Voyager+ MSL
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Isle Explorer 11
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TOWER Xplorer
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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award   
Price $1,649.00 at Amazon$1,329.05 at Amazon
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Pros Glides nicely, dual cargo system, stable for such a long narrow board, dual chamber pumpTechnical design, quality construction, multi-level friendlyStable, sturdy, thick, dual cargo system, handles on both endsStable, sturdy, fin arrangement optimizes glideGlides well, stable
Cons Can feel unstable to beginnersExpensiveNot super fastLacks dual cargo system, not super fastHumongus, not super easy to transport or pump up
Bottom Line A high performer with quality components, this model takes home a Top Pick award for its performance.From rapids to placid waters, beginners to advanced paddlers, this board does it all and does it well.A chart-topper in nearly every metric, the Explorer handily took home our Best High Performance Buy award.Testers loved this model's performance and materials, making the iRocker a favorite in testing.Unwieldy on land but stable and easy to turn in the water, the Xplorer is worth the trouble of hauling it around.
Rating Categories Red Paddle Co Voyager+ MSL Hala Carbon Straight Up Isle Explorer iRocker All-Around 11 Tower Xplorer
Stability (30%)
7
9
9
8
8
Glide Performance (25%)
10
9
8
8
8
Maneuverability (25%)
6
9
8
7
8
Ease Of Transport (10%)
8
9
9
8
6
Ease Of Inflation (10%)
10
8
8
8
7
Specs Red Paddle Co... Hala Carbon... Isle Explorer iRocker All-Around... Tower Xplorer
Dimensions inflated 13'2" x 30" x 5.9" 10'6" x 32' x 6" 11' x 32" x 6" 11' x 32" x 6" 14' x 32" x 8"
Weight (lbs) 25 lbs 23.5 lbs 22 lbs 24 lbs 36 lbs
Weight Capacity (lbs) 330 lbs 350 lbs 275 lbs 435 lbs 800 lbs
Dimensions folded up (inches) 32" x 19" x 9" 32" x 18" x 12" 12" x 33" 12" x 33" 36" x 18"
Paddle Included? No No No Yes Yes
Time to inflate (minutes) 4-6 10-15 4-7 4-7 5-10
Pump included? Yes, high-pressure, dual chamber Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fin configuration FCS Connect 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 Large detachable center fin
Bungee cargo system Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Comes with backpack Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Warranty 1 year 3 years 1 year 2 years 2 years
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