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Christos Nicolaou
Divemaster & Paddler
Christos is a passionate diver, enthusiastic paddler
& amateur SUP racer

PRODUCT REVIEW

Roc Scout 10’ Inflatable SUP Board Review

The ROC Scout inflatable paddle board is an affordable and fun recreational paddle board for the whole family. The board offers great stability, making it easy to use and to hold your balance on while learning to use the board.

The ROC Scout inflatable paddle board is an affordable, good quality SUP for beginner paddle boarders. The Scout board package includes a number of accessories and is also accessible for younger or smaller paddlers due to the lightweight quality of the board.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

3.7

Reasons to buy

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Very stable
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Offers great stability for activities
  • Includes drybag for phone & wallet, etc.

Reasons NOT to buy

  • Lack of nose or tail handle
  • Pump is slow to reach adequate PSI
  • Paddle sinks and can snap if not well maintained
  • Limited warranty and difficult customer service

Review

  • DIVEIN.com Score: 3.7/5
  • Construction: 3.5/5
  • Stability: 4.5/5
  • Maneuverability: 3.5/5
  • Portability: 4/5
  • Price/Quality: 3/5

The Roc Scout inflatable paddle board is an affordable and fun recreational paddle board for the whole family. The board offers great stability, making it easy to use and to hold your balance on while learning to use the board.

At 17.5 pounds this board is light as a feather and can be used by both young and smaller riders. It provides a good level of maneuverability and control, making it ideal for beginners. The included accessories are of good quality and the paddle is useful for exploring different environments.

Ultimately, the Roc Scout is a great beginner paddle board package that gets riders used to the feel of being out on the water and allows them the opportunity to practice traveling on the water without needing too much experience balancing.

Features

  • Non-slip, dual-layer EVA traction pad on the deck of the board, providing grip and comfort to the rider.
  • Tri-fin setup or increased stability with a main removable fin.
  • 6 point bungee system at the front of the paddle board for attaching equipment and gear.
  • UV resistant exterior coating that protects the board by reducing damage from UV rays.
  • D-ring leash attachment for secure connection of board to the leash.

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roc scout 10’ inflatable sup board review

Roc Scout 10’ Inflatable SUP Board Review: Key Specifications

  • Best Suited For: Beginners/recreational/family-friendly/yoga
  • Material: Military-grade PVC with DuraWeld Technology
  • Volume: 320 liters
  • Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10’ x 33” x 6”
  • Weight: 17.5 pounds
  • Recommended Inflation: 15 PSI

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Accessories

The Roc Scout package includes various accessories that go with the Scout paddle board. A Roc 3 piece adjustable aluminum paddle, a safety leash, a pump and a Roc travel bag are all part of the package and are provided with the Scout board. Roc has also included a waterproof bag for your convenience. This can be used to store other paddle accessories or small valuables such as keys and wallets.

 

  • Paddle: The Roc adjustable 3 piece paddle is made out of aluminum and has a lightweight design that makes it easy to maneuver the board on the water. The paddle is made to float for a while, however not indefinitely as, the paddle will sink once inundated with water. The paddle itself won’t impress on the performance side of things, but it is perfectly functional for recreational use.
  • Leash: Roc provides a basic standard safety leash that is relatively comfortable for the rider.
  • Pump: With only a single chamber the Roc manual pump lacks output and it takes quite a long time to pump up the board by hand. It usually takes up to 15 minutes to fully inflate the board. Nevertheless, it is a pretty standard pump that will get the job done…eventually.
  • Backpack: The Roc travel bag is a standard inflatable paddle board travel bag that is spacious and can easily fit the board and accessories within it. It is rugged and comfortable due to the high-quality materials used in the bag’s construction. 
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Stability

The Roc Scout inflatable SUP board offers slightly more stability than the Roc Explorer and for this reason, we consider this paddle board to be better suited for beginners. This extra stability is attributed to the Scout board being one inch thicker than the Explorer board as this small change significantly changes the board’s feel in the water. The Scout offers riders support with their balance making it great for learning paddle board techniques as well as practicing paddle yoga.

roc scout 10’ inflatable sup board stability

Maneuverability

This board offers a very basic level of maneuverability and it’s great for getting from point A to point B. The tri-fin set up provides satisfactory traction and the increased stability helps paddlers make controlled and stable changes to the board’s direction. That said, due to the Scout’s dimensions the board suffers from increased hydrodynamic drag and it is therefore challenging for riders to accelerate to speed.

As this is a recreational board not intended for competition or comparison to other premium and more expensive SUPs, it still. If you are looking for something affordable but with more maneuverability check out the iRocker 10’ paddle board.

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Portability

The Roc Scout inflatable paddle board is extremely lightweight and easy to transport. At a mere 17.5 pounds this board is perfect for young riders as well as weaker paddlers, looking for a lighter board for ease of handling. Otherwise, the only negative in terms of portability is the fact that only one carry handle is provided at the center of the board.

The board is lacking nose and tail handles, making it difficult to handle. Finally, the board comes with a comfortable travel bag that makes transporting the board and associated accessories very convenient.

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Price/Quality Ratio

The Roc Scout is a very affordable paddle board and is considered to be a lower budget board for good reason. The materials and construction of the board as well as the included accessories provide a comprehensive all-round paddle board package. However, it might be a stretch to call this board competitively priced based on its quality. 

Additionally, Roc only provides a basic 1-year manufacturing warranty for the Roc Scout.

Optional Accessories from Roc

  • Roc manual pump
  • Roc electric air pump
  • Roc adjustable 3 piece paddle
  • Roc replacement fin
  • Roc safety leash
  • Roc backpack
  • Roc comfort cushion seat

Summary

Do we recommend it?

We recommend the Roc Scout for the whole family. The board is great for riders looking for a stable, comfortable and enjoyable recreational paddle boarding experience in flat water conditions. The Roc Scout is a very good entry-level iSUP ideal for beginners who want to find their feet on a stable and reliable paddle board on the water.

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What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Very stable
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Offers great stability for activities
  • Includes drybag for phone & wallet, etc.

What We Don’t Like

  • Lack of nose or tail handle
  • Pump is slow to reach adequate PSI
  • Paddle sinks and can snap if not well maintained
  • Limited warranty and difficult customer service
  • Inflation seals need to be tightened often to ensure they don’t leak

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions about Roc Scout 10’ Inflatable SUP Board

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    How long does it take to inflate the Roc Scout SUP board?

    The Roc Scout SUP board can be inflated in 8 minutes with an electric pump or 15 minutes with the included manual hand pump.

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    What pressure can the Roc Scout SUP board be inflated to?

    The Roc Scout SUP board needs to be inflated to 15 PSI. It’s a good idea to inflate at least up to the recommended pressure in order to maximize the rigidity of the board. But it’s not advised to go much over the pressure level: some air inevitably escapes when removing the nozzle from the valve anyway.

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    What does the Roc Scout SUP board come with?

    The Roc Scout SUP board comes with a paddle, fin, leash, pump, waterproof bag and backpack.

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    What weight can the Roc Scout SUP board hold?

    The Roc Scout SUP board can support a weight of up to 300 pounds, however, we recommend that you don’t exceed 250 pounds as stability becomes much more difficult.

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    Is the Roc Scout SUP board covered by warranty?

    The Roc Scout SUP board has a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

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