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iRocker All-Around 11 Review

A stable board with a lightweight paddle designed for those seeking a longer board with cargo space
iRocker All-Around 11
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Price:  $799 List
Pros:  Lightweight carbon paddle, plentiful storage, steady in boat waves
Cons:  Heavy board, pack is uncomfortable to carry, sluggish glide, slow inflation
Manufacturer:   iRocker
By Jenay Aiksnoras ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Jul 1, 2021
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#13 of 14
  • Stability - 30% 6
  • Glide Performance - 25% 5
  • Maneuverability - 25% 5
  • Ease of Transport - 10% 5
  • Ease of inflation - 10% 6

Our Verdict

If your access to the water is close to the parking lot and you're looking for a board that feels sturdy, this the iRocker All Around 11' is a good option. This 11-foot long, 32-inch wide board has a high weight capacity (435 pounds) and is ideal for taller, heavier paddlers working on building up their confidence. Transporting the board is easy if you're rolling it on asphalt or cement, but smaller paddlers found the pack to be very uncomfortable when carrying it on their backs. Because of this board's bulkier size, inflation time was a bit longer than others, and it felt a bit sluggish in the water, but the overall bulk increases its stability and steadiness in choppier water.

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Pros Lightweight carbon paddle, plentiful storage, steady in boat wavesSolid all-around performance, includes a good paddle, appropriate price pointLightweight, affordable, playful design, includes a capable paddleLightweight, good all-around performance, excellent valueInexpensive, easier to inflate than larger options
Cons Heavy board, pack is uncomfortable to carry, sluggish glide, slow inflationLacks rear bungee system, lacks a front handleNot very fast, unstable in rougher waterLimited maneuverability, no dual cargo systemSlower and less stable, minimal cargo space, no front or back handles
Bottom Line A stable board with a lightweight paddle designed for those seeking a longer board with cargo spaceA simple, good-looking, well-priced board with solid all-around performance ideal for most paddlersA fun, lightweight board that provides an affordable way to get on the waterAn affordable price tag and respectable performance highlight this fun and lightweight boardAn affordable entry level board for families or lighter folks who are unsure of their commitment to the sport
Rating Categories iRocker All-Around 11 Atoll 11' ROC Inflatable SUP Funwater 11 SereneLife Inflatable
Stability (30%)
6.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
Glide Performance (25%)
5.0
8.0
6.0
7.0
5.0
Maneuverability (25%)
5.0
6.0
7.0
6.0
7.0
Ease Of Transport (10%)
5.0
7.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
Ease Of Inflation (10%)
6.0
7.0
7.0
6.0
8.0
Specs iRocker All-Around 11 Atoll 11' ROC Inflatable SUP Funwater 11 SereneLife Inflatable
Inflated Dimensions 11' x 32" x 6" 11' x 32" x 6" 10' x 32" x 6" 11' x 33" x 6" 10' x 30" x 6"
Weight (lbs) 25 lbs 22.5 lbs 17.8 lbs 18.9 lbs 25 lbs
Fin Configuration 2 flip lock nylon revmovable fins 2+1 plastic fins, with large detachable center fin 2+1 plastic fins, with large detachable center fin 2+1 plastic fins, with large detachable center fin 2+1 plastic fins, with large detachable center fin
Paddle Included? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Folded Dimensions (inches) 33" x 16" x 6'' 34" x 14" x 8" 34" x 12" x 14" 34" x 16" x 7" 33" x 12" x 12"
Weight Capacity (lbs) 435 lbs 400 lbs 300 lbs 330 lbs 275 lbs
Bungee Cargo System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pump included? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Includes Backpack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Our Analysis and Test Results

The iRocker All Around 11' has some features that make it stand out. The board itself is stable and sports multiple options for adjusting and adding gear. The addition of a carbon paddle makes paddling a pleasure. Unfortunately, the addition of wheels on the pack makes it less comfortable to carry. It felt heavy to transport and took longer to inflate in comparison.

Performance Comparison


The slower glide of the iRocker All Around 11' made for pleasant...
The slower glide of the iRocker All Around 11' made for pleasant paddling on flat and calm water.
Photo: Jenay Aiksnoras

Stability


At 11 feet in length, this longer and bulkier board is expectedly stable. It feels as though it is stuck to the water surface. In flatwater and boat waves, the iRocker All Around 11' remained stable. Although it falls short of a few other larger boards, it performs reasonably well in this metric. Feel free to bring a friend or pet with you on this board. Taller and heavier users will be able to develop their confidence paddling on the iRocker.

The iRocker All Around 11' features three removable fins that attach...
The iRocker All Around 11' features three removable fins that attach using a small plastic locking mechanism.
Photo: Jenay Aiksnoras

Glide Performance


This board features three removable fins that click into place using a small plastic locking mechanism. The center fin proved to be difficult to attach, requiring significant pressure to pop it into place. iRocker claims that the removal of the two side fins increases speed. The fins keep the board tracking well, and a difference in speed was not felt. The length and lack of a significant rocker result in a slower overall glide.

Maneuverability


As expected, turning the iRocker All Around 11' took some effort. After three to four strokes from front to back, it changed directions. We found that this board was easily taken by the current. It was difficult to get it to turn quickly to avoid underwater hazards or trees on the side of the river.

Carrying the iRocker All Around 11' was uncomfortable due to the...
Carrying the iRocker All Around 11' was uncomfortable due to the hard base and larger pack size.
Photo: Jenay Aiksnoras

Ease of Transport


The included storage pack features wheels and the ability to adjust the straps for carrying on your back. The size of the pack is a bit bigger than others at 3 feet, by 16 inches, by 18 inches. Packed fully, it weighs around 36 pounds. Rolling it on asphalt, cement, or a boardwalk was relatively easy. The wheels sunk the minute we hit the sand. Transitioning to carry it on our backs was simple, but the solid bottom for the wheels hurt our hips as we walked. We appreciated the carbon paddle, which reduces the weight of the pack slightly.

Ease of Inflation


The pump for the iRocker All Around 11' is referred to as a "full-throttle pump." The dual chamber, triple action is designed to make inflating easy. Inexperienced paddlers using an inflatable for the first time struggled to figure this pump out.

Inflating the iRocker All Around 11' using their dual-action, triple...
Inflating the iRocker All Around 11' using their dual-action, triple chamber hand pump.
Photo: Jenay Aiksnoras

Value


At the mid-range of the pricing spectrum, this board has a lot of features that increase its value. It's a durable board at a longer length that is designed with extended duration paddles in mind. This board provides the ability to carry more gear, other paddlers, or furry friends. The carbon fiber paddle was a favorite among testers. A better bag design that feels more comfortable while on your back would be a major improvement for this board.

Conclusion


The biggest drawback for this board is the difficulty of transportation. Once on the water, we liked how sturdy it felt. Taking it on a long, mellow tour packed up with your gear, this board would shine. We recommend this board for a taller and heavier paddler who wants to improve their confidence on a board that feels supportive.

Balancing on the iRocker All Around 11' was easy due to the length...
Balancing on the iRocker All Around 11' was easy due to the length and width as well as how well it sticks to the water.
Photo: Jenay Aiksnoras

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