Reviewed by Laura from Colorado on Thursday, September 17, 2015I've tried a number of boards-- soft, hard, and inflatable-- and this one is my fave (and the cheapest.) It's relatively light and not too long, so as a petite woman I can carry it to and from the water myself. I feel very stable on it. I've even brought my 8-year-old son and our beagle on it with me. My 8-year old and my husband have also used it on their own and love it. I've used it in gentle rivers and on a big reservoir. It's pretty easy to steer, and it goes swiftly. The only downside is that it's impossible to put attachments on it (ie can't attach a bungie cord to fasten down drybags with food, water, etc). But since I feel so stable on the board, I just balance my drybag on the front of the board, and it's never fallen off! Also, I just attach my keys to the life jacket so I don't have to worry about losing them. We already ordered one of these boards, and are about to order our second.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jason from GA on Wednesday, July 15, 2015I was looking for something larger than normal boards to support a grown 220# man. Most boards have 150 pound recommended weight for novice and supports up to xxxxx. I purchased a 6" thick inflatable based on recommendation from a friend and outfitter. I have an 11' nice fiberglass and a cheap plastic 10'6 board. Neither floated me with dry feet and had the stability I was looking for to fish off of. This board seems to be more stable, and my feet definitely stay out if the water, but definitely too narrow for a novice to fish from easily. I've done it twice and haven't fallen in, so I guess it can be done.
The specs on this board said 32" wide, it's 30". It's a touring board, so long and lean are the design, not wide and stable. I knew that going in and purchased anyway because of the great price. Definitely love the inflatable board because I'm not worried about scratching or dinging it. It's faster/easier than my other boards. Tracks better than the other boards by far. Quality fin and fin box. 9" fin is long for shallow water, but shorter flexible fins are available. Pump seems cheap but bag is high quality if you're into that. Inflate to full 15psi and very rigid.
Wish it had 2 more tie down spots near the rear, but can add them with pvc glue.
Would buy again. May add a 4th fishing specific board to my collection if I stick with it, but this one is a keeper.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by River Walker from Montana on Wednesday, May 13, 2015Great customer service and awesome board. However, it did not arrive with repair kit as advertised and the pressure gauge valve is defective.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mack Daddy from Wyoming on Thursday, January 22, 2015The board looks great, water is frozen this time of year so we have no idea how it handles. Sierra trading was great but shipping companies were/are terrible!! It was a miracle that the board was ok, box was completely destroyed, truck driver was like "I don't know how that happened", duh, I do you truck drivers do not give a rat's a## about what you are hauling. He called my wife and blew the birthday surprise telling her exactly what it was, I noted this was a gift!! Really disappointed with the entire shipping by truck of this product. Sierra trading did great by wrapping enough bubble wrap to protect it from the knuckle dragging truck drivers. A plus to Sierra, F- to shipping companies.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kootenaybob from BC on Friday, August 29, 2014Picked up the board and the box it was sent in was completely damaged. The board had two small dings from shipment. Customer service stepped up and refunded me my complete shipping cost. The board is a little heavy but works great. Easy enough to handle that even my 9 year old can use it.
Reviewed by Colorado SUP from Colorado on Saturday, August 16, 2014Purchased this board and picked it up in Wyoming at Sierra Trading Post. The board is about 10 pound heavier than the typical
paddle board of this size. I have to take it down to the lake for the family. That being said, it's so stable and crazy durable. I've banged it
against the truck bed multiple times and no dents. Kids have brought it in to the shore without getting off, and again, no dents. I highly recommend this board for someone wanting a great board that their family can beat to death. The price online includes a paddle. It can't be beat.