There are two types of tower paddle boards: the classic’ or solid ones and the inflatable ones. Inflatable paddle boards offer many advantages you’ll love. First of all, the storage aspect gets way easier with the inflatable boards than with the fiberglass ones. The second advantage you should consider is the price, which is usually more accessible.
Here’s a list of the top 10 Tower paddleboards:
1. Tower Paddle Boards Adventurer Inflatable 9’10”
The 6-inch thickness is a big deal, since you’ll have more stability than when using thinner boards; also you will never have your feet in the water. This board includes a SUP high-end pump; it’s actually hard to find a better alternative to it. Since it’s an inflatable board, it gets easy to store it during winter. Another great feature of this board is that it sets up in minutes. Its military grade PVC provides extra durability.
2. Tower Xplorer 14′ Inflatable
This board excels at carrying capacity. With a weight capacity of 700 lbs, it’s still portable enough thanks to being inflatable: you can roll it up like a sleeping bag; that being said, it might take two persons to carry it when rolled. The only downside is that it doesn’t come with a decent paddle, so consider buying one along with the board.
3. California Board Company (CBC)
This board is made of EPS and that guarantees a twice lower price than its fiberglass counterparts. It has a super-slick bottom which makes it stable, yet maneuverable even during chops. The board comes with an adjustable paddle. The main downside is the slippery deck, but most of the positive customer reviews point that it takes little time to get used to it. This board is also easy to transport since it comes with a well-placed handle.
4. ISLE Airtech® 10′
The material quality of this board is way better than you would expect for the price. It can support up to 200 lbs of weight. It comes with a pump that brings the interior air pressure to 15 PSI in 10 minutes. In fact, everything you need is included in the set: bungee cords, paddle, pump, strap and even a repair kit. Nevertheless, some people find this board a bit clumsy and clunky.
5. BIC Sport DURA-TEC
This extremely versatile board will provide you with the stability and agility you wanted. Its high-density rugged material provides extra durability. Many people allow their kids to abuse’ the board, still there were no complaints about the board being broken, yet. The only detail you should keep in mind that the board is a little heavier than its fiberglass counterparts.
6. Supflex PRO 10′
If you’re looking for a durable board, if you’re tired of dings and board cracks, then look no further than the Supflex PRO 10. This is one of the most durable inflatable boards in the market. It comes with a dual action, high-pressure dual pump and an adjustable, 3-level lightweight aluminum paddle. The Supflex PRO 10 is 6-inches thick, which makes it ridiculously stable and comfortable to ride.
7. Atoll 11’0″
The Atoll 11 is a high-end portable board and it comes with all the required accessories, including a seat you can attach. It provides an outstanding stability and durability. Once rolled, it can fit inside a backpack.
8. iRocker Paddle Boards 11′
It’s hard to hear a single complaint about the iRocker Paddle Board. This well-rounded paddleboard tracks greatly and glides nicely. It also behaves great against headwind and can be used anywhere, will it be a river, a bay or open ocean. It comes with a powerful pump and a long, adjustable paddle.
9. Tower Paddle Boards iRace 12’6″
Steady and easy to handle, this high-end paddleboard fits anyone’s needs. Both beginners and experienced users consider it as one of the best paddle boards on the market. It’s the perfect paddle boat to handle choppy ocean conditions. The only downside is that its black color gets easily hot on the sun when outside the water.
10 . Ten Toes iSUP (12’x30”x6”)
This inflatable paddleboard is great for the people who prefer small and fast boards. Although its weight limit is only 250 lbs, it carves through water quickly and efficiently. Another upside is that its small size doesn’t compromise its stability. Easy to roll and carry, this board is also extremely durable and it’s extremely hard to damage it.