Water sports or activities are a great way to release stress, have fun and exercise. Nowadays, with the enhancement of technology, you can easily find the best tool or item which will allow you to connect with water according to your preference. One way to do that is to get an inflatable stand up paddle board, and that’s why you’re here.
Inflatable stand up paddle boards (also known as iSUPs) are such a great add to water sports and activities because they have so much to offer; they come with plenty of features and options so that anyone can find the right iSUP for themselves, as they’re extremely practical and portable.
A great example of that is the Vilano Sport/Fishing iSUP; as you can see in the pictures, this board combines colors that made me think of mysterious lakes, forests and battle fields that we get to see in some movies. The greenness of the board simulates adventures and nature’s wildness; I find a strong air to it.
- Comfort diamond groove traction for grip.
- 16 Stainless "D" rings
- The integrated shoulder strap (attaches to D rings on side)
- 3 Carry handles
- Ultra Portable:
- Deflated size : 1 ft. x 36 in.
- Inflated size : 10' x 31" x 6" Thick
- Complete Package: Board, Pump with Integrated pressure guage, 3-Piece Aluminum paddle, Removable fin, integrated Shoulder Strap and Backpack Carry Bag.
|Dimensions||10' long x 31" wide x 6" thick|
|Material||Strong PVC and Korean drop stitch construction|
|Weight limit||250 lbs|
|Number of D-rings||16 Stainless D-Rings
|Recommended PSI||15 PSI|
|Fins||1 large removable center fin|
Now, the Vilano is known for their quality products, and to start with, I want you to notice the extra-large traction pad; it covers most of the board’s back knowing that it’s 10 feet tall and 31 inches wide. This width will allow you to practice yoga for example freely and safely without worrying about slipping off the board or losing balance thanks to the large anti-slip pad and to the 6 inches thickness which will keep you stable on board.
Additionally, fishing is a main reason why this iSUP was designed; it’s rigid, sturdy, and it will support your whole weight when you catch a big fish since it can hold up to 250 lbs. This Vilano fishing iSUP board is made of high grade PVC material with Korean drop-stitch construction which the brand is known for and which will keep the body of the board protected and undamaged, and also stiff and hard when fully inflated.
I have to get back to this iSUP’s size and design; it’s perfectly convenient for anyone because 10 feet is not too big for anyone to handle and it’s not too small for big guys; because with an all-round design like this, controlling the board and getting the best of it is an easy thing. Add to that the one central removable fin which will provide you with good tracking in different water conditions and boost the balance of the board as whole.
Additionally, the body of the Vilano Sport/Fishing is featured with 16 D-rings that are distributed as following; 6 D-rings on the front that are connected with a bungee cord, 8 D-rings are on the back and also have a bungee cord, and the last 2 are on the side rail and are specifically made to attach the strap shoulder to them. This latter is one of the Vilano’s best improvements concerning practicality and portability because it’ll allow you to carry the inflated board with extreme comfort. You’re still going to find 3 reinforced carry handles on this board which come really handy when you need help carrying it.
Further, the Vilano Sport/Fishing iSUP board comes in a package with everything an iSUP needs to be well handled. You’ll find a 3-piece paddle that is made of Aluminum to maximize its performance and durability. Also, a hand pump is included because it’s important that you should be able to inflate your board anywhere you are; it’s easy to use and you can pack it along with the inflated board and the paddle in the featured backpack.
No package is really complete without the backpack because this item is what makes iSUPs very desirable thanks to how easy they are to transport and store. I don’t want to repeat myself but I have to remind you that this board comes with a shoulder strap as to facilitate carrying it around; yet, if you’re a fan of the repair kit, I’ll be sorry to tell you that there isn’t one included (you won’t need one if you take good care of your inflatable SUP board). However, the Vilano offers you a warranty that’ll have you covered for a year; it’s a good deal.
- The Vilano Sport/Fishing is the perfect iSUP for anyone who is seeking balance, rigidity and sturdiness. Regardless of your size, using and controlling this board should be easy and fun thanks to the large traction pad and to the large central fin. You can always take someone on board with you or use the bungee cords to secure extra cargo to the board, and since it’s inflatable, you’ll get to comfortably take it anywhere with you in the carry backpack with the paddle and pump. When fully inflated; you can use the shoulder strap to carry it around.
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