BEST COMPACT PADDLE BOARD

COMPACT PADDLE BOARDS COMPARISON

PRODUCT  PRICE RANGE MAIN USE DIMENSIONS WEIGHT CAPACITY  COMES WITH REVIEW  SHOP
 BEST AFFORDABLE

Nixy Huntington G4 9’6″ Ultra Compact
 Medium  All-around 9’6x32”x6”   18.75 lbs 250 lbs  – Carbon fiber paddle
– 2-chamber 3-stage pump
– Backpack
Leash
– 2 fins
– Repair kit
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 BEST ALL-AROUND

Red Paddle Co Compact 11′
 Very high  All-around
 11’x32″x4.72″ 20 lb
 
240 lb
 
– Backpack
– 2-chambers pump
– 5 piece carbon paddle
– Fins
– Leash
– Repair kit
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BEST VALUE

Pau Hana Solo Backcountry 10’10” 
High   All-around  10’10x30″x6″
 14.8 lb
 240 lb
– Backpack
– Paddle
– 1-chamber pump
– Fins
– Repair kit
– Accessory bag
– No leash
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COMPACT PADDLE BOARDS REVIEWS

Nixy Huntington G4 9’6″ Ultra Compact

BEST AFFORDABLE

WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Extremely lightweight

– Stable even for beginners

– Very easy to store

– Maneuverable

– Plenty of first-rate accessories and features

– Impressive kit for a paddleboard in this price range
– If I have to, I will say that tracking starts to get worse if you are over 175 lbs

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • People who often travel or hike with their SUP boards
  • Lighter paddlers under 200 lbs

GREAT IN/FOR:

  • Flatwater
  • Small waves surfing
  • Light ocean

QUICK SPECS

  • Price range: Medium
  • Main use: All-around
  • Dimensions: 9’6 x 32” x 6”
  • Weight: 18.75 lbs
  • Weight capacity: 250 lbs
  • Comes with: Carbon fiber paddle, 2-chamber 3-stage pump, Backpack, Leash, 2 fins, Repair kit

Red Paddle Co Compact 11′

BEST ALL-AROUND

WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Extremely lightweight

– Its compact size makes it great for traveling with

– Very versatile

– Tracks very well

– Front bungees tightening system needs to be improved to tighten very well

– It doesn’t simply roll or fold like most other iSUPs

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Travelers looking for a compact package to travel with
  • Small cars owners looking for an easy to transport iSUP
  • Paddlers living in a small apartment with tight storage space

GREAT IN/FOR:

  • Flatwater
  • Surfing small waves
  • Ocean

QUICK SPECS

  • Price range: Very high
  • Main use: All-around
  • Dimensions: 11’x32″x4.72″
  • Weight: 20 lb
  • Weight capacity: 240 lb
  • Comes with: Backpack, 2-chambers pump, 5 piece carbon paddle, Fins, Leash, Repair kit

Pau Hana Solo Backcountry 10’10”

BEST VALUE

WHAT I LIKEWHAT I DON’T LIKE
– Compact

– Well constructed

– Weighs only 22 lbs fully loaded

– The bag you get can be used as a backpack or a drybag. It is also lightweight and made from environmentally friendly TPU

– Includes a lightweight paddle

– Large storage space

– Includes everything need to have fun on the water
– Its weight capacity is on the smaller side

– Can be expensive for some

IDEAL CHOICE FOR:

  • Hikers looking for a true backpackable and portable package to explore remote locations
  • Water adventurers

GREAT IN/FOR:

  • Calm water

QUICK SPECS

  • Price range: High
  • Main use: All-around
  • Dimensions: 10’10x30″x6″
  • Weight: 14.8 lb
  • Weight capacity: 240 lb
  • Comes with: Backpack, Paddle, 1-chamber pump, Fins, Repair kit, Accessory bag, No leash

TODAY’S PRICE


HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST COMPACT PADDLE BOARD

WHY INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARDS ARE GOOD

I recommend you an inflatable paddle board because it is easy to store and travel with due to their small and compact size once deflated and packed into their bag. They are also suited to handle bumps up against rocks and logs.

HULL TYPE

Paddleboards with flat and wide front ends are very maneuverable and more stable, while ones with a pointed nose ride faster and smoother.

VOLUME

Inflatable paddle boards volume is expressed in liters and the higher it is the more it is able to float on the water with weight on it.

WEIGHT CAPACITY

When you compare your total weight with the weight capacity of a board that you may buy, do not forget to include the weight of anything you will have with you like a pet, gear, or equipment.

FAQ

MY BEST COMPACT PADDLE BOARDS ARE…

MY AFFORDABLE COMPACT PADDLE BOARD IS…

If you are looking for a compact paddle board to be easy to transport or store but you are on a budget, I will recommend you the Nixy Huntington G4 9’6″ Ultra Compact.

For just around $695, you get a compact paddle board that is stable, extremely lightweight, maneuverable and has first-rate features and accessories.

Updated on April 13, 2022 by Ben

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