There’s so much to do when traveling to exotic new destinations. SUP is one of these exciting things to do.
From the wide selection of native foods to the rich tapestry of local landmarks, the adventure never ends.
It’s often said that the world is your playground — but what’s a playground without the right toys?
We all love to bring “toys” to these foreign playgrounds: GoPro cameras, a nifty pair of binoculars, our favorite travel backpack… and an inflatable stand up paddleboard!
We know, we know. While that last one may have come as a surprise, inflatable paddle boards (iSUPs) are one of the hottest new “travel toys.”
Why do you ask? Well, imagine a portable and extremely compact board that allows you to have tons of fun paddling long distances and exploring the uncharted crannies of exotic new locations.
Word is quickly getting out that inflatable SUPs are the ultimate travel accessory, and here are 4 of the top reasons why.
iSUPs Can Be Conveniently Checked With Luggage
When it comes to travel, packing is the easy part. Stuff some clothes, accessories, and passport into a suitcase and head out the door for your next adventure.
The real challenges begin when you arrive at the airport.
We all know the headache of airport security and airline baggage policies. If they’re not micromanaging every detail of your luggage, they’re overcharging you for extra space.
But you won’t have to worry about these issues when traveling with an inflatable SUP. Inflatables are designed to be compact and portable.
Many models, such as those in iROCKER’s paddleboard range, include convenient backpacks that the deflated board can fit neatly into.
This convenience is a real game-changer and something that you could never do with a canoe or rigid kayak. Simply throw your SUP backpack in with the rest of your checked luggage and head to your gate — it’s that easy.
They’re a Real Space-Saver in that Cramped Airbnb
Whether you’re crashing in a tiny Airbnb rental, hostel, hotel, or friend’s couch, one thing you’ll never have to worry about with an inflatable SUP is taking up precious space.
Let’s face it: many of us travel on a tight budget, and lodging expenses typically make up the bulk of our costs.
Since prices go up exponentially as square footage increases, things can quickly get expensive if you have ample space requirements.
When deflated and rolled up, an inflatable paddleboard has a footprint that is similar to a sleeping bag.
Additionally, a 3-piece travel paddle can be quickly broken down and stashed in the board’s backpack or suitcase along with the pump.
Inflatable Paddle Boards offer Extreme Portability
Whenever you’re traveling in a foreign country, it’s ideal to stay light and portable — especially if you’re looking to explore.
If you want to hit the beach, surfboards are bulky, and rental fees can get expensive. The ultimate solution to this problem is to bring along an iSUP.
Hop in and out of an Uber or Taxi with ease.
With an inflatable SUP, you’ll never have to worry about whether or not your driver has a car large enough to carry your gear — just toss it into the trunk or back seat, and you’re off.
The benefits of staying light and portable become more and more apparent as your adventure unfolds.
Wanna grab a bite to eat? You board can sit right there beside you, neatly packed into the included backpack.
Bottom line: When it comes to portability and convenience, an inflatable SUP is tough to beat.
They’re Super Easy to Store
After flying thousands of miles with your luggage, few things are more satisfying than arriving at your destination and dropping all those bags straight to the floor.
The next step, however, is getting those bags out of sight and out of mind.
An inflatable SUP can be stored under your bed, in a closet, behind a door, hung on a rack, underneath a table, or behind a chair.
It’ll stay out of your way when not needed and be ready to go at adventure time. Simply put, it offers all the convenience you could ever want while packing a serious amount of fun.
There’s a reason inflatable stand up paddle boards have exploded in popularity.
They combine the ultimate in portability with the unique ability to explore previously inaccessible places.
If your next travel adventure involves a beach, canal, river, or lake, consider packing an inflatable SUP.
In addition to breezing through airport terminals and having more room to enjoy in your hotel or Airbnb, an iSUP will open up a whole new world of exploration potential.