Whether you like it or not, inflatable paddle boards are taking over the industry of paddle boards and it doesn’t look like it’s about to stop either; So, say hello to the latest and greatest Outdoor Tuff SUP, an inflatable paddle board that is made to conquer.
Not exactly an exaggeration but the Outdoor Tuff SUP OTF-94314SUP is the outcome of a brand with multiple investments in the inflatable industry. This company might be an upcoming one but it is coming strong and a lot of that has to do with the quality of their products. In this case, quality is an essential criterion of success given the fact that this is an inflatable paddle board.
However, quality isn’t the only thing the Outdoor Tuff has to offer. So, let’s take a closer look at this board and hopefully determine if it’s the right board for you or not.
- Non-slip EVA pad for comfort and balance
- 4 stainless Steel D-Rings attached with an elastic bungee cord
- 4 stainless steel D-rings on the sides
- 1 extra stainless steel D-Ring on tail
- 1 comfortable center carry handle
- Tri-fin system
- Package Includes
- Adjustable aluminum paddle - it adjusts from 61.5-inches to 80-inches
- Ankle leash
- Repair kit
|Dimensions||9'4" x 31" x 4"|
|Material||Puncture resistant triple-layer PVC Korean drop stitch|
|Weight limit||150 - 225 lbs|
|Number of D-rings||
|Recommended PSI||15 PSI|
|Fins||Tri-fin System : 2 small fins + 1 center detachable fin|
Length is a crucial dimension for stand up paddle boards because it has quite the impact of both performance and user compatibility. In terms of the latter, the board stands at 9 feet in length which is perfect for teenage and young adult paddlers. The length of the board also impacts its performance and at this size, the Outdoor Tuff SUP OTF-94314SUP is just about right. At 9 feet, this iSUP will exhibit some interesting navigation qualities but most importantly, it will pump up decent speed on steady and calm water.
Width has also a significant influence on many spect of a paddle board. This board measures 31 inches which is more than just enough relative to its length. The width of this board will positively impact its ability to maintain balance in strong currents but also allow you to move around at ease on top of the board without risking capsizing it.
As far as thickness is concerned, this board stands at 4 inches which could’ve been better to be completely honest. However, it has been proven that boards that are 4 inches and over in thickness are far less likely to bend at the center under excessive weight. So, as long as you don’t go over the total capacity of 225 lbs, you should be fine.
As far as quality is concerned, the Outdoor Tuff SUP OTF-94314SUP is considered to be an exemplary board and not only because of the build material. Before moving further, let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that this board is strictly made of military grade PVC material which is about as durable as crocodile skin. If that’s not impressive enough then keep in mind that the makers of this board thought that it would only be fair to fortify the board using an industrial drop stitch construction, making it virtually indestructible.
In other words, this board is built to outlast all of the obstacles that it might face in pretty much every environment it is meant to discover. So, as long as you keep away from white and shallow water, this board should never see a bad day.
The most basic details of the Outdoor Tuff SUP OTF-94314SUP give away just how fascinating this board is in terms of finishing touches and defining elements. Nevertheless, today we only have time to scan the most prominent features of the board and that should be more than enough to please you.
- This board features an amazing gripping pad, covering almost the entirety of the board’s platform. The reason it’s amazing extends beyond the fact that it extends over the most sensitive areas of the board to the fact that it will significantly enhance your balance, enabling you to adjust yourself at ease while you go.
- The stainless steel D-rings attached with a bungee cord is also an interesting feature of this paddle board as it has a lot more to offer than you’d think. This system functions perfectly as a cargo net which can be used to transport / store anything from your paddle to your sunglasses. The purpose behind this feature is to enable the paddler to enjoy a hands free experience while in adjacency to everything he or she will need on the journey.
- The board also features one extra D-ring on the tail of the board which is meant to attach a safety leash or to attach the board to a dock when necessary.
- Another feature that is worthy of a strong mention is the dynamic tri-fin navigation system, consisting of 2 side fins that reduce external forces effects and a central removable fin that induces control and mobility to a significant extent.
As far as packaging goes, the Outdoor Tuff SUP OTF-94314SUP is one of the few boards in the market that actually comes with a complete packaging, containing everything you’ll need to maintain the board and actually enjoy your journey.
- The board comes with an adjustable aluminium paddle which is both robust and flexible. Adjust the paddle according to your height and the depth of the water.
- The package also includes a large central removable fin.
- This board is also hooked with carry bag pack back which can easily fit the whole board once deflated. This will make transporting and storing the board a piece of cake.
- The makers of this board also chose to hook you up with a high pressure hand pump + its bag. The pump is an essential tool in the paddler’s inventory and this is not any pump.
- Last but not least, the Outdoor Tuff also includes an ankle leash to help you maintain control over the board once in the water.
As far as performance is concerned, this right here is a great performer and for a recreational board, it is more than just impressive. The Outdoor Tuff SUP OTF-94314SUP is beautifully designed to reduce the effect of outer influences and induce the build of momentum from scratch which is a crucial aspect of paddle boarding. Also, the triple fin navigation system is beyond description as it is simply refined and that will guarantee you get quite the experience with this board.