Summer’s best stand-up-paddleboard gear.
Summer’s best stand-up-paddleboard gear. (Dustin Sammann)

The Best Stand-Up Paddleboard Gear

From apparel to accessories, this gear will make sure your time on the water is well-spent

Summer’s best stand-up-paddleboard gear.

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Stand-up paddleboarding offers a fun alternative to traditional boating. Here's the gear you need to break into the sport.

O’Neil 24/7 Tech L/S Crew Shirt ($50)


With a relaxed fit and full UV protection, the 24/7 Tech is an easy choice for a paddling shirt. The polyester fabric dries quickly and is breathable and stretchy, and it fits as well under­water as it does atop your board. 

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NRS Vibe Water Shoes ($75)


Call it a simple and stylish amphibious shoe. Drain holes and a tough mesh upper allow water to escape quickly, and the foam instep is designed for barefoot use. A siped outer sole sticks to slippery rocks when you make landfall.

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All Terrain AquaSport SPF 30 Sunscreen ($20)

(All Terrain)

All Terrain’s spray-on lotion delivers full-spectrum UVA and UVB protection without leaving a white film on your skin or an oil slick in the water.

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Boardworks Fiberglass Traveler Paddle ($200)


Collapsing into three pieces, the Traveler is simple to stow when you’re between floats. The fiberglass shaft and blade aren’t as brittle as carbon, yet at a modest 1.6 pounds, they don’t weigh much more, either.

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Aquatech Axis Go iPhone 7 Water Housing ($250)


Aquatech’s housings are used by some of the best photographers. This iPhone version makes getting underwater shots affordable.

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Outerknown Nomadic Trunks ($65)


Made from stretchy recycled polyester, the Nomadic’s just-above-the-knee fit is perfect for paddlers. A back zip pocket and key ring carry the essentials. 

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Patagonia Stormfront 20L Sling ($230)


Designed for fly-fishermen, the Stormfront Sling swings around for quick access. The waterproof zipper keeps valuables dry if you accidentally take a plunge. 

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Braven BRV-1M Waterproof Speaker ($100)


For worry-free onboard tunes, bring along Braven’s water and shockproof BRV-1M. Bluetooth syncs it with your phone, and an extra power bank adds 12 hours of juice. 

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Dakine USCG Approved PFD Waist Belt ($100)


The best part about a flotation device? Not having to use it. Still, it’s legally required for paddlers in most states. Dakine’s unobtrusive belt lets you follow the rules effortlessly and comfortably.

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Lakeshore Wet Woody 12'6″ Board ($1,550)


A sleek touring board, the Wet Woody has just a hint of rocker and a downturned nose to help it cut through calm water, increasing glide and efficiency. It’s perfect for long, flat cruises.

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From Outside Magazine, August 2017 Lead Photo: Dustin Sammann

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