Water activities are excitingly variable, and so are the options presented to you by Aqua Marina; you’ll find anything you need starting from inflatable stand up puddle boards for yoga and recreational paddling to racing and fishing SUPs, and that latter is where this review is heading.
The Drift is an inflatable SUP which is going to be the dream SUP for everyone who loves fishing and does it regularly because inflatable paddle boards are the best when it comes to storage and portability.
It’s a 10.10 feet SUP, 38 inches wide and 6 inches thick; it’s made to make fishing an easy and more exciting activity.
Looking at the pictures you’ll notice that the Drift comes in an all different design and that’s for a reason; the double sided rail offers maximum stability to support the “fisher you” who wants to fish comfortably, safely and professionally.
And thanks to the fact that it is 6 inches thick you’ll experience a great deal of balance and sturdiness. Also, the Drift’s back is covered with a large diamond EVA traction pad which is anti-slip and very soft; it’s a plus for the whole equilibrium of your body while standing.
In addition to that, you’ll find two built-in fishing rod holders on both your sides which are amazing because you’ll be able to fix your rod to the board and paddle around to your favorite fishing spot.
Further, which is pretty awesome; the Drift comes with its own removable fishing cooler which has a high comfortable back seat on it, bait well to preserve your baits, and storage boxes to take your meal with you for a break; it’s the perfect and complete package for anyone who wants to enjoy a great paddling/fishing experience.
Moreover, this great fishing inflatable stand up paddle board comes with 7 stainless steel D-rings, 4 of which are at the front and are connected with a bungee cord that will allow you to carry any extra needed cargo with you on board, while one is on the board’s tail in order to attach a safety leash to it, and the last two are in the middle of the board as to fix the cooler to them.
Now, what is a great deal is a package that includes everything you need to handle your SUP; with the Drift you’ll find the Jambo 23.5” high pressure pump with a gauge; the board should take up to 15 psi as an optimum air pressure in all conditions and the Jambo will do the job; however, and as I always recommend, the use of an electric pump if possible is faster and easier.
Furthermore, the Drift is featured with a central slide-in fin which is removable as to facilitate packing the deflated board, and speaking of which; the Drift comes with the Magic backpack from Aqua Marina which is very practical and easy to use; once you deflate and roll up the SUP, you put it in the bag and carry it around with you anywhere along with the other equipment.
Last but not least, I’m not very glad to tell you that the Drift comes without a paddle which is not the usual with Aqua Marina’s inflatable paddle boards; therefore you’re going to have to also order a paddle of your own choice as you order the board.
A fisherman would absolutely love to change the traditional ways of practicing his favorite hobby; the inflatable paddle board, Drift, can solve it all especially with all the equipment and options it offers.
- The Drift is a thick and sturdy fishing inflatable paddle board.
- It’s designed with independent side chambers for safety and balance.
- It comes with a cooler which you can take easily on board with you.
- The cooler has a high back seat to sit comfortably while fishing.
- You’ll find two built-in fishing rod holders on both sides.
- A back bag is included to boost portability options.
- The package does not include a paddle.
- No repair kit.