If you’re looking for a unique and fun way to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, stand-up paddle boarding is for you. But having to always bring a 12-foot hard board is a bit of a hassle - so invest in an inflatable stand up paddle board instead.
Choose an inflatable board that packs down to a size of a duffel bag and fits in a car and other limited spaces. Some boards have large front bungee system for stashing a fishing gear or backpack. There are also handles on both the nose and tail to carry two persons. When choosing an inflatable paddle board, also consider weight restrictions – most of these boards support riders up to 250 pounds. The setup should also come with a blade paddle, carry backpack and a high-pressure pump.
Other things you need to consider before purchasing your own inflatable SUP: ease of transport and storage, inflates within a few minutes of pumping and deflates just as easily, non-slip surface, durability, maneuverability and stability to let you cruise through calm waters or glide over choppy waves. We’ve listed down the best inflatable stand-up paddle boards from Amazon that you can use for all day excursions out on the water. Check them all out below.