The Best Isle Paddle Boards in 2022

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As one of the oldest paddle board companies ISLE Surf & SUP has an excellent reputation in the supping world. It also boasts one of the largest collections with a stand up paddle board for everyone.

Originally a team of paddle boarders and surfers based in San Diego, California, ISLE knows what people want when they are on the water and this is reflected in their products. Focused on delivering and developing high-quality, value-driven products Isle have created a large range of inflatable SUPs, hard SUPs and even surfboards for every level.

All the ISLE inflatable SUPs come as a full package with included pump, bag, paddle, leash and fins. We reviewed a few inflatable stand up paddle boards in their stable to compare and contrast the differences. Check out what we found.

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All the Isle Paddle Boards We've tested

Best Hybrid Kayak and SUP

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When we got Isle’s new paddle board for testing we thought it was just another 2-in-1 Hybrid. We were wrong. In fact, whereas most hybrids are SUPs that you can sit on, the Switch is conceived as an inflatable kayak that’s also a pretty good SUP touring board.

Its design is very versatile, including a tandem kayak customization as well as link loops that connect to other boards. This will be a modular system for accessories that Isle is still developing.

It’s refreshing to see innovation in the paddle board market, to see companies doing something different. When those tweaks also end up being really good too, it’s doubly pleasing.

To put it bluntly, the Switch is the best 2-in-1 inflatable paddle board. While the kayak experience is unique, that doesn’t come at the expense of the stand up paddle boarding profile (even with an extra 35 inches width). The same argument can be made in reverse.

Of the innovations found on the Switch, it’s better to read the in depth article to get a sense for a trend we’ll likely see in the coming years. But in brief, this inflatable is a worthy candidate for both recreational kayaking and SUP boarding.

Specs & Features

  • Material: AirTech Fusion Lite Drop Stitch Construction
  • Board Height: 11’6”
  • Board Width: 35”
  • Thickness: 6.35”
  • Weight: 19 lbs.

Our Overall Review

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

4.9

Reasons to buy:

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    Doing yoga, fishing, tandem kayaking, tandem SUPping
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    Most comfortable 2-in-1 seat
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    One of the most lightweight models out there
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    The seat can also be used as a trekker chair
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    Looking forward to future accessories with the 40 loop Link System

Reasons NOT to buy:

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  • check-markAs a trade-off, the more comfortable deck pad takes longer to dry=longer packing time
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Isle Switch SUP & Kayak

Popular Entry Level Board

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One of the most popular entry level boards on the market the Isle Pioneer 10’6 Inflatable SUP boards is excellent for those looking to get started in paddle boarding. An all round board that includes all the necessary accessories and equipment this is an excellent quality board at a very acceptable price given the quality.

This 2022 Isle Pioneer paddle board builds upon the previous Pioneer model providing more stability and maneuverability, while evolving its elegant design into a more ergonomic board. With 34 inches of width and a large deck pad, stepping about and doing yoga are clear applications for which the Pioneer is well-suited.

Excellent on flat water and lakes, this board is stable and tracks well in the water. The Isle Pioneer also has great maneuverability. This is thanks to the nylon center fin being well-positioned between two small integrated side fins that allow for better tracking on the water.

The board is compact when folded and relatively light. It’s the same Fusion Tech PVC material we saw in the new Switch. While the bag is a bit bulky because of the extra width of this SUP, it’s still relatively easy to  carry on account of the lower than normal weight.

Specs & Features

  • Best Suited For: Beginners/intermediate/travelers
  • Material: Military grade PVC with an airtech fusion drop stitching core
  • Volume: 326 liters
  • Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions: 10’ 6” x 34” x 6”

Our Overall Review

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Affordable and fair price
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    Great for flat water and lakes
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    Very durable and tracks very well in the water
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    Very stable
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    A paddle holder at the side

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Isle Pioneer 10’6

Intermediate Performance

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A comfortable, robust and steady high quality board, the Isle Explorer is an excellent board for those looking to get into touring. This board is stable, tracking well in water, especially good in waves and on the sea. Built for long distances the Isle Explorer is great for adventuring out onto the sea.

The additional stability and pointed nose of the board ensure a smooth ride in most environments.

Designed for stability and to endure waves the board is slightly less maneuverable than other Isle boards, however, this does ensure a more balanced ride. Like other Isle boards, it comes as a full package, including the travel bag, making it convenient and transportable.

We recommend the Isle Explorer for any paddler who wants a stable touring board built for exploring. The Explorer provides a smooth and enjoyable paddle boarding experience in almost any environment (sea, lake, river).

It’s not as fast as the Starboard Deluxe, nor as good at tracking as the Xplorer, but it’s the lightest touring board on offer here and that makes it most portable and easy to maneuver. Hence, the comfort accolade.

Specs & Features

  • Best Suited For: Beginners/long distances/yoga
  • Material: Military grade PVC with an airtech fusion drop stitching core
  • Volume: 336 liters
  • Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11’ 6” x 32” x 6”

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Great for waves and sea
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    Very durable and stable
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    Tracks well in the water
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    Convenient paddle holder at the side

Reasons NOT to buy:

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  • check-markThe screw for removing the fin is very small and easily lost
  • check-markPaddle can fill up with water and potentially lose buoyancy
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Isle Explorer 11’6

Great Durability

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The Isle carbon hybrid adjustable paddle is a super durable and lightweight tool made for reaching top speeds. This paddle allows for less energy consumption as compared to regular paddles as the intuitive design makes it easier to maneuver. Additionally, the blade of this paddle has a large surface area in order to push more water. On this board this translates to picking up more speed.

Specs & Features

  • Length: 67’’ to 84’’ (170cm to 213cm)
  • Weight: 27.3 oz (774g)
  • Shaft: 2 piece adjustable carbon fiber composite
  • Blade: 16”(41cm) long and 8 ¼” (21) wide square inches surface area

Our Overall Review

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

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Lightweight
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    Great price
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    Easy to put together
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    Sturdy

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Isle Carbon Hybrid

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Isle SUP Board Accessories

The Isle SUP board package includes all the essential accessories that compliment the paddle board. This includes an Isle hybrid 3 piece adjustable paddle that is convenient for traveling. Included in this package is a robust coiled leash, a manual dual-action pump as well as an Isle Travel Bag for the inflatable paddle board.

  • Paddle: The included Isle Hybrid 3 Piece Adjustable SUP is the perfect travel paddle and is very good quality for an affordable price. It provides the paddler with strokes that are efficient and that do not lose energy due to twists and turns. That said, it doesn’t float indefinitely and the screws provided for the anti-twist locks can become loose with use and will need to be tightened after several uses.
  • Leash: Included is an Isle 8′ Coil Leash, the strap is very comfortable and provides a velcro holder for a small valuable item such as your key.
  • Pump: The provided pump is an upgrade from the single action 2019 model. The Isle Manual iSUP Hand Pump is a dual-action pump that allows you to inflate your board in just under 10 mins.
  • Backpack: The Isle travel bag is perfect if you want to take this inflatable paddle board with you on holiday. It is made of high-quality materials and is very comfortable to carry. It is very spacious, has pockets, and fits all the accessories provided in the package.

Further Optional Accessories from Isle

  • Isle carbon adjustable paddle
  • Isle iSUP hand pump
  • Isle 12V electric pump
  • Isle nylon touring center fin
  • Isle iSUP travel bag
  • Isle car rack/straps

Isle Paddle Board Features

Each Isle Inflatable Paddle Board comes with a full package filled with all the equipment you might need for paddle boarding. Including leash, paddle, fins, pump and bag. With boards constructed from military-grade PVC with an airtech fusion drop stitching core, Isle boards are made to last. Durable and sturdy these boards are excellent for adventuring and discovering the sport of paddle boarding.

Built by a team of experts in San Diego Isle boards come with all the necessary equipment you could require. These boards come at affordable prices and are constructed of high quality materials making them an excellent option for paddle boarders of all levels. Each board features an EVA traction pad for comfort and added grip. The boards also include plenty of D-rings to add bungees for transporting equipment, and already include bungee storage at either the front or back of the boards.

Isle boards are made to be easily transported as each board has soft, rounded handles which make it comfortable and easy to transport the boards once inflated. An added paddle holder composed of velcro straps on the rail of the board for equipping your paddle, aids with transporting boards to and from water, once inflated. Every Isle inflatable SUP also includes a travel bag, these bags are ideal for transporting boards to water or even using them for travel. The travel bags are of high quality and large enough to easily fit the board and added accessories while including extra room for additional equipment.

All Isle inflatable SUP boards are great value, affordable and high quality with additional high quality and useful accessories.

Why we recommend Isle Stand Up Paddle Boards

There are many reasons Isle Inflatable SUPs, and their other products, are as successful as they are. Built with the customers requirements as a clear priority these boards are made for adventure with comfort and ease at mind.

Along with creating premium quality boards at affordable prices, Isle boasts great customer service. Isle is one of the only companies to urge customers to return damaged items and phone them within the 3 days of receiving a damaged board to ensure they can fix the problem.

All boards come with a 60-day return policy and Isle offers a 1 year warranty on all inflatable SUPs and accessories. The generous return policy allows customers to fully try out each board allowing them to find the perfect one for their needs.

With excellent customer service and top-range products it is not a surprise that Isle boards are so successful. With a wide range of boards available and years of perfecting their products Isle boards are comfortable, reliable and excellent for a variety of paddle boarding adventures, including travelling.

We highly recommend Isle boards and their accessories due to their high quality products and the excellent value they provide.

Want to know how Isle boards compare with other bestselling iSUPs? Check out our full roundup of the best iSUPs in 2022.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to inflate an Isle inflatable SUP board?

The Isle Inflatable SUP boards can be inflated in 5-7 minutes with an electric pump or 10 minutes with the included high-pressure hand pump.

Where are Isle boards made?

The Isle boards are made in San Diego, United States of America.

What do the Isle inflatable SUP boards come with?

The Isle SUP boards come with a paddle, fin, leash, pump, and backpack.

Are the Isle inflatable SUP boards covered by warranty?

The Isle inflatable SUP boards have a 60-day return policy and are further covered by a warranty on materials for up to 2 years.

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What do you love about them?

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