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Review: Funwater Inflatable Paddle Board SUP Cruise

Funwater Inflatable Paddle Board SUP Cruise

This summer, Funwater sent us one of their best selling paddle boards to review.

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Kim poses next to our Funwater board at Snooks Bottom
Kim poses next to our Funwater board at Snooks Bottom

Between all of the hiking, rock climbing, and RV’ing we’ve done over the past few months, we haven’t gotten out on the paddle board as much as I’d like. That being said, the few times we’ve taken it out have been dreamy.

Max (the author) having fun on the water
Max (the author) having fun on the water

Back in June, we camped at Bear Lake for three nights and took the paddle board out every day. The unboxing experience was exciting and I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to get the SUP (stand-up paddle board) inflated and ready to take on the water.

Max (the author) gets his pump on
Max (the author) gets his pump on

This was our first time owning a paddle board and only our second time using one, but we had no problems getting the product to work as it should.

The paddle board is easy to deflate and stash in its carrying case
The paddle board is easy to deflate and stash in its carrying case

The SUP came folded up in a tidy backpack case with shoulder straps. A manual pump was included, along with a 3-piece paddle, ankle leash, three removable fins, a waterproof dry bag, and a waterproof case for the beach.

Funwater hooks you up with all the accessories you need
Funwater hooks you up with all the accessories you need

Although I was impressed by the paddle board’s stability, the lake’s waves tested my balance, even though they were small by Bear Lake standards. This SUP definitely performs best on smooth, glassy water.

Kim paddle boards on a satiny lake in Colorado
Kim paddle boards on a satiny lake in Colorado

This morning, Kim and I took turns paddle boarding at Snooks Bottom in Fruita, Colorado. The water was as flat as a pancake and we had a wonderful time! We made friends with a pointer mixed dog who wasn’t camera shy. He wanted us to take him for a float, but his owner decided to continue walking him instead.

Funwater SUPs are canine-approved!
Funwater SUPs are canine-approved!

For beginner paddlers that are looking for an affordable SUP to take out on lakes, I can’t recommend this paddle board enough. Funwater has made a quality product at a low price, which is why it doesn’t surprise me that this paddle board has the “Amazon’s Choice” designation.

Closer view of the Funwater paddle board with desert cliffs in the background

The only accessory I wish I had was an electric air pump. The manual pump gives your arms a great workout, but it is a bit laborious. Maybe I’ll pick one up down the road.

Funwater Inflatable Paddle Board SUP Cruise

299.95
10

Overall

10.0/10

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