Get on the water easily with any of STAGE's Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboards (iSUP). Multiple models allow for a variety of uses. Enjoy paddling on the S10 Journey for all around use, S10 Expedition for increased stability and weight capacity, Y10 for yoga poses and basic paddling, S9 for teens and small adults (less than 120lbs), and the J8 for the little adventurers (under 80lbs).
This yoga board comes as a complete kit - you don't have to buy anything extra unless you want to upgrade accessory items based on your preferences. (That being said, my location can be breezy so I've upgraded to Stage's 2-sided paddle.) I love the light weight and ease of use of this iSUP yoga board. While it is thoughtfully designed for the specific purpose of practicing yoga, this stability of this board also makes it a great entry level board for flat water use. Anyone who lives in an apartment, lacks a roof rack, and/or has storage issues (and who doesn't?) will appreciate the convenience of this inflatable product. Lightweight standup paddle boards (~24 lbs.) are great for people who want to get out on the water without the muscle or crew to launch a heavy craft (though you should practice safe boating with others around). The supplied aluminum/poly paddle has a comfortable handle, and assembles quickly and easily; I have used it both sitting and standing. It stows easily in the bungee during yoga practice. Given the yoga focus of the board, high performance racing paddles are unnecessary. Once properly inflated, the board is very rigid and stable. It is constructed with three fins for stability, but only one of them is removable, and the other two are cushioned in foam during shipping. The extra width of the iSUP increases stability compared to narrower boards - which also makes it great for beginners, kids, and paddling with dogs - though you probably want their claws to be dulled first. This yoga board is purpose-built for stability on calm water; do not expect choppy water cruising to be comfortable (the nose is level rather than rockered). D-rings are thoughtfully positioned so that you can add a kayak seat, but expect to be wet. The D-rings can also be used to temporarily raft two boards together (my dogs were enchanted with this during a break in the paddling). The rear ring can be used to tow your child's board if necessary. At 12 PSI, there is just enough give to the surface to make it easier for yoga plus more comfortable than a rigid board for sit paddling without an accessory seat. The wide deck with the alligator traction pad and the low profile handles, plus the leash attachment at the stern of the deck allow for freedom of movement on the deck. A height of 6" is common with iSUPs, but it does catch the breeze a bit, so paddle to a location where you can drift a bit while practicing yoga poses. I could not find a weight limit, but the yoga board holds myself and my two dogs stably without a problem. Construction is two ply (much sturdier than single ply, lighter weight than triple ply for ease of carrying). If you live in an apartment and will be inflating/deflating with every use, you may want to upgrade to a double action pump. There is great portability either deflated in the backpack or inflated. The backpack serves its purpose well enough, though you may want to modify it or upgrade to something more comfortable if you plan on hiking far, or if you need wheels for dragging the kit. The backpack enables compact storage and transport inside the car, instead of buying a roof rack. It also helps protects the kit while in the car from abrasions and decreases likelihood of punctures. However, I would not store this item in the trunk of my hot car day after day. Care is simple. Rinse off sand, salt, and dirt thoroughly. Let dry completely to avoid mold and mildew. Once dry, store indoors to avoid sun, weather damage, and chronic dampness. Much like camping equipment, it probably should not be stored in a hot attic.
This being my first paddle board I have to say I am thoroughly impressed. The size is wonderful and matting is super grippy to practice yoga. It handles very well in windy/choppy lake conditions. I couldn’t be more pleased with the purchase.
So far this board is awesome and exactly what I need! I love the added stability and room from the yoga specific shape and size. The extra thickness takes lots of movement from myself and my dog without feeling unstable. Quality is apparent, looking at friends boards from other companies, you can tell the materials are solid and it’s a superior board.
I purchased the Y10 Yoga iSUP before any reviews were posted hoping that because of this company’s reputation with other products, it would be reliable at my price point. I’ve loved it so far! It’s a little wider and more stable than other iSUPs I’ve used which allows me to practice yoga and generally just relax on the water. I’m happy to be one of the first reviews and I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a fun, stable and seemingly durable iSUP!