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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Best Buy Award Top Pick Award 
Price $795 List$999.00 at Amazon$1,399 List$750 List$1,649 List
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Pros Stable, tie-downs and handles on both ends, nice paddleStable and fast, carbon reinforced construction, kayak conversion kit, high-volume pumpVery rigid, lightweight, maneuverableSolid all-around performance, includes a good paddle, appropriate price pointExcellent glide, several comfortable handles, stable for its shape, dual chamber pump
Cons Not super fast or maneuverableHeavier, somewhat expensiveExpensive, doesn't include a paddleLacks rear bungee system, lacks a front handleExpensive, not maneuverable, unstable for beginners
Bottom Line Scores well across the board with consistently solid performance and well-executed design detailsA high-performing SUP board that includes accessories to convert it to a kayakA smaller but versatile board with excellent all-around performanceThis simple, stylish board performs well and has a reasonable priceA high performer with quality components, this model is lightweight and built for speed
Rating Categories Isle Explorer Bluefin Cruise Carbon Hala Carbon Straight Up Atoll 11' Red Paddle Co Voyager+ MSL
Stability (30%)
8
9
7
8
6
Glide Performance (25%)
8
9
7
8
10
Maneuverability (25%)
6
7
9
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5
Ease Of Transport (10%)
8
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Ease Of Inflation (10%)
7
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8
Specs Isle Explorer Bluefin Cruise... Hala Carbon... Atoll 11' Red Paddle Co...
Dimensions inflated 11' x 32" x 6" 12' x 32" x 6" 10'6" x 32' x 6" 11' x 32" x 6" 13'2" x 30" x 6"
Weight (lbs) 22 lbs 28 lbs 23.5 lbs 22.5 lbs 25 lbs
Weight Capacity (lbs) 275 lbs 309 lbs 350 lbs 400 lbs 330 lbs
Dimensions folded up (inches) 33" x 12" x 12" 34" x 15" x 10" 33" x 18" x 10" 34" x 14" x 8" 32" x 19" x 9"
Paddle Included? Yes Yes No Yes No
Time to inflate (minutes) 4-7 5-9 5-9 4-7 4-6
Pump included? Yes Yes, high-pressure, dual chamber Yes Yes Yes, high-pressure, dual chamber
Fin configuration 2+1 plastic fins, with 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 FCS Connect Fin
Bungee cargo system Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comes with backpack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty 1 year 5 years 3 years 2 years 1 year
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