Our rating: (5.0 / 5)
The Adventurer 2 inflatable paddle board from Tower is an updated version of the company’s Adventurer iSUP. The board sports a slightly different design from the original model to make carrying it easier, while retaining the high quality, portability, and performance of the original. The result is an iSUP that is ideal for beginners and seasoned paddle boarders alike, and that offers the rigidity, durability, and quality that Tower riders have come to expect.
The Tower Adventurer 2 boasts many of the same specs as does its original counterpart. The main differences lie in its weight, dimensions, PSI capabilities, accessories, and minor design details. These specs reveal that the Adventurer 2 retains the best qualities of the Adventurer while providing an improved design that makes it more convenient to own and carry.
Weight: 37 pounds
Length: 9ft. 10in.
Warranty: 2-year warranty covering everything except normal wear and tear
Material: Military-grade PVC for maximum rigidity
Included items: Hand pump and adjustable, 3-piece fiberglass paddle
Rider weight limit: 350 pounds
Inflation range: 10-25 PSI
Dimensions when inflated: 10ft. 4.in. X 32in. X 6in.
Dimensions when folded: 12in. X 33in.
The primary differences between the Adventurer 2 and the original Adventurer lie in the Adventurer 2’s design. The board, at 10ft. 4in. long, is significantly longer than the original’s 9ft. 10in. length. This extension allows the board to display greater responsiveness and speed in the water for a more pleasing performance. The length does not result in a larger deflated package, however. The board still rolls up into a compact 12in. X 33in. for transportation and storage.
In addition, the Adventurer 2 sports a few minor design additions that make it more convenient to transport. These include a bungee for securing items on the paddle board, as well as front and rear carrying handles to make transporting the board easier. The result is an overall more convenient and responsive design than the original Adventurer’s.
Rigidity and Durability
The original Adventurer boasted 6in. of thickness and other design features that made it almost as rigid as a regular board and that prevented the board from sagging and taking on water as it was written. The Adventurer 2 retains all of these features, making rigidity and durability two of its most outstanding features. In addition to keeping its 6in. thickness, the board allows you to inflate it to a PSI of 25 (as opposed to 10 or 15) to achieve maximum rigidity for a ride that is as similar to a regular board as possible.
In addition, the Adventurer 2, like its earlier model, is made of military grade PVC and a drop stitch construction (the PVC is stitched vertically to increase rigidity) that make it strong enough to resist bending. In fact, the board is so strong that it can handle a rider weight of up to 350 pounds.
This rigidity is one of the elements that makes the Adventurer 2 incredible durable. Tower has tested the board by driving over it, and the board passed the test with flying colors by surviving the abuse without any noticeable damage. Because the board is resistant to scratches and dings, you can take the board out on the water without worrying about accidentally damaging it. Reviewers report that the Adventurer 2 lives up to its claims of rigidity and durability, successfully carrying heavier riders without sagging or taking on water.
One of the universal benefits of iSUPs is their portability. Because they can be deflated and rolled into a compact size, they fit easily in cars, on boats, and in closets for easier transportation and storage. The Adventurer 2, however, takes this portability a step farther. Reviewers note that this paddle board is light enough to carry easily, while the carrying handles located on the front and back allow for easier carrying.
In addition, the Adventurer 2, when rolled up, is a very compact package that can be thrown in the back of the car for a ride to the water. About the size of a stored sleeping bag, the board can also be easily stowed wherever is most convenient for you. As a result, it makes a good choice for anyone who wants to easily carry their board back and forth from the water, or who needs to be able to store it out of the way during cold winter months.
The rigidity, durability, and portability of the Adventurer 2 combine to create a board that performs well in the water. The board is intended to be used either on calm water or in waves that are no more than 4 feet high. However, under these conditions, the board performs reliably. Reviewers report that it is responsive and quick and does not take on water, due to it superior rigidity. Reviewers also report that the board’s thickness and rigidity make it stable in the water, even when the water is less than perfectly calm.
Because the Adventurer 2 is so thick, rigid, durable, and stable in the water, it makes a good choice for beginning paddle boarders who need a board that will perform reliably while they get used to using it. Reviewers report that even children have been able to successfully enjoy the water on this paddle board, and report a pleasing amount of stability, even when being ridden by inexperienced paddle boarders.
The Adventurer 2 comes with the same kind of accessories included with the original Adventurer: A pump and a 3-piece paddle. However, the paddle included with the Adventurer 2 is of slightly higher quality, because it is made of fiberglass instead of steel. Reviewers report that while the pump is not top of the line, it is sufficient to inflate the board to the desired PSI without a great deal of effort. They also report that the paddle is easy to assemble, allowing them to pump up their boards and get out on the water quickly.
The Adventurer 2 provides a rewarding and reliable paddle boarding experience for even the most inexperienced paddle boarders. Its rigidity, durability, portability, performance, and accessories make it a good choice for anyone looking for a paddle board they can enjoy with family and friends. As an updated version of the original Adventurer, it comes with an improved design that makes it even more responsive and convenient than before.