BEST KAYAK PADDLE FOR SUP

2-IN-1 SUP/KAYAK PADDLE COMPARISON

PRODUCT  LENGTH WEIGHT MATERIAL PRICE RETURN SHOP
Best Lightweight 2-in-1 SUP/Kayak Paddle

Thurso Surf Carbon Paddle
+
Kayak Blad
Kayak Blade: 35″
SUP Paddle: 71-87″
Kayak Blade: 0.75 lbs
SUP Paddle: 1.56 lbs
Blade: Carbon
Shaft: Carbon
$$$$ 30 Days
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Carbon Paddle
+
Kayak Blade
Best Affordable Adjustable SUP/Kayak Paddle

Perception 3-piece Hi-Life Convertible SUP/Kayak Paddle
Kayak assembly: 84.6-90.5”
SUP assembly: 72-78”
Kayak: 2.9 lbs
SUP: 2.2 lbs
Total: 3.6 lbs
Blade: Fiberglass-reinforced polypro
Shaft: Aluminum
$ 1-Year
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Best Value Kayak Paddle for SUP

Pau Hana Convertible Aluminum SUP Paddle
Kayak paddle: 88”
SUP paddle: 61-81”
Kayak Paddle: 2.8 lbs
SUP Paddle: 2 lbs
Blade: Nylon
Shaft: Aluminium
$ 1-Year
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Entry-level Kayak SUP Paddle at a Great Value

Surftech Hybrid SUP/Kayak Paddl
70–86” 2.1 lbs Blade: Nylon
Shaft: Carbon 50%/Fiberglass
$$ 1-Year
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CONVERTIBLE SUP KAYAK PADDLE REVIEWS

Thurso Surf Carbon Paddle + Kayak Blade

Best Lightweight 2-in-1 SUP/Kayak Paddle

kayak paddle for sup
PROS:
– Super lightweight
– Durable
– Double-locking mechanism
– Comfortable handle
– SUP paddle has fewer flex even in hard paddling
CONS:
– Kayak paddle assembly is not adjustable
– High price tag

QUICK SPECS

  • Length: Kayak Blade: 35″ / SUP Padde: 71-87″
  • Weight: Kayak Blade: 0.75 lbs / SUP Padde: 1.56 lbs
  • Material: Blade: Carbon / Shaft: Carbon
  • Price: $$$$

Perception Hi-Life Convertible SUP/Kayak Paddle

Best Affordable Adjustable SUP/Kayak Paddle

kayak sup paddle
PROS:
– Affordable
– The Kayak assembly is adjustable
– Each single piece float independently and also while put together
– Sturdy and reliable
– Sturdy enough that I’m not stressed over it falling to pieces
CONS:
– The black aluminum shaft heats up in the sun, but cools down quick in the water
– May be heavy for some
– Several owners announced that their paddles did sink, while others said the opposite

QUICK SPECS

  • Length: Kayak paddle : 84.6-90.5” / SUP paddle: 72-78”
  • Weight: Kayak: 2.9 lbs / SUP: 2.2 lbs / Total: 3.6 lbs
  • Material: Blade: Fiberglass-reinforced polypro / Shaft: Aluminum
  • Price: $

Pau Hana Convertible Aluminum SUP Paddle

Best Value Kayak Paddle for SUP

2 in 1 sup/kayak paddle
PROS:
– Reasonably priced
– Fairly lightweight
– Ergonomic
– 4 pieces makes it very packable for storage or transportation
– Shaft to kayak-blade angle is adjustable
CONS:
– Kayak assembly is not adjustable
– Can be a bit small, making it slower moving the board through the water
– Aluminum shaft has poor flex and are more likely to drown

QUICK SPECS

  • Length: Kayak paddle: 88” / SUP paddle: 61-81”
  • Weight: Kayak Paddle: 2.8 lbs / SUP Paddle: 2 lbs
  • Material: Blade: Nylon / Shaft: Aluminium
  • Price: $

Surftech Janitor SUP/Kayak Paddle

Entry-level Kayak SUP Paddle at a Great Value

convertible kayak sup paddle
PROS:
– Lightweight
– Durable
– Fairly priced
– Adjustable in both modes
– Shaft is anti-twist
– Packable
CONS:
– Not found

QUICK SPECS

  • Length: 70–86”
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs
  • Material: Blade: Nylon / Shaft: Carbon 50%/Fiberglass
  • Price: $$

TODAY’S PRICE

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CONVERTIBLE KAYAK SUP PADDLE

SUP PADDLE ANATOMY

MATERIAL

The shaft and blade material is the most important factor to consider because it play a huge role in their weight and durability.

  • CARBON FIBER:

Carbon fiber is the lightest material. It helps you paddle for longer distances before start feeling tired. Unfortunately, it comes with the highest price tag.

You should be careful because some brands market fiberglass + carbon fiber shafts or blades as full carbon ones in order to lower the price.

  • FIBERGLASS:

Fiberglass is the second lightweight material that is less pricey offering a great value for the price.

Shafts made of fiberglass have a flex that makes them comfortable by being gentle on your body.

  • NYLON PLASTIC:

Polyurethane or PU is a durable material that makes affordable SUP paddle blades.

Unfortunately, their tendency to flex makes them have a low power transfer from your body to the water.

  • ALUMINUM:

Aluminum is an affordable material used in paddle shafts

One of the disadvantages of aluminum is that most of the time drowns when accidentally dropped in water because it’s heavy.

GRIP DESIGN

T-grip paddles offer a more secure grips while palm grips are more comfortable.

FLOATABILITY

The ability for a kayak SUP paddle to float is a very important feature because it helps you keep your investment from drowning when you accidentally drop it in water.

Updated on October 16, 2021 by Ben

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