Tower Inflatable Paddle Board [Review, Pros & Cons]

Tower Paddleboards have long been known for their ultra durable SUPs that you can drive a car over. For this reason, a Tower inflatable paddle board makes a great SUP for river paddling, traveling and family use.

Tower Inflatable Paddle Board - Strong Enough to Support 2 People, Durable Enough You Can Drive Over it with a Car, Yet Cheaper than Most Hard Stand Up Boards

In other words, these super strong boards can last many, many years. (Even with strenuous use in harsh environments!)

In addition, their high PSI rating gives these boards extreme rigidity, making them more stable and easier to stand on. This also prevents bounce, which can sometimes occur with inflatables in waves or rough water.

Again, this makes these stand up paddleboards advantageous for river paddlers. Plus, surfers like them for paddle surfing as well.

Tower SUP’s Offer Good Value, But Here are Some Alternatives:

These high-quality SUPs carry an affordable price tag at under $600. Plus, you get a lightweight fiberglass paddle included free of charge.

Note: Inflatable SUP bundles usually include a paddle with a heavier alloy paddle. These work just fine, but they can be more tiring on the arms due to their heavier weight.

Tower iSUP Backpack Bag for Carrying your Inflatable Paddle Board, Paddle and Air PumpHowever, the bundle does not include a carrying backpack or coiled leash like some other packages do.

Depending on the paddling accessories that you want, you may prefer to go with a different board, like the iRocker Inflatable SUP.

Can I Get a Tower SUP Board Bag?

Tower does sell a iSUP backpack bag separately that will carry your SUP, paddle and air pump. They have sturdy construction, yet have side mesh panels to release moisture and let your gear dry out.

On the other hand, you don’t need this pack to carry your board to the beach, lake or river. In fact, I have personally never used my SUP board bag.

Many people just roll up their SUP and put it in the back of their car. To carry it, simply stick it under your arm. (The SUP only weighs about 25 lbs.)

Tower Adventurer Inflatable SUP

The Tower SUP Bundle Includes:

This package provides the minimal gear that you need to get out on the water and start paddling.

Therefore, you can save money on the reduced cost of not having a backpack or leash included. Buy them if you want, or not.

  • Inflatable SUP
  • 3-Piece Fiberglass Paddle
  • High-Pressure Air Pump with Built-In Pressure Gauge
  • Removable Center Tracking Fin
  • Roll-Up Carrying Strap

Tower Inflatable Paddle Board Specs:

Tower Paddle Boards Adventurer 9’10” VS Adventurer 2 10’4″ vs Xplorer 14′

Tower Inflatable Paddleboards ComparedIn addition to the 9’10” Adventurer, Tower Paddle Boards makes 2 similar models. These include the Adventurer 2 (10’4″) and the Xplorer 14′ iSUP.

They have virtually the same features except for their length and nose shape. And, of course, you will pay more for the larger-sized models.

Compared to the Shorter 9’10” Adventurer, the longer boards can carry more weight. In fact, the Xplorer 14′ has a weight capacity of 800 lbs!

Therefore, if you want to carry fishing tackle, extra cargo, take your dog for a paddle or transport 2 people on your SUP, you may want to opt for the Xplorer.

Tower Xplorer Inflatable SUP Can Carry Pets, Fishing Cargo, etc..

Pros & Cons of the Longer SUPs…

Longer paddle boards typically glide through the water faster because they have a more streamlined shape. (Their length increases while their width stays the same.) So, if you want an inflatable SUP for racing the 14′ model would provide a better choice.

However, longer paddle boards come with a disadvantage, in that they don’t turn as easily. Plus, their larger size can make them more cumbersome for smaller people to carry.

Tower Inflatable SUP Instructions:

Inflating your SUP is a simple process. Having said that, the manual pumps do require some effort. Overall, most people can complete the job in under 5-10 minutes.

2 outer fins come already attached, and you just snap the third center fin into place.


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