Brand/Model: ISLE Airtech
Type: Inflatable (PVC)
Color Options: Gray, Black, Neon Green
Suitable For: All-Round, Flat Water, SUP Yoga, Light Surf
Guru Rating: 9.2/10
Isle Explorer 11 Review
If you’re looking for more length to support your buff physique, the ISLE Airtech 11′ iSUP gives you that extra oomph!
Comparable in almost every aspect to its Airtech 10′ sibling, it’s conveniently a foot longer and can carry 35 pounds more! If you weigh in or around 275 pounds, you’ve found the board for you! If you consider yourself a savvy SUPper, then you can easily push the weight limit to include a four-legged pal along for the cruise.
While speed might not be its major highlight, it does have great features worth boasting about. With 14 d-rings on-board that are purely for your convenience, you’ll have all the gear you need to truly spend a day out exploring.
This board is perfectly shaped for excellent tracking on flat water. It turns easily, it’s a breeze to paddle, and it even ploughs through choppy waves.
Convenience seems to be the theme with this iSUP as it even boasts a padded center carry handle. The padding allows for a more comfortable grip while it doubles for durability benefits.
Even with the extra dimensions over the 10′ Airtech, it still weighs in the same at a very lightweight 19 pounds! You can’t beat the storage and transportation benefits of an inflatable SUP!
The seductive price point of the iSUP belies its high quality construction. Military-grade PVC makes it ultra durable while the patented Airtech Construction lends to its lightweight benefits. This gives birth to a board that doesn’t know what a scratch or a dent is – it’s immortal!
- Airtech Construction
- Lightweight 19 lbs
- Includes iSUP Accessory Bundle
- Lacks speed
Best Suited For
While the longer length and heftier volume can easily boost your confidence to take on larger than life waves, it’s best for recreational SUPping use. It’s thicker and wider dimensions make it perfect for all-round use with light surf. Taller and heftier beginners or families wanting to make the most use of it with multiple riders will never look anywhere else!
Seriously, previous buyers of the 11′ Isle Airtech iSUP love the ease of use! Getting it to 15 PSI might be a little tough with the last 30 or so pumps, but what’s SUPping without a little workout? It’s also compatible with an electric pump if you want to skip the pre-workout.
It’s super lightweight which means the kids can be responsible for hauling all the gear while you grab the six-pack – of water, right? Parents who have bought this iSUP have definitely put their kids to work!
Users of this specific board can’t rave enough about the board’s stability to cater to multiple riders. SUPping is a whole lot more fun when you can share the experience with others, and the Airtech does just that!
Frequently Asked Questions
The Atoll 11′ Cruiser Deluxe is a worthy comparison to this ISLE Airtech! It even matches the number of d-rings on board! They feature the same dimensions, accessories, and SUPping capabilities. However, the Atoll will cost you slightly more for an extra year of warranty coverage and the higher-quality dual-action pump.
If you’re trying to save as much on your buy as possible, then you might want to consider something a little smaller if dimensions aren’t a priority. The 10’8″ Solstice Bali is another iSUP that’s sporting some great features for a much lower price. While it’s slightly slimmer and shorter, it has excellent high-pressure drop-stitch construction and can cater to 250 pounds max! But, you’ll end up spending a tad more to cover the cost of an oar – Solstice doesn’t throw one in!
- 275 max weight
- Ultra durable
SUP it Up!
To SUP (sum) it up, the ISLE 11′ Airtech is a great recreational paddle board for the entire family to enjoy! You can dare some chest surf with the tri-fin setup or relax and catch some rays while you tan afloat! It’s an excellent, high functioning iSUP in every way. The low price? It’s just a bonus!