Best Inflatable Paddle Boards

Red Paddle Co best inflatable paddle boards

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Don't have time to go through the whole list below. Want the best inflatable paddle board around? Go for a Red Paddle Co!

Red Paddle Co is the brand that started the whole inflatable stand up paddle boarding trend quite a few years back now. Most stand up paddle board schools or stand up paddle board hire companies around the country and worldwide use Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle boards.

They offer incredible quality, come with a 5 year warranty and are the perfect package for beginners or advanced paddlers.

Check the entire Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board collection here

The 10’6″ Ride MSL SUP shown in the photo above is their most versatile inflatable paddle board; Red Paddle Co's best sellers, and an incredible board for beginners.

Another great advantage when buying a Red Paddle Co inflatable paddle board, you can be confident that should you ever want to part with it, it will NOT have depreciated much. They really do keep a great value overtime, another proof of their great quality.

The 10’6″ Ride is an amazing board - some would say a classic - which has earned its popularity for a good reason! Obviously this come at a price... Starting from £999 for the cheapest one of the range. Probably the only downside of these amazing inflatable paddle boards. But they're so worth it!

Best inflatable paddle boards

If you are looking for cheap paddle boards check our best budget inflatable SUP boards page, this page focuses on mid-range to high end iSups from main brands such as Red Paddle Co, Fanatic, Starboard, ITIWIT and more... Together, these brands offer a huge selection of incredible inflatable paddle boards ranging from all-around, touring, racing, tandem, yoga, kids, surf, compact or XL paddle boards to be used by up to 8 people.

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Below is our pick of best paddle boards for touring and all-rounders.

Some of the best touring and all-round paddle boards


These great inflatable paddle boards in more details

Red Paddle Co RIDE 10'6" MSL

The Ride 10'6”multi-award-winning paddle board is Red Paddle Co's most popular board.

This board is incredibly versatile and offers both a predictable and smooth ride. You can have tons of fun in head-high surf or a more relaxing paddle on a lake, your choice, this board can handle it.

The board is only 4.7" thick (120mm) and constructed using the exclusive Red Paddle Co MSL technology. This offers incredible stiffness without compromising on performance, making it an excellent all-round paddle board.

It comes with a deep diamond cut tailpad providing greater grip while turning and a super grippy Red embossed deckpad stopping the deck becoming too slippy. It also has a new adjustable cargo system.

Comes complete with the new ATB transformer bag (with wheels), leash, integrated super durable flexible iFins, dual action TITAN II sup pump and a paddle

Size: 10'6″ x 32" x 4.7"
Max load: 110kg

More info & Price - Red Paddle Co

Red Paddle Co RIDE 10'8" MSL

The Red Paddle Co Ride 10'8” MSL is a larger version of the 10'6" MSL shown above.

With its larger deck it offers even more stability and buoyancy than the award-winning 10'6".

It is perfectly suited for heavier riders, or for those who want to bring a kid or pet on the board with them.

Like the 10'6", it comes complete with the new ATB transformer bag (with wheels), leash, integrated super durable flexible iFins, dual action TITAN II sup pump and a paddle

Size: 10'8″ x 34" x 4.7"
Max load: 110kg+

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Red Paddle Co RIDE 9'8" MSL

It boasts the same great stability as the larger Ride paddle boards mentioned above but for smaller riders.

The Ride 9'8" MSL should be the go-to paddle board for smaller riders wanting all-round performance for numerous types of conditions.

Like the other RIDE MSL paddle boards, it comes complete with the new ATB transformer bag (with wheels), leash, integrated super durable flexible iFins, dual action TITAN II sup pump and a paddle

Size: 9'8″ x 31" x 3.93"
Max load: 95kg

More info & Price - Red Paddle Co

Fanatic Fly Air Pocket 10'4 SUP

The Fanatic Fly Air Pocket 10'4 is travel friendly all-round SUP based on Fanatic popular Fly Air 10'4". It is made of tough but light construction allowing this iSup board to be packed in a backpack about half the size of a regular iSUP.

With its thinner deck and tough yet flexible construction, the Pocket Edition can be rolled and packed into a much narrower bag, making it extremely easy to store and transport. It's the ultimate travel companion!

The Fly Air Pocket is an all-round inflatable paddle board which is great for beginners and advanced riders alike. It can be use in many situations; from flat waters to small waves, lakes to rivers. 

Size: 10'4" x 33" x 5.5"
Max load: 85kg

More info & price - Amazon

ITIWIT touring inflatable sup board

The team at ITIWIT  developed this board for intermediate stand-up paddle boarders who want to spend longer on the water with minimal effort.

This touring inflatable paddle board is designed to make stand-up paddle boarding micro-adventures accessible to all.

The package includes a carry bag, a removable fin, a leash and a repair kit. (paddle and pump not included)

Size: 13' x 31" x 6"
Max load: 140kg

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Starboard Touring Zen Lite

 The Starboard Touring Zen Lite 12’6″ combines a balance of speed, stability and manoeuvrability.

Its linear drop stitch technology and heat welding make this board both light and stiff.

Its narrower shape makes it faster to paddle, and a lot easier to track in a straight line, offering a more balanced glide.

Size: 12'6'' x 30" x 6"
Max load: 110kg

More info & price - Amazon

ITIWIT beginner touring inflatable sup board

This touring inflatable paddle board from ITWIT is great for beginners, offering great value for money.

The elongated shape provides good glide combined with a great stability offered by the wide deck. Its width makes this board suitable for yoga sup board too.

The package includes a carry bag, a removable fin, a leash and a repair kit. (paddle and pump not included)

Available in blue or yellow

Size: 11' x 34" x 6"
Max load: 320kg

More info & price - Decathlon

Solid SUP vs iSUP

If you are currently looking at Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boards to have some fun in the water, then you should consider inflatable SUP boards (or iSUPs). Inflatable paddle boards have the big advantage of being very easy to transport and store compared to their solid body counterparts. Unless you're a professional paddle boarder, you wouldn't really notice the benefits of solid boards, however you would notice the price difference! Solid boards are also more prone to dents and scratches which demands for more maintenance and repairs. One of the downside of inflatable paddle boards is the time it sometimes take to inflate them manually, especially if you have a few boards to sort out. But there are several great electric pumps for inflatable paddle boards that can take care of that job whilst you get the rest of your gear ready.

Which iSUP to choose

With paddle boarding becoming more and more mainstream, there is a wide array of inflatable SUP board brands. This gives paddlers a plethora of inflatable sup boards to choose from with various sizes, shapes and options. To find the best inflatable SUP boards to suit your needs, think about what usage you'll make of your board. If you're not quite sure and would like a versatile paddle board, you should consider getting an all-round SUP which will get you going. An all-round inflatable paddle board will be suitable for most situations and will allow you to become more confident on your SUP and have quality fun times on the water.

With more knowledge and experience you can refine your selection and then decide exactly what you need from your iSUP. It could be a touring stand up paddle, surfing, racing, multi-person iSUP, yoga, white water, or even windsup. A Windsup is a SUP board setup with fixings allowing you to attach a surfing sail to your board. So the choice is vast. If you're not sure yet, or don't have a specific type in mind, then go for an all-round iSUP. They are the most common and the most available ones around.

Inflatable stand up paddle boards have become very popular in the last few years as more paddling enthusiasts realise how convenient and truly awesome they are. Paddle boarding is a great workout, tons of fun, can be done with family and friends, and is a great way to enjoy the outdoor in a different way. Hope you get to find the best inflatable SUP board for you.

The best inflatable paddle board brands

Red Paddle Co

Red Paddle Co really are at the top of their game when it comes to inflatable SUP boards. This is not a surprise to see Red Paddle SUP boards for hire at many locations across the country. With Red Paddle Co iSUPs, quality always comes as standard. They've been producing the best inflatable SUP boards since 2008 and are now using their own patented RSS stiffening system delivering unrivalled stiffness.

Red Paddle Co

Aqua Marina

Aquamarina produces a good range of inflatable stand up paddle boards. The BREEZE (around £270), MONSTER (around £430) and VAPOR (around £340) iSUPs get a decent amount of good reviews. You can usually grab one of them new for at around half the cost of a Red Paddle Co board of the same type, if not more. So if you don't have the budget for a Red Paddle Co, an Aquamarina could be a good option to get you started. Alternatively, check our cheap iSUPs page.

Aqua Marina


Best inflatable stand up paddle boards by StarboardStarboard is another high end inflatable SUP boards manufacturer with the like of Red Paddle Co. Starboard have a huge choice of inflatable SUP boards from the all-rounder to more specific Yoga paddleboards, surf paddleboards, multi user, touring boards, river SUP boards, kids boards and even foil paddle boards. Their range is HUGE! Starboard iSUPs are you usually fetching somewhere between £800 and £1,500 depending on the board type and the size.

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The best multi user iSUPs

RedPaddleCo multi-user inflatable SUP board for large group

XL multi-use inflatable SUP board for large groups, friends, familiesIf you are after a multi person inflatable stand up paddle board to have fun with your friends or family, or to partake in competitions like CrossFit where they are sometime used, then this multi person iSUp is the one just for you.

RedPaddleCo have 2 different multi-person iSUP boards. They are the L Ride and the XL Ride.

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Bets inflatable stand up paddle board for family

A family having fun on a multi-person Ride-L inflatable stand up paddle board by RedPaddleCo.

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