If you are a person who is into biking, I bet that you’re familiar with a brand called Vilano; in addition to bikes and accessories, they also offer a wide range of inflatable stand up paddle boards.
The great news is that they have updated most of their inflatable stand up paddle boards and optimized them with more details and features.
Inflatable stand up paddle boards are one of these great things about technology and innovation; they’re made to make sure that anyone can get the privilege of enjoying water sports on an extremely transportable board.
This review is going to be about one of the Vilano’s most impressive inflatable SUP board out there; the Voyager. It comes in a size that is perfect for all skill levels; it’s 11 feet tall, 31 inches wide and 6 inches thick, and as you can see in the pictures, the Voyager is an all-round inflatable SUP board which is designed for maximum speed while touring and is really stable while paddling or exercising. Also, the stability matter reminds me of the fact that the Voyager can take up to 300 lbs without it affecting its performance. In other words, you can always have a friend or a pet on board with you to double the fun.
- Comfort anti slip diamond groove deck pad.
- 7 Stainless "D" rings
- 1 Center carry handle
- Ultra Portable:
- Deflated size : 1 ft. x 35 in.
- Inflated size : 11' x 31" x 6" Thick
- Complete Package: Board, Pump with Integrated pressure gauge, 3 piece collapsible paddle (measures 65.5" - 86"), Removable fin, Backpack Carry Bag and Shoulder Strap
|Dimensions||11' long x 31" wide x 6" thick|
|Material||Strong PVC and Korean drop stitch construction|
|Weight limit||300 lbs|
|Number of D-rings||7 Stainless D-Rings
|Recommended PSI||15 PSI|
|Fins||1 large 8" removable center fin|
Add to that the fact that all of the Vilano’s iSUP boards are made of durable PVC and Korean drop stitch construction which contributes greatly to their performance. Mention not the warranty which will have you covered for one year; you’ll get the best of the Voyager without worrying about damage or wear and tear.
Earlier, I said that the Voyager is perfect for all levels; that’s because with a width of 31 inches you can stand on it comfortably as you’ll have more than enough space considering the 11 feet to move forward or backward while paddling, thus, a beginner can easily get used to this iSUP and feel safe on it.
Additionally, you’ll find a diamond grooved traction pad to prevent your feet from slipping off the wet board; it’s actually one of my favorite things about inflatable SUP board. The pad is so comfortable to stand or kneel on, as it’ll boost your balance in general.
Moreover; the Voyager is featured with 7 D-rings; 4 of which are on the front and are connected with a bungee cord so you can secure extra cargo to the board, while another 2 are on the side rail of the board and that’s where innovation takes place. Those 2 D-rings are there so you can attach the included shoulder strap to them and carry the inflated board easily and comfortably; it’s something to appreciate. The last D-ring is on the board’s tail and it’s meant to attach a safety leash.
The Vilano Voyager comes with a large detachable 8 inches fin which allows the board to track well in a variety of water conditions.
Everything that’s been mentioned so far supports how practical an iSUP board could be; all of the features and options are easy to handle and are made serve to a meaningful purpose. The same thing can be sensed when you find an all-inclusive package like this one with everything necessary to handle the board.
The Vilano Voyager comes with a high pressure hand pump which will enable you to inflate it anywhere, speaking of which, you’ll be pretty impressed of how stiff it is once fully inflated. Also, a 3-piece aluminum paddle is included; it’s adjustable and it’s pretty functional.And last but not least, a carry backpack is the most desired item when it comes to these packages because a backpack means that you won’t have any trouble packing, transporting or storing the deflated board.
I can’t really point out any downside concerning the Vilano Voyager because so far everything is great as I have enjoyed a great morning trying it. However, the repair kit is missing which would’ve come useful for some of you.
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- The Vilano Voyager is an 11″ iSUP board which comes in an all-inclusive package.
- It’s all-around design and size make this board great for all levels.
- It comes with a shoulder strap for easy transportation.
- We couldn’t think of any cons to point out.