Brand/Model: Aqua Marina Fusion
Type: PVC (Inflatable)
Color Options: Orange/Black
Suitable For: All-Round, Flat Water, Light Surf, SUP Yoga
Guru Rating: 7.4/10
Leave it to Aqua Marina to provide an affordable option to get you into paddling right away! There’s no need to go another Summer watching your friends paddle without you because you don’t have the cash. The Fusion iSUP is your ticket into wet and wild fun!
If Spring Break means time out on the water, then you don’t want to be left a loner! The Fusion iSUP is so affordable, it’s nuts! The skin is a wild and funky orange with a black, honeycomb traction pad that will keep you standing in comfort and not falling off like a newbie.
The double-wall drop stitch PVC construction will handle all the paddling you can dish out while cruising on the lake with your mates. No ever said you need a hard board to get paddling! Plus, you’ll save some extra cash with this buy and you won’t be eating Raamen noodles for the rest of the school semester!
If the family is wanting to join in on the fun, the iSUP can maintain up to 308 pounds! Load up the kids, dog, and all! Don’t forget the snacks and drinks that can be tied down with the bungee cord set up. It’s well worth packing it on board if you plan on exploring and venturing out past the ocean break.
With an awesome skin and a superb price for an all-inclusive package, what have you got to lose?
- Inflatable benefits
- Double wall construction
- Conflicting info online
- Short paddle
Best Suited For
This is a beginner’s SUP into learning to cruise flat water and calm seas. However, more experienced SUPpers should be able to get a little more out of it in light surf. The 6 inch thickness and wide design makes it extremely stable on the lake, river, and ocean.
Users love the rigidity and stiffness this cheap SUP provides! For the price, most people wouldn’t expect it, but it proves to be stable, durable, and extremely functional.
The iSUP itself is a hit with its buyers, it’s the accessories that don’t seem to impress too much. The adjustable paddle is on the short end of the stick for most adult paddlers. This is a downside since you might end up having to spend more for a better and longer paddle.
Also, it seems to have issues with air leaks when trying to pump the iSUP or tears may be prone to occur. You might get pretty familiar with the patch kit during your course of ownership.
But, for an iSUP that gets you on the water today, it’s worth the price while you save up for one three times the price! For conflicting information on the board, check out our FAQ below!
Frequently Asked Questions
The best comparable iSUP for an almost identical price is the Sportstuff 1030 Adventure iSUP. It’s 10’6″ x 30″ x 4″ and is ready for action! It comes with all the fixings including awesome freebies – a SUP seat with back rest and board leash! It has incredible value for the price and accessories, and mind you, a paddle that’s not just for kids! Make sure to drop by our iSUP reviews to see everything we have to say on the Adventure!
If you’re determined to give Aqua Marina a chance, and you’re willing to spend not even $100 more, the Aqua Marina Monster iSUP is worth a once-over! The long 12′ monster with a very generous 32 inch width and 6 inch thickness is super stable for riders who want to brave choppy waters with speed made possible with its rockered nose design.
But, if a much lower price tag is calling you stronger than ever, the Aqua Marina Vapor might be your only option. The only difference to the Fusion iSUP is it’s only 4 inches thick instead of 6. Not bad for an entry-level buy!
- On-board storage
- 308 max weight limit
- Super rigid
SUP it Up!
To SUP (sum) it up, the Aqua Marina Fusion iSUP functions exactly as described and is perfect for the price. Granted, you’re not getting $1000 quality and performance for this few hundred dollar board, but for some light fun on a lazy day, you don’t need to spend a penny more!