Pumped Up SUP sells only the most trusted top brands of inflatable SUPs and accessories that have a history of excellence and innovation. Before each season, we select the best inflatable paddle board brands to partner with, based on a combination of board performance, durability, innovation, and customer satisfaction, and we forget about the rest. For 2020, the following brands made our cut: Earth River SUP (ERS), Red Paddle Co, Hala & NRS. Our staff members and diverse team of riders personally test the boards that we sell so we can give you the practical advice that can only come from experience with using the product.
THE PUMPED UP SUP 2020 INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARD BUYERS GUIDE IS NOW ONLINE.
Pumped Up SUP is the most complete and up to date source of information, advice, and reviews of high performing stand up paddle board equipment and accessories. We only sell the best brands, offer great deals and advice, and seek to understand a customer's needs before advising on products.
If you are new to SUP, you will want to start with our guide The Best Inflatable Paddle Board - Reality vs the Internet, which gives you an overview of the processes of shopping for an inflatable paddle board, an understanding of inflatable paddle board technology, and how to critically assess reviews, marketing and information on the internet to put yourself in a better buying position.
If you are already familiar with SUP and want to learn more about Stand Up Paddleboards, paddles, and related gear, you can delve deeper with our Inflatable SUP ranges by type or brand, and use our board selector and compare tools. These inflatable SUP equipment guides will educate you on types of SUP board, components and features to look for in a paddle board, types of paddle board, inflatable SUP boards vs. hard or soft-top boards, how to choose the right size standup paddle board for your particular use, and other common questions that people have when shopping for the best paddle board for their needs.
Our goal is to help you buy the best inflatable SUP board for your particular situation. Many factors go into choosing an inflatable paddle board. Your size and weight, along with your ability level and type of paddling will narrow down your choices. Once you have a short list of appropriate boards for your needs, our comparison features will help you sort out the choices and arrive at the ideal board for your needs and budget.
Choosing the right SUP paddle can vastly improve your paddling experience and help you get the most out of your paddle board. Paddle options include entry-level aluminum shaft paddles, mid-weight, and mid-priced fiberglass paddles, and super light and rigid carbon fiber paddles. Within these various types of SUP paddles, we will also help you choose a specific paddle based on blade area and other details.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding, like any watersport, calls for safety measures to protect yourself and your family member who SUP. Of utmost importance is a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) to keep you and your loved ones afloat when falling in the water. We offer a selection of quality life jackets and waist pack PFDs, all of which are Coast Guard approved for a variety of uses. Read our full guide to personal floatation devices to gain an understanding of the the options available to a stand up paddler.
We have SUP leashes, both straight and coiled, along with information to help you decide which is most appropriate. We also feature the hybrid leash from Earth River SUP that is proving to be the ultimate in SUP leashes by eliminating the drag of a straight leash and the recoil of a coil.