Type: PVC (Inflatable)
Color Options: Blue
Suitable For: All-Round, Flat Water, SUP Yoga, Light Surf
Guru Rating: 9.2/10
Driftsun SUP Inflatable Review
The main concern of buying an iSUP for a low cost is the lack of features. Well, when this baby is on sale, there’s no need to worry! There’s no lack of premium features on this SUP!
The Driftsun is the complete iSUP that’s outfitted with every SUPper’s dream feature! Seriously, it has just the right length, thickness, and width to cater to anyone of any age and skill level who wants to go for a ride.
Furthermore, it has on-board d-rings, multiple carry handles, and a sleek, uncluttered skin. The nose is barely rockered for added performance in light surf, and the entire iSUP only weighs 23.5 pounds!
It’s lightweight, portable, and comes as a complete package. What more could you want? We’ll tell you!
Impressively, it comes with a completely removable tri fin system setup! It’s rare that you see this premium feature on an iSUP under $1000! When rolling up for storage and transportation, it’s going to be a tighter and smaller package than any on the market!
Additionally, the paddle is something of note. It can extend up to seven feet long! Don’t forget to invite the four-legged friend along as this baby can handle up to 350 pounds!
Everything about this iSUP and its accessories is top-notch. Hear, hear, to luxury!
- High quality
- Rigid construction
- Complete package
- Difficult to clean
Best Suited For
This is an excellent board for both beginner and intermediate SUPpers! They’ll love the versatile ease of use in flat waters to light surf. Its high quality construction allows it to be used and abused in many terrains without a scratch or a dent. If you see yourself as an expert then you may want to head back to the homepage to see the full range of boards.
Buyers and users of the Driftsun are extremely happy with their buy! The only complaints are from those who didn’t inflate the iSUP to full 15 PSI. Some only inflated to 12 PSI which does result in a little flex and instability. However, at full PSI, you’d be fooled into thinking it’s a hardboard but more comfortable!
Users also love that it’s relatively easy and fast to inflate the board. They also very much appreciate the detachable fin system that allows low level riders to experiment and build up SUPping skills.
However, if you happen to run your car over the board, the worst that could happen is skid marks. The black scuff marks will require something strong like an engine degreaser to remove them. Hey! You can run your car over your board? That’s great, though not recommended!
Frequently Asked Questions
There are very few boards that can match the premium features of this iSUP in this sale price range, but we found one. The Ten Toes Weekender iSUP is a paddle board to be reckoned with! It features the rarely seen removable tri fin setup, and it can even beat the Driftsun by an inch when it comes to rolling up smaller. On sale, it pretty much matches the price of the Driftsun, but at full price, you’re looking at one heck of a chunk of savings! Oh so worth it though! What’s so tempting about it is that it’s available in a myriad of color options and we’ve run the tests on it too! Check out the latest stats on what we have to say on this iSUP!
While the Tower Adventurer 2 iSUP might not have three detachable fins, it can match the Driftsun in weight capacity and can outdo it in warranty coverage by an extra year. The Adventurer 2 is a step up from the original Adventurer that we did a full review on here. It now features d-rings and on-board bungees for deck storage and a new, redesigned race-inspired shape. By the way, this can outlast a hit by a car tire too, and it doesn’t require degreaser to clean it off – just soap and water. We’re eager to get our sticky mitts on this one and you should be too!
- Removable fins
- Multiple carry handles
- 350 lb max weight
SUP it Up!
To SUP (sum) it up, the Driftsun iSUP isn’t the only premium paddle board that can be run over by a car, but it is one of the few with premium features in this price range. If you’re ready to drift out into the water under the kissing rays of the sun, buy up now before the price goes up!