Brand/Model: Sportstuff Adventure
Type: PVC (Inflatable)
Color Options: Green/Blue/Orange
Suitable For: All-Round, Flat Water, Light Surf, SUP Fishing
Guru Rating: 9/10
Sportstuff 1030 Adventure Review
You’re not going to find an inflatable paddle board that can beat the low price and all the accessories you get with this one. The Sportstuff paddle board is the ultimate package with the ultimate price for any SUPper who wants it all without the hefty costs!
For only a few hundred dollars, you get a 10’6″ x 30″ x 4″ iSUP that can handle riders up to 250 pounds! Even though it’s only a few bucks, it has everything you need out of a paddle board.
It has a large anti-slip EVA deck for comfortable padding on your tootsies as well as a center carry handle, on-deck storage, and an awesome colored skin! No, it’s not a kids toy, it’s a funky designed iSUP that’s gender neutral and ready for anyone who wants to ride in style!
As an iSUP, it comes with all the extra fixings including a paddle, pump, mesh back pack, and even a board leash! But wait, there’s more!
This unique package even throws in a removable seat! If you’re into SUP fishing, leisurely cruising, and laid-back sightseeing while on the water, the seat is a nice touch! It’s really hard to believe that all this comes with the low price!
But, if you want to know what the masses say and if it’s really too good to be true, check out the rest of this review!
- Inflatable benefits
- Includes paddle seat
- 4″ thick
Best Suited For
This board will give some trial and error experiences for beginners since the thickness is only 4 inches. Intermediate SUPpers will find it adequate, but beginners will enjoy the all-round use of the board especially when the seat is attached. This board is best for use with flat water and all-round cruising. You won’t get a ton of speed, but if you’re looking for a leisurely day out on the lake, it’s the perfect iSUP at the perfect price! If you want something geared towards an expert then it would be worth taking a look here.
Seriously, buyers can’t rave on enough about the super low price and all the accessories thrown in. Granted, the accessories aren’t the expensive, high quality ones you’d get with a $1000 board, but it’s better than nothing.
Users of the Adventurer love that you can balance out the low thickness of the iSUP with multiple riders. Even with the seat attached, you can take your kids out for a paddle while you get the workout paddling!
However, users have said that the pump is cheap and it does take a good 200-250 pumps to get this baby fired up and water ready.
When it comes to weight, a lot of people say it can only handle up to 180 pounds conservatively. However, there have been reports that it can handle up to 200 pounds nicely. But, the 250 pound mark is yet to be seen.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re set to spend the minimum on an iSUP package, you might want to consider the Vilano Navigator iSUP. We actually already recommend this excellent inflatable vessel in our full Vilano Navigator review, and it deserves every praise! It’s been beefed up versus the Sportstuff Adventurer in dimension specs, but it does lack the removable seat. It’s up to you whether the extra width and thickness is worth the loss of a back rest while paddling!
Believe it or not, there’s actually an iSUP that can outdo the Adventurer in price! The Aqua Marina Vapor iSUP is not only stylish and comes with full accessories, it also comes with a removable seat. It doesn’t have a back rest, but the kayak seat is still full of cushioning for a laid-back paddle. It’s a 10’8″ board that’s lighter and is ripe for the buying!
- Full accessories package
- Bargain deal
- Fun, colorful design
SUP it Up!
To SUP (sum) it up this Sportstuff 1030 Adventure review, this is your ultimate buy if you’re on a strict budget. Seriously, the dimensions are worth sacrificing if you want the best price plus a few extra accessories thrown into the mix. Don’t forget that the warranty will have you covered for any hassles you stumble across. However, the only hassle that’s foreseen is you falling into the depths of the lake while learning to paddle! Good luck!