Water doesn’t stay in the same place from moment to moment, so why should we?
Watersports present an interesting dichotomy: the water we travel on is constantly on the move, but the equipment tends to be pretty cumbersome. While we’d like to follow the water’s lead, it’s tough to take our gear on the go… which often keeps us tied to the same nearby places.
But after a few hard years of sticking close to home, there’s a common theme emerging: we’re all itching to get the hell out of dodge. We just need the bulky gear to catch on too, so that we can take our best adventure companions along for the ride without racking up an astronomical gas or luggage bill.
iRocker seems to have picked up on that restlessness, and addressed the portability problem with their new line of ultralight stand-up paddle boards.
The Ultra Collection includes inflatable paddle boards ranging from just 19 to 21 pounds each. They’re designed to flex to your travel needs rather than the other way around. They fold down into a backpack at just half the size if previous models, with comfortable straps and compression bands so that everywhere your feet can go, your SUP can tag along too. The convenience officially puts road trips, plane rides, multi-sport adventures, portages, approach hikes, and overnight floats back on the table.
“With many travel restrictions lifting,” iROCKER’s Vice President of Marketing and Branding Agata Hairston notices, “people want something they can easily carry on their back or take on a bus, car or plane. Traditionally traveling with a paddle board means taking another piece of heavy luggage. The ULTRA Collection changes that, and we’re excited to see where people take their boards now that no adventure is off-limits.”
Four boards are here to take the hassle out of travel. Each one includes its own electric pump and carbon fiber paddle that fit into the backpack construction.
If you’re ready to put all that restless energy to the test, this is the board for you. The ten-foot model of the All Around SUP prioritizes fast-paced solo adventure, and is best suited for more experienced paddlers that can take to the water with confidence.
With an extra foot of length comes more stability, maneuverability, and versatility. The All Around 11′ gives paddlers a bit more control on the water, and offers an option for bigger and taller paddlers without sacrificing speed or agility in playful waters.
When it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ride, the Cruiser is your best bet. This larger board can handle multiple paddlers or a heavy load of gear for long trips down the river. Slow down, take it easy, and put your trust in this big papa of a SUP.
While the previous three models are redesigned versions of old favorites, the Blackfin presents an entirely new SUP experience. This SUP proves that portability and versatility doesn’t have to come at the cost of high performance. It’s quick, nimble, narrow, and aerodynamic to help you hit top speed on the water. This agile board will set you up well for a riveting ride.