Brand/Model: Bimini H2O
Type: PVC (Inflatable)
Color Options: Green
Suitable For: All-Round, Flat Water, Light Surf
Guru Rating: 8/10
Bimini H20 Kids iSUP Review
What do all small children like? Cute things, and this iSUP couldn’t get any cuter! The skin is attractive to both boys and girls alike. The rainbow design adds a splash of color that any kid will appreciate.
Apart from its dazzling design, the board itself is priced way too attractively to pass up. Are you thinking it’s too good to be true? Maybe this is just the price of only the board? Don’t be fooled, the entire accessories package is included in this cheap paddle board kit. This is way too rad to look anywhere else.
While the thickness is only 4 inches, it’s not a big deal. Kids are lighter than adults and they don’t need the extra stability that larger persons would need out of a 6 inch thick SUP.
All the balance and rigidity will come from the military grade reinforced 1100d pvc tarpaulin construction. The pump is easy to use to get it up to full PSI since it’s a dual action pump. No pump will go wasted so make the kids do it.
No physical energy will be wasted hauling this thing to the water either. It weighs only 15 pounds! With such a light weight under its belt, make the kids haul it to the lake themselves. That’s right, make them work hard to play hard.
When the kids have pooped themselves out, deflate the iSUP, roll it up, and take it home. It really can’t get any easier than that!
If you are looking for adults paddle boards, you can see our full paddle board review page here.
- PVC tarpaulin construction
- Complete accessories package
- No instruction manual
Best Suited For
This is an iSUP for riders up to 130 pounds. With a limited weight capacity and slim size, it’s best for flat water and all-round, recreational use. You could brave some light surf with it and ride down a small swell. But, it really doesn’t matter if you’re at the beach or on the lake, the kids are going to have an awesome SUPpin’ time.
The Bimini H2O iSUP is so new to the market. In fact, it’s still debuting its online presence. However, just from the look of the SUP, you know it’s going to cause an online rave in a heartbeat. It’s already impressed its current owners and buyers. So what do they say about it?
They’re enchanted by the colorful skin – we are too! Besides its aesthetically-pleasing presence, it has all the right dimensions and accessories to lure the kids off the Wii and out into the real world.
The accessories are complete and top-notch. Perhaps the paddle could be made to float, but that’s usually not a feature in iSUP kits. It also seems that you might be a customer that misses out on receiving an instruction manual – it happens.
User error is common when it comes to valve issues, but with proper know-how and if you happen to have iSUP experience, it’ll pose no issues for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
For a worthy comparison, we present the 7 and 9 foot Lucky Bums iSUP. It practically has everything the Bimini has except the splashy, bright skin. However, the 9 foot Lucky Bums iSUP can carry up to 50 pounds more than the cutesy H2O paddle board, but you’ll have to pay for the extra cost. You’ll also lose out on the free rash guard and the included ankle leash. But, if the Lucky Bums sounds too lucky to not check it out, we have given this iSUP a full once-over where you can read all the nitty-gritty details about it here.
For something that’s smaller, extra stable, and still colorful and bright, the Airhead Popsicle iSUP is a delicious competitor. It might only be 7 feet long, but it’s wide, thick, and it has a few extra kickers to boot. It features a tail kicker and four thruster fins – awesome! Our full review on it is right here.
- Lightweight 15 lbs
- On-board storage
- Oversized traction pad
SUP it Up!
To SUP (sum) it up, this paddle board has such a cute name, it could be your pet. Teaching the kids to treat their new iSUP like it is their pet will extend the life of the board. You won’t ever need to use the warranty on this cute, itsy SUP. You’ll just want to nuzzle it and take it home, oh yeah, and paddle!