adventure stand up paddle board review

Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard

7.9

VERSATILITY

8.0/10

CONSTRUCTION

8.0/10

STABILITY

8.0/10

APPEARANCE

7.5/10

PERFORMANCE

8.0/10

Pros

  • Large anti-skid EVA pads for secure footing
  • Adjustable Aluminum Paddle
  • 8 D-rings for securing gear
  • Comes with everything needed included: pump, leash, backpack, etc.
  • Comes with an optional seat attachment
  • Great Price.

Cons

  • A little thin (4 inches) so it has less air volume and a little flex in the middle.
  • Limited color options.

Summertime is upon us which means everyone is out looking for some fun and adventure. Many will find their adventure near the water. One sport that is gaining a lot of traction is stand up paddle boarding. And the rise of inflatable SUP users only adds to this sports popularity. But why the increase of inflatable SUP users? Well, the inflatable SUP’s are designed to imitate genuine paddle boards, only the inflatable’s offer more options and features, which leads to a larger range of possible activities.

Finding a good purchase means saving yourself the time and trouble of having to purchase accessories or other items separately. Many inflatables incorporate an all-inclusive package. Finding these is never a bad idea, which is why the Sportsstuff 1030 Adventure Stand Up Paddleboard offers buyers everything you need for your next water adventure.

Lets take a closer look at the Sportsstuff 1030 Adventure Inflatable SUP

a picture of sportsstuff 1030 adventure paddle boardThe new Sportsstuff 1030 Adventure SUP measures in at a healthy 10.6 feet long. It is over 2 feet in width, at 30 inches and is 4 inches thick. All comfortable measurements. With its ample size, the Sportsstuff is suitable for all levels of riders. Its all-around design is also advantageous when you wish to perform a variety of different activities on the water. The 4-inch thick dimension allows for a weight capacity of 250 lbs, which can easily carry a rider and his pooch or maybe some extra toys on board.

Sportsstuff offers its 1030 Adventure SUP in fun, bright colors, making its appeal wide-ranging. The board itself carries a large EVA deck traction pad, which is great when you want or need to maneuver or change directions. Its anti-skid texture allows for more and better control. This adventure inflatable also features a central carry handle that allows you to carry the board around much easier.

But that isn’t it for this all-inclusive package. No, the Sportsstuff 1030 includes a high-pressure hand pump with pressure gauge. It has a valve wrench and these all work together it helps inflate the SUP up to its recommended 10-15 psi, which is where you’ll get the most out of your inflatable paddleboard. The great addition of the valve wrench will make life so much easier for you and safer for the board when you wish to deflate it.

The Sportsstuff 1030 Adventure is also built with some handy features. For instance, it comes with 8 stainless steel D rings, 4 of which are attached with a bungee cord. This attribute allows for the rider to secure anything you need on the board as you paddle on your water adventure. 2 of the remaining D rings were set to support a kayak seat. One more D ring is attached to the tail of the board and used to attach the safety leash, which comes included with the inflatable. And to round out this great set of features is the final D ring located at the bottom of the bow so you can use it to easily tow the board.

a picture of sportstuff inflatable paddle board

The kayak seat’s build is such that it’s meant to provide you with as much back support as possible. It is also designed to match the fun colors of you adventure inflatable. The set-up of the seat is simple. You only have to take the hooks at the end of the 2 straps and attach them to the D rings located in the center of the board. Once on tight, you will find yourself enjoying a comfortable, kayak-style paddle adventure.

This wonderful all-inclusive package has more! An adjustable, 3-piece aluminum paddle. And, it floats. So, if for some unknown reason you drop your paddle on your water adventure, it will not sink. It will remain on top of the water until you pick it up. The ability to break this paddle into 3 pieces is quite attractive when wanting to transport the SUP.

And finally, the inflatable Sportsstuff 1030 Adventure comes along with a mesh backpack. This pack is easy to use and quite functional. Its zipper can be opened from end-to-end, making it simple to fit your deflated, rolled-up board in the pack. The mesh build allows the board to get air enough to keep it dry, alleviating the concern for smells. But the biggest advantage of storing your adventure inflatable in the mesh backpack is it allows you to fit it all into one small space. Your board and accessories won’t be separated.

Pros:

  • The Sportsstuff 1030 Adventure offers a great all-inclusive package.
  • Its colorful design is fun and embodies the summer spirit.
  • The 3-piece aluminum paddle was built to float. You’ll never lose it.
  • Another great addition is the kayak seat and its color design goes great with your inflatable.

Cons:

  • The only complaint we could find on this wonderful inflatable SUP is that the board is only 4 inches thick. The concern here is center flex but if filled properly and the weight you put on the board is less than its recommended limit of 250 lbs, then your board won’t flex.

Specs:

Dimensions: 10′ 6″ long x 30″ wide x 4″ thick

Material: Extra Rigid X-Cross Drop-Stitch Construction

Weight limit: 250 pounds

Fin Setup: 1 detachable central tracking fin

Warranty: 1 year

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