The PEAK Inflatable is among the most affordable in our test and also the flashiest board we reviewed, two features that set it apart from the pack and earned it our Best Buy award. This board is wide enough to be stable in windy and choppy conditions, and its materials are burly enough for shallow creek trips. With a well-designed backpack and included paddle, this model is ready to go out of the box. Plus, the flashy color and top sheet design are serious attention grabbers—we received multiple compliments when out on this model.
Most inflatables will run you a bit more than this board, but if you're willing to spend more and looking for a faster ride, it might be worth it. For a sleeker silhouette and materials that are a bit more durable, consider looking at the higher-scoring Isle Explorer. If you're dedicated to speed but want the versatility of an inflatable board, we recommend the Top Pick Red Paddle Co Voyager+ MSL, which will give you the highest glide performance of any board we tested.