This guide is going to unravel the special features that make these 5 cheap paddle boards stand out in the crowd. Despite their low price point,each of our recommendations made numerous owners happy through their durability, versatility, and construction. The paddle boards described below, which generally run between $200 and $300, received very high marks from their purchasers and users.
|Product||Inflatable SUP Stand Up Paddle Board 10′||HydroForce White Cap Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard SUP and Kayak 10′||Goplus Inflatable 11′ Stand Up Paddle Board||Goplus 10′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package||Aqua Marine Vapor Stand-Up Paddle Board|
|Dimensions||120 x 30 x 6 in. (304.8 x 76.2 x 15.2 cm)||120 x 32 x 4 in (304.8 x 81.3 x 10.2 cm)||132 x 30 x 6 in (360.7 x 76.2 x 15.2 cm)||120 x 30 by 6 in (304.8 x 76.2 x 15.2 cm)||130 x 30 x 4 in. (330.2 x 76.2 x 10.2 cm)|
|Weight||18 lbs (8.2 kg)||19.84 lbs (9 kg)||22 lbs (10 kg)||24 lbs (10.9 kg)||20.9 lbs (9.5 kg)|
|Warranty||30 days no risk return||1 year on materials6 months (per manufacturer)||Contact Manufacturer||Contact Manufacturer||Contact Manufacturer|
5. Aqua Marina Vapor Inflatable Stand-up Paddle Board
|Board Weight: 20.9 lbs (9.5 kg)|
|Rider Weight: 253 lbs (114.8 kg)|
|Dimensions: 130 x 30 x 4 in. (330.2 x 76.2 x 10.2 cm)|
|Material/Construction: EVA deck with Honeycomb groove; drop-stitch|
|Paddle Length: N/A|
This aquamarine vapor inflatable model is our first pick among the quality cheap paddle boards. It features a four-inch double wall drop-stitch as its core material and an EVA deck consisting of a honeycomb groove. The deck is also heat-embossed. Its safety measures include a stainless steel D-ring on the tail and extra D-rings for attaching the kayak seat. This seat converts the paddle board into a kayak.
The manufacturer rates the maximum load for this board at 253 lbs. However, some customers report in their reviews that this device cannot support more than 150 or 160 lbs. Furthermore, other users state that the end of three stage paddle ore comes off and, with water getting into it, sinks the end into the water.
4. Goplus 10′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package
|Board Weight: 24 lbs (10.9 kg)|
|Rider Weight: 268 lbs (121.6 kg)|
|Dimensions: 10 ft by 30 in by 6 in (304.8 x 76.2 x 15.2 cm)|
|Material/Construction: EVA, drop-stitch|
|Paddle Length: 67 to 86.6-in. (170.2 to 220 cm) (Adjustable)|
With its ten feet of length, durable top foam and a slip-free grip, this is one of the best cheap paddle boards for beginners. This paddle board is also well-suited for those interested in recreational paddling and riding small waves.
At a thickness of six inches, the board can support up to 265 lb of riders. The drop-stitch technology prevents cracks when it is being inflated and deflated. When riders complete their sessions in the water, the board deflates to 24 lbs, allowing for convenient storage.
Within the package, you will find a 67 to 86.6-inch adjustable aluminum paddle. Other accessories include a backpack, a fin, repair kit and a pump. Since the pump is manual, it will take several minutes to inflate to a PSI between 10 and 15.
3. Goplus Inflatable 11′ StandUp Paddle Board
|Board Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg) (when deflated)|
|Rider Weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)|
|Dimensions: 11 ft x 30 in x 6 in (360.7 x 76.2 x 15.24 cm)|
|Material/Construction: Drop stitch construction; EVA textured pad|
|Paddle Length: 66 to 83 in (176.64-210.81) (Adjustable)|
This Goplus paddle board measures 11 ft long by 30 inches wide by 6 inches thick and allows a maximum load of 265 lb for its riders. When deflated, it weighs 22 pounds, allowing for convenient storage in transportation in a backpack.
Other included accessories consist of a hand pump with a PSI gauge, a repair kit, leash, and adjustable paddle and a fin. Users can inflate and deflate the product in less than five minutes, making it one of the best cheap paddle boards currently available.
To promote durability, this model is constructed with a dropped stitch method and EVA textured deck pad. Customers underlined problems with the durability and strength of the pump that comes with the board and its hose connections.
2. HydroForce White Cap Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard SUP and Kayak 10
|Board Weight: 19.84 lbs (9 kg)|
|Rider Weight: 209 lbs (94.8 kg)|
|Dimensions: 120 x 32 x 4 in (304.8 x 81.3 x 10.2 cm)|
|Material/Construction: Polyester, laminated PVC, drop-stitch Construction|
|Paddle Length: N/A|
The Hydro White Cap SUP/kayak combination affords versatility as a device for beginners and more experienced users. As with other cheap paddle boards profiled here, this model is constructed from drop-stitch material, laminated PVC, and a 3-ply reinforced polyester mesh core.
In the water, the Hydro Force SUP has a carrying capacity of 209 lbs. It comes supplied with a travel bag, pump, Gage, kayak seat and an aluminum oar. Based on reviews, some customers have expressed dissatisfaction with the oar, noting that it is not secure and falls off into the water. Due to the weight of the end that falls, it sinks into the water.
Users also recommend an electric pump, since the manual pump that comes with this cheap SUP doesn’t perfectly fit the paddle board valve. Nevertheless, this is the second best cheap inflatable stand up paddle board on this list.
1. ANCHEER Inflatable SUP Stand Up Paddle Board 10′
|Board Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg)|
|Rider Weight: 240 lbs (113.4 kg)|
|Dimensions: 120 x 30 x 6 in (304.8 x 76.2 x 15.2 cm)|
|Material/Construction: Military grade PVC|
|Paddle Length: 63 to 84 in (160 x 213.4 cm) (Adjustable)|
For this Ancheer inflatable SUP, its construction comes from a nine-millimeter military grade PVC and drop stitch for its inner structure. This board comes with three fins to furnish extra stability, a detachable center fin, a carry backpack, a dual function air pump and a kit to perform repairs.
With the dual function pump, users can inflate to the maximum PSI of 15 in less than five minutes and the flight in under three minutes. When inflating, 12 PSI should suffice. Generally, this board can hold users and other loads up to 240 lbs.
Interested in more inflatable SUPs? Check out our collection of the best inflatable paddle boards on the market!
Cheap paddle boards, at least those that stay under $300, generally come with durable design and manufacturing and the ability to support significant weights. Some can double as platforms for yoga and other exercises, and training devices for those new to recreation in watercourses. According to our research, the absolute best cheap paddle board is the Ancheer model, but those made by Goplus or HydroForce are also reliable. If you have suggestions for other inexpensive paddle boards, please drop us a message.