There are a plethora of inflatable stand up paddle boards on the market. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices and then wonder why they’re so cheap. They usually fall into one of these three categories: no warranty, poorly documented, or poorly constructed. With so many cheap iSUPs, it is easy to make the wrong decision.
There is quite a lot of choice when it comes to inflatable stand-up paddle boards, and don’t worry we’ve been able to unearth a few of our favourite cheap iSUPs that should tick all of your boxes!
Okay, I know you’re busy. Let me guide you through the buying process for an iSUP. I’ll show you a few high value and low-cost choices that you might like. Some of these come with awesome customer support. There truly is a possibility that you’ll think they’ve got the prices are wrong, but in fact, they are really high-quality iSUPs. Take a look at these ones below as we’ve reviewed each one.
TOP 10 Actually Cheap Inflatable Paddle Boards That You Can Buy Today!
Before you buy an inflatable SUP (iSUP) package, I urge you to keep in mind a few things. These cheap inflatable SUPs are not very sturdy when compared to some of their bigger cousins, nor are they made for large (heavy) paddlers or highly competitive paddlers (so if you’re thinking racing, these are not what you’re looking for). Most of these are entry-level boards and not made for the experienced paddler, but aimed at those of you looking for your first foray into leisure paddle boarding. We’ve got a great guide on the best overall inflatable paddle boards over here if that’s more your thing.
Now that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the list that you came here for:
There are different types of stand-up paddling boards available that are suited for particular activities like SUP yoga, depending on your skill level. The SUPs we’re discussing on this page, for example, are good for the more simple recreational activities – like leisurely cruising, SUP yoga, or fishing from your SUP board in calmer waters. They’re not strong enough to handle steep wave faces, white-water rapids, or racing on a competitive level with the pros. Therefore you would classify all of these SUPs as pretty good all-arounders; a ‘jack of all trades’ if you will.
Uenjoy Inflatable Sup with accessories
Number 1 on our list is the Uenjoy inflatable Sup with accessories. The Uenjoy iSUP package is an absolute steal in our opinion – a SUP and all the accessories required for just over £200!!! (please check the most up to date price as this thing is popular) —> Check the price here
The PVC board comes with everything you’ll need as a beginner to get started, a bag for carrying it all in, a manual pump for inflating it, the detachable fins and a leash (to ensure it doesn’t float off whilst you’re in the drink!). Everybody who reviewed this SUP last summer absolutely loved it for its simplicity, although they were all beginners.
It is a narrower board compared with some (30 inches instead of some which reach 34 inches), so it may be a bit trickier than expected to master paddling. However, I wouldn’t let this put you off, as you’re most likely to be using it on the calmer water of lakes and canals.
Another point that might influence you is that the paddle that it’s supplied with, does not float. This means you either need to leash it to your board, or perhaps look into an additional aluminium one that will float if/when you fall in.
Need more information on this board? Check out our full review on the Uenjoy iSUP
Triclicks 10ft stand up paddle board
Number 2 on our list is the Triclicks 10ft Stand Up Paddle Board!
At the time of writing, this board is a little over £200 in the UK, but again features the whole package that any beginner would want or need to get paddling straight away. It comes with a bag big enough to carry the SUP and all of it’s accessories, a manual pump so you can inflate this iSUP as soon as you reach your destination, and the standard leash, fins, handles and gear net.
This board employs a triple-layered PVC system to ensure that the board remains solid throughout the whole time you’re paddling. The deck also features a ‘crocodile’ grip pattern to enhance your grip on the board whilst in motion.
We’ve got a full review of the Triclicks iSUP on this page if you’re after more info.
COSTWAY Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board
Number 3 on the list of our best cheap inflatable paddle boards is the COSTWAY Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board, 16cm Thick SUP with Accessories.
This SUP board package is coming in at around the £240 mark, for the 10-foot version, although an 11-foot version is available (but check the price here as it may have changed). It features a double layer PVC construction, providing a rigid paddle board once fully inflated.
An aluminium bodied paddle is included with the package; being made from aluminium this paddle will float if you let go of it, unlike some of the previous models mentioned. A key feature that most people like about this board, is the extra thickness that you get from it. This increases the level of stability, which is really handy when you’re first learning to paddle board. For a more in-depth review of the COSTWAY inflatable paddle board follow this link [LINK to board review]
HIKS Blue 10ft /3m Stand Up Paddle Board Set
Number 4 on our list is the HIKS Blue 10ft / 3m Stand SUP Board Set.
Now the price is edging closer to £250 for this board (please check the latest price here as this is again another very popular board). The key differentiator between this and the previous boards are the inclusion of d rings so you can fit a seat to the paddleboard. This means that you can use it as a kayak, or given the single paddle that comes with it, a Canadian canoe of sorts. Check out the review of this board here
Conclusion on the best cheap inflatable paddle boards
As you can see from above there are a number of great boards that you can pick up, all of which come complete with the accessories you’ll need to begin your SUPing journey. The costs seem to vary greatly but start just above £200 at present (one thing we’ve noticed whilst researching this article is the daily fluctuation in prices as the season gets closer – so bear that in mind). Will this be the last SUP you buy? No, definitely not, and you’re most likely to progress on to one of the rigid boards, if this water sports really grabs you – enjoy!