securely attach a cooler if you wanted.

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • large deck pad and rear storage area
  • easy installation Flip Lock Center Fin
  • carry backpack has rollers also
  • fishing rack compatible
  • 2 year factory warranty & 60 day return period

The Blackfin Model X Inflatable SUP is simply one of the best, most versatile paddle boards on the market.

Its durable construction using both the strongest and lightest materials around and consists of a 3 layer composite PVC with a carbon fiber rail system which is almost unheard of on an iSUP.

Due to this rock solid construction the Blackfin Model X can hold up to 450 lbs, which is more than any reasonable person will need.

The EVO deck pad is comfortable while providing good traction. It can even be used as a yoga mat, if you want to take a SUP yoga class.

The Blackfin Model X comes fully loaded with an ankle leash and key pocket, carbon blended adjustable paddle, carrying backpack (with wheels!), an ultra fast twin chamber hand pump, and 3 fins for super stability on the rough water.

This iSUP performs well in most water conditions, can handle 2 people (and a dog), and is a good fit for all skill levels.

Bluefin Cruise SUP

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • 3 different size options
  • exclusive kayak conversion kit
  • travel backpack
  • fiber-glass adjustable paddle
  • integrated GoPro mount on board nose

You can actually get the Bluefin Cruise in 3 different sizes: 10’8”, 12’, and the massive 15’. The Cruise is great because it is one of the best values in inflatable paddle boards. It does everything you need it to for a reasonable price.

You name it this board can do it, from converting to a kayak (the seat is included) to white water, to just cruising, the Cruise is great for all SUP activities.

This is more of a no frills paddle board, but nothing is lacking, except a high price. It comes with a removable center fin, a leash, paddle, pump, a kayak seat, and durable backpack for transport. Even though this package is cheaper, it still maintains a high level of quality in materials an build.

If you want a complete package that travels light, with ample stability, and the ability to handle a whole family with different skill levels, the Bluefin Cruise is for you.

What Makes This Paddle Board Stand Out

  • non-slip deck
  • single bottom fin for better maneuverability
  • 6” Thick Military-Grade PVC
  • 2 year factory warranty
  • 3 piece fiberglass paddle

Tower Paddle Boards were one of the first to start creating thicker boards for better stability. The standard was 4 inch thick boards, but Tower found that their 6 inch thick boards didn’t sag as much as the competition, making their inflatables act more like a rigid board.

This is why the board is as rigid as a piece of plywood, when fully inflated.

The Adventurer 2 is built from the same tough materials that Zodiac boats are made out of, so this board can take a beating. This extra thickness and rigidity makes this paddle board ideal for tandem paddling or even taking on light white water on rivers.

With a width of 33 inches the Adventurer 2 can comfortably hold up to 350 lbs.

This board comes with a simple 4 point bungee system up front, high pressure hand pump, and a removable center fin.

The only gripe with this board is that it doesn’t come with a good carrying case or backpack. You have to buy the backpack separately.