We received the Soozier Inflatable Paddle Board from Aosom to help facilitate this review.
Summer fun in the sun is what we’re most looking forward to now that June has arrived. We’ve been to the beach several times already because Minnesota has been seeing 90+ degree days! This feels unseasonably warm for only the beginning of summer but we will take it. Living in the state where you can see 3 seasons in one week means we just roll with the punches and adjust. So while most years, we don’t see the beach till mid-June at the earliest; we’ve been taking advantage of these temps and having lots of fun.
Beach Toys/Entertainment/Gear – What’s Best For Your Family?
If you’re looking into investing in some fun beach gear, there are many things to take into consideration. Who will be using this gear? What ages are your kids, teens, or adults that you’re buying for? How close do you live to the water? What kind of storage space will you need when not in use? How big of a vehicle will you need for transporting? Etc.
There are lots of options when it comes to water play. Just a few of the things we’ve considered investing in are:
- Speed Boat
- Jet Ski
- Paddle Board
- Inflatable Paddle Board
- Inflatable Tubes
- Sand Toys
- Boogie Boards
- Water Games
- Floating Lounger
- Water Trampoline
- Giant Foam Floating Pad
- Spring Floats
After taking into consideration all of the above questions and suggestions from the kids, we settled on an Inflatable Paddle Board for this summer. I had been familiar with paddle boards but, to be honest, an inflatable paddle board was new to me. So I did some research and wanted to share what I learned here to hopefully help you out.
Are All Paddle Boards Inflatable?
First off and also very important to note, no, not all paddle boards are inflatable. The non-inflatable ones are solid and do not bend, fold, or have a need for air.
Are Inflatable Paddle Boards Good?
Based off our experience so far this summer, we’ve found that inflatable paddle boards can definitely be good! We went with the Soozier Inflatable Paddle Board and it’s been holding up extremely well. I can’t speak for all brands, styles, and price points but this one has been great so far.
Are Inflatable Paddle Boards Worth It?
Honestly, if you’re tight on space; yes I think an inflatable paddle board is definitely worth it. We ended up choosing this option for several reasons.
-We have to travel to get to the closest lake.
-Our vehicle is a large van but there are also 7 of us so space is limited for transporting gear.
-Because we don’t live on a lake, we do not have a lake storage building. That means we will have to find a safe space to store any fun gear and toys we have. With this in mind, an inflatable paddle board seemed to be a smart choice as it’s much smaller for storage once deflated yet performs just as well as a ‘regular’ paddle board.
-We’ve found that every single member of our family LOVES our Soozier Inflatable Paddle Board so it’s getting tons of use. (We have ages 6 to 46 in our family.)
How To Choose Between A Hard Paddle Board Or Inflatable Paddle Board
When comparing an inflatable paddle board to a hard board with the same footprint, you’ll find that inflatable options can increase volume by up to 20%. This helps make it more stable which means it supports more rider (and passenger) weight.
Not only that but if you plan to travel with your board, inflatable makes them very portable. They can be placed in a travel bag easily and flown with as well as stowed in your car without much trouble. (Keep in mind that you will have to inflate and deflate each time but that process is quite simple and fast.) This is a much easier solution than having to stow a full size board or pay extra fees for airlines to fly it.
Are Inflatable Paddle Boards Durable?
When I think inflatable, I worry about durability. However, inflatable paddle boards are made quite well and can be very durable. As a matter of fact, they are often times more durable than hard boards as they won’t ding and gouge if you drop by accident.
Where Can I Buy An Inflatable Paddle Board?
There are many places to purchase paddles boards, both regular and inflatable. You can check with your local sporting goods store as well as purchase online. Aosom is a great choice and you can even save 12% off your entire order by using the discount code ‘special12’.
Soozier Inflatable Paddle Board Review
As I mentioned above, the Soozier Inflatable Paddle Board has been a huge hit for our family so far this summer. We’ve had it out at the beach several times already (because these 90 degree days are unbearable unless you’re in the water)! So today, I’m happy to share our experience with you about this fun water toy.
How Hard Is It To Set Up An Inflatable Paddle Board?
I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy it was to unpack our Soozier Inflatable Paddle Board and get it set up and water ready. From unboxing to in the water, we spent less than 10 minutes!
Is It Hard To Deflate An Inflatable Paddle Board?
It’s super easy to deflate the Soozier Inflatable Paddle Board! There is a button that automatically deflates when you press it and the board is flat in just seconds.
Features Of The Soozier Inflatable Paddle Board:
- All necessary accessories are included (yes, even an easy-to-use air pump)
- Suitable for height of 61″ – 76.75″ by adjusting paddle height
- Elastic bungee system avoid your personal items from slipping away
- Non-slip EVA part offers extra grip and traction
- The large fin is removable to improve sensitivity and smoothing
- Durable in the extreme temperature, can be used in -22℉ (-30℃) – 158℉ (70℃)
- 3 easy-grip handles included for convenient movement
- Inflatable paddle board and detachable paddle, with included travel backpack and lightweight design for easy carrying
Final Thoughts On Inflatable Paddle Boards
Overall, we are very happy with our inflatable paddle board experience. It’s easy to use, easy to store, and has offered hours of fun on every trip to the beach. I feel that an inflatable paddle board is a great option for:
- Anyone on a budget
- First time paddle boarders
- Someone with minimal storage space
- Travelers who want a board to take along
- Anyone looking for a durable paddle board
- And really, just anyone looking for a good, high quality paddle board or lake toy
Connect With Aosom
Aosom has a ton of amazing products so whether your in the market for an inflatable paddle board, yard furniture, toys, or more; check them out. Be sure to use the discount code ‘special12’ to receive 12% off your entire order.