Peak All Around Inflatable Paddle Board Review

Features

Even though this board is fairly universal when it comes to iSUP design, it still has plenty of neat features to offer. You get a comfy surface to stand on, a place to stash your gear, and a number of great accessories to make your day on the water more enjoyable. Take a quick look at what the Peak inflatable paddle board can give you:

  • Bungee corded storage in the nose area (6 D-rings)
  • Brushed EVA foam deck pad for comfort and added stability
  • Center carry handle for lifting and carrying the inflated board
  • Rear D-ring for attaching the included ankle leash
  • Halkey-Roberts valve for easily and quickly inflating and deflating the board
  • Snap-in center fin improves tracking and can be removed when packing
  • Nose grab handle for pulling the board in and out of the water
  • Full accessory package that includes a paddle, a pump, a backpack, and the mentioned leash

Specifications

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Length: 10 feet 6 inches

Width: 31 inches

Thickness: 6 inches

Weight: 23lbs (package), 18lbs (board itself)

Capacity: 300 pounds

Inflates to: 12PSI

Volume: 225L

Deflated size: 35 x 14 x 9 inches

Material: Military-grade PVC, dual layer

Carry handles: 2, nose and center

Fins: 1 removable center fin

Warranty: 1-year warranty, 30-day money-back guarantee

Colors: Blue, Aqua, White, Moss

Included accessories: Carry backpack, 3-piece adjustable aluminum paddle, ankle leash, dual-action high-pressure pump, snap-in removable center fin, waterproof phone case

User Experience

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Performance and use: Riders have very positive impressions when it comes to the performance of the Peak inflatable SUP. They agree that it’s a great choice for learning how to SUP, but it can offer much more than this. You can enjoy it for recreational paddling, but also take part in activities like surfing or even SUP fishing.

The deck of this board it pretty large and stable so you’ll feel safe no matter what you do. Some people even choose to take their pets along for the ride, since there’s more than enough space and the board stability isn’t compromised.

However, we must say that this board works best for average-sized users, and that taller users may find it difficult to control (if they are inexperienced). This is why sizing up the board correctly is so important. If you think this board might be too small for you, take a look at the Peak 11 Expedition.

Finally, we must mention the paddle since it inevitably influences a board’s performance. This one comes in 3 pieces, it’s made of aluminum with a nylon blade, and allows you to adjust the length. People say it works well, but also that it feels heavy for some. If this is you, think about getting a lighter SUP paddle to take the strain off of your arms and shoulders.

Design and construction: All owners agree that this is a well-made board, both inside and out. You get great comfort thanks to the EVA foam deck pad with diamond groove design since it gives you a soft feeling under the feet (or hands, if you’re into SUP fitness). It also provides excellent traction when the board gets wet so you have better control over the situation. We also mentioned the bungee storage on the nose, which users find really handy for storing things such as dry bags or lunch coolers.

As for the construction, the ultra-durable PVC makes sure this board doesn’t get scratched, dented, or punctured easily. This works pretty fine and riders are generally very happy with the quality. One more thing worth mentioning is the rigidity, which has much to do with the dropstitch interior. The board behaves well even when compared to a hard SUP, and doesn’t bend when you load it.

Setup: You are going to need between 10 and 15 minutes to inflate the board, depending on how much effort you put into it (if you’re using the included hand pump). This is a dual-action pump that is well-made and even has a pressure gauge on top to control how much more you need to pump. Of course, a better solution is an electric pump, which could cut the inflation time in half. On the other hand, this additionally raises your expenses.

When you’ve inflated the board, you need to snap the fin into its place, which is easy to do and doesn’t require any tools. Afterward, you should attach the leash to the D-ring behind the valve, which is very important for your safety in the water. While on the subject of safety, always remember to wear a life vest when going out, so you avoid any potentially risky situations.

Portability: Paddleboarders praise the light weight of this board, as well as the backpack it comes in. It makes storing and transporting the SUP incredibly easy, no matter where you go. The backpack has padded shoulder straps, and even a waist strap for added stability. All this is very convenient to have since you would otherwise have to buy a board bag separately. Finally, there are two handles on the board which make handling the Peak all around SUP easy both in and out of the water.

Pros:

  • Beginner-friendly design
  • Convenient storage space at the nose
  • Included fin is easy to install and remove
  • Very compact and easy to transport
  • Two grab handles for carrying/dragging the board
  • Excellent level of build quality and durability
  • Includes plenty of accessories
  • Comes with a waterproof phone case as a gift
  • Four different colors to choose from

Cons:

  • No rear bungees
  • No side fins

Overall Rating

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  • Price: 95% – We think that the Peak inflatable paddle board is adequately priced considering the quality it gives you. Sure, you’ll probably be able to find a cheaper board, but given how many SUP accessories you get with this purchase and its overall quality, we say it’s worth it.
  • Material: 95% – Despite the PVC construction being the industry standard nowadays, the Peak all around SUP tries to up its game by using a dual layer and adding reinforcements. In fact, paddlers are very satisfied with how this board feels, and we have no reasons to disagree.
  • Design: 90% – As we mentioned earlier, the design is pretty basic, to be honest. This doesn’t mean it’s bad – you still get everything you need to enjoy yourself. We just feel that it could use a rear storage area, some additional fins, or even a gear mount for a fishing rod or a GoPro. But this would inevitably raise the price, and we’re happy with the way it is.
  • Overall: 93% – All things considered, this is a really good board. It’s not top of the line, but it’s more than decent for most users to enjoy the benefits of paddleboarding. It’s strong, performs really well, and it’s easy to set up and pack. And let’s not forget the accessory bundle, which is a great addition.

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The Peak inflatable SUP is a stylish board that puts functionality above everything else. It’s strong, well-constructed, and very reliable on the water. As we mentioned earlier, beginners will enjoy it the most, but everyone can find something to like about it.

Like all other inflatables, it is very compact and easy to take with you, even more so since it comes in a great backpack. Bottom line, this is one of the best picks if you want a universal board for enjoying different activities, all without ruining your budget along the way.

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Source

  1. Peak Inflatable SUP, peakpaddleboards.com
REVIEW OVERVIEW
Peak All Around Inflatable Paddle Board Review
My name is David Hamburg. I am an avid water sports fan who enjoys paddle boarding, surfing, scuba diving, and kite surfing. Anything with a board or chance I can get in the water I love! I am such a big fan I decided to start this website to review all my favorite products and some others. Hope you enjoy!