Zray X1 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

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Zray X1 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
8.5 Total Score
  • Lightweight board
  • Seat perfect for kayaking included
  • Waterproof phone case gift
  • Supports riders up to 264 lbs

For those who are just stepping into the world of inflatable stand up paddle boarding, it might be daunting to spend a considerable amount of money on a hobby you may or may not want to fully dive into. Beginners will usually look for an affordable and versatile paddle board that can easily blend into their preferences as they gain more experience as paddlers.

That’s where the Zray X1 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board comes in. It is the the perfect affordable, all-around iSUP for beginners and if you keep reading this review, you’ll find out exactly why.

woman carrying z-ray x1 inflatable stand up paddle board

Zray X1 iSUP Specs

  • Measures 9’9’’ long x 30’’ wide x 6’’ thick
  • Supports riders at up to 264 lbs
  • Includes a removable seat
  • Waterproof phone case gift

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The Board

The relatively small size of the Zray X1 iSUP, only 9’9’’, allows it to weigh only 16 lb 3 oz, and 24 lb including all accessories. Its military grade PVC outer skin guarantees protection against any minor scratches you may get on the board when adventuring into unknown waters or simply moving around on the ground without having to deflate it.

At the recommended 15 PSI, the board will have a solid feel that will make you forget you just inflated it and will hold up to 264 lbs worth of cargo. A reasonably sized padded deck will give you a skid-free surface to confidently stand or practice yoga.

While not being very stable with waves due to its small size, what really makes this board stand out is its current price on the market. It’s very affordable and that’s a feature many first time buyers may be interested in.

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Accessories

Like most iSUP packages, the Zray X1 comes with its own carry bag that will help you take it with you, wherever you go. A hand pump is also included, which will save you the money, time and hassle to buy a new one.

Zray X1 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

Zray X1 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

You’ll get one fin with the purchase of this iSUP, and that’s the only one you’ll ever need with it since the board has only one fin slot.

A really original item on this package is the seat. You can easily strap it on and off of the board, depending on whether you’re feeling like stand up paddling or kayaking, adding a lot of flexibility to its use.

There’s not much to highlight about the paddle included in the Zray X1 package. No complaints either. You’ll get your average, adjustable aluminum paddle that will surely do the part.

As if it weren’t enough with the seat bonus, the Zray X1 iSUP also comes with a handy waterproof phone case, so there’s no need to worry about dropping your phone in the water while getting some breath-taking shots with it.

z-ray x1 inflatable stand up paddle board being carried by a woman

Thoughts from @thesupguide

Overall, there’s no doubt the Zray X1 inflatable stand up paddle board offers a great value for its price. That being said, some customers report having minor problems with the pump gauge and difficulties to fit the fin into the slot.

Speaking of which, you should really look elsewhere if you’re looking for stability in your iSUP. The small size of the Zray X1 combined with the fact that you won’t be able to put additional fins in it, make it a better choice for those who seek a more dynamic SUP experience.

8.5 Total Score
Great Value!

The Zray X1 Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board measures 9’9’’ long, 30’’ wide, 6’’ thick, comes with a seat and a waterproof phone case. It’s the perfect all-around choice for a first-time buyer or beginner looking for a flexible SUP experience (and the option to kayak!).

PROS
  • Lightweight board
  • Seat perfect for kayaking included
  • Waterproof phone case gift
  • Supports riders up to 264 lbs
CONS
  • Only one fin slot
  • Not very stable
  • Pump gauge issues
User Rating: 5 (1 votes)