Goplus 10' SUP Cruiser Review

Goplus 10′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Cruiser Review (2019)

 

Goplus 10' iSUP Cruiser Package
This is what you get: Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser board, adjustable aluminium paddle, LEASH, backpack, handpump, repair kit, manual (+ the detachable bigger fin).

Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser looks to be a practical low quality all-around inflatable SUP (as long as it doesn’t arrive with any defects) that’s better suited for smaller paddlers and flatwater conditions due to the design and construction of the board.

The descriptions seem too good to be true. In order to find out what the fuss is about, I’ve researched into it and wrote this Goplus 10′ Inflatable SUP Cruiser review.

Check its price and people’s thoughts on it here: Goplus 10′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Cruiser package.

Quick Overview For The Hasty

The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser measures 10′ x 30″ x 6″ (length x width x thickness)weighs 22 pounds and has weight capacity of 440 pounds.

The package comes with everything you need to get on the water, seems to have a customer support of sorts and maybe a warranty of some kind (however, I could not tell there was one when reading up on it).

Who is this for? The Goplus 10′ Inflatable SUP Cruiser is sold as being for paddlers weighing up to 265 pounds, but ideally it would be suitable for paddlers weighing around 180 pounds or less because then it’s simply more viable as an all-around. Paddlers weighing more than 180 pounds may find it to be a little wobbly.

How’s the performance? The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser looks to be mainly designed to be stable (6 inches thick, wide squash tail and wide rounded nose), so it lives up to it’s name (CRUISER). It also tracks relatively well and maneuvers sufficiently. However, when it comes to speed, it will likely not reach great speeds due to its design.

You may want to find out whether a cheap low quality iSUP is what you want (link opens in a new tab).

 


Who And What Is The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser Designed For?

Goplus 10′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Cruiser is designed for:

  • who: paddlers weighing up to 265 pounds, ideally 180 lbs or less;
  • what: all-around (viable in almost all water conditions).

Although it’s pointed out that the rider’s weight can be up to 265 pounds, I’d say the optimal paddler weight for this Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser would be around 180 pounds or less (but not too little).

For a smaller beginner paddler, this inflatable SUP doesn’t seem all that bad. Naturally, the initial learning curve will be there, but that’s to be expected, and the board could be used in almost all water conditions. BUT if you were a larger paddler, balancing would become more difficult and the board would be considered surf-oriented (as in not dedicated for surfing but surf-oriented) all-around for larger paddlers due to the size of the board.

All in all, it’s an all-around, so viable for almost any water condition to a decent enough degree in the case of a smaller paddler weighing less than 180 pounds. A smaller paddler can do yoga on it, fish from it, mainly CRUISE and paddle around in calmer water conditions, but it doesn’t shy away from riding waves, some river riding and other SUP activities I haven’t mentioned yet, too – it’s an all-around.

The extra weight capacity seems to fit well with taking some smaller trips as it can carry extra equipment even for camping were it a smaller paddler embarking on such a trip.

Who and what is Goplus 10' iSUP Cruiser designed for?
Who and what is Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser designed for?

How Does The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser Perform?

As an all-around iSUP for smaller paddlers, the Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser is mainly:

  • somewhat maneuverable
  • stable

10 feet long and 30 inches wide with a stable design makes it somewhat of a maneuverable cruiser. However, since the tail is so wide and squash shaped, turning might feel a little raw and not perfectly smooth (rounded tail would feel smooth, just for some context).

However, because of that squash tail, it should handle choppy conditions relatively well and not become too unstable in there, BUT the rounded wide nose will hamper the efforts a little and going against smaller waves may prove difficult. That’s to say, overall, the Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser is pretty stable for a smaller rider.

The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser tracks relatively well due to its tri-fin system where there is one larger detachable fin contributing to it the most. Since the SUP is sold at a low price, I recon the fins aren’t of high quality, but they do the trick as long as there’s no defects.

When it comes to speed, it’s likely not slow per se, but it’s not fast either. You’ll probably feel like you’re able to go faster than the board wants to go, but if you force it, it just won’t “feel” right, almost as if you’re overworking it. That’s also the reason why they called it “CRUISER” – more of a relaxing pace with this one.

Based on the statistics (higher weight capacity and thickness), the Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser should feel rigid (for a smaller paddler at least).

How does Goplus 10' iSUP Cruiser perform?
How does Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser perform? (these measurements are written on the other side of the board as well)

How Have I Conducted This Review?

There’s nothing too fancy to it. I’ve taken a closer look into what all potential SUPs are about just to get a wholesome picture of the sport/hobby just so I could incorporate it with my other hobbies, one of which is fishing.

And after having researched all that I could about this board (and also written this review based on that), I’ve come to a conclusion that I’m a tad to big for this Goplus 10′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Cruiser myself. Let this be a reminder for myself as I continue my inquiry into the world of SUP. Maybe you’ll find this review as useful as I do.

 


Specs Of The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser When Inflated

Specs
TypeAll-around
ConstructionInflatable
Length10’
Width30″
Thickness6″
Tail WidthN/A (squash tail)
Weight (lbs)22
Weight Capacity (lbs)440
Volume (liters)225

1 – type
ALL-AROUND. All-around for smaller paddlers, surf-oriented all-around for larger paddlers.

2 – construction
INFLATABLE. Inflatable boards are deflatable and inflatable. There are no hard claims, but the word is either the max or optimal air pressure is 15 PSI. Either pump closer and closer to 15 PSI till you feel it’s rigid enough OR go for 15 PSI just to boast how you’re able to do it (the word is that it’s quite difficult to pump close to it anyway…).

3 – lenght
The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser is 10 feet long. Usually all-around iSUPs average around 10 to 12 feet in length. So that makes this board shorter rather short, so this is part of the reason why I’d say it’s for smaller paddlers this board.

4 – width
Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser is 30 inches wide at it’s widest point. The board is relatively wide all around though, the nose and tail are relatively wide, this is what contributes to the iSUP board being more stable.

5 – thickness
It’s 6 inches thick. Normally, inflatable boards are 4 to 6 inches thick. Thicker boards are more stable, but also more durable and, generally, can handle more weight as well.

6 – tail width
N/A. It’s not stated directly, but it’s relatively easy to measure… The tail width of the Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser is about 17 inches.

7 – weight
22 pounds – this is considered lightweight for an all-around iSUP.

8 – weight capacity
440 pounds is the weight capacity of this iSUP. This means a smaller paddler can store more equipment on it or take a smaller passanger to cruise with them.

9 – volume
225 liters for volume of this Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser. Altough the volume would leave you to think that the optimal paddler weight should be, in theory, roughly around 248 pounds, the size of the board wouldn’t work well with a larger paddler (unless they chose this all-around board more for surfing), so around 180 pounds or less would actually be the optimal paddler weight, all things considered.

Goplus 10' iSUP Cruiser Specifications
Specifications of the Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser.

When DEFLATED (size)
N/A. The idea here is that if one rolled it up, what would be the size of it then? It’s not mentioned anywhere and I don’t think there’s enough information to derivate this information from…

 


What Is This Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser Made Of?

I was a little surprised by what Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser was made of:

  • a single layer netted PVC material also holding together the drop-stitch material

For a 6-inch thick board, I was expecting multiple layers of PVC material…

The Goplus have used a similar method to Red Paddle Co’s construction where a single PVC layer is enchacned and is holding together the drop-stitch material at the same time. Usually there’s simply a layer of fabric holding together the drop-stitch and PVC layers are simply laminated on top one after another.

It seems that the PVC layer in Goplus inflatable SUP is simply made very thick using this netted approach to it. It’s not the best quality construction, but it’s still good enough. The volume is not very high, but it’s not low either. This means, basically, that the overall quality is, too, not high, but not low either.

For further reading: what is this “PVC” used in iSUPs? PVC material (link opens in a new tab).

Goplus 10' iSUP Cruiser Construction Illustration
General illustration in relation to Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser construction.

What Are The Features Of The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser Board?

The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser only has 1 color code to it (white, greyish blue stripes, grey rails, black deck pad).

Goplus 10' iSUP Cruiser Features
Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser features:

The features of the Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser are as follows:

  1. D-rings (4) bungee net
  2. Carry handle
  3. Deck pad
  4. Inflation valve
  5. D-ring (1)
  6. Fins (3)

1 – D-rings (4) bungee net
At the nose area of the board, there are 4 mounted D-rings to which a bungee net is attached that makes up the cargo storage area. You can slip things under the bungee cords and that’s that. You can also attach other things onto those 4 D-rings, if you have anything like that.

2 – carry handle
Located somewhat in the middle is the carry handle for carrying the Goplus 10′ Inflatable SUP Cruiser around with you when it’s deflated. It looks to be a simple and practical strap that’s either glued onto or tucked into the deck pad.

3 – deck pad
Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser has a relatively simple and somewhat comfortable non-slip grooved deck pad.

4 – inflation valve
At the rear of the board, located between the deck pad and the final D-ring is an inflation valve. This is where you inflate the board using your pump that fits with it (pump included in the package).

5 – D-ring (1)
Final D-ring located at the rear of the board for attaching your ankle leash or for towing the board on the water if needed.

6 – fins (3)
The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser has a tri-fin setup. 2 smaller fins are fixed while the 3rd larger fin is detachable. It can be removed for when you ride in shallow waters or for when you deflated the board and roll it up, otherwise it should be attached at all times for it provides the neccessary tracking (helps keep the board straight when paddling).

Goplus 10' iSUP Cruiser Tri-Fin System
Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser tri-fin system; 1 bigger detachable fin, 2 small fixed fins.

What Else Is Included With The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser Package?

The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser package has everything you need to get on the water (apart from PFD):

  • paddle
  • leash
  • backpack
  • pump
  • repair kit
  • instructions manual(?)

Paddle
The paddle is advertised as “3-piece deluxe lightweight adjustable (68-83 inches) aluminium paddle.” Now here’s where I’m a little worried: if it’s so lightweight (in the context of industry standard), then what about its durability? It would leave me to think that it’s less durable because of that… Anyhow, as long as you don’t give it (the paddle) hell and use it for what it’s intended (cruising) instead, it’ll do the trick (as long as it doesn’t arrive with any defects).

Leash
Coiled leash is included with the purchase of the Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser package, but it’s not showcased. It’s generally not needed in small flatwater conditions, but in some circumstances it can prove to be a lifesaver. You can read more about when  to use or when not to use which type of leash in which type of water condition.

Backpack
Probably the whole Goplus 10′ Inflatable SUP Cruiser package can be stored within this backpack (deflated and rolled up board, 3-piece paddle, leash, pump, repair kit, and a little more – because logic here is, what’d be the point of having a 3-piece paddle if it didn’t fit in the backpack?). Analogously to the paddle, it surely doesn’t look very durable, so try to take better care of it for it to last longer.

Pump
A generic, simple and practical pump for inflating the iSUP. It’s got a pressure gauge on top and the word is that the max air pressure for the board is 15 PSI, so pump closer and closer to 15 PSI till you feel it’s rigid enough for you. As long as it doesn’t arrive with any defects, it should do the trick. And in case you’re thinking of getting a “better” pump, first try to make sure the hose will fit into the inflation valve on the board. And if you’re wondering how you should do that, big G (Google) might know better than I.

Repair kit
Relatively standard small orange cylinder container containing few PVC patches and a valve wrench. In case of problems. the repairing process in fairly straight forward. PVC patches to patch up the problematic spot, if sensible, with a glue (glue not included in this repair kit it seems); valve wrench for removing the valve to get a better look for whatever reason.

Manual
Probably, likely, included.

 


So Is Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser For You?

If you weighed less than 265 pounds, preferably around 180 pounds or less – and not because the board couldn’t carry more but because it might become too wobbly for a considerably larger paddler -, looking for a simple and cheap lightweight lower quality all-around that does the trick, then Goplus 10′ Cruiser inflatable stand up paddle board might be for you.

It’s a little overly glorified this iSUP. It’s actually rather generic and simple, though practical, all-around meant for beginner smaller paddlers. The extra weight capacity could be used for taking smaller passengers or equipment (fishing, fitness, camping, etc equipment) with you.

Larger paddlers might find it to be too wobbly due to it’s small design, so for larger paddlers I’d suggest this more for trying riding waves or calmer rivers with some mild flow to them, unless you’re up to the challenge of putting the effort into not just learning but also to keeping your balance on it once past the learning phase.

The quality is not exactly as good as the descriptions make it out to be, but it’s not neccessarily bad either, you simply ought to take more care of it for it to last longer.

 


Where To Buy Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser Package?

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.

Check the price or buy here: Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser package.

 


CONCLUSION

The Goplus 10′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Cruiser package has everything you need to get on the water, it’s only missing a PFD.

The package is quite cheap and the quality is rather low. Although the quality is good enough to do the trick, I’m doubtful if it provides a long lasting durability to the items.

Otherwise, the Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser board is an all-around for smaller paddlers that does the trick, probably a little too wobbly for larger paddlers.

Goplus Brand
The Goplus brand has many other unrelated products they’re selling, but their inflatable SUPs aren’t outright bad, rather generic. They have a presence on Amazon and elsewhere.

Although Goplus as a brand seems knowledgeable in the field and somewhat supportive towards their customers, I’d say they’re exaggerating when it comes to some qualities of this package they’re selling. It’s not as perfect as they make it out to be.

Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser Board
The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser is better suited for smaller paddlers due to its size (30-inch width in particular). It’s otherwise cheap, relatively low quality simple but practical all-around inflatable stand up paddle board that does the trick.

Included Accessories
The Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser package includes an adjustable lightweight aluminium paddle, a leash, a backpack, a handpump, a repair kit and probably a manual as well.

Where To Buy
It’s simple, buy from here: Goplus 10′ iSUP Cruiser package.

 

FURTHER READING

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