Stand up paddle boards offer a way to enjoy hours of fun and exercise out on the water. Because they are easy to use and generally very stable, almost anyone, child or adult, can successfully ride them, making them an almost universally appealing product. While the paddle board itself can offer you fun and relaxation on the water, there are a number of accessories that can further improve the experience. From keeping your belongings safe to protecting your head and making your board easier to carry, they provide a way to more thoroughly enjoy your paddle boarding experience. Following are some of the most useful and highest quality SUP accessories out there.
Tower iSUP Backpack Bag for Inflatable Paddle Boards
The backpack bag for Tower’s Adventurer paddle board provides a combination of features that make it an exceptionally convenient way to carry your paddle board to and from the water. For instance, the bag is designed to fit the entire Adventurer package, included the deflated and rolled up 9ft. 10in. Adventurer, the three-piece paddle, and the pump. With a Velcro flap, the top closes securely to keep the items safe. In addition, the bag comes with a bungee on the outside for carrying a towel or wet clothes. In addition to stellar reviews and the fact that it can be swung onto the back to leave your hands free for other items, these features create an easy way to carry your paddle board wherever you want to go.
SUP-Now Enhanced Stand Up Paddle Board Strap
For non-inflatable SUPs, the stand up paddle board strap from SUP-Now offers an easy and comfortable way to bring the board back and forth from the water. While carrying a paddle board over your shoulder may sound uncomfortable, this strap is wide, soft, and triple padded to ensure comfort. In addition, it is more adjustable than many other paddle board straps, allowing it to be easily adjusted to paddle boarders of varying heights. Finally, the strap also fits a number of different-sized boards. Reviewers praise this strap for its comfort and the ease it creates for them when carrying the paddle board. For paddle boarders who want to hang their board up when they are not using it, the strap can also be used as a storage strap. An included drawstring bag allows you to also easily carry sunscreen, water bottles, or other miscellaneous items with ease, making this a truly excellent and thoughtfully executed product.
High Pressure SUP Inflator Valve
Inflating a stand up paddle board can sometimes be difficult. In fact, difficulty in inflating the board is one of the number one complaints paddle board reviewers make about the iSUP experience. With a high pressure SUP inflator valve, however, inflating the SUP to the desired PSI is much less strenuous. The valve fits most (but not all) iSUPs, making it possible to fill the paddle board with an air compressor instead of manually. Doing so allows you to get greater PSI with less effort. Reviewers report that the valve fits most of their iSUPs and makes even smaller riders capable of inflating their boards to a satisfactory PSI. The result is greater convenience and less work when preparing your iSUP for the water.
Stand Up Paddle Guard Kit
The stand up paddle guard kit from Surfco Hawaii offers a high-quality way to protect your paddle from wear and tear and damage. The rubber casing applies directly to the paddle and is taped securely in place. While this guard kit covers the entire blade of the paddle, it does not interfere with how the paddle works, simply with the damaging elements that can ruin your paddle prematurely. As a result, it makes a wise choice for any paddle boarder looking to extend the life of their paddles. Reviewers find that, while the guard is a bit difficult to apply properly, it works well once it is on the paddle. They also generally find that the guard is a good value for the price, offering substantive protection that makes them feel more confident that their paddles will last.
COR Board Racks/SUP Paddle Board Cart Carrier
The paddle board cart carrier with extra large wheels from COR Board Racks is a simple, yet extremely convenient way to bring your paddle board from the car to the water. The rack is small, yet capable of handling both regular-sized boards and thicker boards. It is lightweight and maneuverable, and reviewers praise it for its ease of use and for its ability to carry the boards vertically so as to avoid getting in other people’s way. They also find that the fact that the cart collapses makes it exceptionally easy to use and to store. The cart will even fit into a dry bag to be taken with you while you enjoy the water. Despite somewhat smelly wheels, reviewers find that the board more than satisfies their expectations. In addition, a lifetime warranty provides peace of mind that you are purchasing a high quality product that will last for the long term.
Storing your belongings on a stand up paddle board requires a sturdy bag that attaches easily to the board. The Suppocket provides just the right size and features to make storing everything from water bottles to sunglasses easy and convenient. The bag itself is made of sturdy nylon with enough breathability to allow water to pass through while safely securing your belongings to the board. In addition, it attaches to the board with four suction cups that make it almost impossible to move. A carrying handle and easily manipulated zipper mean the bag is easy to use, both before and during paddle boarding. Reviewers report that the suppocket works extremely effectively, sticking securely to the board and allowing them to take whatever items they desire on their boards.
airSUP Bucket Hat
The bucket hat from airSUP is a high-quality polyester hat designed especially for sun and wind protection while you are out on your stand up paddle board. The hat protects the entire head, with the brim firm enough to guard against splashing water. It also comes with a key pocket for safely storing any keys you want to keep safe. While reviewers often report using the hat for other tasks, such as working out in the sun and heat, its firm brim, key pocket, and other features make it ideal for paddle boarding in the sun. As an added bonus, reviewers note that the hat easily fits extra-large heads for added comfort and a better fit. Finally, vents keep air moving around the head for a cooler feel, while mesh over the ears provides added protection. The result is a high-quality, well-reviewed, and comfortable hat for paddle boarding and a slew of other activities.