“The Weekender” Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (iSUP) is Ten Toes’ best selling model, and its not too hard to see why. Let’s take a closer look…
The Ten Toes Weekender iSUP can be used for many different things, from casual paddles through a lake, to small surf at your local beach. It is stable enough to perform SUP Yoga techniques, and strong enough to tackle river explorations.
The Weekender comes with pretty much everything you need to start paddle boarding, including the board, 3 piece aluminum paddle, 3 removable fins (a center fin and 2 side fins), manual pump (with gauge), a small nylon bag (for the pump, not the board), repair kit, extra soft EVA textured foam deck pad, and a manual.
This iSUP is built using military grade drop stitch construction, meaning it will take a lot to damage it. This doesn’t mean you can continually drop it on the rocks at the lakeside, but if you look after it as you would any piece of semi-expensive sporting equipment, it should last you a long time. You also get a 2 Years warranty on manufacture defects.
It should be noted at this point that you should not leave any inflatable stand up paddle board lying out in the sun for extended periods when out of the water. It could easily expand and cause damage, so keep it under a tree or other shady area when not in use.
The 3 piece aluminum paddle is more than capable of pushing you along in the water, but you might want to consider upgrading to a carbon fiber paddle if you find yourself getting bitten by the paddleboard bug (that is to say, you’re out on it at every single opportunity)! Carbon fiber paddles last a lot longer, flex better and are generally much stronger for long term usage.back to menu ↑
The Weekender iSUP is 10 feet long, 30 inches wide, and 6 inches thick. These are great dimensions for both novice and experienced users. For those just starting out, it means you’ll get great stability without a crazy long board. For more advanced paddlers, it means you’ll be able to throw the iSUP around more. The board weighs in around 29 pounds, and the maximum weight this iSUP can carry is 275 pounds.
Once pumped up, the Ten toes Weekender feels as rigid as it’s hard board equivalents. The great thing about having an inflatable stand up paddle board though is that you can deflate it once finished in the water, allowing you to store or transport it without the hassle of roof racks or specialized storage solutions. When rolled up, the iSUP footprint is only 11 x 36 inches which means you can easily store it in the closet if need be!back to menu ↑
Pros and cons
- You get everything you need to start, and the price is also very competitive.
- The ability to store this iSUP in confined spacers make it an excellent option for those that have little storage space, or want to be able to quickly throw it in the car (or even public transport) for an impulsive trip to the lake or beach.
- This paddle board is not the most streamlined model on the market, so don’t expect to be setting any speed records whilst out on the water. Casual paddle boarders will be fine, however.
- As with most iSUPs, some users may struggle to pump their paddle board up the last few PSI.
The Ten Toes Weekender iSUP is an excellent option for both beginner and experienced paddle boarders alike, with excellent dimensions and everything you need to get started with paddleboarding.