Nixy Huntington G4 Compact – The Complete Review

Overview
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Stability
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Design
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Performance
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Price/Quality ratio
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Supplied accessories
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Looking for a great SUP board but don’t know where to start? Look no further! This buying guide will go over the Nixy Huntington G4 Compact SUP features, which are ideal for anyone searching for a high-quality, long-lasting SUP that is easy to travel and store.

This year, a new addition to NIXY’s growing inflatable paddleboard line is the NIXY Huntington G4, a compact travel SUP that packs down into a much smaller footprint than your typical all-around SUP.

The Huntington G4 Compact is your board if you’re into adventure travel, backpacking, RV life, or any other activity where packability is a top priority.

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

Most suitable for:

The Nixy Huntington G4 Compact SUP is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an easy-to-transport and store board.

This board is made with a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bottom and has a PVC foam core.

The Huntington G4 Compact also has a bungee cord system on the deck, which is perfect for storing gear while you’re out on the water.

This board also includes a recirculating pump and an adjustable paddle, giving you everything you need to get started.

We’ll go over the different specifications of the Huntington G4 Compact and help you decide if it’s the right board for you. Let’s get started!

Pro’s

  • Lightweight equipment that’s ideal for travel
  •  I appreciate the carbon fiber paddle that comes with the kit; It’s almost surprising that such a great paddle is included
  • The cool backpack is another one of my favorites
  • Nixy Sports’ strong structure combined with many outstanding features results in an excellent overall experience

Cons

  • While I love this board, I highly encourage paddlers to try the ultra-tiny model, which has all of the same outstanding features as this board but is even more compact
Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

What Makes Nixy Sports Huntington G4 Compact Stand Out

The NIXY Huntington G4 Compact is made with dual-layer woven drop stitch material with fusion technology and has reinforced carbon side rails for added rigidity.

This is the latest in iSUP technology that creates a very durable yet lightweight inflatable paddleboard. For this reason, NIXY can make a smaller iSUP that is very light and compact yet still very strong.

In addition, a lightweight board is really nice to have. It just makes it so portable and easy to take anywhere. Yet what you need to be careful of when looking at a lightweight paddleboard is that it doesn’t weigh less because of thinner materials. That’s not the case with the Huntington G4 Compact.

This Huntington G4 Compact is constructed well so that it is still compact and light yet durable and robust. The surface is small and loaded with features, but it isn’t cluttered.

All of the features are very functional and usable. You’ll really appreciate them while on your paddling adventures.

At the front nose of this board, there is a more minor 4-point bungee system with adjustable and removable bungees that can be used for storing a small dry bag, flip-flops, or a water bottle. The back 6-point bungee system is slightly larger and able to hold more gear.

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

With both bungee cargo systems, there is decent space to load up any gear you’d like to bring along for the ride. Also, both bungees are reachable from the center of the board for easy access.

The nylon center carry handle has a padded neoprene cover for added comfort. You can remove the surface if you want to let the handle dry out but having it attached makes a big difference when carrying the board as it helps to protect your hand.

There is also a durable nylon and plastic grab handle at both the nose and the tail of the board. The one at the nose is located on the side of the nose, making it easy to grab from the water and one at the tail is located at the very back behind the deck pad.

These handles can pull the board to shore, grab it from the water, and carry the board with two people.

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

You will definitely be surprised by how much you use these handles, and it’s really nice to have one at both ends.

The Huntington G4 Compact has an action mount at the nose just above the front bungees, as well as two more 3/4 of the way back on the traction pad and another one at the tail by the back D-ring.

Specifications

length
Length
9’6 / 2.8m
width
Width
32" / 81cm
thickness
Thickness
6” / 15cm
weight
Weight
18.75 lbs / 8.5kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
250 lbs / 113kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
15 PSI
colour options
Board type
All-around/Inflatable
skill
Skill
All-Around
Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact
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Primary use
For those who are looking for an adaptable and durable SUP, this board is an excellent choice.

The NIXY Huntington G4 Compact inflatable stand-up paddleboard is ideal for all types of paddlers. It’s great for beginners, advanced paddlers, yoga enthusiasts, and anyone in between.

This board can be used in both calm and choppy waters, making it an excellent option for exploring different types of waterways.

The compact size also makes it easy to transport and store, making it an ideal choice for those who are short on space.

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Speed on the water
NIXY Huntington G4 Compact paddle boarding is surprisingly stable for its size can turn on a dime and provide a pleasant ride in various water conditions. However, there are considerable performance downsides due to the shorter length and dual fin configuration.

Speed and tracking are significantly sacrificed in exchange for the tiny proportions. Those wanting an ISUP workout, on the other hand, will find the Huntington’s deck center to be very accommodating.

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Transport
It is straightforward to transport the NIXY Huntington G4 Compact SUP. I simply fold it up, put it in the included bag with the shoulder strap, and I’m on my way.

The entire process takes less than a minute and requires no assembly. You can even throw it in the trunk of your car or on the back of your motorcycle.

It’s also super lightweight, so you won’t have any trouble carrying it around.

Overall, I highly recommend this paddleboard if you’re looking for an easy-to-transport option that doesn’t sacrifice quality or performance.

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Stability
The stability of the NIXY Huntington G-Series SUP is due to its wide body and 31” deck width. The board also has a thick six-inch core, making it very sturdy.

It’s easy to transport because it only weighs 27 pounds. You can just keep it in your garage or bring it with you on vacation.

The Huntington G-Series SUP is an excellent alternative for people looking for a solid and portable paddleboard. It’s ideal for both novice and experienced paddlers.

Professional’s Experience

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

The Huntington G4 Compact is our pick for a small, lightweight travel or all-around board for smaller paddlers (5’5” or less). This is the board you carry with you when you go on vacation.

It’s a light and stable board with enough width for novices to feel at ease. I highly recommend this paddleboard to anyone looking for a great all-around SUP.

It’s durable and sturdy enough for yoga and fishing but still light and maneuverable enough for surfing and racing. I’ve taken it out on both calm lakes and choppy ocean waves, and it performed beautifully in both conditions. 

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

I have been using the NIXY Huntington G-Series for about a year now, and I absolutely love it!

It’s so stable and easy to maneuver. I’ve taken it out on rivers, lakes, and even the ocean. It’s my go-to board for all sorts of paddling adventures.

The G-Series is also super versatile. I’ve used it for yoga, fishing, and even cruising with my dog.

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

It’s truly an all-in-one SUP that can handle anything you throw at it. The construction is incredibly durable yet still lightweight, making it easy to transport to and from the water.

Overall, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase of the NIXY Huntington G4 Compact SUP!

If you’re looking for a versatile and high-quality paddleboard, I definitely recommend giving this one a try.


Nixy Sports Huntington G4 Important Features

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Setup

  • 14x d-rings
  • 4x M8 action mounts
  • 3x grab handles 
  • Complete package weight: ∼ 13.6 kg
  • Board weight, fins included: ∼ 8.5 kg
  • Carbon fiber reinforced Side Rails
  • Complete package weight: ∼ 13.6 kg
  • Dimension: 9’6″ x 32″ x 6″ 
  • Dual-layer advanced fusion laminated woven drop stitch technology
  • Dual cargo adjustable/removable bungee system
  • Volume: 250 L
  • Rider weight: Up to 113 kg or 250 lbs. Experienced riders may exceed this weight
  • Non-slip soft NIXY logo stamped, grooved, and UV protected traction pad
  • Side bungee paddle holder
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Fins
The fins of the NIXY Huntington G4 Compact are made of a durable and stiff material that can withstand years of use. The design of the fin also allows it to be used in both salt water and fresh water conditions. Additionally, the fin is able to provide good stability and tracking in all types of waves. Overall, the NIXY Huntington G4 Compact fins are designed to give you a great experience while out on the water.

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Material
The NIXY Huntington G4 Compact is an all-around line of boards. It features a durable and rigid drop-stitch material, making it great for both flat water and light surf. With an extra thick layer of PVC laminated on the top and bottom, the SUP is one of the most durable boards on the market. It also comes in a variety of sizes to fit any rider. 

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Inflate / deflate
Inflating the NIXY Huntington G Compact SUP takes at least 15-20 minutes. The process is very easy and does not require any special tools or equipment. All you need is a standard pump with an adapter for the SUP’s valve. Once you have inflated the board, you can start enjoying your time on the water! It would only require a few to deflate the NIXY Huntington G Compact SUPminutes. Once you have removed the air valve cap and unscrewed the air valve, simply press down on the center of the board to release all the air. You can then fold or roll up your sup for easy storage.

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Warranty
The company provides a 30-day risk-free return policy, which takes the worry out of your purchase if you find it not the right board. You may only pay return shipping, and they do not charge a restocking fee like some other brands. 

The NIXY Huntington G4 Compact inflatable SUP board has a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 30-day guarantee as mentioned above, including coverage for everything out with the usual wear and tear of the board. Just make sure to secure the proof of purchase for further documentation.

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Design
The NIXY Huntington G4 Compact series comes in two slightly different, compact and ultra-compact models. Weight and capacity are the same for both. The difference is in how each of these folds up when deflated. Paddleboarders will find an easy nose-grab handle on the front of the board, ample front and back cargo bungee cords, a center carrying handle, durable reinforced carbon fiber side rails, a premium EVA traction pad, a rear grab-handle, plenty of stainless steel D-rings, and four action mounts for additional accessories.


In The Package: What’s in the box?

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

NIXY G4 Carbon Fiber Hybrid Paddle

The carbon shaft paddle breaks apart into 3-pieces, making it easy to store in the backpack. It is adjustable from 67″ to 84″, so you can tailor the height for whoever is using it.

It has a shaft diameter of 28.5mm and a 90 sq inch blade. It is an excellent standard size that will suit most people for recreational paddling.

The t-grip handle feels smooth and easy to grip, and the paddle itself weighs only 25 oz, so it feels great to use. It’s light and durable, floats, and is a big step up from many of the aluminum or fiberglass paddles that often come in other inflatable SUP packages.

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact
  • 3-piece adjustable 
  • Comfortable T-grip
  • Length: 67” to 84”
  • Shaft Diameter: 28.5 mm
  • Weight: 1.54 lbs. (25 oz)
  • Wide nylon blade: 90 sq inches

NIXY Hybrid Leash

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

The 10′ SUP leash has a part straight, part coiled polyurethane cord for versatility. It stays out of the way of your feet while paddling but doesn’t drag in the water, as can happen with a full-on straight leash.

The velcro ankle strap comfortably secures around your ankle. There’s no rubbing or itching. The other end of the leash secures to the D-ring on the tail of your board.

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact
  • Deluxe ankle strap
  • Diameter: 7 mm
  • Hybrid coiled / Straight SUP leash 
  • High-quality polyurethane cord
  • Length: 10′
  • Stainless steel double swivels

NIXY G4 TYPHOON Hand Pump

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

The dual-chamber triple-action NIXY G4 Typhoon hand pump will inflate the Huntington quickly. It took me 6 minutes and 42 seconds to inflate this board with steady pumping.

The pump works great. You can switch the settings to make inflation easier as you go. It’s still a bit of work, but it is an efficient pump for sure. At 4.37 lbs, the pump is large and heavy. On the other hand, the handles are detachable, and the legs fold up for simple portability and storage. There is also an integrated pressure gauge so you can watch your progress.

  • Accurate pressure gauge
  • Dimensions: 25” h x 13 ½” w x 5” d
  • Folded dimensions: 25” h x 9” w x 6” d
  • Inflates up to 29 PSI
  • High-pressure triple action pump
  • Removable handles and foldable legs
  • Weight: 4.37 lbs.

NIXY G4 Backpack

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

It is big and functional and durable. It fits the board well and provides ample pockets and space for every accessory. It zips open on three sides, making it easy to take the board out of the bag and place it back inside. The waist and chest straps provide support, and the padded shoulder straps can be adjusted to fit your height.

  • Compact Back Pack 
  • Cargo hooks
  • Length: 26”
  • Extra padded straps for comfort
  • Thickness: 13”
  • Side pockets
  • Width: 20”

Repair Kit

Yes, the NIXY Huntington G4 Compact paddle board also has a repair kit! All inflatable paddle boards come with a repair kit that includes a couple of PVC patches, waterproof glue, and a valve tightened.

Fin Box

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact fin set

The board comes with removable fins so you can track better in the water.

Additional Accessories

Life Jacket

This is a must-have accessory, especially if there will be children or pets on the paddleboard. You can’t just put on any old life jacket and call it good when paddle boarding. You need a properly-fitting personal flotation device (PFD) that is comfortable and won’t get in your way while paddling. While there are many different types and styles of PFDs on the market, here are a few things to consider when choosing the right one for you.

Consider the type of paddle boarding you’ll be doing most often. If you are doing primarily flatwater paddling, you’ll want a different PFD than if you’re planning on tackling some whitewater rapids. Comfort is vital. You don’t want to constantly adjust and readjust your PFD while you’re out on the water, so make sure it fits well and doesn’t chafe or rub in any uncomfortable ways.

Because the Komodo SUP has so many activities to offer, it’s best to invest in a high-quality and comfortable life jacket to keep the passengers safe. Keep in mind that you must ensure everyone’s safety. With more options to choose from, an infant life jacket and a dog life jacket are available.

Waterproof Fanny Pack

If you’re planning on hitting the waves for a day of paddle boarding, you’ll want to make sure you have all the gear you need to stay safe and comfortable. One essential item is a waterproof fanny pack. This will help keep your valuables safe and dry as you enjoy your time on the water. There are a few things to consider when choosing a waterproof fanny pack.

First, think about what size you need. A smaller bag will be fine if you’re only bringing a few small items with you. But if you’re carrying things like sunscreen, snacks, and extra clothes, you’ll need something more significant.

Electric Pump

The electric pump is an excellent addition to any paddle boarder’s arsenal. It is easy to get your board inflated and ready to hit the water. No more struggling with manual pumps or worrying about whether or not you’ve got enough air in your board. The electric pump does all the work for you.

Kayak Conversion Kit/Seat Cushion

Because the Gili Komodo SUP is also a great fishing paddleboard, you might want to consider adding a kayak seat to make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable, especially if you have a passenger.

Water Proof Speakers

A waterproof speaker will enhance your paddling experience on the water. While you’re doing your activity, listen to your favorite song! When paddling, good music will lighten the mood; you can even dance while on the water on this paddleboard because it is guaranteed to be stable! Invest in a high-quality, waterproof sticker that you will be able to use for a long time.

Hard/Soft Coolers

The Gili paddleboard has two storage areas on the front and back, allowing you to add either a hard or soft cooler. Bring your favorite drink out on the water with you! It’s so much easier to stay hydrated when you have a SUP Cooler with you! This is also recommended for paddlers who will be out on the water for several hours!

Paddle board lock

While paddle boarding is a relatively new sport, its popularity has exploded in recent years. With that increase in popularity, there has also been an increase in people looking for ways to protect their investments. A Paddleboard lock is one of the best ways to do that. There are a few different types of paddleboard locks on the market, but they all serve the same purpose – to keep your board safe from theft. The most important thing to look for in a lock is something that will be difficult for thieves to cut through or break.

Optional accessories (my must-haves – not included)

Here are two of my favorite accessories for this year. One for safety and one because I like to use my time wisely (like take pictures while my board inflates itself) 😋

outdoormaster-sup-pump

Outdoormaster Shark 2
My favorite Electric SUP pump among all. Buy it here and save 35% with code TOM35 today.

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Restube classic
Because extra safety measures never hurt anyone! Buy it here and save 10% with code SUPWORLD10 today.


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

Advantages Hardboard

  • 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 Nixy Huntington G4 Compact SUP Online

Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

“Love this board! Got it after returning a Bluefin Carbon Cruise, which was way too heavy. This board is exactly what I was looking for: light and easy to carry in the backpack or with one arm once blown up, sturdy enough to paddle with my dog, and fast to inflate. Stable on choppy ocean water too. The best board! Similar to my experience with the Peak board but even lighter.”

nixysports.com

“My pump arrived with a damaged hose. Dreading a hassle and the prospect of having to mail the entire package back to Amazon, I was impressed with the quick and professional response I received from NIXY. NIXY offered to send me a replacement for the pump with a return label for me to return the damaged item.

 The backpack has excellent padding and extra pockets for storing additional items. The board is firm and noticeably lighter than others I’ve used.”

amazon.com

Frequently Asked Questions about the Nixy Huntington G4 Compact SUP

Who is the Huntington G4 Compact ideal for?

The Huntington G4 Compact is ideal for anyone who wants a versatile, all-around inflatable SUP board.

How much do the Huntington G-Series boards weigh?

The weights of the boards range from 19 lbs or 8 kg.

What is Double Chamber Technology™?

The Double Chamber Technology™ features two separate chambers within the board: the Main Chamber, which is inflated to a higher pressure for rigidity, and the Stability Chamber, which is inflated to a lower pressure for stability.

What is the weight capacity of the Huntington G-Series?

The weight capacity of the Huntington G4 Compact is 250 lbs.

What is included with the purchase of a Huntington G4 Compact board?

The Huntington G4 Compact board comes with a paddle, a pump, a travel bag, a leash, and a repair kit. Additionally, a two year warranty.

How do I care for my Huntington G4 Compact board?

To take care of the Huntington G4 Compact board you can simply rinse
the board off with fresh water after each use and store it in a cool, dry
place.

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PricePrice unknown $625.00 Price unknown
Score8.68.610
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Huntington G4 Compact
Huntington G4 Compact

Conclusion | Final Thoughts

The Huntington G4 Compact Paddle Board has excellent maneuverability with fun, fast, and easy handling. Designed with unsurpassed quality in mind, the Huntington will last for years to come.

Built with military-grade PVC and our FusionTech layered woven drop stitch. NIXY ISUPs are the most durable and advanced board you can buy.

Bottom line, if you want a smaller compact paddleboard that is lightweight and durable, the Huntington G4 is probably one of the best options out there.

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Review written by: Tom

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Specifications

length
Length
9’6 / 2.8m
width
Width
32" / 81cm
thickness
Thickness
6” / 15cm
weight
Weight
18.75 lbs / 8.5kg
rider weight
Max Rider Weight
250 lbs / 113kg
air pressure
Max Air Pressure
15 PSI
colour options
Board type
All-around/Inflatable
skill
Skill
All-Around

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Review written by: Tom

Hi! My name is Tom. During the year I try to be on a paddle board as much as possible. By reading this blog you'll stay updated on everything I test on the water :)