iRocker Paddle Board Reviews – Which iRocker SUP Should You Buy? (2020)

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If you are a SUPer or have been looking around for a paddleboard, then you must have heard about iRocker. It is a big name in the SUP community. They have some of the best inflatable paddleboards you can find.

Since they have different models, picking just one won’t be easy. All of them are high quality, come with awesome accessories and are worth the money. Even though you’re not a newbie, you can get a little confused.

To help you decide, I review the iRocker paddle board lineup. I’ll discuss their features, pros and cons. As a bonus, there is a customer feedback section. You get to know what other paddlers think after using their iRocker paddleboards.

iRocker Inflatable SUP Boards Comparison Table

iRocker SUPs
Sizes
Weight
Capacity
iRocker Nautical
iRocker Nautical
10’6 x 32″ x 6″
20 lbs
240 lbs
Good budget SUP for beginners
iRocker All Around 11′
iRocker All Around 11'
11′ x 32″ x 6″
26 lbs
435 lbs
Best SUP for All Around paddle boarding
iRocker All Around 10′
iRocker All Around 10'
10′ x 32″ x 6″
24 lbs
370 lbs
Good for All Around SUP
iRocker Cruiser
iRocker Cruiser
10’6 x 33″ x 6″
25 lbs
400 lbs
Good for All Around SUP
iRocker Sport 11′
iRocker Sport 11'
11′ x 31″ x 6″
25 lbs
385 lbs
Fast paddle board, good for cruising
Blackfin Model X
Blackfin Model X
10’6 x 35″ x 6″
27 lbs
450 lbs
High quality all-around SUP
Blackfin Model XL
Blackfin Model XL
11’6 x 34″ x 6″
29 lbs
485 lbs
High quality all-around SUP
Blackfin Model V
Blackfin Model V
12’6 x 32″ x 6″
30 lbs
485 lbs
High quality touring SUP

iRocker Inflatable Paddle Board Reviews

Read on for my reviews of these iRocker SUP boards:

iRocker Nautical Inflatable Paddle Board Review

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This inflatable paddle board is ideal for the paddler who wants one board for everything. It is like a hybrid. Find out why.

Build Quality

The Nautical is extra-durable, constructed using dual-layer military-grade Dropstitch material. This is what makes most inflatable boards virtually indestructible. It will take a lot for you to dent or ding your iRocker Nautical. The paddle is made of fiberglass and floats.

Stability

Whether or not you find a paddleboard stable depends on your experience and body size. But generally speaking, the Nautical is stable. It has a thickness of 6 inches and a width of 32 inches. A thicker inflatable paddleboard has better buoyancy and doesn’t easily bend. This improves stability. At 32 inches wide, even beginners can paddle without falling over too much.

Performance

As already mentioned, this iSUP is good for everything. It is 10’6 long and 32 inches wide. While its speed cannot compare to that of a racing SUP, it is okay. It has a three-fin system. The fins help with tracking and maneuverability.

Package

The best thing about iRocker SUPs is that they come with everything you need in the package. You will get a backpack, repair kit, dual-action pump, adjustable paddle and a 10-foot coil leash. Three fins are included as well.

Features and Specifications

  • Dual-layer military-grade Dropstitch
  • Three-fin system
  • Full SUP bundle in package
  • Fiberglass paddle floats
  • Three color options
  • Three carry handles
  • Front bungee cord for cargo
  • 13 D-rings
  • Fins are removable
  • Soft EVA deck pad
  • Inflates to 15 PSI
  • One-year warranty
  • Measures 10’6 x 32” x 6”
  • Weighs 20 lbs
  • Volume: 232 l
  • Weight capacity: 240 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Good all-around paddle board for beginners
  • Paddle floats
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Not the fastest

Customer Feedback

iRocker is a favorite brand for many paddlers because it doesn’t disappoint them—what you see is what you get. Everyone seems to be in love with their Nautical iSUP. They say it is comfortable and they appreciate the quality accessories. It performs well as an all-around paddleboard and no one is complaining.

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iRocker All Around 10’ and 11’ Paddle Boards Review

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Here is an all-around paddleboard that gives you color and size options. There is the iRocker 11’ and the iRocker 10’.

Build Quality

The iRocker all-around inflatable SUP is built using triple-layer composite construction and has a high-density Dropstitch internal core. The seams feature dual fusion heat welding. This iSUP has been tested and it is 100% reliable.

Stability

It is 32 inches wide and six inches thick. It also has a three-fin system. These features enhance stability. What makes it even better—as far as stability goes—is the volume. The 10’ board can hold 370 pounds while the 11’ one can hold 435 pounds. No flexing or submerging.

Performance

The iRocker All Around tracks well, thanks to the large center fin. The longer model will probably be faster than the shorter one. But none of them is good for races (unless those you are competing with have all-around SUPs as well).

Package

The iRocker all-around comes with an adjustable carbon paddle, comfortable iSUP bag, triple action pump, coil leash and three fins.

Features and Specifications

  • Triple-layer composite construction
  • High-density Dropstitch core
  • Dual-fusion heat-welded seams
  • Three-fin system
  • Three-piece carbon paddle
  • heavy-duty backpack
  • Multiple colors to choose from
  • Comes in two sizes
  • Inflates to 15 PSI
  • Measures 10’/11’ x 32” x 6”
  • Weighs 24 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 370 lbs/ 435 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Best SUP for All Around paddle boarding
  • Wide range of colors
  • Two sizes to choose from
  • Outstanding quality
  • Not good for speed

Customer Feedback

Paddlers did not expect inflation to be easy using the manual pump. But they love how great and efficient the pump is. The iRocker All Around is stable for SUPers of all skill levels and sizes. Many of the users say that it excels in every area except speed. So it would not be suitable for touring or racing.

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iRocker Cruiser SUP Board Review

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If you are looking for a beginner’s SUP or a board that everyone in the family can use, try the iRocker Cruiser. It is also available in many beautiful colors.

Build Quality

The iRocker Cruiser SUP board features a triple-layer composite construction and a high-density Dropstitch internal core. Its seams are dual-fusion heat welded. The result is an extremely rigid and durable inflatable board.

Stability

One reason why this paddleboard is great for beginners and the whole family is its stability. It is wide at 33 inches and its tail is wide too. It comes with a three-fin system and has a high weight limit of 400 pounds.

Performance

What you can expect from the Cruiser is a great tracking experience. It won’t be fast but it will make a good fitness paddleboard. Maneuverability is also impressive.

Package

Your iRocker Cruiser will come with an adjustable carbon paddle, triple action pump, backpack and a coil leash. Considering that most iSUPs offer an aluminum paddle, this is an awesome deal.

Features and Specifications

  • Triple-layer composite construction
  • High-density Dropstitch core
  • Dual-fusion heat welded seams
  • Multiple color choices
  • Wide tail
  • Three-fin system
  • Complete SUP bundle
  • Three-piece carbon paddle
  • Front and back bungee storage
  • Inflates to 15 PSI
  • Measures 10’6 x 33” x 6”
  • Weighs 25 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Good for All Around SUP
  • Outstanding construction
  • Lightweight
  • High weight capacity
  • Stable
  • Not fast

Customer Feedback

Inflation is a workout but not that hard, according to users. In the water, it is amazingly stable and the EVA pad feels so soft and comfortable. The Cruiser is durable and paddlers are enjoying every moment. SUPers use it for leisure and fitness. They recommend it.

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iRocker Sport 11’ Paddle Board Review

irocker sport paddle board review

This one is different from the others above in that, it offers decent speed. Given its length and width, it is ideal for intermediate and seasoned paddlers.

Build Quality

The iRocker Sport features a triple-layer composite construction and a high-density Dropstitch core. Just as with the other iRocker iSUPs, it has seams that are dual-fusion heat welded. Feel free to go paddling wherever you like, the Sport can take anything.

Stability

This inflatable board is narrow. If you have never SUPed before, you will have a hard time. Intermediate paddlers will find it stable and comfortable. The Sport 11 has a high volume and is thick. It is buoyant and rigid which promotes stability.

Performance

The iRocker Sport is long and narrow. That makes it glide through the water with ease. The large center fin helps it move in a straight line. The speed is commendable.

Package

This inflatable SUP comes with a backpack, triple-action manual pump, adjustable carbon paddle, three fins and a coil leash.

Features and Specifications

  • Triple-layer composite construction
  • High-density Dropstitch core
  • Dual-fusion heat welded seams
  • Three-fin system
  • Complete SUP bundle
  • Best for flatwater
  • Three-piece carbon paddle
  • Front bungee storage
  • 20 D-rings
  • Three color options
  • Inflates 15 PSI
  • Measures 11’ x 31” x 6”
  • Weighs 25 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 383 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Fast paddle board, good for cruising
  • Beautiful design
  • High-quality
  • Complete SUP bundle
  • Can be hard to maneuver

Customer Feedback

The iRocker Sport is easy to inflate. It takes paddlers less than 10 minutes to inflate and get into the water. They love the speed and how it glides smoothly. Many agree that it is not a good beginner SUP because of stability. They appreciate the amazing customer service from iRocker. Everyone loves their iRocker Sport and they recommend it to other paddlers.

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Blackfin Model X SUP Board

blackfin model x

If stability is what you are after, the Blackfin Model X would be perfect for you. It is a great all-around and can be used in any conditions. 

Build Quality

The Model X is made using triple-layer composite PVC. The construction makes paddleboards lighter and more durable. The iRocker iSUP also has a carbon rail for extra rigidity. When fully inflated, it can hold 450 pounds. 

Stability

You will be lucky to find an inflatable paddleboard that is more stable than the Blackfin Model X. At 35 inches, you have a wide platform for yoga, learning how to SUP and even multiple riders. The impeccable rigidity also contributes to its stability. 

Performance

More often than not, boards have to sacrifice speed to be more stable. This is especially true for wider paddleboards. The Model X is wide and, therefore, has more resistance which limits its speed. However, it still glides smoothly and the speed is decent. It is very maneuverable and tracks remarkably. 

Design

The Model X comes with many attachment points. Anglers will love it. The board is available in three colors: white, blue and teal. 

It has three removable fins and a deck pad that extends all the way to the inflation valve. There are three grab handles, four safety handles, eight action mounts and a total of 20 D-rings. 

Package

The Blackfin Model X package includes a paddle, pump, backpack and a leash. 

The wheeled backpack has padded shoulder straps, back support and padded waist support. The paddle has a carbon shaft. It is adjustable and collapsible into three pieces for travel. The pump has a twin chamber and is 100% faster. 

Features and Specifications

  • Triple-layer composite PVC construction
  • Carbon rails
  • Three color options
  • Eight action mounts
  • Three grab handles, four safety handles
  • Three-fin system, all removable
  • Large deck pad
  • Measures: 10’6 x 35” x 6”
  • Weight: 27 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 450 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Enough attachment points
  • Reliable construction
  • Premium accessories
  • Three color options
  • Not very fast

Customer Feedback

Most people that bought the Model X are paddlers that were looking for stability. They wanted a board they could use for angling, share with pets/friends and convert to a kayak. None of them have been disappointed. It handles well in any condition and the SUPers couldn’t be happier with their choice.

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Blackfin Model XL

blackfin model xl sup board

The Blackfin Model XL is the largest inflatable paddleboard from iRocker. It is like a bigger version of the Model X. Take a closer look.

Build Quality

The Model XL, like all other Blackfin models, is made using triple-layer composite PVC. It has carbon rails. When fully inflated, it can hold 485 pounds. For a single-rider SUP, that is impressive. This is one of the most durable inflatable paddle boards around. 

Stability

The board is 11’6 long and 34 inches wide. It can handle multiple riders without compromising stability. The platform is wide enough for any SUP-related activity you’d like to try. You can do yoga, cruise leisurely with your partner or child and do pretty much anything else you can think of. You will never have to worry about stability. 

Performance

The Blackfin Model X is a little too wide to be the fastest iSUP. But with the three fins and great design, it glides amazingly with satisfactory speed. It is fairly maneuverable. It depends on your size. Smaller paddlers are better off with the Model X. 

Design

The Model XL comes in three colors: blue, white and teal. It has a three-fin setup: a central fin and two side fins. All of them are removable. The deck pad extends all the way to the inflation valve.

There are three grab handles— at the nose, center and tail—and four safety handles. The Blackfin Model XL has 20 D-rings and eight action mounts. It comes with two storage areas, at the front and rear. 

Package

The Blackfin Model XL package includes a leash, paddle, pump and backpack. 

Like the other Blackfin bags, the one that comes with the Model XL is wheel-compatible and has padded straps. It has a lot of pockets for all your belongings. The twin-chamber pump inflates the iSUP 100% faster than an average manual pump. The paddle features a carbon shaft and is adjustable.

Features and Specifications

  • Triple-layer composite PVC construction
  • Carbon rails
  • Two bungee storage areas
  • Four safety handles
  • Three grab handles
  • 20 D-rings
  • Eight action mounts
  • Three color options
  • Large, comfortable deck pad
  • Measures: 11’6 x 34” x 6”
  • Weight: 29 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 485 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Ideal for multiple riders
  • Enough attachment points
  • High-quality accessories
  • Impeccable stability
  • Not great for smaller paddlers

Customer Feedback

Paddlers love their Blackfin Model XL. They are now able to go paddling with friends or family and bring everything they need. 

Users agree that the construction is outstanding. While this isn’t the fastest iSUP, they are not complaining. Most of them bought it for the room and weight capacity.

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Blackfin Model V

blackfin model v paddle board

For paddlers who love touring, there is no better SUP to have on your adventures than the Blackfin Model V. And with the 2020 upgrades, this has become one of the best inflatable iSUPs you can get.

Build Quality

The model V is built using triple-layer composite PVC construction. The technology makes the board extremely durable but not too bulky. According to iRocker SUP, it is the lightest and strongest construction for inflatable paddle boards. When fully inflated, the Blackfin Model V can hold 485 pounds. That is a very rigid iSUP. 

Stability

The paddleboard is 32 inches wide and 12’6 long. Most paddlers will find it stable. Its construction and the carbon rails make it super rigid and prevent flex. It’s hard to maintain balance with a paddle board that bends in the middle. This happens a lot with cheaply made iSUPs. 

Performance

This is where the Model V inflatable paddleboard excels. It is long and not too wide. The wider a SUP is the more resistance it will have—and that slows it down. The Blackfin Model V has a nice streamlined shape that lets it glide smoothly. It tracks pretty well and the speed is fantastic. 

The length makes it less maneuverable. It may be a challenge for shorter and inexperienced SUPers. 

Design

There are two six-point bungee storage areas at the front and back. The board comes with eight action mounts and a total of 20 D-rings. Now you can attach all your gear, including a kayak seat, fishing rack and sand spear. 

The Model V has three grab handles and four safety handles: two at the front and two at the back. 

Package

The iRocker Blackfin Model V package includes a backpack, hand pump, paddle and a leash. 

The paddle has a carbon shaft and a nylon blade. It is lightweight, adjustable and breaks into three pieces. The backpack comes with wheels to make transportation easier. The leash is 10 feet long and has a key pocket. 

Features and Specifications

  • Triple-layer composite PVC construction
  • Carbon rails
  • Two bungee storage areas
  • Eight action mounts
  • 20 D-rings
  • Grab handles and four safety handles
  • Large deck pad
  • Compactible with fishing rack and sand spear attachment
  • Measures: 12’6 x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 30 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 485 lbs

Pros & Cons

  • Outstanding performance
  • All-inclusive package
  • High-quality accessories
  • Reliable construction
  • Can be hard to handle for beginners and smaller paddlers
  • A little heavy

Customer Feedback

There are so many comments about how well the Model V performs. Adventurous paddlers are loving it because they get to explore as much as they want and bring all their gear. Many appreciate being able to remove the three fins and the attachment points provided. Inflation using the pump isn’t difficult but some users suggest that you get an electric pump if you can. There are no negative reviews.

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Conclusion

iRocker inflatable paddleboards are very popular among paddlers. Over the years, the company has continued to make high-quality iSUPs for SUPers of all sizes and skill levels. They use state-of-the-art materials and advanced technology. Expect your iRocker board to last and perform well. Whatever you want—a racing SUP, yoga SUP, family SUP, etc.—know that iRocker will deliver. You have seen how happy paddlers are with their iRocker iSUPs. Get yourself one and you won’t regret it.

Happy paddling!

Technology of iRocker Paddle Boards

Constructed from triple layer military grade drop stitch material, iRocker paddle boards are built to withstand impacts from dings, rocks, concrete and wool pilings. Run them into the rocks or accidently drive over them with your car, iRocker SUP boards are virtually indestructible.

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Because of their clever technology iRocker paddle boards are also very rigid. A must in any conditions, but especially when using these boards while surfing on low waves. This is confirmed by customers.

“The board is very rigid and feels like a hard board until you pick it up and realize it’s filled with air. I’m impressed by the quality and how well it’s made. ” – Stephan

“When fully inflatabled, you hardly notice this is an inflatable SUP. It feels nice and solid.” – Janet

“High quality SUP! Fully pumped up, it feels as solid as a hard board. I’ve been out with it on the lake a few times and it tracks well in the water. I get lots of compliments on how the iRocker looks. I’m very happy I bought this board.” –John

iRocker SUP Boards are Inflatable

Even though when fully inflated they are about as rigid as solid SUP boards, iRocker paddle boards are inflatable. With the accompanying high-pressure pump it takes about 150-180 pumps to get them fully inflated at 15 psi. Customers report that this takes about 5-10 minutes.

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After deflating, which should take you about 2-3 minutes, they roll up easily and can be transported in the included back pack carry bag. And where storing a large solid paddle board is often a pain, storing a rolled-up iRocker paddle board is no issue at all, any shelfspace will do.

The iRocker carry bag backpack has adjustable shoulder straps, for more comfortable wear. Customers are impressed by the build quality of the backpack and say that transporting their iRocker SUP board in the backpack works very well, and write that the backpack is even strong enough to withstand rougher treatment by airport baggage handlers.

Optional: iRocker Kayak Seat & Kayak Paddle

iRocker boards come with the fittings pre-installed to accommodate attachment of your iRocker Kayak seat. Turn your iRocker paddle board into a full-blown kayak with the optional kayak seat and kayak paddle blade.

iRocker SUP kayak seat
iRocker Kayak Seat

iRocker paddle board kayak paddle
iRocker Kayak Paddle Blade

This Kayak Paddle Blade fits on the included iRocker paddle, and gives you a dual blade adjustable kayak paddle.

Optional: 12 Volt Electric Pump

iRocker SUP Paddle Board 12v pump

The Bravo BTP12 is a super efficient lightweight single stage stage high pressure piston pump that will inflate from 1 to 15 PSI in approximately 4-6 minutes and completely deflate your board in 2-3 minutes. Simply set the turn dial to your desired pressure setting, press the “on” button and this little workhorse will do the rest. Included: 102″ (8’6″) cable with alligator clips 72″ (6′) inflation hose specially adapted to inflate your inflatable iRocker paddle board.

  • Will fit both 10′ and 11′ iRocker Paddle Boards
  • Will inflate and deflate your iRocker Paddle board
  • Lightweight and Compact / High Pressure Piston Pump
  • Stops automatically when selected pressure setting is reached
  • 12 volt battery not included
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Optional: iRocker SUP Back Pack Carry Bag

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Ready for your next trip to a tropical place? On your next vacation check your iRocker Inflatable Paddle Board and accessories in this durable luggage bag. Load your board, paddle, and pump in this bag and you’ll be under the 50lb weight limit set by most airlines.

  • Padded Waist Straps, Padded Shoulder Straps and Padded Back Support for Added Comfort
  • Inner Bag and Outer Bag Cinching Straps to avoid board movement while packed away
  • Carry Handle at the Top of the Bag
  • Side Mesh Pocket for Extra Storage
  • More info

iRocker Inflatable SUP Review – Our Conclusion

The iRocker manufacturer brings quality style and reliability to the rivers, lakes, and beaches when it comes to inflatable paddle board shapes and designs. Perfect for the traveling water warrior or the weekender who loves to get away from the office and have a compact and easily ready board on hand.

The iRocker iSup company is an excellent choice for all skill levels and those seeking a variety of shapes and sizes to choose from. Each package provides everything you need to enjoy a full day’s experience on the water so you’re ready to dive in immediately upon your packages arrival. iRocker is known for their affordability and the reliability of quality design and warranty that guarantees rider satisfaction, and longevity.

Find yours today and experience the joys of the water yourself.

Happy paddling!