TOWER Xplorer
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award   Best Buy Award 
Price $949 List$1,000 List$1,399 List$795 List$750 List
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Pros Glides well, stableStable and fast, carbon reinforced construction, kayak conversion kit, high-volume pumpVery rigid, lightweight, maneuverableStable, tie-downs and handles on both ends, nice paddleSolid all-around performance, includes a good paddle, appropriate price point
Cons Humongus, not easy to transport or inflateHeavier, somewhat expensiveExpensive, doesn't include a paddleNot super fast or maneuverableLacks rear bungee system, lacks a front handle
Bottom Line Unwieldy on land but stable and easy to turn in the water, the Xplorer is worth the trouble of hauling aroundA high-performing SUP board that includes accessories to convert it to a kayakA smaller but versatile board with excellent all-around performanceScores well across the board with consistently solid performance and well-executed design detailsThis simple, stylish board performs well and has a reasonable price
Rating Categories Tower Xplorer Bluefin Cruise Carbon Hala Carbon Straight Up Isle Explorer Atoll 11'
Stability (30%)
8
9
7
8
8
Glide Performance (25%)
7
9
7
8
8
Maneuverability (25%)
6
7
9
6
6
Ease Of Transport (10%)
2
5
7
8
7
Ease Of Inflation (10%)
3
7
7
7
7
Specs Tower Xplorer Bluefin Cruise... Hala Carbon... Isle Explorer Atoll 11'
Dimensions inflated 14' x 32" x 8" 12' x 32" x 6" 10'6" x 32' x 6" 11' x 32" x 6" 11' x 32" x 6"
Weight (lbs) 36 lbs 28 lbs 23.5 lbs 22 lbs 22.5 lbs
Weight Capacity (lbs) 800 lbs 309 lbs 350 lbs 275 lbs 400 lbs
Dimensions folded up (inches) 36" x 18" x 18" 34" x 15" x 10" 33" x 18" x 10" 33" x 12" x 12" 34" x 14" x 8"
Paddle Included? Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Time to inflate (minutes) 5-10 5-9 5-9 4-7 4-7
Pump included? Yes Yes, high-pressure, dual chamber Yes Yes Yes
Fin configuration Large detachable center fin 2+1 plastic fins, with large detachable center fin 2 removable side fins, 8" center flex fin 2+1 plastic fins, with large detachable center fin 2+1 plastic fins, with large detachable center fin
Bungee cargo system No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comes with backpack No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty 2 years 5 years 3 years 1 year 2 years
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