There’s a misconception (among some) that paddle boarding is a young person’s “game”. While this is most certainly not the case, we don’t spot as many golden-agers on the water as we’d like. Given that the segment makes up over 18 percent of the country’s population we would love to see the higher-ranking members of the public claim their place on Canada’s lakes and waterways. They (you?) have most certainly earned it!
If you’re among this elite class, we applaud your search for information about a paddle board. There is nary a better form of outdoor exercise. Stand up paddle boarding strengthens your core unlike any other activity, but also provides for a healthier open-air setting without crowds to stifle your personal space. However, the marketplace for stand up paddle boards (SUPs) is crowded, with so many SUPs to choose from that making a decision can deter your path to making a purchase. We don’t want to delay your thirst for outdoor adventure any longer, which is why we’re weighing in with our recommendation for the best inflatable SUP for YOU. Let’s review.
Why We Recommend the Infinite Mantra 11 ISUP for Seniors Who Enjoy an Active Lifestyle
Added Volume Without the Weight
Our Infinite Mantra 11 is the largest SUP in our store, with dimensions of 11’ x 34” x 6”. The volume provides confidence and peace of mind, especially if you’re new to paddle boarding, and/or want something that will be appropriate to your needs for years to come.
The shoulder carry strap makes the board a breeze to transport.
But while bigger than the ever-popular Elemental Wave Ten6 (also a great option) you don’t have to worry about much in the way of added weight. As an inflatable SUP the added volume doesn’t pack on the pounds, with the board weighing in at just 21 lbs - a negligible 2 lb difference from the Elemental.
Infinite Mantra 11 is strong yet light, and easy to ride.
Convenient to Pack, Carry, and Travel With
One of the biggest benefits of investing in an inflatable board versus a solid SUP, is the convenience.
When you’re not using your Infinite Mantra 11 you can simply deflate it, pack it up, and tuck it neatly into the wheeled hiking backpack. But don’t worry, as the double-action high-pressure pump makes it easy to inflate when you’re ready to get back out there.
The carbon fiber paddle also breaks down into three easy-to-pack pieces, while the proprietary Kumano System click-in fins make insertion and removal a breeze too. Not only do all of these accessories (and more) come with your purchase, they fit neatly into your aforementioned wheeled pack.
Whether you’re walking it over from your lakefront home, packing it into the RV for a cross-country drive, or checking it in for a flight to Florida you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more suitable ISUP companion.
Can Bring the Grandkids Along for the Paddle
The Infinite Mantra 11 is the best-rated ISUP for families, and as a matriarch or patriarch it makes perfect sense should you want your grandchild (as applicable) to join you on the water.
Beyond the impressive dimensions, the board has the strongest PSI range for ultimate rigidity and additional weight support.
With a rider capacity of up to 350 lbs this ISUP carry you both over calm water with ease.
In addition, the diamond-pattern high-traction EVA deck pad with 5mm thickness and 50A rigidity provides the sure-footing you need for even greater confidence.
Don’t Forget Your PFD
You’ve done your due diligence when it comes to choosing a paddle board, but we ask you to consider the same attention to detail when it comes to picking your personal floatation device (PFD). To save you the trouble of researching which ones are suited to your needs we have put together an easy-to-digest guide to the Best PFDs and Lifejackets for 2021-22.
For pricing and additional specs on our recommended paddle board please visit the Infinite Mantra 11 product page. We also encourage you to check out the Elemental Wave Ten6 or other ISUPs that you may feel are appropriate to your tastes and experience on the water.
If you have any questions whatsoever feel free to contact us directly.
We look forward to seeing you out there on the water!