Outside: The Best Stand-Up Paddleboards of 2018 – Jimmy Styks Strider

Outside’s 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide:

Jimmy Styks Strider 12’6” ($749)

Best inflatable SUP

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Blow-up SUPs are becoming more popular by the minute, and the Strider is a standout in the category. It’s light at 22 pounds and has five inches of rocker. Testers said the stiff Strider had no trouble popping over waves without sacrificing tracking in calm water, and its medium 30-inch width helped it glide well. We also liked the easy-to-install fin, a standard feature on Strider boards for 2018, which locks in place without tools. The Strider is less expensive than some similar boards we tested—an impressive feat, given the solid construction and high-quality materials.

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Jimmy Styks Strider includes:

  • Adjustable Carbon Travel Paddle
  • Dual Action High-Pressure Pump
  • 10′ Coil Leash
  • Click-N-Go Standard Keyless Fin
  • Premium iSUP Board Bag
  • Repair Kit
Features
  • Roll-N-Go Portability
  • Utility Tie-Downs
  • Camera Mount Ready
  • Inflate to 18 PSI
  • Dual Layer Fusion Construction
  • Weight Limit 260 lbs. (117 kg)

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