PathFinder 9′ 9″ Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard Review

The thing that came to my mind when I saw an inflatable paddle board for the first time was how awesome that thing is; it’s inflatable, portable, and it seemed to be the new way to enjoy summer fun on the water.

Stand up paddling is a friendly sport that can be convenient for anyone, and the 9’9″ PathFinder inflatable stand up paddle board is a solid example to prove that point.

Pathfinder SUP and accessories

If you are looking for an all-inclusive package (with paddle, pump, and carry bag) then the PathFinder, available in either blue or orange color is definitely worth considering. 

The PathFinder is 9 feet 9 inches tall and 30 inches wide when fully inflated, with near military grade PVC material with strong multi-layer drop stitch this board will deliver a great deal of durability and puncture resistance.

>>Click Here to see the Latest Price<<

The PathFinder is a very solid inflatable board; it can be inflated up to 15 PSI, but even at 10-12 PSI this board is a rigid one. A hand pump is included in the package is an updated one and it does a great job inflating it in 5-10 minutes, however, you can always use an electric pump if you have one available.

Also, the board is 5 inches thick, and the stiffness you can sense when you’re on board of it is amazing. I hate to compare inflatable boards to the hard ones, and I know that hate is a big word, but the PathFinder is so solid you can knock on its back when inflated and it’ll sound as if you’re knocking on a wooden board; it delivers a great deal of stability and sturdiness.

Now let’s talk about the paddle; it’s adjustable to fit any almost any paddler’s height; it extends up to 85”, also, it’s made of aluminum, so easy to handle and it doesn’t quickly sink if you drop it in the water.

imagexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Trying the PathFinder on flat water was amazing, it’s unexpectedly rigid and stable, and with the paddle being comfortable to use. However, for those of you who are of a little experience with stand up paddling, you can always paddle while sitting on your knees until you get a grip of the whole thing.

One more thing is the D-rings and bungee cord that are located at the front of the PathFinder are any items you wants to carry on board as you paddle. I honestly don’t need the bungee cord often, but once I was on a little trip in the lake and I really needed to bring a snack- box and water bottle, so the bungee cord did great job of securing it while I paddled.

image yyyyyy

Last but not least, the Z-Ray PathFinder comes with a great carry bag which makes the board look like a sleeping bag. The bag is really practical; the deflated board fits in it, while you can hang the paddle and the hand pump using the provided strips. I don’t think I could have asked for more than this; with a inflatable paddle board like the PathFinder rocking the water should be your new favorite sport.

Pros

  • The Z-Ray PathFinder comes in an all-inclusive package with paddle, pump and carry bag.
  • Lighter board when inflated compared to others makes it easier to carry

Cons

  • The Pathfinder inflatable stand up paddle board is 5 inch thick, which Is a bit thin for taller/ heavier paddlers
  • Only the repair kit is missing, but I doubt you’d need it if you look after the board and stay clear of rocks.

Conclusion

The Pathfinder is a good board for families and beginners. It’s a light, rigid, and stable board for a very reasonable price

Z-Ray™ PathFinder 10' inflatable stand up paddle board reviewThe first thing that came to my mind when I saw an inflatable paddle board for the first time was how awesome that thing is; it’s inflatable, portable, and it seemed to be the new way to have and enjoy the ultimate spring/summer fun. Stand up paddling is a friendly sport that can be convenient for anyone, and the Z-Ray™ PathFinder inflatable stand up paddle board is here to prove that.

If you are looking for an all-inclusive package, then I’ll be glad to tell you that the Z-Ray PathFinder is for you. This inflatable paddle board comes with everything you need to maintain it; a paddle, a hand pump, a kayak seat, and foot bar, and a storage bag which I’ll tell you about all of them in details.

The PathFinder is 10 feet tall and 29.7 inches wide when fully inflated, and with the military grade PVC material and strong multi-layer drop stitch that it is made of, this board will not fail a bit to impress you and satisfy you with great and strong performance, as it will maintain a great deal of durability and resistance.

>>Click Here For Latest Price<<

The PathFinder is a very solid inflatable board; it can be inflated up to 15 PSI, but I can tell that only at 12 PSI this board is a rigid one. The hand pump included in the package is an updated one and it does a great job inflating it in 5-10 minutes, however, you can always use an electric pump if you have one. Also, the board is 4 inches thick, and the stiffness you can sense when you’re on board of it is just amazing. I hate to compare inflatable boards to the hard ones, and I know that hate is a big word, but the PathFinder is so solid you can knock on its back when inflated and it’ll sound as if you’re knocking on a wooden board; it delivers a great deal of stability and sturdiness.

Z-Ray™ PathFinder 10 ft Inflatable SUP review 1Moreover, the Z-Ray PathFinder comes with a large anti-slip pad that enhances the paddler’s equilibrium and promotes a better sense of control over the board. You will also find a hand grip that is very useful when you need to carry the inflated board.

Further, this stand up paddle board took into consideration more than just standing up and paddling, the PathFinder allows you to choose your favorite paddling position with an adjustable kayak seat and a bar that blocks your legs from stretching all the way in front of you, and lets you to sit comfortably with your knees bent without any effort. The kayak seat is both; adjustable to fit the paddler’s size, and easily attached/removed, also, the foot bar is so easy to attach and remove.

Another thing that adds to the portability of the Z-Ray PathFinder is the central fin that is detachable; it’s a slide-in fin, and nothing is easier than fixing it in place, the other 2 side fins are smaller and are fixed. Those fins play a great role when in it comes to surfing or fast paddling, however, be always careful when you put your board in the water; the tail should always be directed into deep water so you wouldn’t damage your fins when you put your weight on the board.

Now let’s talk about the paddle; it breaks into 2 pieces and it is adjustable to fit any paddler’s height; it stretches up to 85”, also, it’s made of aluminum, so easy to handle and it doesn’t sink in case you drop it on the water.

Z-Ray™ PathFinder 10 ft Inflatable SUP review 3Trying the Z-Ray PathFinder on flat water was amazing, it’s light, fast, and unexpectedly rigid and stable, and with the paddle being so comfortable to use, you could paddle slowly and watch the PathFinder float away with you on board. However, for those of you who are of a little experience with stand up paddling, you can always paddle while sitting on your knees or using the kayak seat until you get a grip of the whole thing.

One more thing is the D-rings that are located at the back of the PathFinder; besides being used to attach the kayak seat, they are connected with a bungee cord that is meant for anyone who wants to carry extra items on board. I honestly don’t need the bungee cord often, but once I was on a little trip in the lake and I really needed to bring a snack- box, so the bungee cord did great taking care of my food.

Z-Ray™ PathFinder 10 ft Inflatable SUP review 2

Last but not least, the Z-Ray PathFinder comes with a great carry bag which makes the board look like a sleeping bag. The bag is really practical; the deflated board fits in it, while you can hang the paddle and the hand pump using the provided strips. I don’t think I could have asked for more than this; with a inflatable paddle board like the PathFinder rocking the water should be your new favorite sport.

AmazonButton

Pros

  • The Z-Ray PathFinder comes in an all-inclusive package.
  • It comes with a kayak seat and a foot bar to guarantee you the maximum amount of comfort if you like to paddle while sitting (other SUP’s don’t usually include the foot bar).
  • It’s a light, rigid, stable, and fast board.

Cons

  • The Pathfinder inflatable stand up paddle board is just 4 inch thick, which Is a bit
  • Only the repair kit is missing, but I doubt you’d need it if you are a friendly user.