Brand/Model: Ten Toes Weekender
Type: PVC (Inflatable)
Color Options: Seafoam, Blue, Green, Gray, Black/Red
Suitable For: All-Round, Flat Water, SUP Yoga, Light Surf
Guru Rating: 9/10
If you plan to hit the water this weekend, don’t forget your Weekender iSUP to really end the week off right. For a superb price, you’ll be able to afford a bottle of wine as your end of week treat too.
Although you’re getting some massive savings on this iSUP, you’re not compromising on quality. Far from it! There’s about 100 threads for every square inch of this iSUP that guarantees you a rigid and stiff board. The drop-stitch construction is started from the inside and then is wrapped in a multi-layer protective shell with a military-grade PVC layer topping it all off! It’s immortal baby!
Not only is it constructed like a beast, it’s graphic design is simply chic! It lacks all the jumble of several colors thrown together and the busy-bee logos that can take away from the streamlined aesthetics of a SUP. It’s simple and attractive. Available in various colors, you’ll be able to pick one that feels like an extension of you!
With the 10 feet long, 30 inches wide, and 6 inch thickness, you’ll be able to cruise, float, fish, and paddle to your heart’s content. If you want to get a little hippie, it’s stiff enough to strut some downward dog poses too!
Rarely seen on iSUPs is the ability to remove all three fins! So, if you dare to take it out for a little bit of surfing, that’s all on you!
- Removable tri-fin system
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Hard to inflate
- Poor customer service
Best Suited For
This isn’t your performance or racing board, so if you’re a speed freak, speed on elsewhere. However, if you’re looking for a recreational board that the entire family can all use, this is it. It’s super easy to roll up, transport, and paddle on. What’s left to do? End the night at home with a glass of wine!
There are many happy buyers of the Weekender iSUP, and paddling with this board seems to be the perfect ending to their week of hard work. They are very pleased with the removable fins that makes storing the iSUP even more convenient and easier.
Even though there are complaints about inflation being very difficult, it seems this is a one off instance and there might be defect issues with the valve, pump, or getting in the last few PSI pumps. Most other users found it comparable to inflate and deflate as other iSUPs – not easy but not hard either.
While there’s also a complaint about unresponsive customer service, this doesn’t seem to be the case for most buyers. Following up with unhappy buyers revealed that Ten Toes Emporium did contact them to make things right. They also stated that the issues they experienced were not normal and they were willing to compensate for the defects. So, it seems the happy buyers prove the Weekender is a purchase worth investing in!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you find that the Ten Toes Weekender is still slightly small for all the dancing and jumping around you plan to do on the iSUP, then maybe you should consider the INFINITO SUP Copacabana iSUP that’s new to 2017! In looks, it’s the complete opposite of the Weekender with funky colors and patterns all over the place. You’ll also be paying more for the extra dimensions. It’s 11 feet long, 33 inches wide, and 6 inches thick. If SUP yoga is a definite activity, this board will take you through flat and choppy water without interrupting your ohms. Namaste!
To keep things within the same price range as the Weekender, one of the best iSUPs according to us and the masses is the iRocker iSUP with the exact same dimensions. It’s a great all-round iSUP that’s easy to inflate (once you know what you’re doing), is super lightweight at 20 pounds, and the paddle truly floats! Even better, they throw in an awesome iRocker bag to store everything you need to head down to the water!
- Various colors
- Complete package
SUP it Up!
To SUP (sum) it up, the Ten Toes iSUP is a best seller board for the economical brand. A little swimming, some padding, and a lot of wine sure sounds like fun! But, we do recommend saving the adult beverage for use at home, not while on the water. Got it? Now, that sounds like a great weekend!