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iRocker All-Around 10’ SUP Review 2021

iRocker All-Around 10' Inflatable SUP

9.8

Versatility

9.6/10

Construction

9.8/10

Stability

9.7/10

Appearance

9.8/10

Performance

9.9/10

Pros

  • Top rated, quality SUP
  • Fantastic SUP for beginner paddlers
  • Perfect for paddlers under 200 lbs
  • A little more nimble than 11’ version
  • Included 2 year warranty + 60 day return period
  • New carbon blend shaft paddle

Cons

  • Wouldn’t mind an option for a US fin box to add versatility (although iRocker is releasing some shorter river fins soon, so you will have that ability)
  • I’d prefer the rear mini action mounts to be moved a little bit more to the outside of the board

Last Updated: April 2, 2021

*Note – iRocker just launched their new 2021 version of the iRocker All Around 10. Click here to check out that board but keep in mind that you can also still purchase the 2020 version at a discounted price right now. We will also be updating this review very soon to tell you more about the 2021 iRocker All Around 10.

iRocker All-Around 10' Review
(The version shown is the sea foam green, which is a little different design than the other models and does not include the rear cargo area/bungee cord)

The iRocker All-Around 10’ inflatable SUP was one of the highest selling SUP’s on the market last year. After our full review of the iRocker All-Around we don’t see that changing anytime soon.

iRocker really stepped up their game with their All-Around lineup this year, packing so many features into their SUPs that I’m not quite sure how they are keeping the price so low. As we reviewed the board we couldn’t keep thinking about all the different things you can do with this SUP now. I really think that both individuals and families are going to love all the extras iRocker added this year. With a 370 lb weight capacity, 4 action mounts, up to 2 large cargo areas (depending on the design you choose), and 17 d-rings you’ll be able to go just about anywhere and bring anything you want with you. In addition, I can’t say how much I love the upgrade to the paddle this year to a carbon blend shaft and thinner, lighter blade.

We think iRocker has built a fantastic board this year, and we are stoked it’s getting released so early! This year’s 2020 model is essentially the same shape as last year’s model, and we loved last year’s All-Around. It earned ‘best all-around SUP’ last year, and this year we like it even more. No, it’s not the #1 rated board simply because it’s bigger brother/sister, BLACKFIN, took that spot.

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SUP Board Specs: iRocker All-Around 10′

Length10′
Width32″
Thickness6″
Weight24 lbs
Max Capacity370 lbs
Recommended Inflation15-18 psi
FinsNylon, Quick-lock, removable
Paddle TypeCarbon-blend shaft, Nylon blade
MaterialsTriple Layer Composite PVC, Drop Stitch Inner Core

Who Should Buy This Stand Up Paddle Board:

The iRocker All-Around 10’ SUP is a perfect board for anyone who:

  • Needs a very stable, high weight capacity board and weighs less than 200 lbs (if you are over 200 lbs than we’d recommend the 11’ All-Around)
  • Wants to paddle solo or with a child
  • Beginner to intermediate SUPers who want a quality board that is built to last and is backed by great customer support.
  • Wants to attach accessories such as coolers, kayak seats, waterproof speakers, GoPros, etc. With 17 d-rings and 4 action mounts you can basically attach anything you can think of and still have more room

The All-Around 10’ is also ideal for the following paddling situations:

  • Any flatwater paddling (lakes, marinas, bays)
  • Light river and stream paddling
  • Open oceans
  • Small surf

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Performance Review

Stability

iRocker All-Around 10' Performance

The iRocker All-Around 10’ is a very stable board, period. First of all, it has a large 370 lb weight capacity. Even the largest paddlers we have (up to 6’6 and 270 lbs tested) didn’t have a problem being stable on the board. While we do recommend the 11’ All-Around for larger paddlers, smaller and medium paddlers are perfect for the 10’ version.

Some people ask why we start our ratings with stability. We start here because that is what a beginner paddler is going to start with – trying to stand on the board without falling off! Beginner paddlers won’t have a problem with this board. Even in small chop the board is stable and provides a solid base you can learn to SUP on. For beginner paddlers, we also think you’ll appreciate the solid feel that comes with the triple layer composite PVC vs the dual layer fusion boards that are lighter. We love the fusion technology, but it doesn’t quite feel as solid underfoot – which is pretty big for beginner paddlers.

Maneuverability

iRocker 10' All-Around Maneuverability

We really like how maneuverable the 10’ All-Around iRocker is. At just 10’ in length, it is a little more nimble than it’s 11’ sibling. I found this size to be a little more ‘fun’ for me and would be the version of the board I’d prefer from an maneuverability standpoint.

iRocker reduced the board weight around 20% this year by going to a triple layer composite PVC vs the quad layer they used last year. As such, iRocker created a more nimble board and didn’t sacrifice anything in terms of stability and durability. With less weight, it’s super easy to lift the nose out of the water and turn on a dime.

Tracking/Glide

iRocker All Around 10' Tracking
The iRocker All-Around 10’ tracks really well according to our review and testing of the board. With quality, removable fins we are able to paddle very straight. The board also glides through the water really well, on par with what we would expect from a 6” inflatable SUP. Note – you will get better glide from a hard board, like the BLACKFIN Model SX, as inflatables sit higher on top of the water. However, for beginner to intermediate paddlers the difference is negligible.

Materials


iRocker constructed their 10’ All-Around SUP with a triple layer, high-quality, bomb-proof composite PVC. PVC stands for polymerized vinyl chloride, which is a flexible, strong, yet lightweight plastic that basically keeps everything air-tight. PVC is extremely durable, and has even been used as a roofing material since the 1960’s! In other words, an inflatable SUP is built to last and will actually have more durability than a hard fiberglass or epoxy SUP.

The 10’ All-Around also has an inner drop-stitch core, which is essentially tens of thousands of tiny polyester threads that connects the top and bottom of the SUP. The drop stitch technology is what allows the SUP to be pumped up to such a higher pressure and gives the board it’s rigid, hard-board feel.

Because of these materials, inflatable SUPs don’t feel anything like your regular plastic pool toys. Far from it, they feel much more akin to a white water river raft.

Board Design/Shape

The 10’ All-Around by iRocker is true to it’s name when it comes to shape. The board is a true all-around shape, with a wide body that tapers just slightly in both the nose and tail. At 10’ x 32”, it’s a little shorter than the 11’ version, but has the same shape. As an all-around SUP, it’s built for someone looking for a board to flat water paddle, surf in small waves, or paddle in light flowing rivers and streams. It also will handle a little better than the 11’ All-Around in conditions like rivers where you will need to maneuver around rocks and other debris.

The slight rocker in the nose, along with the slightly pointed nose will help cut through some of the chop. At 6” thick you also have plenty of volume for stability.

Board Features

iRocker packed the 10’ All-Around with a ton of features, making it one of our top rated all around iSUPs for 2020. These features include:

  • Triple layer composite PVC. We really like the tri layered construction. Not only does it cut the boards weight by 20%, but really makes the board feel more responsive and agile on the water.
  • 3 great color options and 2 different designs. We really like how different the board looks going from the sea foam green (above), to the other options available. The main difference is the divided deck pad and lack of rear storage area found on the seafoam green version.
  • 3 carry handles (front, rear, and middle) for easy carrying and launching of the SUP.
  • Upgraded carbon blend shaft. This is a pretty big upgrade from 2020, and is a great new feature that makes paddling distances much more comfortable.
  • 4 action mounts. 2 of the action mounts are up front, incorporated right next to the front d-rings. The other 2 mini action mounts are towards the rear on the edges of the EVA deck pad. Like the 11’ version, I do wish these mounts were more on the side of the board and out of the way, but I like having 4 mounts in total.
  • 17 d-rings for attaching dry bags, waterproof speakers, coolers, and more.

Fins

iRocker All-Around 10' Fins
The fins that come with the 10’ All-Around are the same snap in, nylon fins found on last year’s model. iRocker found that most of their customers really liked how easy the fins are to remove, and many customers didn’t want a US fin box – so they stuck with what was working. In addition, they said they have plans to come out with a snap in fin set that will be shorter and work great for river SUPing, which will make this board even more of an all-around all-star.

Deckpad

iRocker All-Around 10' Deck Pad
iRocker upgraded the EVA deck pad to a iRocker logo stamped version. The logos not only add a nice design touch, but also add some traction that you don’t get with smooth deck pads.

On the model shown above, the foam is broken into 3 sections and goes all the way to the inflation valve. It’s a fantastic design, and I really like how it looks with the pad broken up, and it does add a little traction between the sections.

D-Rings/Bungees/Cargo Areas

With 17 d-rings, there will almost be nothing that you can’t attach to the board. We love how versatile these make the board, and they also make it really nice for the long paddle days when you want to bring everything but the kitchen sink.

Other things you can do with the d-rings include attach the optional kayak seat, waterproof speaker, dry bags, GoPro’s, etc.

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Accessories Review

iRocker All-Around 10'Accessories

Paddle

iRocker greatly improved the quality of the paddle that comes included with the 11’ All-Around. This year’s model has a carbon blend shaft and nylon blade. The carbon shaft is an obvious upgrade and feels much better in my hand. While fiberglass is an upgrade from plastic, it get uncomfortable after paddling a while. The carbon fiber is smooth, lightweight, and makes long paddles much more enjoyable,

We also liked the blade upgrade. We love how the blade looks, and it feels much lighter than last year’s.

Pump

The pump that comes with the 10’ All-Around is the same that comes with the 11’ and all other iRocker models. It’s a dual chamber, triple action pump that makes it very easy to pump up your iSUP. Stage 1 is the most powerful, pumping air in from both chambers on both the up and down pumps. Stage 2 pumps air from both chambers but only on the down pump. Stage 3 pumps air in from one chamber and also only on the downward pump. Stage 3 makes pumping the last few PSI much easier, especially for lighter-weight individuals.

One note – if you’ve read through our other recent reviews, you’ll notice that we always recommend purchasing iRocker’s electric pump as your first accessory. iRocker makes a great electric pump, and it makes SUPing on an inflatable so much more fun – and you get to save your strength for the paddling while you let the pump do the hard work for you.

Backpack

Along with the 10’ All-Around you get a quality backpack that easily fits your board + all the accessories that come with it. There have been several improvements made on the 2020 bag, all of which make the bag much more versatile and easier to store everything you need.

The iRocker bag comes with all their models, and includes the following:

  • Main compartment that fits your rolled-up board, paddle, and pump. There are 2 tie down straps that keep the board in place.
  • 2 side mesh pockets that hold water bottles nicely
  • 2 small zipper pouches behind these side mesh pockets that are great for small items (keys, phones, etc.)o
  • 2 front zipper pouches where I like to store the fins, leash, and repair kit
  • An extra zipper pocket above the shoulder straps that was designed specifically for holding the iRocker electric pump
  • A bungee cargo area on the front of the bag

The bag fits really well, and makes it very easy to transport your SUP pretty much anywhere. The bag doesn’t come with wheels, but iRocker is coming out with an optional wheeled tray that can attach to the bag for those who would like wheels.

Leash

The leash included with the iRocker 10’ All-Around is a coiled leash that swivels. It’s very comfortable and stays out of the water (and your way) as you paddle on the SUP.

Repair Kit

Like all other iRocker boards, you also get a repair kits with the All-Around board. In the kit you have a few patches. Note – these patches won’t work on a seam, so if you do end up getting a rare leak there, then call iRocker and they’ll help you out.

The repair kit also comes with a tool to tighten the inflation valve. The valve doesn’t come loose very often (it’s pretty rare, actually). However, make sure to hang on to this wrench just in case – that’s not a tool you’ll find generally at a local hardware store.

Optional Accessories

iRocker is pretty famous for having fantastic accessories, and this year is no different. The offer the following options accessories:

  • Speaker
  • Kayak kit (seat and kayak blade)
  • Kayak Seat Cushion
  • Shoulder Carry Strap
  • Cup Holder
  • Camera Mount
  • Cell Phone Holder
  • Electric Pump
  • Selfie Stick
  • Cooler Deck Pad
  • Fishing Rod Holder

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Bottom Line Review of the iRocker All-Around 10′ SUP


As we reviewed the iRocker All-Around 10’ iSUP we were very impressed. If you are a beginning to intermediate paddler, under 180-200 lbs, and want a great all-around SUP, then this board should be at the top of your list.

With a 2 year warranty, 60 day return period, and 100% satisfaction guaranteed from iRocker you don’t have much to lose.

Any other questions? Please leave them in the comments down below. We know buying your first inflatable SUP can be a little challenging and we hope that we can help. Other than that, get out and SUP!

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41 thoughts on “iRocker All-Around 10’ SUP Review 2021”

  1. Dear guides,
    I want to buy my fist SUP, and Im thinking about Irocker all aIl-around 10, 11 and Cruiser (2019 cause outlet and appearance). I’m 167 cm and 60 kg (5,5´ and 132 lbs) I’m new into SUP but I have practiced some balance related sports and also watersports, so I’m not especially afraid about balance.
    My main use would be short excursions at the mediterranean coast of spain, exploring for nice snorkeling spots and and coves that are inaccessible by foot and nice pics. Mediterranean sea use to be flat but there are some waves when is windy and I also would like to enjoy them. What do you think it´s a better option for me, All-around 10, 11, Cruiser? I know there are some other good options like Nixy and Thurso, but nowadays they are not shipping to my country cause covid-19 situation.

    Best regards,
    Nacho

    Reply
    • Nacho,

      I would recommend the 11′ All-Around given you want to go exploring for nice snorkeling spots. That would give you some extra room to carry any gear if you end up wanting to do that, and you could still enjoy the small waves when they are there. Given you height, weight, and experience, you would be completely fine with either the 10′ or 11′, but I do lean a little more towards the 11′. Also, I don’t think you will need the extra balance/width provided by the Cruiser.

      Let me know if you have other questions, and send us a picture if you get a chance of the amazing places you end up paddling (the Mediterranean is on my bucket list for paddle destinations)!

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      • I finally took a 11’6 touring model from a Spanish brand and I’m very happy with it. I already have some nice pics from Mediterranean coast that would be happy to share with you. You can check mi Instagram! 😉

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  2. Hey there,

    Thank you for all of the reviews they have been very helpful but I could really use some additional help as I’m overwhelmed with all of the options at the moment. My primary uses would be paddling in the ocean (Atlantic), the lagoon nearby and the occasional lake in the summer. I would also love to be able to surf small waves and I mean small. I’m 5’9 135lbs. I would say maneuverability and speed would be my top priorities as I consider myself to have pretty good balance, however an sup might make me think otherwise once I purchase one. I have looked at so many options and I have it narrowed down to Irocker 10 or 11 all around, NIXY Huntington and Thurso waterwalker. Any help would be greatly appreciated as the more I compare the models the more they all kind of seem the same more or less. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Reply
    • Anne, I replied to you via email – please let me know if you didn’t get that, and if you have any other questions!

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  3. Hi hello!

    Your reviews have been extremely helpful in my hunt for my first iSUP. I picked up paddle boarding several years ago but have never owned my own board. I paddleboard several times a year but always on rented solid boards. I’ve never had trouble finding my balance on any board I’ve used but I’ve never tried an inflatable SUP and am worried that finding my stability on it may be more difficult than I’m used to. I’ve narrowed down my search to the iRocker 10′ all around or the iRocker Cruiser. I’m 5′ 0″ and weigh 125 lbs and plans to use the board in the calmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico but also in the Atlantic from time to time. Any help would be appreciated!

    Reply
    • Ashley, generally speaking most people have an easier time balancing on inflatables vs hard sups. You have more volume and weight capacity with an iSUP, which tends to make the inflatable SUPs more stable for individuals. The main difference is that an iSUP is going to float more on top of the water vs in the water, bringing your center of gravity higher. If the volume, width, and weight capacity were all equal then a hard SUP would be more stable – however, I would be shocked if the iRocker 10′ All-Around or Cruiser don’t have a lot more volume and weight capacity than other hard sups you’ve tested. (Sorry for the long explanation!)

      Between the 10′ All-Around and Cruiser, given you haven’t had any stability issues, your weight, and height I would recommend the 10′ All-Around. It’s a little more sporty than the Cruiser and you shouldn’t have any stability issues. We typically recommend the Cruiser for beginners or those looking for the most stable iRocker available.

      I hope that helps – let us know what you decide and if you have any further questions!

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  4. Hi, I really enjoy your reviews and theyre super helpful. I have one of those knock off amazon brand SUP’s you mentioned (I didnt know any better then). Anyhow, my pup and I go out on it every and now and then and we love it. I can stand on my own but am pretty wobbly. My pup and I together only sit/kneel. We are working our way up and mostly go on lakes and calm bodies of water. I goal is to one day explore Lake Tahoe, Powell, Mead etc on my SUP. While I have decided on the iRocker I am torn between the Nautical, Cruiser, and All Around 10′ SUPs. I wondered if the Nautical was simialar to my current SUP, I was afraid I would grow out of the Cruiser or it would be too slow and just checked out the All Around 10′ because of your great review. I like the idea of the add ons of the Cruiser and All Around. I’m 5’8″ and about 145 lbs and my pup is 50 lbs and usually with me. Thank you for you help!

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    • Amanda,

      Given you are wanting a board that is higher quality than what you currently have and is big enough for you and your 50 lb dog, I would actually recommend the iRocker All-Around 11. I think you will be happier with the extra space, and it will be a great board for exploring Tahoe, Powell, Mead, etc. Sorry to throw out one more option, but I like to recommend the 11′ over the 10′ for those who are around 5’9 or taller. Given you are wanting to paddle with your dog, and that you are really close to that 5’9 height, I do think you’ll like the 11′ better.

      The Nautical is most likely a better board than what you have, but it’s not on the same level as the all-around’s are (hence the price difference), and without knowing exactly which Amazon brand SUP you have I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that yes, you’d see some improvement but it might not be as much improvement as what you are looking for.

      I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any further questions, and I’d love to hear what you end up deciding to go with!

      Also, when you do paddle Tahoe and Powell, we’d love to see some pictures!

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  5. Hi,

    I am curious about the irocker kayak conversion option. Have you tried this with any SUPs or specifically with the All Around 10 or 11 or Cruiser? What things should we consider for a better kayak-compatible SUP -longer/shorter, higher stability or faster, other issues?

    Thanks!
    T

    Reply
    • T,

      We have used the Kayak conversion kit on all the iRocker/BLACKFIN boards. For me, if I’m looking at a board that I can also use as a kayak, then I’m going to look most at length and look for a longer board. The Kayak seat is amazing, but it does take up space and d-rings – so you need to make sure you have the space for other gear (dry bags, coolers, etc.). Every iRocker will be great for this, but I do prefer the 11′ over the 10′ with the Kayak seat.

      Another thing I have found is that a lot of times people who are worried about balance are those who want a kayak seat, in which case the longe 11′ board helps with that as well.

      I hope that helps – please let me know if you have any other questions.

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  6. Versatility

    8

    Construction

    8

    Stability

    8

    Appearance

    8

    Performance

    7

    Hi, I’m debating between the 10′ All Around or 10’6 Cruiser iRocker boards. I’m a beginner and mostly will use it in our local harbor and will take on lake trips. I have a 7-year old 50ish pound boy who may want to journey out with me too. I’m torn between which one to go with as I see the Cruiser has more tail width (22″), which would help with stability. Although I do like that the All Around maneuverability is better which would come in handy at the harbor with all the boats/kayakers coming my way. Also, I do love the design of the seafoam All Around model. Do you think the All Around would be sufficient with stability when my 7 year old rides with me?

    Thanks!
    Kelly

    Reply
    • Kelly,

      Yes, the iRocker 10′ will be stable enough for you and your son to paddle around as long as you are under 5’9″. If your son sits down it will also make it a lot easier :). I have my son lay down and look over the edge to try to find fish while we paddle around!

      Regarding the iRocker Cruiser, if you are super concerned with stability then I would recommend that board over the 10′. It won’t be as fast, or as maneuverable. However, the difference is very slight. You won’t have any issues paddling around the boards or kayaks, as the difference in maneuvering would not affect that ability at all. The difference is more for sharp turns, or turns where you are driving the rail into the water a bit when your surfing. Paddling around on a lake you won’t notice it as much.

      I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any other questions!

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      • Kelly,

        You should be completely fine with the 10′ iRocker All-Around, again unless you are super concerned about stability and just want the most stable board.

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  7. I’m about 6’1″ and tend to float between 185-190lbs. I’m relatively new to SUP, but I’ve been skating and snowboarding since I was 9, obviously the balance is a little different, but I maneuver on a board very well in general. I am trying to decide between the 10′ and 11′ and I was leaning more towards 10′ because I feel like the extra maneuverability would make this more fun for me, but I’m hesitating because of the weight recommendations here. Any thoughts?

    Reply
    • Jake,

      I’d recommend the 11′ over the 10′. You’d be fine on either, but at 6’1/185 you won’t have a problem maneuvering on the 11′ and doing everything you’ll want to do. In fact, you’ll have better success with back fin turns. In addition, the board will be faster and feel just a little better under your feet.

      I hope that helps, let me know if you have any further questions!

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  8. Not only are your reviews amazing, the responses to patrons’ questions have been so thorough, I thought I’d give it a go! I have been paddling for a few years, always on borrowed hard boards of various sizes – so not sure what’s actually ideal! I’m 5’8″ and 120lbs. The lake I usually paddle at can get a bit choppy due to both boat traffic and wind. I was looking at the cruiser and all around, as well as the nautical because of it’s light weight (I would like to be able easily travel with this board, including on an airplane). This would be used for solo paddling only (no kids, dogs or crazy cargo). Blackfin is not an option based on price. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

    Reply
    • Martine,

      You actually have a lot of different options based on your experience, height, and weight. Pretty much any of the boards you mentioned – from the Nautical to the Cruiser – will work for you. If you are on a budget, then you could go for the Nautical. However, I do think it’s worth the money to upgrade to the iRocker Cruiser or All-Around. You do get a better board, and you could go with any of the iRocker’s. Even the 10′ All-Around will work since you are under 5’9 and have paddling experience.

      So, my bottom line recommendation would be to get the 10′ All-Around if you are looking for a fun, slightly more maneuverable board. If you are more concerned with stability then you could look at the iRocker Cruiser.

      I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions – and I’d love to know what you decide to go with!

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  9. Hi, I am also purchasing my first SUP and am torn. I am 5’4” 130lbs so I was looking at the I rocker All around 10’ but also the thurso water walker 10’. I want to be able to use this for surfing small waves in the Pacific Ocean but also for doing yoga in the marinas. Mostly ocean use. I know yoga and surfing are opposite types of boards usually. I have pretty good balance from dancing so I am not worried about a narrower board for yoga, but still want enough pad space for it, but also ability for surfing. Thanks!

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  10. Versatility

    10

    Construction

    10

    Stability

    5.5

    Appearance

    6.5

    Performance

    10

    Thank you for being so thorough in your reviews! I am interested in either the 2020 iRocker All-Around 10′ or the 2020 Thurso Surf Waterwalk All-Around 10′ 6″ (the teal colors of both are so pretty!) but am torn between the two. I am 5′ 6″ and 120lbs and have very good balance so I’m not super concerned in the stability department. I am a beginner, having SUPed a few times in a local bay, but am looking to expand my SUP skills to ocean and some surfing both on the East and West coasts or even flatwater if I found myself near Lake Tahoe (versatility is most important for me which is why I thought these two SUPs sounded best). Additionally, I’ll be purchasing my SUP this weekend as both boards are having fabulous Black Friday sales that make both of them $624 AND include the kayak add ons for no additional cost! (like I said I love versatility!) Having just given you my life story (sorry this is so long) which of the two boards would you say suit my needs better? Or if you have any other recommendations that you thought would suit my needs I would be open to other SUPs! Thank you so much!

    Reply
    • Catherine,

      Thanks for the life story!! We love stories here!

      I think if you are looking for a SUP that is maneuverable for surfing that still works great on flatwater, then I’d recommend going with the 10′ iRocker vs a 10’6 Thurso. You could also consider the 10′ Thurso, but it’s on backorder right now. I just think you will appreciate having a slightly shorter, lighter board – and you can’t go wrong with either the iRocker or Thurso. Also, with the iRocker you do get the electric pump, which I LOVE!

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  11. Hi, thanks for these reviews they have been really helpful in narrowing down the options. I am looking into getting two boards for myself (5″4″ 135lbs) and my husband (6″, 235 lbs). We are both beginners who have rented a few times. We dont have kids or dogs who will be on these with us but do plan to paddle to overnight camping spots with some gear. We are in the California Bay Area and plan to paddle on the bay primarily and sometimes the river or Lake Tahoe, maybe some ocean? I am considering the iRocker Cruiser 10’6″ or the iRocker All Around 10′. He is considering the Nautical 11’6″, is there any hesitation on the Nautical. Why does it cost so much less? Any other recommendations for us? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Susan,

      Glad the reviews are helpful! Here are my thoughts based on your questions:

      For you: I think you will like either the 10′ All-Around or the 10’6 Cruiser. If you are nervous about balancing on the board, then I would recommend the Cruiser. It will also hold a little more gear for camping (which I think is a great idea, btw!).

      For your husband: I don’t think he’ll be disappointed with the 11’6 Nautical if you are looking to save some money but I am worried that he won’t have the weight capacity needed to add the camping gear. The main difference is it has one less layer of PVC when compared to the iRocker and Blackfin lines, which gives it a little less solid feel and lower weight capacity. The listed capacity is 265 lbs for the 11’6 Nautical vs 435 lbs on the 11′ iRocker All-Around. I think on the Nautical it will start to get unstable as he approaches 250+ lbs.

      Given the weight capacity, I would recommend either the 11′ All-Around, the Cruiser, or the Blackfin Model X (which would be my top recommendation for him, but it will cost a bit more).

      I hope that helps! Please reach out with any other questions as you make your decision!

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  12. I am looking to purchase a first SUP for my wife. She is 5’2, 120 lbs and a beginner. She is looking to use both as a SUP and Kayak on the ocean where the surf can get a little choppy. I am interested in the NAUTICAL BY IROCKER 10’6″ because of the price and IRocker reviews. Would this be a good board for my wife?
    I am 5’10”, 180 lbs and would also like to use the board at times to see if I would buy one for myself. Would this board also work for me in these conditions? Can you also surf/ride waves on this board?
    Or, would you recommend the iRocker 10′ All Round or 10’6″ Cruiser instead even though the price point is higher?

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    • Peter,

      I would recommend going with the 10′ iRocker if you can afford the extra $$. The Nautical will work, but the iRocker will also be more stable out on the ocean given it’s a stiffer/higher weight capacity board. It will do a little better in the surf, although just so you know, neither board would be considered an ideal board for surfing but can still catch some smaller long-board type waves for sure.

      Again, if $$ is the main factor, then I do think you’ll be happy with the Nautical. It’s a great board for the price, just not quite as good quality as the iRocker (which I think is to be expected).

      Hope that helps! If you have other questions please let us know.

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  13. Hello! All these reviews are so great, thank you! But alas I still cannot decide between the irocker all around 10′, 11′ or cruiser? I am 5’1 and 115 lbs. I intend on using on lakes and rivers including over night camping trips. I sometimes bring my medium sized dog with me. I am also considering the kayak conversion kit as well. Which board do you recommend?

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    • Amanda,

      I would recommend either the Cruiser or 11′ All-Around. I think you are going to appreciate having the extra space for your camping trips and/or dog. The 11′ All-Around will be a little faster than the Cruiser, but the Cruiser will be more stable and have a little bit higher weight capacity – so with the board that fits your needs best.

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  14. Hi – I think I am sold on the iRocker All Around 10 or 11. I am 5’9, 140 lbs. I don’t know how often I would want to use the kayak seat but think I’d like to get it for occasional times when I might like to change it up. (I’m confident standing – it isn’t a balance concern, more just to create some variety). Does that impact whether I get the 10 or 11? If I got the 11, is that considered too big for someone of my height/weight?
    2) If you decide AFTER a purchase whether to get another add-on feature or not, can you order it after you’ve already purchased the board?
    3) These reviews say they wish two of the mounts were placed further toward the edge. Are they interfering with where a person sits or how they position themselves? I’d like to know how problematic this is.
    4) I think I read that the paddle for the 11 is “better” than the paddle for the 10? Is that right?
    5) I’m athletic and active- I would end up swimming off this, pulling it by swimming with the ankle strap on, maybe doing some yoga poses on it, and jumping off of it. I’d also end up chilling on it a lot of the time too. Would the 10 or 11 be robust enough for me? Would one be better than the other for these activities? Have I selected the right potential models for my needs?!
    If you could pls answer these questions it would be super helpful- I’m excited to make a purchase!
    Thank you,
    Lindsey

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    • Lindsey,

      I would recommend the 11′ for what you are wanting to do, and no – the 11′ board is not too give for someone your size. It is a little heavier than the 10′, but will be better for activities like Yoga, and give you a little more room for when you add the kayak seat.

      To answer your other questions:

      2 – Yes, you can add on whatever accessories after the fact if you want.
      3 – Those rear mounts really only get in the way if you are looking to whitewater SUP, so I don’t think that will be an issue for you at all. You might step on them a little bit doing yoga as well, but it’s not something that is a deal breaker by any means
      4 – The paddles are the same, sorry for any confusion there. There is a different between the iRocker and Blackfin paddles only
      5 – Again, for these activities I think you will like the 11′ version better

      I hope that helps!

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  15. Hello!

    First of all thanks so much for all the information you have already given us through reviews and even the review video’s on youtube are great!

    I have rented a SUP board 3 times now and I have discovered how much I like it, gives you just a great feeling of freedom. After a lot of research, and a lot of reading on your website, I have decided not to buy a random cheap board, but actually get a decent durable board that can last for several years. I have yet narrowed down my view into an iRocker. But, I am still uncertain which one. All 4 (cruiser, allround 10, allround 11 and sport) seem like really fun boards with their own pro’s and con’s and I would like to get your advice on the matter.

    I am 5″10 and weigh 145lbs, and I have only rented hard boards and I was able to walk a bit on the board, turn backwards and back, move a bit forwards and backwards, so I am thinking that I am pretty well balanced.

    Im looking mostly to go on a lake like water, it’s a golf connected to the sea (not sure how to call that), so we do have a lot of current effects and also sometimes a bit choppy water due to motorboats passing by. It’s gonna be mostly chill rides after work on summer nights, but also in weekends going to the small islands that are inside the golf. I think so far we did like 3 to 4 KM trips. I do however like to get a bit of speed too, not because I want to have a workout, but because I feel like once you have the speed, it’s easier to stay at that speed and you move with less effort.

    So we got all that, my size in between a 10 and 11 allrounder, I like to chill, but also want some speed. So far I only think the cruiser kind of doesn’t make the cut. But Im stuck between the allrounders and the sport. I do also, really like the seafoam look on the allround 10. So look-wise I would go for this one, but I feel like im giving up some speed, stability and fun for looks. So how big is the speed difference actually? Im stuck here!

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    Jasper

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    • Jasper,

      Great questions! From what you’ve described, I think you will be fine with either the 10′, 11′, or the Sport based on skill level. I usually recommend going with the 11′ or Sport for someone over 5’8, and for someone looking for more speed I recommend the Sport.

      So, my typical recommendation would be to go with the iRocker Sport. It’s my personal favorite of the iRockers, as I like to move around the board and I do prefer speed.

      However, if you really like the Seafoam green and the looks of the 10′ All-Around, and are fine giving up just a little bit of speed and storage space for gear, then I do think you would be OK to get the 10′.

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    I am looking to get a SUP. I am torn between the 10” all-around and the 11” all around. I am 5 ft and 120 lbs. I want to use the board for lakes and resivours, but I would also like to use it to go into the ocean and explore. I would like to be able to have a passengers on the board and still feel safe and secure. Which board would be best?

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    • Meg,

      For solo paddling, you are great on either board. For passengers, I would recommend going with the 11′ All-Around. It gives you more space, more volume, and more weight capacity. It’s also the same width (32″) as the 10′ All Around, so it’s not going to change how you paddle when you are paddling solo.

      I hope that helps!

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  17. Hi there
    I am researching my first paddleboard . Irocker has the 10’ -all around available in Canada currently, the 2020 version 11’ is out of stock.
    I am 5’7” 175 pounds. I plan to ride lakes, a bit of current, hopefully some ocean one day when borders reopen. But for now rivers and mountain lakes. I plan to have a preteen at 115 pounds or a 65 pound dog with me sometimes . The 10’ looks more manoeuvrable and fun when I’m on my own than the 11’. I’m torn between the two. The 10’ all around is on sale which is tempting. What are your thought in what size is appropriate for me based on the above info? Thanks so much !

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    • Shanna,

      If you are wanting to take your child or dog with you I think you will prefer the 11′ All Around. It’s not quite as sporty as the 10′, but I think you’ll appreciate that extra 1 foot of space and extra volume/weight capacity.

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  18. G’day SUP Board Guide,

    After a bit of help please. Tossing up between the iRocker All-Around 10′ and the Bay Sports 10’6″ Explore. I’m Australian so I’m thinking the Bay Sports to support the fellow Aussies but the iRocker looks pretty compelling for the price (2020 version with free electric pump).

    The 2021 version of the Explore seems to address some of the negatives from your review but is it good enough for an extra A$200?

    Also, is there any good reason to get the 2021 iRocker instead of the 2020 version? Looks like you get a better paddle and wheels on the bag.

    I’m about 175cm tall and 75kg. SUPed before but this is the first one I’m buying. Own a couple of kayaks but want to try an inflatable SUP for portability.

    Cheers!

    Reply
    • Michael,

      Great question, and I hope I can help. I do like the Baysports a lot, especially for someone looking for a sporty all-around SUP. At your height and weight it would be a great fit. I also like how it’s 5″ thickness but still is super solid.

      If it’s worth an extra $200, that’s a tough one. There is a slight difference in feel on a 5″ vs 6″ thick SUP, but other than that the iRocker is a very solid SUP at a great price. For me personally, I would go with the iRocker given the price difference. However, I also love it when people support local brands, and iRocker would be local for me. If you do the iRocker, I’d recommend last years since you can get a great deal right now. You are correct – you don’t get the wheels on the bag, and the paddle is a little bit better on this year’s version. Other than that though, the board is very close to the same as last years model.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you have further questions!

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