Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddle Board Review
When a cheap, yet high-quality stand up paddleboard is what you want and need, the Solstice Bali iSUP is absolutely ideal. This model is one of the best boards on the market that won’t break the piggy bank, especially when you take into account the SUP is made by the leading manufacturer, iSUP.
An incredibly sturdy board once blown up, this iSUP offers great length at 10’8″ and is ideal for cruising around the flat waters of lakes and bays. However, you won’t want to take this device out on a choppy day or to surf. Doing yoga on this device has gotten mixed reviews, as well. Still, this is a great overall SUP for many, especially beginners.
- Type: All-Around
- Length: 10' 8"
- Construction: Inflatable
- Price: $$
For the price, this was one of the better boards we tested out. As such, we found a number of great features during our Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddle Board Review. Here are a few:
- Fantastic Traction Pad: This paddleboard offers great traffic, which ensures riders can maintain their stance and grip while paddling around. This feature is especially important for riders just starting out.
- Multi-Layered Board: The construction on this board was fairly impressive. With a great multi-layer construction, you’ll find ideal durability and a lot of weight bearing capacity here.
- Unique Gear Tie-Down System: The unique gear tie-down system found in the Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddle Board ensures convenience for all riders. You can bungee down all of your essentials as you carry this iSUP.
While you may need to buy certain accessories for this model, the Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddle Board still comes with a decent amount of accessories. When your board arrives, you’ll also receive:
- Carrying bag
- Pump & gauge
As one of our preferred paddle boards after testing, there’s a lot to love with this model. While no iSUP is absolutely ideal, we found a ton of value for the money with this one.
Here are some of the positives of the Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddle Board:
- Functional Three-Fin Setup
We’re pretty big fans of the three-fin setup for all-around SUP boards. This model comes complete with a three-fin setup that offers a removable center fin. The combination of this setup ensures great stability and incredible straight tracking while hitting the open water.
- Solid Capacity
For families looking for a board for everyone, the Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddle Board fits the bill. Smaller riders will have no issue maneuvering this paddle board, while the weight capacity can hold the vast majority of larger riders, as well.
- Cool Carrying Bag
While this may not be a huge positive, we were impressed with how slick the carrying bag looks. It’s also incredibly functional, as the deflated SUP fits into the space easily.
- Unique Look
You’ll always be able to find this all-around paddle board. With a unique combination of orange and grey, the Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddle Board really stands out – in a good way. This look is only enforced with the durable 3-ply reinforced PVC material this iSUP was created from.
Cons of this Model
For an all-around board at a reasonable price point, this iSUP is incredibly solid. However, we did find a few flaws, including:
How do you sell a paddle board without a paddle? We didn’t get that either. While the low price point will allow you to invest in a decent paddle, it still would have been nice to include one, even a low-quality one.
Hand pumps just aren’t that great. We recommend investing in an electronic pump, as it makes dealing with an iSUP so much easier. Still, an average hand pump is included here and will get the job done.
If you’re looking for an all-around inflatable SUP, it’s going to be hard to beat this model at this price point. Throughout our Solstice Bali Stand Up Paddle Board Review, we kept balking at how awesome of an iSUP this is for the price. As long as your not surfing, this is an ideal paddle board for the whole family.