Say hello to Hydrus! They launched a Kickstarter back in early 2017 to bring the strongest performance and lightest paddleboards on the market for flat and whitewater paddling. Paddleboarding in the rapids? Yes, this company is BADASS! They are a small family company pushing the limits of paddleboarding innovation in the rigid board game and inflatables. LIFETIME WARRANTY. 30 Day Money Back from this company! You cannot beat the Value here!
The 11’6″x34″ (XL) Hydrus All-Around iSUP is the Inflatable board that can pretty much do it all.
Jason Zawadzki and Team
The length, width, outline, and thick rails of this board make it exceptionally stable, which is perfect for SUP beginners, yoga, fishing, family events, and it excels in rough water and rivers!
The fast – flat bottom, parallel rails, and long water-line make paddling this board at cruising speed a breeze! The enhanced nose and tail rocker allow it to ride in current and smooth out rougher waters. We are shapers first and foremost, and we know how to get the most out of a board!
From touring to fishing or hanging out at a lake with the family, this board is the one. Plus, it deflates down to the size of a large sleeping bag in less than a minute and inflates in less than five! Perfect for anyone who wants a portable board that conveniently stows away into a backpack to travel with you by foot, plane, train, or automobile.
Our boards are factory pressure tested at 31psi, so you are more than safe using your board at the maximum recommended 20psi.
Most riders choose between 10-15psi depending on the situation and personal preference.
Redesigned For 2020
All of the functionality you need without the gimmicks! “We stand for building boards the right way, not the easy way.”
- New 3-layer Composite reinforced outer shell, which means more durability, rigidity, and performance than any other inflatable board.
- New CR Welded interior seams. Seams are the biggest issue with inflatables -Not with this board.
- High-Performance Rocker. Lifts the front out of waves and chop and allows smooth, clean, and efficient release out the back.
- Large All-Around Board Shape focused on maximum stability plus glide.
- 13!! D-Ring Rigging points. -fishing accessories, cooler, leash, and whatever else!
- Diamond Groove EVA Deck Pad
- New Click-in fin – perfect size and shape for this board!
- New Additional 4.5″ Flexible River/Shallow water fin included.
- Heavy Duty Hydrus Backpack. -Yes, it’s our famous Mothership board bag!
- Side and Center Handles. Side handles have several great uses!
- Rear stomp pad plus raised arch support for rivers and pivot turning.
- Front bottom D-ring for towing behind a boat or another paddler.
- 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.
- New Limited Lifetime Warranty – on 2019 models or newer.
*Paddles sold ala-carte. Here’s why: Paddles are hugely important. Manufacturers should not package high-quality boards with low-quality paddles.
We’ve found that, as a premium brand, approximately 35% of our customers are upgrading their old boards from other brands and already own paddles. The paddles generally included in other board packages are lower quality and undesirable.
If you need a paddle, choose the “add-on” paddle option to get the board + paddle package deal! This way, you are getting a genuinely high-quality paddle and the best package pricing possible.
Other FAQ’s answered: Three fins versus a single fin. *A shapers perspective: Three fins don’t belong on flat-water inflatable boards. There is no functional advantage. Three small fins are less stable and create more drag than a properly sized single fin.
We have to assume that some brands commonly add three fins for these reasons (neither of which are beneficial to the paddler). 1. lower manufacturing costs because three, small cheap fins are less expensive than an appropriately sized, high-quality US fin box and fin. 2. To iSUP designers that don’t know any better, they might look “cool.” -that’s not our style!
Length: 11′ 6″
Fully Inflated Width: 35″
WEIGHT LIMIT / 400lbs
Board Weight: 34lbs *note: we do not skimp on materials to make what some brand marketers call “ultra-light” boards. Although this is a lightweight board, the weight reflects the highest performance and hardest wearing inflatable construction possible.
*This inflatable model, was completely designed, shaped, engineered and the construction was controlled and approved by our small Hydrus team in Boise, Idaho, USA.
Due to certain limitations, 2020 and 2021 inflatable models are assembled overseas. If you are in need of a 100% USA-made paddleboard, please check out our hardboard line. We are seeking out ways to get inflatable board production in the USA -however, due to certain material acquisition restrictions and high pricing concerns, we don’t quite have the answer, yet. Rest assured, our designs, shapes, accessories, certain materials, and so many other fine details are completely our own innovations and we completely back up our products quality.
Just like our hardboards, we consider every little detail we can think of to give you the best experience we can! ~Thanks for the support! Sincerely, your crew at Hydrus.
BENEFITS OF AN ISUP / WHAT TO LOOK FOR
The advantages of an iSUP:
- Easy to bring your board with you.
- No need for roof racks or extra storage.
Don’t go cheap just to save a buck. There can be a big difference in quality standards!
What to look for in an iSUP:
A quality board can be inflated to a much higher pressure, the materials will be higher quality, more durable and lower stretch. All of which can prevent seams from blowing out, holes from appearing and the dreaded “taco-ing” which is where the riders feet actually push the center of a low quality board downward causing the ends to go raise into the air. Your new Hydrus board is factory pressure tested to 31psi. It is common for seams to fail on cheap boards and they rarely last over two seasons.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH PACKAGE?
- Premium backpackers quality iSUP Backpack.
- iSUP FLDR System.
- 2 Center fin options: 1-high-performance flat-water fin. 1-flexible river/shallow water fin.
- High Volume Double Action Pump.
- 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
- Limited Lifetime Industry Leading Warranty.
Optional highly recomended add-ons:
- Tough Blade Paddle – you won’t find another paddle like this. Perfect for this board!!
- Electric Pump – The epump we offer is the best we have found, and we may have tried them all!
ISUP CARE AND MAINTANENCE
A good quality inflatable board can be relatively easy to care for and a little care can extend the life of your board by many years. We build Hydrus boards to ideally last a lifetime.
Deflate to less than 10psi before leaving in the hot sun for extended periods of time. We have tested this and found that leaving a board in the hot sun can inflate by an extra 7psi which could be dangerous if the board was already close to the maximum recomended pressure.
Over time UV rays will naturally discolor and slowly deteriorate most substrates like foam traction pads, bungee cords and PVC materials. Normal use in the sun is obviously fine but avoid uneccasarily storing a board in direct sunlight for long periods of time such as all day or several days at a time. We use a product called 303 Aerospace UV Protectant. Spay and wipe a little all over your board once or twice a year for maximum protection. -We have found this to be especially helpful for keeping your traction pad looking brand new for years to come.
Winterizing: We recomend a light coat of 303 Protectant Spray before putting your board to bed for winter, then store partially inflated or loosly rolled or folded. You can simply remove the belt from around your board then use the pump to inflate until you no longer can see hard creases or folds. It doesn’t take much to get the hard creases out maybe 5-10 full pumps or so.
Repairs: The shell material of a high quality iSUP can be really durable but punctures can happen from hitting really sharp rocks, nails in docks, or even those obnoxius puncture vines aka: goatheads and other really sharp thorns. There is a chance that eventually you will need to perform a repair. We include a repair kit with every board along with simple instructions. For your first repair please feel more than welcome to contact us and we’ll guide you through the process.
The toughest, most functional boards on water – all back by our Limited Lifetime warranty on materials and construction.
YOU ARE GOING TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MONEY!!
From the get-go we wanted to build a business that has a positive impact on the world. Part of that is building the best products we can with no gimmicks or shortcuts and then treating customers fairly.
How many products do you own that you truly love?? ….Hydrus.
Hydrus unconditionally guarantees all products we sell to be free from defects of workmanship. We will gladly replace or refund any defective items you wish to return according to the terms of our Limited Lifetime Warranty.
OUR STORY AND PRICING
Started in 2013, by two brothers a few close friends, and the dream to build small batches of premium boards with fresh ideas, responsible manufacturing, and a customer-friendly approach.
We are a local co. just outside of Boise, Idaho, a city surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. Hydrus is quickly becoming known for personal service, extreme durability, new ideas, clean looks and our premium products.
“Great boards, great service, good pricing and a company with a conscience!” -Tim M. Owner of a JoyRide XL Inflatable.
“Hydrus is the best! Amazing quality! I have 3 boards now and wouldn’t even consider buying anything else! Hydrus rocks!!!” – Greg H. -Owner of two Hydrus iSUP’s and an Armalight Board.
“River surfing is hard on equipment, and this board has hit rocks a ton of times. Its durability is unmatched…” -Derek D. Owner of a Revo SUP and ToughBlade Paddle
In typical Hydrus fashion, we take a new approach to sales. A Community Direct approach. We promote all that make our sport and community stronger. Referrals are the most authentic sales. We spend very little on marketing but instead rely on word-of-mouth and the quality of our products. Then, we give back to those who support us by way of the best service possible.
Over the last few years, we’ve invented Armalight Construction, CrossBoards, composite re-inforced iSUP’s, Tough Blade Paddles and boards with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
From the beginning we’ve had a different mission for Hydrus. We are all about supporting the sports we love and our community! Our boards may be some of the most expensive to build in the world but we find ways to make sure our prices are more than reasonable. Straight forward with no gimmicks, no overblown marketing budget, responsible manufacturing with almost zero waste, nearly everything done in-house and our main source of sales is referrals then we pass the savings on to you.
We do a lot of R&D, design 100% of every product ourselves, and we maintain quality that’s far superior.
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