BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6″ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Review (2020)
Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP board is affordable and super lightweight for its size. It’s an extra stable touring oriented all-around type of inflatable stand up paddle board that can withstand even the more rough waters and has a weight capacity of 325 pounds.
If you have ever tried stand-up paddleboarding, you are most likely aware of the excitement and enjoyment it can bring. Perhaps this cheaper iSUP can serve that purpose for you, so let’s see have a closer look.
A Quick Overview for the Hasty
BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6″ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board measures: 11’6 x 33″ x 6″ (length x width x thickness). It has max weight capacity of 325 pounds, weighs approximately 25 pounds and comes with everything you need to get on the water (excluding a life vest).
This is a longer yet lightweight SUP ideal for stable cruising in various water conditions. Use it on a lake, river, sea or ocean, it is up to you. The design allows for a comfortable, stable and pleasant paddling. Check with SUP Buying Guide for more info and insights.
Who and What Is the BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6″ Inflatable SUP Board Designed for?
Who: beginner and intermediate paddlers weighing up to 280 pounds, looking to cruise.
What: cruising oriented all-around, calmer waters.
This SUP is designed for different types of paddlers looking to relax and cruise even longer distances as it’s very stable by design. It is even suitable for heavier users because it has a weight capacity of 325 pounds.
The SUP is intended to provide an awesome user experience regardless of water conditions and locations as it’s still an all-around.
How Does the BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP Board Perform?
Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP is mainly:
It’s 33 inches wide at its widest point and although it’s 11 feet and 6 inches long, the Bright Blue All Round Touring iSUP is wide at its tail which increases drag on water and thus slowers down the potential speed while making it more stable.
The pointy nose of the Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP board help the board to cut through the waves, but since there isn’t too big of a rocker to it, it doesn’t exactly excell at that. It’s designed to simply stay stable even in the rough water conditions. For longer distances, you want the board to be stable so as to not get tired of actively keeping it stable all the time.
How Have I Conducted This Review?
In my journey of understanding the world of SUP I’ve simply written down my findings about this board. I’ve also taken into account people’s experiences with this board along with my own due diligence and experience in the sport in general.
What Are the Specifications of the BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP Board?
- Type – All-around
- Construction – Inflatable
- Length – 11’6″
- Width – 33″
- Thickness – 6″
- Weight – 25lbs
- Weight Capacity – 325lbs
- Materials – Eva Pad, PVC Tarpaulin Layer, PVC Coating, V-Drop-Stitch Core, 1st PVC Rail Layer, 2nd PVC Rail Layer.
The all-around SUP’s shape is a perfect construction for all types of water conditions. However, the Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP is more a stable and maneuverable than it is a fast board.
The inflatable SUPs are typically filled with air just like this one. It is a suitable type of preparation because it decreases the weight of the stand-up paddleboard, and you can easily drop the air when you finish with the adventure packing the SUP into the bag. It means transportation and storing are significantly more simplified compared to a hard board.
BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6″ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is 11 feet and 6 inches long.
The stand-up paddleboard is 33 inches wide. It’s a fairly wide board and thus stable.
The SUP is 6 inches thick. Thicker boards feel more stable than thinner boards.
BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6″ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board weighs 25 pounds.
Max weight capacity is 325 pounds.
The SUP is made of Eva Pad, PVC Tarpaulin Layer, PVC Coating, V-Drop-Stitch Core, 1st PVC Rail Layer, 2nd PVC Rail Layer
Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP board is made of:
- single layer PVC material
It has a drop stitch core with a fabric layer and 1 pvc layer around that with a foam deck pad on top. The rails also have PVC tape material connecting the top and bottom half of the PVC layer around the drop-stitch core together. A fairly standard construction for cheaper iSUPs. A single-layer construction is not ideal, but for smaller paddlers casually wanting to enjoy the activity it’s close to ideal. It’s when a considerably larger paddler happens to use it that it might not feel super rigid.
Here’s a quick read on what PVC & Drop-Stitch Material is (link opens in a new tab).
What Are the Features of BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6″ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board?
Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP board has a few features to it:
- Bungee storage area
- Deck pad
- Carry handle
- D-ring (1)
- D-ring (1)
- Fin (1)
1 – bungee storage area
This system is very useful when you go to paddling with baggage. You can place all the additional things there without the fear of losing them somewhere on the water. You can fix them securely thanks to the net and they will stay there no matter how fast and turbulent the paddling is, maybe.
2 – deck pad
Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP board has a non-slip diamond grooved EVA foam deck pad that will keep you on your feet comfortably when out on the water.
3 – carry handle
A relatively simple yet essential little feature, a carry handle. This is where you can lift or, as the name says, carry the board when inflated. It’s best not to drag a board on the ground, not even on sand. Learn how to take care of your SUP here.
4 – valve
A valve located at the rear of the board from where you can pump air into the board. The Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP has a recommended PSI of 15. The repair kit includes a valve wrench with which you may want to tighten the valve from time to time as it becomes a little loose over time. Make sure to handle the valve carefully as this is the last thing you want breaking down on you.
5 – D-ring (1)
Just next to the valve is a single D-ring. This is usually where people attach their ankle leash to.
6 – D-ring (1)
Another D-ring at the bottom of the board, this time near the nose. It can be used for towing the board on the water or for anchoring the board when doing yoga for example.
7 – fin (1)
Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP has a single detachable middle fin. They’ve modified it to be a little stronger when compared to other inflatable SUPs around this price point.
What Else Is Included in the BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6″ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Package?
The package contains a number of relatively generic yet neccessary accesory items worth mentioning.
The packages includes an adjustable 3-piece aluminum shaft paddle. Adjustable aluminium paddles are known to not float for too long before they start sinking. It is made of three different parts, and you can reduce or extend the length in accordance with your needs on the water. Learn more about SUP paddles here.
Bright Blue All Round Touring 11’6 iSUP package inlcudes a backpack carry bag. You can fit the whole package inside this backpack.
A dual action hand pump with pressure gauge on top is included in the Bright Blue All Round 11’6 iSUP package. The recommended PSI for this iSUP board is 15.
A coiled ankle leash comes with the package. This simple item makes sure you don’t get separated from your board were you to fall in a flowing water for example. the coiled leash can be attached to D-ring found on the rear of the board close to the valve.
One of the great things that come within the package is definitely this waterproof pouch. The pouch will keep your electronic items dry when out on the water.
With almost any inflatable SUP package purchase comes a repair kit consisting of PVC patches/fabric and of course a valve wrench. The valve wrench allows you to tighten the valve every now and then as it may come a little loose over long periods of time. They’re in an orange plastic cylinder container.
So Is the Bright Blue iSUP Board Package for You?
If you were looking for a cheap stable cruising-oriented all-around for calmer waters, then this Bright Blue iSUP board package might be for you as it’s for both beginners and experienced paddlers weighing anywhere up to around 280 pounds or more.
Best way to buy stand up paddle boards would be from physical shops. That way you could gain much needed info, advice and tips from the enthusiastic sellers there (assuming they were enthusiastic…).
If purchasing from a physical store was not an option, there are still online stores to check out.
BRIGHT BLUE All Round Touring 11’6″ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board provides everything an average paddler needs on the water. it is suitable for all groups of people, but performs best mainly in calmer waters.
Dual action pump, an adjustable aluminum paddle, a quality backpack, coiled leash, waterproof pouch, fin.
Bright Blue Brand
They have documented their board rather nicely. This can’t be said for many other SUP brands offering boards around this price point. That’s a big plus and goes to show they’ve put more effort into their boards. Their customer support is also more active.
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