Over the last few years paddleboarding has grown in popularity and is one of the most popular paddle sports. When you’re at the beach or walking along a popular canal and see paddleboarders, you’ll mostly see inflatable paddle boards. And this is no surprise. Here’s why:

Convenient & Portable

One of the biggest advantages of inflatable paddle boards is that they are lightweight, easy to carry and easy to store. Traditional hard paddle boards can be bulky and challenging to transport, requiring roof racks or trailers. On the other hand, Hydro-Force™ inflatable paddle boards fit in a car boot and store away at home without taking up much space. They can be easily carried in the backpack provided (which has room for other items too!) and then easily inflated and setup. Once finished, inflatable SUPs can be deflated and rolled up into a compact, lightweight package.

Versatility for All Skill Levels

Inflatable paddle boards are incredibly versatile and ideal paddleboarders of all skill levels.
Paddleboard beginners appreciate the stability and balance these boards offer, which makes it easier to learn the ropes of paddleboarding and Hydro-Force™ SUPs have an extra wide grippy surface.

For intermediate and advanced paddlers, the sleek design and advanced materials of inflatable boards provide excellent performance in various water conditions. You can use them for leisurely paddles on calm lakes, exploring rivers, or even cruising small waves in the ocean. Their versatility ensures that you can enjoy paddleboarding no matter your skill level or your preferred water environment.

Stability & Balance

Inflatable paddle boards are known for their superior stability. Hydro-Force™ inflatable paddle boards’ wide and deep buoyant design makes it easier for beginners to find their balance, which is a common concern for those new to paddleboarding. Whether you're practicing yoga on the water or simply looking for a relaxing, steady ride, inflatable paddle boards won't disappoint. Their design helps you build your confidence and develop your paddleboarding skills with ease.

Durability & Rigidity

Modern inflatable paddle boards are made from high-quality materials, such as military-grade PVC, which provides impressive durability and rigidity. This means that you won't have to worry about dings, cracks, or other forms of damage that can be common with traditional hard boards. Inflatable paddle boards can withstand minor collisions with rocks, logs, or other obstacles you might encounter while paddling

Affordable & Accessible

Inflatable paddle boards are the more affordable option for paddleboarding which makes SUPing accessible to a broader audience. This affordability allows more people to experience the joys of paddleboarding. You can find a wide range of inflatable paddle boards in various price ranges to suit your budget.

Eco-Friendly Option

Inflatable paddle boards offer a more eco-friendly option compared to traditional hard boards. The materials used in their construction are eco-conscious, and inflatable boards have a smaller carbon footprint due to reduced transportation requirements. Bestway’s production facilities (of Hydro-Force™ products) reuse or recycle almost 100% of production waste, use renewable energy, and consistently revise the sustainability of the packaging. Additionally, the reduced risk of damage and the longer lifespan of inflatable boards mean fewer boards end up in landfills, making them a responsible choice for eco-conscious paddlers.

They’re Fun

Kids, teenagers, adults all love inflatable paddle boards. They feel less daunting and scary to use than a hard board. All the reasons above mean you can just take inflatable SUPs along with you for a day trip, quickly set them up and have some fun on the water. Just remember 5 water safety tips and choosing the right leash before you get on the water.

Inflatable paddle boards have revolutionised the world of paddleboarding, allowing more and more people to take up paddling. Their portability, versatility, durability, stability, and eco-friendliness make them an attractive choice for water enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned paddler or just dipping your toes into the sport, inflatable paddle boards provide a convenient and cost-effective, way to explore our wonderful inland waterways and stunning coastlines.