ISLE stand-up paddle boards are focused on the mid to high-end SUP market with a handful of premium products. ISLE is also one of the most active brands on all social media platforms, and so are their brand ambassadors. Have a look at our humble & fast guide to understand their products range.
Founded in – 2004
San Diego, California
table of contents
1. History & focus
2. ISLE SUP paddle boards range
4. The Verdict
1. About the brand
Started out in 2004, ISLE is an exemplary paddle board brand in the ever-growing SUP market. They’ve put their focus to reduce harm from their byproducts and support ocean conversion. These two are a must to succeed in the competitive paddle board business in 2022.
ISLE is a strong believer in the fact that paddleboarding offers one of the best remedies to improve both mental and physical wellbeing. Paddleboarding is indeed calming, relaxing, a low-resistant workout that lets you enjoy and appreciate the beautiful nature around you. Depending on which level and budget you’d like to perform – they have quite a good selection at an above-average price tag. ISLE stand-up paddle boards are noticeable for their thought-out design, and selected board types available. Their SUP boards come in a handful of main types, suitable for all skill levels and age groups. You’ll find compact inflatable, solid epoxy, and soft-top boards available. Even wooden finish is often found on premium boards.
We can’t also oversee one of the most important factors when buying a new SUP – their beautiful design. ISLE has done a great job blending in rather neutral and pastel tones that go along well with the neutral tones seen from the water. Priced at above-average, you are guaranteed to becoming a part of a large family of paddleboarders who appreciates their hard-earned time and money by the waterline.
What sets ISLE apart from other SUP brands?
- Pastel & neutral tones.
- Wooden finish on high-end boards.
- Mid-range and premium boards only.
- Durable construction for increased longevity.
- Surf-specific and a 5-person paddle board available.
- They’ve covered the main user group with premium products – in an inflatable and rigid form.
- Gortex Vent Plug on all solid boards keeps the boards strong for longer periods of time.
A vent plug inside the board protects it from sudden temperature & pressure changes.
Where to buy ISLE paddle boards?
- Showroom in San Diego, CA
2. ISLE SUP Boards Range
Rigid / Inflatable
All-round / Yoga / Fishing / Touring / Surf
2.1 ISLE Rigid / Hard Paddle Boards
*All hard SUPs come with a paddle, coil leash, and a center fin.
- 10’5 x 32″ x 4.5″ – 175L
- Weight – 24lbs
- Capacity – 235lbs
- Ideal for – Day trips, cruising, family use.
The ISLE Cruiser paddle board has the most casual outline – designed for those who wish to explore the bay instead of doing anything extreme like surfing or long-distance touring. Although the 10’5″ Cruiser has the ability to tip your toes in other disciplines as well (like yoga or surfing), it is the most basic board for recreational paddlers mainly. It is not too wide, thick, long, or short – making it the perfect choice for ‘Sunday paddlers’. Also the solid deck and soft-top deck make it a great beginner-friendly board for the whole family.
- Epoxy core & soft top – ISLE’s one and only soft-top paddle board.
- Traction all over the deck.
- Comfort croc-skin padding.
- Gortex vent plug – prevents delamination by a 2-way membrane during rapid temperature changes.
Rating: 4.7/5 out of 772 reviews
- 10’5″ x 32″ x 4 1/5″ – 175L – Weight: 26lbs – Capacity: 215lbs
- 11’2″ x 33″ x 5 3/16″ – 227L – Weight: 29lbs – Capacity: 275lbs
- Ideal for – Surfing
Great for surfing and other disciplines with the needed maneuverability, the ISLE Versa paddle board is a board for active recreations. What’s great about a surf SUP is the availability to use it on flat water and in a medium-sized surf as well. Due to its mid-sized outline, the Versa is a great choice for SUP surfers. Unlike other boards in this list, the Versa comes with a tail pad for added maneuverability that’s also found on shortboard surfboards. There are also plenty of feedback to rely and consider this as one of the most versatile boards on their range.
- Brushed EVA traction
- Surfboard tailpad
Rating: 4.8/5 out of 817+ reviews
- 10’6″ x 32″ x 4.8″ – 227L
- Weight – 33lbs
- Capacity – 265lbs
- Ideal for – Relaxed riding
ISLE Outpost is a board designed for a relaxed bunch of paddlers who are not in a constant rush. Sized as average as can be, this board fits well for practicing yoga, fishing trips, or simply cruising along the sea. Equipped with all the nitty-gritty, the Outpost is believed to be one of their most indestructible boards available thanks to its reinforced, shock-absorbing rail bumper. Outpost performs as well as it looks, a true beauty.
Rating: 4.5/5 out of 49+ reviews
- 10’10” x 31″ x 4 1/2″ – 181L
- Weight – 25lbs
- Capacity – 245lbs
- Ideal for – Paddleboarding at its best
ISLE’s most universal board. The Glider is slightly stretched to fit a wide variety of uses from touring to yoga and surfing. If you are looking for a board to master your paddleboarding skills and want the best board for the sport – this might be it. It is the brands’ second-most advanced board for sure. Wooden veneer in a combination with epoxy is used to make the board respond to a variety of conditions. It looks as nice as it performs.
- Epoxy & wooden veneer.
Rating: 4.8/5 out of 423+ reviews
- 11’6″ x 31″ x 7 1/5″ – 280L
- Weight – 30lbs
- Capacity – 285lbs
- One-person long distance touring
Although the sharp outline on the Voyager resembles a surfboard more than anything else out there, it is ISLE’s #1 advanced SUP for fishing, touring, long-distance paddling. The Voyager has earned its name by its quite unique build. The added bulge on the nose keeps the board stable on rough conditions by balancing out the weight distribution according to the paddler in the middle. 11’6″ length is another sign that tells away its true SUP origins, but due to its sharp outline one can be used for a wide variety of uses. A true watercraft.
- Premium wood finish
- Pointed nose
Rating: 4.8/5 out of 123+ reviews
ISLE Classic Surf
- 9’0″ x 29.25″ x 4.5″ – 134L – 18.5lbs – 185lbs capacity.
- 9’6″ x 29.5″ x 4.5″ – 142L – 19.3lbs – 200lbs capacity.
- Ideal for – Surfing.
MSRP: from $1,245
Here’s something serious for those who love surfing as much as they love paddleboarding. Currently Sold-out (for a reason!) – the Classic Surf is definitely designed by surfers. Equipped with a large single fin and a quad set-up on the sides, this is the brand’s most maneuverable board to get. At under 10′ long and 30″ wide, you are basically looking at a highly versatile sporty board to catch those long waves from a great distance. Due to its large volume and sharp outline, it can be ridden like a longboard surfboard. Besides the basic premium accessories found on the board, ISLE has used a Diamond Groove Traction pad for added traction in the surf. An ideal way to get acquainted with SUP surfing.
4.4/5 out of 25+ reviews
2.1 ISLE Inflatable Paddle Boards
A brand like ISLE has a great upper hand in the saturated paddle board markets., and by today their iSUPs range consists of a nice variety of boards, mainly for touring and leisurely rides. The level of components that accompany the package is made of premium quality, and there are a bunch of ratings to back that up. As ISLE started just a year before the SUP market started to boom – they know their way around inflatable SUPs for sure.
*All ISLE iSUPs come with a three-piece paddle, coil leash, fins and a hand pump.
Megalodon comes with two paddles, without a carry bag.
3x grab handles.
Paddle holder on the side.
2x bungee cords.
Plenty of D-rings all over the board.
- 10’6″ x 34″ x 6″ – 326L
- Rated for 17PSI
- Weight – 24lbs
- Max capacity – 285lbs
The extra-wide outline makes ISLE Pioneer a great SUP for a beginner, or for anyone who prefers to seek peace on the water. You’ll find bungee cords on the front and rear, a paddle holder, a brushed traction pad plus all the other essentials. The Pioneer ISLE inflatable paddle board is a premium product, made to last for years on end. As the name reveals, it truly has been a Pioneer and has gathered nearly a positive 1,000 ratings on their site!
Score: 4.8/5 out of 915+ reviews
- 11’6″ x 32″ x 6″ – 336L
- Weight – 24lbs
- Max capacity – 300lbs
ISLE Explorer paddle board is designed for mainly touring and fishing, and why not paddle out with your pet as well. You’ll find plenty of D-rings all over the deck, a large single-fin with “side-biters”, and an above-average length on this board. Although it is not as wide as the previous Pioneer model, Explorer is worth its name by its long-distances capabilities. If you didn’t know, Inflatable SUPs are known to be nearly indistinguishable by rigid SUPs by being only 5% slower than a rigid SUP. We are sure that the Explorer is a great choice for a more athletic or heavier rider who prefers action over leisure.
Rating: 4.9 / 5 out of 677+ reviews
- 11′ x 33″ x 6″ – 345L
- Weight – 21lbs
- Max capacity – 315lbs
ISLE’s one-for-all board to fit a wide variety of uses. The Scout uses a slightly longer and wider outline from the very average inflatable SUP (10’6″ x 32″ x 6″). That makes it great for heavier riders, or why not for fishing and touring as well.
Rating: 4.9/5 out of 251+ reviews
12′ x 45″ x 8″ – 584L – Weight: 34lbs – Capacity – 650lbs
15′ x 56″ x 8″ – 730L – Weight: 50lbs – Capacity – 1,050lbs
MSRP: from $1,245
Available in 12′ and 15′ lengths, Megalodon is a multi-person SUP with a super high load capacity. Whether you need one by your lakehouse, spring break, or a yacht – you’ll have a hard time finding a better value board such as the Megalodon. At 8″ thick, these boards have the capacity to fit up to 3-5 people on one board. Not only does its job as an inflatable dock, but one can also actually get some workouts done with it. The Megalodon includes two 3-piece paddles.
As a downside, the package comes with only one hand pump which makes it more demanding to inflate (The volume difference is twice as big as found on regular inflatable paddle boards). Also there’s no carry bag to fit the Megalodon. It is recommended to use a roller-bag to carry this iSUP around.
All-in-all, multiple-person paddle boards are in high demand and we are glad to see a good-quality product by a trusted brand.
- 9x grab handles.
- 2x carbon hybrid 3-piece adjustable paddles.
- Manual iSUP pump.
3. ISLE SUP Accessories
ISLE offers a bunch of crucial accessories to go along with paddleboarding. Since they have been around for nearly 20 years, they’ve done the right thing and decided to produce mid-range quality products.
- Dry Bag
- Paddles – 2-piece, 3-piece (Carbon, aluminum)
- Inflatable Life Jacket
- Megalodon travel bag
- Cover Bags – 10’6″ / 11′ / 11’2″ / 11’6″ /
- iSUP travel bag
- Board storage rack
- Aero Pads for cross bars
- Cross bar straps
- iSUP hand pump
- 12V Electric pump
- 8′ coil leash
- Beach towel
- Cooler backpack
What to think of ISLE boards?
Among all the other paddle board brands, ISLE stands out due to its dedication for nearly 20 years by now. What we like is that they have specialized in the making of anything paddle board-related, and nothing else. The quality range is above average, and the selection of boards is made easy for the end-user. The choice is not too wide, therefore difficult to choose. ISLE is focusing on the widest target market with a handful of boards. They have found their way around on what to specialize, and have done it right.
Here is the conclusions on some of their best ISLE paddle board reviews:
We’d like to see more brands like ISLE – their motto and design don’t scream “We SELL paddle boards”, but much rather an offer of a premium product to realize your dreams. Durability & performance are guaranteed due to nearly two decades of experience. Will we see ISLE wooden sailboats in the future? Hopefully.
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