Best Inflatable Paddle Boards under £500 – 2022

What’s the best budget SUP Board?

A question that’s almost impossible to answer without being completely biased, especially with the variety of options available on the market nowadays. But,to make your search at least a little easier when looking for your first entry level SUP, we’ve put together a Top 5 of the most popular Inflatable Paddle Boards under £500.

1.Fanatic Fly Air Pure

By far our most popular Inflatable SUP under the £500 mark over the last 3 years, the Fanatic Pure Package offers an ideal entry into the world of paddle boarding, regardless of your ability, size or even budget. The Fly Air Pure comes in 3 different sizes (9ft8, 10ft4 & 10ft8), each made for paddlers of different builds and sizes, from petite to large. Lightweight and compact, the Fly Air Pure is easy to carry, set-up and pack away, thanks to the high quality of the accessories within the package.

Stand Out: The very high quality of the paddles available within the package. Even the entry level Fanatic Pure Paddle is miles above most paddles available within packages of a similar value.

The Pure Package is available in either Blue or Red and comes with:

  • Fanatic HP2
  • Power Pump
  • Fanatic Standard Backpack
  • SUP Co Coiled Leash
  • Repair Kit
  • US fin box and a removable fin

2. JP Australia AllroundAir SL

Another great package at a reasonable price, is the Allround Air SL from JP Australia. As the name already suggests, this is a super light and easy to manage, entry level SUP, that works great in all flat water conditions.

Available in 10ft6 by 32″ for the average sized paddler as well as in 11ft0 by 33″ version for the heavier paddlers, or those looking to bring along their child or favourite pet on their journeys, the JP AllroundAir SL package offers everything you would need to start paddling.

Stand Out: The JP Glass PE 3 Piece Paddle offered within the package, is of a high quality, better than most entry level options available on the market.

3. Jobe Mira 10ft0

The Jobe Mira is a 10ft0 by 32″ SUP, ideal for the small to average sized paddler. Its stylish design alongside Jobe’s proven, high quality paddleboard construction make this a great value package for those looking for an entry level board.

Stand Out: The storage bag included is a dry bag, meaning you can comfortably take it with you on the water without worrying about getting your kit or personal belongings wet or damaged during your paddles.

The Jobe Mira 10ft0 Package comes with:

  • Jobe Waterproof Backpack
  • Jobe Aluminimum Three-Piece Paddle
  • Jobe Double Action Pump
  • Jobe Coiled Leash

4. OBrien 10ft6 Kona

A great allround SUP, coming in at 10ft6 by 32″, the OBrien Kona is a very stable and comfortable to paddle entry level option. Despite not having any stand out features, the OBrien Kona offers everything you would expect to get when looking for an allround paddle board

The OBrien 10ft6 Kona comes with:

  • Adjustable 3 piece alloy paddle Mesh Board Bag with back pack straps Dual-Action Pump
  • Repair Kit
  • Coiled Leash
  • Removable 9″ iSUP Fin

5. Moloko Alto

A final addition to our list is the Moloko Alto package, available in a 10ft6 as well as a 10ft8 version. This is a great value package for a multitude of reasons, from the rigidity of the board, taking up to 20 PSI, to the high quality of the accessories that come included.

Stand Out: The actual quality of the accessories withing the package.
The bag included is a of a very high quality despite being made out of recycled plastic bottles. It is very comfortable to carry thanks to the extra padding and the addition of wheels, which can only be found on SUPs within the Premium price range.
The Moloko Hybrid 3-piece paddle is also a very light and well made paddle which looks and feels great on the water.

The Moloko Alto Package comes with:

  • Moloko Echo iSUP Wheeled Back Pack Board Bag
  • Moloko Hybrid 3 Piece Paddle
  • Moloko Dual Action Pump
  • Moloko Coiled Leash
  • Water Resistant Phone Case

Final Comparison

Model
Fanatic Fly Air Pure


JP AllroundAir SL


Jobe Mira


OBrien Kona


Moloko Alto

Length
10’4″ / 315 cm


10’6″ / 323 cm


10’0″ / 305 cm


10’6″ / 323 cm


10’6″ / 323 cm

Width
33″ / 83.8 cm


32″ / 81 cm


32″ / 81 cm


32″ / 81 cm


32″ / 81 cm

Thickness
5.5″


6″

4.75″

5″


4.75″

Volume
284 litres


318 litres


225 litres


270.6 litres

240 litres
Weight
8.15 kg


7.8 kg


6.0 kg


N/A

9.8 kg
Max Rider Weight
95 kg


95 kg


100 kg


105 kg


105kg

Price
From £429.00


From £309.00


£499.00


From £349.00


£499.00

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Fanatic Fly Air Pure

  • Length: 10’4″ / 315 cm
  • Width: 33″ / 83.8 cm
  • Thickness: 5.5″ / 14 cm
  • Volume: 284 litres
  • Weight: 8.15 kg
  • Ideal Rider Weight: Up to 95 kg
  • Price: From £429.00

JP AllroundAir SL

  • Length: 10’6 / 319 cm
  • Width: 32″ / 81 cm
  • Thickness: 6″ / 15,2 cm
  • Volume: 318 litres
  • Weight: 7,8 kg
  • Ideal Rider Weight: Up to 95 kg
  • Price: From £309.00

Jobe Mira

  • Length: 10’0″ / 305 cm
  • Width: 32″ / 81.3 cm
  • Thickness: 4.75″ / 12 cm
  • Volume: 225 litres
  • Package Weight: 13.3 kg
  • Rider Weight – Up to 100 kg
  • Price: £499.00

OBrien Kona

  • Length: 10’6″ / 320cm
  • Width: 32″ / 81.2cm
  • Thickness: 5″
  • Volume – 270.6 litres
  • Max Paddler Weight – 105kgs
  • Price: From £349.00

Moloko Alto

  • Length -10’6″ / 323 cm
  • Width – 32″ / 81 cm
  • Thickness – 4.75″ / 12 cm
  • Volume – 240 litres
  • Weight – 9.8 kg
  • Ideal Rider Weight – up to 105kg
  • Price: £499.00

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