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 2 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: SS on 2015-04-18
Summary: Fin falls off in water all the time, paddles sinks in water and is very poor quality, very cheap accessories.

Pros: Board itself is awesome. Very stable, glides well, good quality. Great for touring around the lake or hitting the surf in the ocean.
Cons: The fin system is very unreliable, and even a good board is useless without a fin. The accessories are also very cheap, very disappointed in the paddle. Company only posts 5 star reviews.
Usage: Individually and with family, touring around lake and surfing in ocean.

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Aj on 2014-11-22
Summary: inflatable 12ft 6 touring board

Pros: easy to inflate, nice glide once in the water, looks cool, holds its shape beautifully
Cons: red or black are only colors...thankfully I love my red one!
Usage: flat water paddling and small surf

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Eric on 2014-11-06
Summary: Bought this board at Ironman in Kona and dragged the board home to Idaho for some river action. It toted super easy as luggage in the solid back pack and was a piece of cake to set up and stand up! Really stable and light to carry to a river put in - much different from a beach launch. I like the tie downs to carry gear for when you take out at a different spot than you put in when running down river. Haven't gotten into much fast water yet as our river season is about over - but next year...

Pros: Nicely portable. Even threw in an extra piece of foot mat to pad and stand on when changing gear.
Cons: The included collapsible paddle is pretty weak
Usage: River running and whitewater

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Lynne Bonner on 2014-11-01
Summary: I've only been SUPing for a short time. This inflatable hits all the right notes for a beginner and will take me into being an experienced boarder. It is easy to handle, very stable and can still be fast. Iv'e had it out on a choppy day in the bay and it was great. I'm looking ofrward to getting it into the ocean and learning how to surf with it.

Pros: Inflatable, stable
Cons: Carry bag is alittle awkward.
Usage: exercise

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: jayfwms on 2014-10-10
Summary: Outstanding design and construction. It inflates to a firmness equivalent to a hard board. It is light weight. It performs as well as any board I have tried. The D rings are a great addition, and make the board usable without any additions.

Pros: Easy to carry and inflate. Solid performance on the water. Quality construction.
Cons: Comes packaged with a low-quality paddle.
Usage: I use for exercise and touring.

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Ritakandel on 2014-10-10
Summary: Great inflatable board! Super easy to inflate (my kids can and enjoy doing it). Very sturdy and I love how easy it is to carry and store in the backpack. Highly recommend it!

Pros: How easy it is to inflate and store. It's stability. It is easy to carry when inflated. Lightweight.
Cons: That I can't take it out as often as I would like.
Usage: I use it about 1-2 times a month for touring or exercise.

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: jayfwms on 2014-09-22
Summary: I bought an inflatable SUP last year and returned it after three uses. I gave up on paddle boarding. Then I tried again with the XTERRA. I knew immediately that it was not so unstable and difficult to use as the first one. The XTERRA board has a flat deck. It was the arched deck on the other board that made me feel so uncomfortable. The six large D rings solve many problems I had with the other board. I'll never be great, but the XTERRA board put me into the game. I did find the paddle too flimsy to use effectively, and quickly replaced it. The board is rigid as a solid board, but easy to transport and store. I am a big guy, and feel unstable most of the time, but I hope to grow out of it as I gain more experience.

Pros: Flat deck, rigid, D rings, Backpack and pump
Cons: Paddle is flimsy and low quality.
Usage: Use for exercise because I really have to focus and work to balance and move.

2 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: BP on 2014-08-29
Summary: Nice board, great backpack and easy to set up. The paddle is heavy, short and terrible quality. My paddle snapped at the plastic extension joint and I've emailed emailed customer service a number of times with no response. I was once a big fan and recommended this package to a lot of people, but the awful customer service has me not recommending this company.

Pros: Easy of use. Backpack. Simple to roll up and store out of the way.
Cons: Paddle is horrendous Customer service is the worst
Usage: Touring and exercise.

2 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Terri Durbin on 2014-07-08
Summary: Used the board for almost a year in SUP clinics on flatwater. It was great until the deck pad peeled off. Have tried repeatedly to contact Xterra regarding the problem - they finally sent me a FedEx label to send the board back. Now it's been 5 weeks and I don't know what happened to my board. :( I used to recommend the package to newbies who attended my clinics but I don't anymore.

Pros: Stable, easy to use, sturdy, fun! The D-rings and rigging is a great standard feature on an iSUP.
Cons: Truly dreadful customer service and a defective deck pad
Usage: Exercise, touring, yoga, fun

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Jeff S on 2014-06-20
Summary: Love it! I'm a newby to the sport. I live in Canada near the mountains with limited local access to great (warm) waters. The option to pack it up and travel easily to a lake or other body of water (I travel to BC and Ontario cottage often) is fantastic!! Looking forward to many many many more hrs on the water! and the possibility of trying new boards!

Pros: Compact. Easy to travel with. Durable.
Usage: Exercise Chillin Maybe a race down the road

4 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Robert Frimmel on 2014-06-20
Summary: This is a great introduction board for those who want an inflatable SUP. The quality is great. Very easy to handle and easy to transport in it's duffle bag. Get a lot of comments about it while I'm inflating it and while paddling.

Pros: Easy to transport Stable Well built Good value for the money Everything (board, paddle, punp) fit in nice duffle bag that is provided with the SUP package Easy to inflate and deflate Folds easily
Cons: Collapsing paddle could be better
Usage: Relaxing, touring, exericise

3 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Karen on 2014-06-15
Summary: I am not sure I love this board, so far it will not hold air for more then a day and it does loose a lot pretty quick, I love the concept and find it is a bit harder then the other boards!

Pros: ease of storage, softer landing if you fall on your behind,
Cons: deflates to quickly, a bit heavy, having to pump it up often, a bit harder to control
Usage: for fun on Lake MI

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: RC on 2014-04-07
Summary: Obtained this board on sale.... very nice! It was just what I needed to travel and continue the passion of SUP. It is light and small enough to carry on board an aircraft, sets up quickly at the water, and performs as expected.

Pros: The pad makes for great maneuverability. 5.5" thick is perfect to hold my weight, but still allows for good performance.
Cons: The patch on the bottom creates drag.
Usage: Exploring, exercise, and fun!

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: KC on 2014-04-03
Summary: I have been using SUPs for yoga and wanted one to take on vacation. This board was my solution. Weighing in at only 28 lbs. it is very portable and packable. This board is quite stable. I was surprised at how firm it is when inflated. The deck allows for a broad area on which to perform various yoga positions, with little fear of slipping off. The bungees are well placed and allow for the perfect amount of gear to be stored when venturing off. I'm interested in Xterra's newest SUP that is longer, for trying out in more challenging water conditions.

Pros: It's quite stable and firm. The last few pumps to inflate take a bit more effort, allowing this SUP to be near quality of a rigid board.
Cons: I'd be nice to have a seat installation for using in other applications.
Usage: Use it for on water yoga, for core exercises, and for pleasure activities.

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: kc on 2014-03-28
Summary: fantastic purchase, brought it from Xterra on an amazing sale...we have limited storage so an inflatable is a good option and we are so glad we did. Easy to inflate, though last few pumps take some effort depending how strong you are. Great quality, love the front and rear rings (nice and strong)and bungee. Easy to carry with the built in handle. Absolutely solid when inflated and Ive driven with it on my roofrack with no problems. they are releasing a touring version, 12'6 so we are also hoping to purchase one of those due to quality of this one

Pros: great price, looks good, easy to use (its an all round board so doesn't track as straight as a touring board) very nice carrying backpack
Cons: the paddle is quite heavy, but i will keep it for my kids to use and buy myself a more expensive one, but perfect for having fun with and not worrying about damage. for some reason they have placed a large rubber "xterra" patch under the nose of board (same as pictured on top of board) not sure why, it seems a silly placement as Im sure it must cause slight drag...not that im good enough to worry about that for now
Usage: paddling lakes, san fran bay (calm water) rivers, kids playing

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: AE on 2014-03-25
Summary: Always wanted a SUP but didn't have the space or even want to hassle with trasporting. So we bougth two xterra inflatable SUP and they work great. Kids love them and cant get enough.

Pros: Inflatable, easy to transport and easy and fast to set up.
Cons: I would say the two part paddle kind of twists a little.
Usage: It is great on flat water and a great work out.

5 stars (out of 5) Submitted by: Gary Houston on 2013-12-29
Summary: Just received my inflatable boards...bought two, immediately tried on flat water, good package overall. Easy to unpack, inflate and repack. Have 11 foot hard board with single fin and 4 years of SUP experience, but wanted portability of inflatable. Three fin design is not as fast, but handles well and was very stable. Read about and studied all different inflatable packages available online, this was the best package for the price. Very happy and highly recommend!

Pros: Great package, complete and easy to use. Carrying bag is high end and everything fits. Main fin fits easily, but I used in cold weather, so I had to warm up bracket with hair dryer first to soften up so it would slide in easier after being rolled up. Like the deck pad, good grip and comfortable. Pumps easy, and inflates rock hard.
Cons: Two piece paddle is okay, preferred my regular one, but will use it when traveling. Don't like the logo pad on bottom on board, it's raised and could create some drag when paddling.
Usage: Used on flat water, will use on surf soon and will update results.



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