Top 5 iRocker Inflatable Paddleboards 2018
iRocker paddle boards are a great blend of awesome pricing and good boards. They’re not going to compete with Sea Eagle or Red Paddle Co. on the water, but the truth is that they’re really not meant to.
Instead, the brand focuses on producing solid, stable inflatable SUPs which are priced for beginners and are a great way to get introduced to the sport. True to their name almost every style of iRocker inflatable paddleboards features a decent rocker which puts them in a great position for those starting off in the water.
There’s one other thing that iRocker stands out in, however, which is the incredible support weight of their boards. Of the models we reviewed, we found that the low side of bearing capacity was 350lbs, making them ideal for larger riders.
So let’s hop right in, and we’ll dig into the different products which they offer and help you find the right one to get you on the water.
iRocker 10’ ALL-AROUND Package
- The board is extremely stable, especially considering the fairly low price.
- The unique double-locking design of the paddle makes it super sturdy despite it’s light weight.
- It’s quite fast on the water, more so than most cheap inflatable SUPs of this size.
- The board can actually take more than 15psi, particularly good for heavy riders.
- iRocker offers a two-year warranty for manufacturer defects.
- The short central fin doesn’t improve tracking as much as we’d like.
- The top layer of the plastic seems mostly cosmetic and isn’t as tough as the underlying PVC,
- The backpack is enormous, making it hard to transport for shorter riders.
iRocker 10’6” CRUISER Package
- The Cruiser is wider than average for a 10’ 6” board and extremely stable.
- The triple fins track extremely well.
- The slight nose rocker makes this board suited well for calm ocean touring
- The long deck pad makes this board suitable for just about any calm water usage.
- The board could be a little bit faster for its size.
- It doesn’t have a ton of glide, you’ll be paddling quite a bit.
- Pretty good chance to throw taller riders in choppy water if overinflated.
iRocker 11’ ALL-AROUND Package
- The board can support almost four hundred pounds. Enough said.
- It’s extremely stable on the water, even more-so than its shorter cousin.
- It tracks very well for its size.
- Long enough pad for almost any calm water usage, including yoga or fishing
- A little more glide would be expected with a board this size.
- We really wish iRocker put as much thought into all of their accessories as the paddle.
- The outer finish seems to wear off quickly, which is cosmetic but still annoying.
iRocker 11’ Sport Package
- The design tracks quite well, and it’s fairly maneuverable for an 11’ board.
- The triple fin configuration is perfect for straight line runs.
- The nose rocker is still here, leaving you with a lot of stability in minor chop.
- Surprisingly agile for the length.
- It’s not quite as quick as we’d like it to be.
- The coating on the Sport models is particularly vulnerable.
- The valve seems to like to suddenly leak some air when the pump comes off for unwary users.
iRocker 10’ Sport Package
- Despite the relatively small size, this board can hold some serious weight.
- The board tracks really well.
- There’s a lot of glide here, surprising for a 10’ board.
- The tiny bit of nose rocker adds exactly the stability you need.
- Much easier to transport than most iRocker
- It’s too small for many people.
- As usual, the accessories are pretty mediocre.
- Valve often needs to be adjusted.