Update 6/3/2018: The Airhead Inflatable SUP is a great paddleboard. However, another newer model, the Z-Ray Inflatable SUP, now offers a better package at a lower price. Plus, you get the kayak seat as well.
The Z-Ray costs about $100 less, plus it comes with an SUP paddle. The paddle alone will save you another $70-$100, so overall, you can save up to $200 and end up with a better paddle board.
The Airhead SUP is another heavy-duty – yet affordable – inflatable SUP that consistently gets great reviews from customers. The cool thing is that it comes with an attachable seat, so you can easily turn your paddleboard into a sit-on-top kayak. Very cool.
This SUP package comes with a pump, gauge and rugged-looking carrying backpack (and the kayak seat of course). What it does not come with, however, is a paddle. This gives you the ability to choose your own style of paddle, but it also means plan on spending an additional $50-150 on equipment.
What Makes this Inflatable SUP Better?
Something to note is the maximum air pressure. Other low-cost SUPs have a max PSI of 12, where this one has a max PSI of 15. The additional pressure means that you can have a more rigid and firm board – also better for maneuvering and a more streamlined ride with less effort.
OK, Let’s Get Back to the Inflatable SUP/Kayak Seat…
If you are looking to buy a paddleboard, you may not have considered getting an attachable seat to use your gear as a kayak. However, after you’ve paddled for a while, you may realize that you may want to do both. In any case, it provides a handy option that lets you get more value and use out of your gear.
The following video is a basic rundown of what this board is all about and how to use it:
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Airhead Inflatable SUP Package Includes:
- Inflatable SUP
- High Pressure Air Pump with Pressure Gauge
- Carrying Backpack with Side Mesh Panels
- Paddle Sold Separately
If you’ve ever thought about taking your dog or pet out paddling on your SUP, check out this video below. It shows how the board performs and how easy it is to carry. (Even the dog likes it!)
Specs for Airhead Inflatable SUP:
- Length: 10’6″ long
- Width: 32″ wide at center
- Thickness: 4″ thick
- Max PSI: 15 PSI
- Weight: 26 lbs
- Weight Capacity: 210 lbs
- Fins: 3 Removable Fins
- Model: AHSUP-1
- Brand: Airhead SUP
- Get the Airhead SUP Here