iRocker iSUP 11′

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8.5 Total Score
  • Extremely solid when fully inflated
  • Nice grip
  • Good value

iRocker Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

The 11′ iRocker inflatable stand up paddle board is the ever so slightly larger companion to the ever popular 10′ iRocker iSUP. In many respects, the two boards are extremely similar, with many of the same strengths and weaknesses. Overall, the 11′ version is a sturdy, easily steered inflatable paddle board (SUP). It comes with a nice array of features; the paddle board, a hand pump, a paddle and a carrying bag are all included. However, like the 10′ iSUP, the 11′ is somewhat let down by a clunky paddle. It’s also, due to it’s size, it’s a little harder to fully inflate than the 10′ version.

In brief, this is what you get with the 11′ iRocker iSUP:

  1. Dimensions: Fully inflated, this inflatable paddle board measures 11′ long x 30″ wide x 6″ thick. Rolled up it measures 33″ wide x 13″ diameter and weight weight 30 lbs.
  2. Materials: Triple layer military grade drop stitch material
  3. Additional features: Floating aluminum pump, 24″ selectable high pressure or high capacity dual action hand pump,  rocker carry bag backpack, 2 year manufacturer warranty
iRocker iSUP rolls up

The iRocker iSUP easily rolls up for transport

Pros:

  • Extremely solid when fully inflated
  • Nice grip
  • Good value

Cons:

  • Clunky paddle
  • Backpack gets a little cramped
  • A little slim
iRocker iSUP deck white

The non-slip deck pad helps maintain your footing.

What We Love

One of the biggest pros of this paddle board is its rigidity. Like the slightly smaller 10′ iSUP, the 11′ version is pretty solid at 15 psi. However, due to its size, the 11′ takes a little longer to inflate than the smaller 10′ board. It’s also a little tough in the last minute or two of inflation, but the included pump performs relatively well here. If you struggle to get the board to 15 psi, consider buying a separate electric stand up paddle board pump. The 11′ paddle board also shares its 10′ counterpart’s 6” thickness, making it much easier to handle than thinner, 4” iSUPs. Meanwhile, the non slip EVA diamond groove deck traction pad performs well, and will keep your feet locked to the board nicely. Of course, being an SUP the 11′ still falls behind most hardboards in terms of overall stability, but for the price its hard to complain. A hardboard of this size will set you back almost double what you’ll fork out for the 11′, so this isn’t a bad deal at all.

Drawbacks

Like the 10′, the 11′ SUP’s biggest drawbacks aren’t to be found in the board itself, but among the accessories. Specifically, the paddle just isn’t that great. Firstly, the adjustment lock tends to sit around where the paddler’s hand generally ends up, meaning it can be a little awkward. The adjustment mechanism itself quickly shows wear. It’s mostly an aesthetic issue, but just another sign the paddle isn’t as high quality as the board itself. It’s also on the heavy side, and it’d be nice if iRocker could offer a carbon fiber alternative. A less notable problem is to be found in the bag, which gets a little cramped. It holds everything, but only just. It’s a minor complaint, but it would have been nice if iRocker had included a bag with just a little more space. After a day on the water, it’s just a little annoying trying to stuff everything into such a small bag.

Final Thoughts

The final gripe is that the 11′ is a little slim for larger riders, who may want to consider going straight for a hardboard. However, for most people, the 11′ should perform pretty well. Its price tag is very reasonable, given the quality of the board and the nice mix of accessories.


A Little Something From iRocker

Let’s see how easy it is to get this board inflated and out on the water!

8.5 Total Score
Great choice!

This iSUP is the longer, 11' version of venerable inflatable paddle boards from iRocker. It's extremely solid and easily steered by all. You can't go wrong with this iSUP package.

PROS
  • Extremely solid when fully inflated
  • Nice grip
  • Good value
CONS
  • Clunky paddle
  • Backpack gets a little cramped
  • A little slim
User Rating: 4.3 (1 votes)