If you’ve ever had the urge to cut through the water on an inflatable paddle board that looks more like a traditional surf board and less like a plain floating rectangle, the Atoll 11-foot Inflatable SUP might be precisely what you’ve been looking for. This 11′ x 30” board provides plenty of room for you spread out, and at 6” thick, it isn’t likely to dip or topple provided you stay within the recommended weight capacity (250 lbs).
The board comes equipped with the necessities for getting started, like a hand pump for inflating the board, a paddle for movement/steering, and a backpack for carrying purposes, but it isn’t exactly top of the line gear.
The hand pump, while serviceable, pales in comparison to an electric pump (recommended for getting this board inflated) and the aluminum paddle is solid, but heavy. It is adjustable, however, which is great if you feel the paddle is too tall or short for your tastes. The carrying bag is plenty roomy though, and will fit the deflated board with ease. The Atoll also comes with a repair kit, which is handy in case of any unexpected emergencies.
As far as extras, Atoll seems to have designed this board for individuals looking to cart around in style. There are plenty of D-rings and cargo nets to secure your things, or attach a chair to the top of the board.
- Super durable – Thanks to two high quality material layers, this board is extra tough. At 15psi this board is going to stay rigid, even with a rider and gear along for the ride.
- Detachable fin – It comes with a center mounted fin that goes on easy and keeps you moving straight through the water.
- Good size – At 11′ in length and 30” in width, the Atoll is a bit larger than some of the average boards out there, but no more difficult to guide through the water.
- Rugged appearance – The Atoll iSUP comes in an imposing black/white/green combo, which adds to its resilient look.
- 2 year warranty – Atoll boards are all covered for workmanship and material defects for a period of 2 years. Everything outside of normal wear and tear is excluded.
What We Like About The Atoll 11′ Inflatable SUP
- Big board – It’s a sizable board, but that size doesn’t come at the expense of mobility. You can fit both a rider and some equipment or a pet and the board can still move around without feeling sluggish.
- Built tough – The rigidity and durability are a plus. With iSUPs the biggest worry is that they won’t hold up in the water, but with the Atoll that though never even comes to mind.
- No-slip surface – The EVA foam on the top of the board keeps you from losing your balance and ending up on one of those internet highlight videos.
- Detachable fin works well – Sometimes it’s a toss up with fins. Not in this case. The Atolls bundled center fin does a great job keeping your ride on course.
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What We Don’t Like About The Atoll 11′ Inflatable SUP
- The hand pump – The “Bravo Hand Pump” is billed as industry leading, but it still doesn’t hold a candle to an electric pump, and trying to get this thing inflated by hand should be a last resort – only when your electric pump is broken or misplaced!
- Slower than expected – The board turns and maneuvers easily, but just going through the water it feels a little slow. Not bogged down, mind you, just that the speed makes it feel more like you’re cruising through the water than anything else. You’re going to go faster on a hard board for sure.
- Could support a bit more weight – 250 lbs is good, but we’ve seen better. Sure this is enough to support most folks who are around 6′ tall, but if you’re looking for something to max out weight on, this won’t be the board to do it on.
This iSUP Is Best Suited For
- Beginner and Intermediate riders – This board isn’t the top of the crop, but it’s not small potatoes either. It’s easy enough to handle for beginners to get on and learn at a good pace, and advanced enough that more experienced riders will still get a lot of value from it.
- Individuals that want a rugged iSUP – That is an area where this board shines bright. You can take this board into the water with little to no fear that it’s going to rip, tear, or be otherwise compromised.
- Those that enjoy the traditional surf board look – No bones about it, this board has a neat shape that will attract fans of that old-school style.
This iSUP Is Not So Great For
- Riders looking for something specialized – This board is a great all around model, without any great deficiencies in any particular area of boarding. As a result, anyone looking for a purpose specific board may not want this one as their first choice.
This is an all around great board. Strong, good looking, and capable of accommodating add-ons and gear storage. Whether you’re a newcomer or seasoned paddle boarder, you’re likely to find a use for this well rounded iSUP. It balances the most important elements of a good board well, and can easily be recommended to all but the most staunch hard board elitists.
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