The Isle cruiser is one of the most durable standup paddleboards in the market right now.
Their previous design has been turned into a soft top with plenty of it on water.
And guess what?
Despite being one of the coolest looking SUPs we’ve seen and performing really well on the water, it’s being sold at a very affordable price.
Its unparalleled durability is down to the double string foam core which has a fiberglass wrap and EVA deck pad.
Its shape and design give the board the strength and rigidity required for paddle boarding.
The crocodile textured skin brings comfort and allows better grip and traction for long paddles.
It has a sizeable front bungee section for easy securing and retrieval of gear. Also, the board has the lift Sup handle, which provides you with a firm grip which you can use to transport it safely.
What we liked about ISLE Cruiser Soft Top Stand up Paddle Board
This fantastic all-around board has a lot to offer to anyone using it. It has plenty of reasons why you should choose it.
- Design Ease of use
The board’s design makes it easy to use. For example, its width makes it perfect for beginners. The video below will give you an idea of what it looks like in action:
- The size
The length and width are perfect. You can do a lot with the board. For example, its length allows you to paddle even at your local lake, and when tired, you can lie on top of it without your feet touching the ground. Also, you can do yoga, fishing- all because it has a perfect size.
- The surface stability
We all know that things can get wet and slippery. The truth is there are some paddle boards don’t have a textured grip, and hence they get very tricky. However, this one has a crocodile skin texture which provides you with a firm grip to prevent you from slipping off the board.
- Accessibility of the cargo
The front bungee section is large enough to store and retrieve your gear easily. Therefore, you don’t have to make twists and turns to get some stuff anytime you want to. It’s especially crucial if you have some passengers on board and you want to keep them balanced.
What we don’t like
We already have seen what makes this paddleboard a perfect choice. However, there are some drawbacks which might make you reconsider choosing it.
Not suitable for larger paddlers
The board’s weight capacity is excellent for an average person. But for very tall and heavy people it might get complicated to use this board.
The board’s 30 pounds weight might feel very heavy for some people. If you have secured some cargo to your board, it means you will have to it too, which makes it extremely heavy. Even with its strategically placed handle, it is still can cause hand fatigue to some.
Best suited for
- Average riders
Not suited for
- Someone who wants speed: This board is a bit slower compared to other boards of the same size and weight
- Lots of waves: It might not stand up to more than calmer waters
All in all, this is a great SUP for the occasional paddler. It probably represents the best value for money of all SUPs we’ve tried and it travels well.
If you’re on the fence, we say: go!