Designed for beginner and intermediate paddlers, the NIXY Newport G4 10’6” All Around iSUP is one of the best in the game. With a wide platform and a thick profile, it provides the user with plenty of stability as they cruise on the water. Its design is not thought for speed and agility but instead gives you more than enough space either to find your balance, to transports pets, or even work out while on the board.
The Newport G4 is sold in a complete kit that includes everything you might need to get started with the sport of paddleboarding. It can sustain an internal pressure of 15 PSI which will have you feeling like you are standing on a solid plank of wood. The difference is that when you’re done you’ll be able to quickly and easily deflate the whole thing, roll it up, stuff it in the included transport backpack and be rapidly on your way home without breaking a sweat.
The broad profile of the paddleboard makes it suited to all sorts of water activities, be it fishing, doing yoga, or simply relaxing under the sun. It can even be made to go quite fast if you know what you are doing, but most of its target audience will enjoy the stiffness and reliability that it exudes. Another remarkable feature of the NIXY Newport G4 is how lightweight it is, despite its rather large size, coming in at just over 20 pounds to make it easy to transport to and from the beach.
Built by combining a dual-layer PVC shell with carbon side rails for extra stiffness, the Newport G4 feels extremely solid and features a non-slip traction pad placed right under your feet. There are plenty of mounting brackets places all around if you decide to install a camera and record your adventures and even a repair kit is included to have you prepared for any situation out on the waves. For those getting into the sport and looking for a board that can do just about everything, this might be the absolute best choice.
Built to the highest quality standards, the NIXY Newport G4 comes packed with features that may not be apparent to the naked eye, but which contribute greatly to making it such a reliable performer when on the water. As you take it out of the box, you can feel the care that has been put into making every single inch of it and all of the features respect the same excellent standard. Here is a quick list of the most worthy of notice, those that will make your ride smoother and more enjoyable than anything else the competition can offer:
- 9” tool-less removable center fin
- Two 5” tool-less removable side find
- Carbon-reinforced side rails
- 3 grab handles for ease of transports
- Carbon fiber paddle with comfortable T-grip
- UV protection to prevent damage from long exposure to sunlight
- Five action mounts
- 16 d-rings spread all over the board
- Side bungee paddle holder
- Included and very sturdy ankle leash
- Transport backpack comes with padded straps and drainage slits
Dimensions: 10’6” x 34” x 6”/320 x 83.82 x 15.24 cm
Volume: 300 liters
Weight (fins included): 21 pounds/9.79 kg
Maximum load: 300 pounds/136 kg
Length: 67” to 84”/170 to 213 cm
Shaft diameter: 28.5 mm
Weight: 1.54 pounds/25 ounces
Blade surface: 90 square inches/580.6 square cm
Dimensions: 25” x 13 ½” x 5”/63.5 x 34.29 x 12.7 cm
Folded dimensions: 25” x 9” x 6”/63.5 x 22.86 x 15.24 cm
Weight: 4.37 pounds/2 kg
Length: 10’/305 cm
Diameter: 7 mm
Dimensions: 39” x 17” x 9”/99 x 43.18 x 22.86 cm
Weight: 5.75 pounds/2.6 kg
Usability: Reassuringly wide and comfortably stable, the NIXY Newport G4 iSUP has the capacity of making any beginner user feel rapidly at ease in the water, even if it is one of their first outings. As soon as you receive the box you’ll know what needs to go where and you’ll be on your way in no time, thanks to the powerful hand pump that can inflate the board in just a couple of minutes. Once you’re on your way, you can easily and quickly adjust the length of your paddle to suit your height and swiftly and smoothly maneuver through the water.
The non-slip material under your feet will make you feel even more comfortable and sure of yourself while the ankle leash never bites into your skin or become annoyingly noticeable. The valve whose job it is to keep all the air inside the board is super sturdy, so you can just forget about worrying if it will ever let you down and focus on enjoying the ride. At the end of the day, deflation is very simple and straightforward, letting you slide in and out of the water with ease.
Durability: The NIXY Newport G4 iSUP is built to impress, and we can safely say we have been astonished by its build quality. It feels just like you’re standing on the deck of a boat, and to think that what is holding you up is mostly air is quite mind-boggling. The PVC used for the construction is top-notch and there are two layers of it, giving you all the stiffness you could ever need, and two carbon reinforcements on either side keep the shape stable all through your rides.
Another remarkable feature of the Newport G4’s build quality is how the weight manages to remain so well contained for a product that feels this sturdy. The rest of the kit is equally well-built, especially the paddle, and manages to strike a similar balance between strength and weight without any compromises having to be made. You can feel the care that has been put into every square inch of this paddleboard and this will let you know you can safely rely on it when you need it the most.
- Wide, stable, and easy to maneuver in the water
- Excellent build quality while remaining lightweight
- Fast and easy to inflate and deflate
- Price may raise some issues for beginners
Usability: 98% – Big, beautiful, and easy to steer, the NIXY Newport G4 is designed to put a smile on the faces of paddleboarders of all ages and skill levels. It manages to do pretty spectacularly by blending a stellar build quality with a board profile that makes it usable for almost any kind of scenario. Only those who really want the speed can find something to complain about, but for the overwhelming majority of paddleboarders there is truly very little more that one can ask from a beginner to intermediate board.
Durability: 99% – Durability alongside ease of use are the two main selling points of the Newport G4 and it scores exceptionally well on both. Thanks to the use of top-notch PVC and modern construction techniques, combined with the carbon reinforcements on the side, the Newport G4 is built to handle everything you might want to put it through during a day at the beach and do so for months on end without missing a beat. All the other items in the kit feel equally well built, especially the paddle, leaving you with the feeling of having a great board to rely on at all times.
Price: 94% – While it may seem steep to some, especially new users who may still not be entirely sure of how much they want to dive into the sport, the price of the NIXY Newport G4 kit is more than adequate for the contents of the package. If you consider what you are getting and the fact that you don’t need to buy anything else to be on your way to the sea, you’ll come to understand that this investment is well worth considering and will not leave you disappointed a couple of years from now.
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Overall: 98% – Ready to take on any situation that a beginner or intermediate paddleboard can find themselves in and deliver stability and maneuverability throughout, the NIXY Newport G4 is right up there with the top paddleboards on the market. A complete kit will all these features is hard to come by, so we recommend you don’t spend too much time pondering over your decision and go for it!
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All-rounders seldom turn out great, but the NIXY Newport G4 might well be the exception to the rule. With great build quality and ease of use, it is truly a pleasure to ride among the waves and will surely set an example for many other models in the years to come.
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