The Gili Meno iSUP’s most prized features are its durable, ultralight construction and intuitive design and features. The paddleboard’s ultralight dual Fusion technology eliminates the bulkiness you’d typically find on a paddleboard of similar quality – in this case, a hard shell paddleboard.
Yet, even with its ultralight profile, the Meno series still delivers the same impressive functions of a premium quality hard shell board. In addition to feeling stable and hard under your feet, the board offers a high tensile function that survives various elements in the water and different water conditions. Further, the dual Fusion technology enhances the board’s capacity, supporting loads of up to 485 lbs.
So, using this board, you don’t have to worry about leaving your essential gear for the expedition behind. To complement the high tensile, ultralight dual Fusion technology is the extra wide deck that extends to 35 inches, giving you even more deck space for yourself and your gear. It’s clear that the Gili Meno iSUP series is built for optimal space and stability!
But, this construction design doesn’t undercut the board’s performance. The board still integrates a hybrid shape with a pointed nose to optimize its performance and allow it to effortlessly cut through the water. In turn, you will enjoy a smooth ride with minimal drag, even at full load capacity.
The paddleboard doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the storage features, either. The built-in paddle holder offers a secure location to hold your paddle when not in use. You can also use the 6-point front and 4-point rear bungee cord to stash as much gear, whether spending the day outdoors or bringing along snacks for your SUP touring.
Additionally, the board also comes with 3 action mounts you can fit your action camera to capture your adventure, fishing rods, or a cup holder. You will also find 3 Scotty mounts for extra accessories.
Here are additional features to enjoy on your paddleboard:
- Perfect for all water conditions and skill levels
- CarbonTech rails for additional stiffness and rigidity
- Three-piece carbon shaft paddle with nylon blade or full carbon paddle
- Front and rear bungee side handles for extra support – especially for your kids
- Front and rear bungees double as storage for gear, such as fishing coolers and tackle box
- Extra large, brushed EVA diamond traction pad
Dimensions (LxWxH) : 10’/11’x 35’x 6’’
Weight: 23/24 lbs.
Color options: Blue, teal, white, sand, green, and camo
Paddle: Carbon/nylon or full carbon
Accessories: Backpack with rolling wheels & fin pocket, paddle, dual action hand pump, coiled ankle leash, 9-inch snap-in center fin, and snap-in side fin pair
Usability: 99% – The Gili 10’6/11’6 Meno Inflatable SUP Board takes winning points when it comes to its usability. The board is truly built for the entire family. It offers a wider deck, up to 35 inches, that’s an extra 1 to 3 inches than regular boards. So, you can comfortably accommodate your kids and a pet for a fun water experience. In fact, the paddleboard offers a choice of two lengths, deposing on your sizing needs. Moreover, while offering generous space and stability, the iSUP is not limited to its performance on the water. So, even while supporting your entire family on board, the bard’s hybrid design allows it to effortlessly traverse through different water conditions for a truly authentic SUPing experience. Further, the board offers a wide range of additional and practical features. A paddle holder lets you enjoy the water with your family hands-free when not paddling. The additional bungee cords at the front and back can act as support rails for your young ones or extra storage space, depending on your expeditions. For example, if you are going fishing, it offers the perfect place to stash your tackle box and cooler. You can also make full use of the action and Scotty mounts, whether you fit an action camera to capture the memories or cup holders for a refreshing day ride.
Durability: 98% – The Meno series paddleboard is constructed with premium durability. The dual Fusion technology seals the paddleboard for a high tensile finish – even though it maintains an ultralight performance. This construction design doesn’t only put up with potential dings and abrasions. It also survives various water conditions without much incident. Additionally, it balances the board’s stability and its load capacity –allowing it to support as much load without risks of damage.
Usability: 99% – The Meno iSUP offers superior usability. Its design gives it an all-around functionality. The board comes in handy whether you are a single seasoned rider or a family out on a weekend touring ride. Ultimately, it’s the generous sizing, wide deck, and generous storage the board offers without compromising its minimal drag performance on water that boosts its usability.
Durability: 98% – The paddleboard’s Dual Fusion technology, unique hybrid shape, and extra width inter complement one another to boost its durability. The board’s high tensile finish makes it strong enough to support a heavy load, nearly a quarter of a ton, in most water conditions. The best part is you don’t have to worry about any possible dings, abrasions, or other damages.
Price: 97% – The Meno series aren’t the cheapest paddle boards in the Gili paddleboard family. Nonetheless, this doesn’t mean that they don’t offer value for money. With the premium level design that matches a good quality hard shell board, the iSUP is certainly worth its price tag. After all, it gives you all the essential factors – enough deck space, stability, speed, and minimal drag!
Overall: 98% – The Meno series paddleboard offers good value for money and provides all the essential factors for a pleasant SUPing adventure. In addition to a stable and wider deck, the board is fine-tuned for good speed, minimal drag, and offers good storage capacity.
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The Gili 10’6/11’6 Meno iSUP is a worthy investment if you are looking for a premium quality board for your family. The all-around paddle board works in almost all conditions and accommodates riders of all levels. You can use it on trips where you need more gear space or more space for your kids and pet. However, for single riders who don’t need as much space and are looking for a board fine-tuned for more speed and maneuverability, the Gili Meno iSUP may not be the best option.