Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Review

Not everyone settles for a casual paddle on the lake. Some like to explore rugged coastlines, and fish or hunt – that’s where the Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board excels.

 

Isle-11-ft-Explorer-Inflatable-Stand-Up-Paddle-Board-review

 

Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

 

 

Features

The Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is made for adventures, and to enable you to do this is built tough. It uses military grade Korean Drop stich construction to keep the board rock hard, and also makes it dependable when the going gets tough! Because if this, the Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is sturdy and tracks really well.

This inflatable paddle board has a touring shape hull design, which enables it to be paddled at maximum speed over lakes and rivers. In saying this, it is not recommended to try surfing this board, as you’ll most likely find the nose dips into the water and you’ll end up over the front, face-first into the surf!

The Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board comes with D rings both front and rear, which allows it to tow or be towed, depending on the situation. You can also use these to tether yourself to the lakeside, or to a dock. You also get additional D rings to stow items on the deck of this inflatable paddle board whilst paddling.

In total, you get 14 D rings, and also a bungee storage system.

 

back to menu ↑

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board are 11 feet (11’) long, by thirty two inches (32”) wide. This inflatable SUP is six inches (6”) thick. These are great dimensions for stability in the water, but also mean you’ll find it difficult to turn quickly. You’ll need a fairly wide arc if you want to turn around.

This inflatable paddle board weighs 29lbs (13kg approx.) so is fairly light to carry over rocks and shorelines.

You can inflate the Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board using the included pump (up to 15psi), although some have found it difficult to pump up the last few psi.

It’s worth mentioning that the pump doesn’ actually register the psi until you have partially inflated the paddle board, so if you see this happening, keep pumping to about 3-5psi and the pump’s pressure gauge should then work. Pumping up to 15psi should take around 5 minutes.

The Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board can easily hold 275lb (124kg approx.), which  also means in some case two people can be on this inflatable paddle board at one time.

You can attach a kayak seat to this inflatable paddle board, if you want to sit and enjoy the view (not included). You can also kneel on the deck pad, although it does get somewhat uncomfortable on your knees after a period of time, due to the diamond groove built into the deck pad.

When not in use, the Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board rolls up to one foot (1’) long and thirty six inches (36”) wide. This is roughly the size of a compressed sleeping back, which makes it great for those with limited space to store a paddle board. Unfortunately it does not come with a storage bag.

 

Isle-11-ft-Explorer-Inflatable-Stand-Up-Paddle-Board-review

 

back to menu ↑

Brand information

Isle Surf & SUP was founded in 2004 by two San Diego surfers – Doug Pate and Marc miller. They provide the largest selection of high quality, value driven products in the industry while maintaining a high level of customer service.

 

back to menu ↑

Accessories

The Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board package includes:

  • A 3 Piece Aluminum Adjustable Travel Paddle that folds up to help reduce size
  • A pump
  • Removable center fin (side fins are permanently attached)
  • A repair kit, for on the run repairs.
  • A 2 year manufacturer’s warranty, that covers any workmanship or material defect.
  • Diamond groove deck pad
  • 14 D rings and a bungee storage system

 

back to menu ↑

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Tough and durable
  • Everything needed is included
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • No travel bag
  • Paddle is not the best

 

back to menu ↑

Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Summary

If you see yourself wanting to explore the coastline with your stand up paddle board, and need something that can take the knocks, you should definitely consider the Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board.

 

Isle 11 ft Explorer Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

 

Isle-11-ft-Explorer-Inflatable-Stand-Up-Paddle-Board_stand-up-paddle-boards-sale