The Hala Carbon Straight Up is an outstanding all-around board that will satisfy everyone from beginning to advanced paddlers. Its exceptional performance, versatility, and quality earned it our Editor's Choice award for best overall inflatable stand up paddle board. This board provides a stable platform for first-time users and SUP-yogi's alike and is nimble enough to easily navigate obstacles and surf white water. If you are looking for a high-performance board that will keep you afloat on an array of adventures in a variety of environments, this is your board. The only drawback of this model is that its high quality is matched by an equally high price.
The Isle Explorer, our Best High-Performing Buy and our previous Editor's Choice, is the runner-up in overall performance and comes with a significant price break. If you are looking to spend significantly less dough, our Best Bang for the Buck, the PEAK Inflatable, is a great family-friendly board.