Only best products in a given category receive “A” grade.
Paddle Board Highlights
Who is it for?
If you’re on the market for an inflatable paddle board that is designed solely for SUP yoga then the Peace by Aqua Marina is something to look at. The Peace is fairly lightweight for its size, weighing just over 22lbs and has a width of 39in making it incredibly stable and ideal for practicing yoga on the water. The board is not great for traditional standup paddling as its shape is a rectangle but is an affordable option if all you’re looking to use the board for is Yoga.
At first glance the Peace screams SUP yoga. The board has beautiful graphics and is shaped like a yoga mat and showcases a number of cool features and add on’s. The board is very easy to carry due to not only being lightweight but also because of the six different handles placed throughout the board. There’s a paddle holder on one of the rails of the board which comes in handy when you’re in your desired location on the water and stays out of your way. There’s also a couple of different camera mounting options on the deck if you’re interested in taking video of your routine. The board however does seem very fragile and is meant to be handled carefully. Also, due to the shape of the board it’s not something that you can really enjoy paddling outside of SUP yoga and something to note is that the pump for the board is a bit tricky at times to get locked in and took us a few tries to get it going. But, if you’re looking for something really affordable and solely for SUP yoga this could be a great option.
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 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.
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 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.
Dimensions9'9" x 39" 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).
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 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.
Capacity375 lbs / 170 kg
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'sBungee/ Hooks to Hold Paddle/ GoPro Mount/ Front, Rail and Rear Handles
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.
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.
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.
|9 Feet 9 Inches||39 Inches||6 Inches||430 L|
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.