Quantcast
Awards

Pelican Antigua

A

Only best products in a given category receive “A” grade.

Category: Inflatable

Who is it for?

If you’re looking for an incredibly stable, inflatable, all-around board to paddle short-range distances, then the Antigua 100 from Pelican is worth a look. This stand up paddle (SUP) board is made out of PVC so it is fairly durable. Due to its width of 32 inches, the board is very stable and it has 2.23 lbs per foot, weighing 23.4 lbs total. Its shape makes the Antigua perfect for all-around recreational paddling that can be used by everyone and it’s designed primarily for recreational paddling. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for short-distance paddling, mainly around the beach and dock. Retailing at an affordable $649.99, the board sits just above the low-price point tier and is a great quality for the price. It misses features that you find on higher-priced boards (like keyless fins, reinforced layers, and faster glide) but it delivers a spectacular value for that price.

First Impressions

On first impressions, the graphics and color are stunning, the shape design is quite commonplace, and the construction strikes as durable. The Antigua has some gorgeous looks, coming with an exceptionally beautiful play on colors and graphics which is intended to be quite lively. The shape design is typical of boards in these categories, offering features suited primarily for recreation and the construction does appear durable, as something that can withstand constant but careful use. This paddle board is easy to carry due to it weight being 23.4 lbs and the glide feels average. The board comes with a removable fin, a pump and even a leash, which is awesome. The bag it comes in feels comfortable when carrying on your back. Once you put it all together, the Antigua is a very stable paddle board that is great for paddlers of all skill levels.

Benefits

  • Primary Use

    All-Around Use

    Paddle Boards fall into two broad categories, All-Around and Specialty boards, with all-around designed primarily for recreation while speciality boards for top performance in specific disciplines

  • Durability

    Strong

    Durability is largely a result of the board construction and shape, with more durable boards typically carrying more materials (added layers, PVC, etc) and as such adding to the weight.

  • Carrying

    Easy

    Carrying ease is determined by board weight and handle type, where a board weighing under 20lbs with a Liftsup handle is extremely easy to carry while a 35+lbs board quite difficult.

  • Stability

    Stable

    Stability is a product of construction and shape, where boards w/ 30”+ wide and 200+ liters in volume offer plenty of stability for your AVG adult while a board under 26” wide is a challenge.

  • Glide

    Average

    Glide is a result of board shape and construction, w/ boards weighing under 30lbs and designed for racing offering best glide while recreational boards normally being on the slow side.

  • IMG 1335
  • IMG 1304
  • IMG 1316
  • IMG 1318
  • IMG 1323
  • IMG 1327
  • IMG 1330
  • IMG 1331
  • IMG 1340
  • IMG 3282
  • IMG 1347
  • IMG 1355

 

Learn more on the Pelican website.

Features

  • Dimensions

    10'6 x 32" x 6"

    Industry standard in board dimensions reads: L (length, from nose to tail) x W (width, from rail to rail at midpoint length), and H (height, from top to bottom of board at midpoint length).

  • Weight

    23.4 lbs

    Standup paddle boards tend to fall into 4 different weight classes: extremely lightweight (under 20 lbs), lightweight (20-28 lbs), average weight (28-35 lbs), heavy (above 35 lbs).

  • Volume

    327 L

    Volume is a key metric to determine how much weight a board can carry. Boards w/ 200+ liters offer most floatation with boards under 150 liters typically for high-performance surf.

  • Capacity

    250 lbs

    Capacity is the max cargo weight a stand up paddle board can carry, considering not only the paddler’s weight but whatever else the paddler may choose to carry alongside him/her.

  • Add On's

    Bungee

    Add-on’s include bungee cords, a minimalist way to haul things; Connexsup, which allows for all sorts of attachments, even fishing rods; and FCS II/Connect, for easy fin instal.

  • Handle

    Strap

    Handles directly affect carrying ease, with external grip handles (Liftsup & EZgrab) offering most comfort, Internal Ergo Grip the mid-tier comfort, and box handles as least comfortable.

  • Holders

    No

    Fishing rod holders and/or paddle holders can make paddling that much more pleasant, esp. when needing holders for the rod or having a safe place for the paddle during yoga.

Sizes Available

LengthWidthThicknessVolume
10 Feet 0 Inches 30 Inches 6 Inches 293 L
10 Feet 6 Inches 32 Inches 6 Inches 327 L

 

Learn more on the Pelican website.

Similar Products

  • sic flow inflatable reviews

    SIC Flow Inflatable

    $999

  • boardworks shubu sport reviews

    Boardworks Shubu Sport

    $899

  • aqua marina thrive reviews

    Aqua Marina Thrive

    $449

  • hala hoss reviews

    Hala Hoss

    $1,399

For more detailed reviews and to look at similar models, visit Supconnect.com. If you like this review, give us the thumbs up. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments. And make sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss the latest news and reviews from Supconnect.

Last modified onSaturday, 29 April 2017 21:16

59°F

San Diego

Clear

Humidity: 33%

Wind: 7 mph

  • 30 Apr 2017 84°F 55°F
  • 01 May 2017 78°F 56°F