The Portager is made to move.
This is our most popular board because of its portability and versatility. It is the highest performing inflatable paddle board on the market that has a very comparable feel to rigid models.
Will this board work for me?
Yes. This board is a true one-size fits all. Because the Portager is inflatable, it is very buoyant and fits a very wide range of paddlers. From young children to 350+ lb adults, the board will have the control, stability and balance to support all types.
We don't make the Portager shorter, because the 11'6'' length is a key element on the boards performance. And we don't make bigger boards, because the Portager already has a 350 lb capacity.
Increase Strokes Per Side (SPS):
Tracking straight and increasing strokes per side (SPS) is a key performance factor for anyone paddling flat water. Where most boards (especially round-nose inflatable) average 1-4 SPS, the Portager achieves 15-25 SPS. This allows paddlers to build up more speed and achieve a much more rhythmic paddling experience.
Inflatable boards naturally sit higher on the water, which can have a negative impact on the boards tracking performance. We've counteracted this by adding in the must-have displacement hull nose shape. This nose cuts the water and increases the boards speed and tracking performance.
At 33'' wide and 6'' thick, it still remains extremely buoyant and stable. Width is the biggest factor linked to stability, and 33'' wide is wider than most boards. Other brands make 4'' thick paddle boards, these often have the "bow" in the middle effect and feel less rigid than the 6''.
What's included?: In short, everything but a life jacket.