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The Ultimate Guide to Inflatable Paddle Board Prices

Are you tired of getting blown out of the water by exorbitant paddle board prices? Look no further! We dive into the world of inflatable paddle board prices and help you find the perfect board for your budget.

Paddle boarding is a fun and adventurous activity that anyone can enjoy. But as with any hobby, the cost of equipment can be a major deterrent. Luckily, inflatable paddle boards have become a popular and affordable alternative to traditional hard boards.

In recent years, inflatable paddle boards have been growing in popularity due to their convenience and portability. Inflatable paddle boards are made from durable materials such as PVC, making them lightweight and easy to transport. Plus, they can be inflated and deflated quickly, making them a perfect option for those who want to paddle board on the go, have storage of transportation limitations, or want to travel and be ready to paddle at a moments notice.

How Much Do Inflatable Paddle Boards Cost?

The cost of an inflatable paddle board can vary greatly depending on several factors, including the size, quality, and brand of the board. Generally, the average cost of an inflatable paddle board ranges from $400 to $2000.

Here are some price ranges to keep in mind:

  • Entry-level inflatable paddle boards typically cost around $400 to $700. These boards are often made from less durable materials and may not offer as many features as mid to higher-end boards.
 Whether that is fin options, attachments or the quality of the bag and pump. These will include the Starboard Zen, Fanatic Pure and SIC Maui Tao Air Glide for example.
  • Mid-range inflatable paddle boards cost around $700 to $1100. These boards are often made from higher quality materials and may offer additional features such as improved stiffness, performance enhancing features, upgraded bag and/or pump.
 Boards like the Fanatic Premium, SIC Maui and Naish boards fit into this range.
  • High-end inflatable paddle boards can cost anywhere from $900 up to around $2000. These boards are made from the highest quality materials and offer advanced features such as specialized drop-stitch, upgraded fins, go fast features, attention to detail, efficient pumps and high quality bags. Boards like the Starboard Deluxe models and the Red Paddle Co range would be considered higher end brands.

Factors That Affect Inflatable Paddle Board Prices

Several factors can affect the price of an inflatable paddle board. Some of these factors include:

  • Size: The larger the board, the more expensive it will typically be.
  • Quality of materials: Higher quality materials, such as Fusion construction, Woven drop-Stitch, MSL or Welded Rails, will increase the durability and performance of the board, but also increase the cost.
  • Brand: Established and reputable brands may charge more for their products due to their reputation for quality and durability., customer service, and warranty coverage. among other things.
  • Features: Additional features such as extra fins, bungee cords, accessory mounts, and paddle holders can also increase the price of an inflatable paddle board.

Finding the Right Inflatable Paddle Board for Your Budget

Inflatable paddle boards are an excellent option for those who want to paddle board without breaking the bank. While the cost of an inflatable paddle board can vary greatly, there are options available for every budget. With inflatable SUPs, the old adage rigns true, “you get what you pay for.” So keep in mind the factors that can affect the price of a board and do your research accordingly to find the right board for your needs. Contact us with any questions and happy paddling!

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About the author: Julian Kidd
I have been an avid stand up paddle boarder since 2009. I retired from a decade of professional kiteboarding to focus on SUP. Green Water Sports grew from this love of all things SUP. As well as being a keen paddle boarder, I'm a football fan, closet petrol head, web tinkerer, husband and father.