The A Premium 9'10'' is a great inflatable paddle board specially designed for kids and beginners. It comes with a lot of impressive features that will definitely help you enjoy incredible moments in the water.
Gray is a well-recognized brand that manufactures new and quality models in order to suit the market’s need and interest. Generally speaking, all of their inflatable paddle boards seem as they have come from the future. They feature an ergonomic, yet sophisticated design; they are highly functional, sleek and revolutionary. Therefore if you are interested in purchasing a quality, yet affordable paddle board for your kid, have a look at the Gray A Premium 9’10” iSUP.
The A Premium 9’10” board is specially designed for kids. When inflated, the board measures 9.10 feet long, 30 inches wide and 6 inches thick. Plus, it is more lightweight than other similar models. It only weighs 21.3 lbs.. An inflatable board this size and weight are never too hard to handle, especially that it can be rolled up as a sleep bag size. However, whether inflated or deflated, this boards is easy to handle and maneuver. It comes with a compact design that can perfectly support small as well as medium riders. In what regards the width of this boards, 30 inches is almost the norm. It is enough for your kid to feel comfortable and secure on top of this paddle board. What we really like about this board is that it comes with a wide range of accessories including high-pressure pump, removable seat, fins, aluminum adjustable paddles, backpack, closing belt, footrest and waterproof phone case.
The A1 Premium is a touring iSUP that provides great performance in the flat water. This stable board is constructed with premium military grade outer skin (premium triple layers) with a super rigid 6 inches thickness drop-stitch material. It is hard and rigid, yet flexible. It comes with a thick EVA deck pad which represents both an anti-slip pad that helps you keep your balance and control and a reinforcement to its firmness. Its 264 liters volume and the 21.3 lbs. weight, make it suitable for riders up to 264 lbs.. Thanks to its outside Tarpaulin meshed PVC Cloth, this board is as hard and stable as it should be.
Compared to other similar paddle boards, this model comes with a plethora of features. As outlined above, it comes with a great EVA traction pad that prevents unwanted slippage. Furthermore, it is equipped with 11 D-rings. 6 of these D-rings are placed on the front of the board and they are connected with the bungee cord so you can secure the needed cargo, included the paddle. Another 2 rings are located on each side of the paddle board and are specially made for those riders who want to use the kayak seat. The last D-ring is placed at the end of the paddle board to attach the safety leash to it. The two bungee straps that come with the board will help you secure the footrest to it. By using the straps you will have more control over your body once seated and paddling. What we really like about this mode is the fact that it comes with an advanced navigation system that consists of 3 fins which enhance the SUP’s performance in the water. Two of them are fixed and small while the other is large and removable. Finally, the board comes with 2 durable carry handles which come in handy when you need to carry the board around.
Another thing that is left to mention is that the Gray A Premium 9’10” paddle board is very easy to use and transport. It can be inflated or deflated in less than 5 minutes. After you deflate it and detach the fin, the board can be rolled up as a sleep bag size and put into a backpack. This way, you can carry it with you anywhere you go and this is what most riders always praise about inflatable boards. They are portable and extremely durable. As mentioned above, it is a versatile board, specially designed for touring. However, it can also be used for yoga, fishing or paddling.
In what regards the warranty of this product, the manufacturers offer a 1-year warranty. However, if you want to find more information about this model and its accessories, visit the manufacturer’s website. Also, there is a customer service department that will gladly answer all your questions.
|It features a triple layer PVC construction||A bit too heavy|
|Very large standing area||Short warranty|
|Equipped with 11 D-rings|
|Simple to inflate and deflate|
|It comes with a high-pressure pump and gauge|
Frequently Asked Questions
1What materials is it made from?
This board is made from drop stitch, PVC cloth, rail seam tape, reinforcement tape, and a 3-layer laminated material of a polyester mesh with heavy gauge PVC. Thus, construction-wise, it is one of the most reliable and durable options on the market right now.
2How long does the inflation process take?
As expected from a high-end inflatable board for SUP, it takes less than 5 minutes for it to fully inflate, point after which you can ride it on water and have fun. The deflation process takes just as much time, so you will not have to sit around for too long waiting to pack it before you leave home.
3What is the board’s volume and weight capacity?
The A1 Premium SUP boasts a 264-liter volume and a 264-pound weight capacity. Therefore, even if you are on the heavy side, you will not have issues when it comes to stability as you ride this board.