Why the amazing iRocker All-Around 11’= best value for money
The iRocker All-Around 11′ was my favorite Stand Up Paddle Board for this year, and for good reason. So time for a complete and in-depth review like this board deserves to get. This board is the best value for money you can get and I will explain why this is the case and why I love this board so much!
- Great price for a complete package with the best accessories
- Very stable and reliable boards
- Great for beginners and advanced boarders
- Possible to ride with a friend, max. weight of 435 lbs.
- Amazing online reviews, everyone loves this board!
- All fins are removable
- Available in 6 different colors
- Not fast enough for racing
- Making sharp turns is harder on a 6″ thick board
The iRocker All-Around is most suitable for:
I would recommend the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board for basically everyone who wants a complete paddle board package, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced paddle boarder. For the price of $599 you get so many things that it almost makes my head spin! With all the accessories included this is hands down the best all-around board available for this price on the market.
The board is very stable and has a size of 11′ long and 32″ wide. So obviously this is not your racing speed achiever, but anything else this board will be capable of. This board offers amazing value for money and it will give you paddling pleasure for years to come. As one of very few (maybe none) iRocker also offers 1 year of warranty on their accessories, which is exceptional. The board has a warranty of 2 years (only Red Paddle surpassed this big time with their new 5 year warranty, but they do not include accessories).
You will love the rigidity and stability of the board and all the really high quality accessories that come with it, which I will highlight later. It does not matter which discipline of Stand Up Paddling you like, this board is so All-Round it makes everything possible!
|Length||Width||Thickness||Max weight load||Weight board|
|11′||32″||6″||435 LBS / 197 kg||27 LBS / 12.2 kg|
All Round / Relaxing / Yoga / Touring / Fishing / Pets / Family
Speed on the water
The board is designed for beginners with an all-around purpose, speed is not what it is aimed at. It is alright as far as speed goes, but nothing special here.
The board is 20% lighter than the previous version, now it has a weight of 12.2 kg. This is easy to carry, you can roll it up tight because all 3 fins are removable.
The 32″ width makes the board more stable than your average 30″ width board, which is good for beginners to start on.
My own experience
The iRocker All-Around board felt the same to me as the high quality of the Blackfin and Red Paddle board I have tested before. Very stable and stiff, I did not have a wobbly feeling at all. Since I had tested the Blackfin I of course knew what the quality would be like, but it feel like the $120 lower price compared to the Blackfin Model X had no influence on anything.
So my backpack has no wheels, I don’t use them anyway. I love to carry my bag around on my back, do a few squats while I’m at it, never skipping leg day ;-).
What I like about the board is the very stable feeling, even more so than the Blackfin Model X, and the easy way to keep a straight line. The board has 3 fins, 2 small and one big one, which are all removable so you can easily put the board into the supplied high quality backpack.
The board now has a full-deck anti-slip pad compared to the 2019 version, which makes it an even better experience where you have grip anywhere on the board. Even when it gets wet you wont slip. It also has some other great additions, like the multi-use action mounts for cameras, speakers, fishing rod holders or other handy attachments.
This board seems to perform well on any type of water. In the waves it was not too wobbly and on the river it is easy cruising straight through the water, like a hot knife through butter (popcorn anyone?).
The iRocker board is a bit harder to turn since with a 6″ board it is a bit harder to carve a turn then with a thinner board, but it is manageable. I really like the fact that there are two bungee cords to take things along. I have always loved hiking and camping and this gives me the opportunity to take all my (read: my dads) gear along.
• Lightweight Triple Layer Composite PVC makes the board up to 20% lighter than Quad Layer
• Extra comfy, logo branded, EVO deck pad
• 20 D-rings. Bungee cords on front and back, one for attaching your leash, 6 for optional kayak-seat + footrest
• 3 Comfortable grip handles for carrying, in the middle of the board, the front and the back
• 4 Multi-Use Action Mounts on the deck of the board
This board has 2 small fins and one big fin, all of them are removable. This makes it a lot easier to roll up!
The boards are constructed with military grade Triple Layer Composite PVC and can be inflated from 15-18 PSI.
Inflate / deflate
The iRocker All-Around Paddle Board is inflated in only 5 mins with the supplied Dual Chamber-Triple Action Hand Pump.
iRocker offers a 2-year warranty on the board and a 1-year warranty on the accessories (usual you get 0 on accessories, this is great service!)
This board is available in a couple of different designs and colors, 6 different versions in total. So you always find one you will like!
In the package
The included iRocker SUP Paddle is a carbon blend shaft paddle, which is lighter and stronger than the previously included fiberglass paddle. It is a 3-piece paddle that is adjustable in height. So this paddle will suit everyone and not break easily at all!
The iRocker Full Throttle SUP Pump is a Dual Chamber-Triple Action Hand Pump! This one of, if not the best, SUP pumps available on the market. This will inflate and deflate your paddle board without too much effort in short time (my record is only 5 minutes). The only reason this pump is not in my Best SUP Pumps guide is because it costs a whopping $160 if you purchase it separately!
The iRocker paddle board leash is a coiled leash, which is great because it only extends if you actually fall in the water. So it is never in your way when you are paddling. This is easily connected to the board. It has a neoprene padding and handy key pocket.
The iRocker paddle board backpack has been improved from last years version and the design of the bag depends on the color board you pick! It has very comfortable straps and a lot of extra tie downs and pockets, so you can take almost everything with you.
Optional accessories (not included)
Because extra safety measures never hurt anyone!
Electric SUP pump
For those who don’t want the exercise before getting on the board.
Difference between an Inflatable board and a Hard board
Advantages Inflatable board
- Easy to take on holiday (even on the plane)
- Easy to store in the winter days
- Much cheaper
- Technology has improved greatly over the past 10 years. For this reason, these boards are now almost hard to distinguish from hard boards
- More speed, which is important if you are a professional
- Easier to make sharp turns on the water because the board is thinner
- No inflation needed, you can get on the water right away
Other reviews of the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board online
The iRocker is loved by many on the internet, not just by me. It has gathered loads of reviews over the whole internet already.
A short overview of some of these reviews below:
Supboardguide.com: “The All-Around 11’ was our #1 rated all-around inflatable sup for 2019, and has only gotten better in 2020!”
Outdoorgearlab.com: “The iRocker 11 was immediately a favorite among our testers, as its quality and performance were apparent out of the box. This model took on each metric relatively well, putting up solid scores across the board and demonstrating durability superior to some more expensive models.”
Sunsetpaddler.com: “When it comes to iRocker ALL-AROUND 11′ iSUP, a lot of people like this board – it’s stable and fast enough to have a fun time, but it also preserves some degree of challenge beyond just learning to stay on the board and paddle around.”
Inflatableboarder.com: “The 2020 iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ is a well-built, stable inflatable SUP that performs incredibly well in a wide variety of paddling conditions. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing in at 26 pounds, the ALL-AROUND 11′ is capable of supporting up to 435 pounds, making it a great choice for larger paddlers.”
Inflatablepaddler.com: ” We’re really impressed with the new iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′ inflatable SUP. The company has made some excellent improvements to the ALL-AROUND line and we predict that this board will be a summertime favorite.”
Theseasonedsurfer.com: ” The iRocker All-Around 11′ performs great in all water conditions and is suitable for every skill level. This is a swiss army knife among paddle boards. It’s a family-friendly entry level paddle board that is perfect for all-around cruising. It can handle heavy riders, extra passengers like a kid, dog or heavy cargo. This is the best option for most recreational paddlers.”
Amazon.com: Really pleased with the sup. It’s firm, and steady in the water and it has a dual action pump with different settings to make it easier to get up to the desired psi.” – Based on 291 customer reviews as on 27th of March 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions about the iRocker All-Around Paddle Board
What is the size of the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board?
Length: 11′, Width: 32″, Thickness: 6″
What is the maximum carrying capacity of the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board?
435 lbs / 197 kg
What is included when purchasing the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board?
iRocker backpack, Carbon Blend Ultralight Paddle, iROCKER Ankle Leash, Dual Chamber-Triple Action Hand Pump, Repair Kit
What is the weight of the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board?
27 lbs / 12.2 kg
How many fins does the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board have?
3 fins, 2 removable small fins and one big removable fin
How many D-rings does the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board have?
20 D-rings. Bungee cords on front and back, one for attaching your leash, 6 for optional kayak-seat + footrest.
Conclusion – Should I buy this board?
For this price there is no better board you can purchase than the iRocker All-Around 11′. While this was already a great board last year, iRocker has put a lot of work in it to improve this board even more and that surely paid of.
It’s almost too much to sum up all the pros of this board. The sturdy and stable board, the super quality paddle, pump, backpack and leash, 20 D-rings to take everything you can, the all-over deck pad for grip, 4-multi-action mounts for cameras/speakers etc, 3 grip handles, 6 color/design options, 3 removable fins, incredible customer service and warranty…. The list goes on and on and on!
Whether you are a beginner or advanced paddle boarder, you will surely love this board. There are so many advantages I listed up here that even more expensive boards do not have. Even though this was already a really great board last year, iRocker aims to perfect it and work on it to make it even better!
And best of all, the price is still the same at $599. For all the things you get this is an insane price. All the online reviews and the warranty even for accessories show that they really believe in their product and are willing to guarantee it. There is no board I would recommend more than the iRocker All-Around 11′ to anyone.
What are your thoughts about the iRocker All-Around 11′ Paddle Board? Did you purchase it or ever considered purchasing it? If not, what would a reason be to get a different board?
Unless you want to use it for one specific reason only like racing, fishing or yoga only, I cannot imagine a better option for an all-around board.
Did you agree with this or do you think a different all-around board is better? Let me know in the comments, I’m wondering if there are any different opinions!