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