Stand Up Paddleboards

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Getting ready for next summer starts now

We called this the “the most portable SUP ever” in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The board, pump, and included paddle all stow in a backpack. “The board’s length means it has less than exceptional glide, but 32 inches of width give it stability, and it was incredibly maneuverable,”…

A space-age-looking inflatable with versatility to spare leads this year’s picks

Boards, apparel, and accessories for all kinds of watery pursuits

Essentially a three-person paddleboard base with a mesh tent upper and nylon fly, the Universe is happy on the ground, in the air, and on the water

After a summer of testing, these four SUPs came out on top

‘Big World’ shares the journey of father-son duo David Morton and his son Thorne paddling the Karnali and Bheri rivers in Nepal. 

Versatility is the name of the game

With most of the area’s adventure offerings within an hour’s drive from the city, it's easy to fit in some outdoor fun in between your requisite eating and drinking

Though he's a married man, Landon Mace finds that theres only one thing on his mind, trout.

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

In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in two minutes or less

Just add water. And, in some cases, air.

From a totally new airbag design to a onesie for mountain biking, here are some of our favorite finds at Europe's largest outdoor trade show

A few years back, a contingent of prominent pro surfers took up stand-up paddleboarding in spite of its reputation as a leisure activity of lesser wave riders. Can they convince the curmudgeons the sport deserves respect?

A wooden SUP so beautiful we're almost afraid to use it

The Green River was the perfect place the folks at BOTE Boards to test out their new inflatable Stand Up Paddleboards.

Growing up in Salt Lake, Dan Gavere often found himself in some whitewater on the weekends. He's learned a lot of lessons from the river and continues to teach them to the rising rippers.

For those days when you need a boost on the water

Smarter boards plus lower prices equals happy paddlers

Want to find the crowd-free surf of yesteryear? Drive from Los Angeles to Baja, load five days of gear onto a SUP, and haul ass through thick fog, screaming seagulls, and open ocean to the rocky, big-wave coast of Todos Santos.

From water to powder to gravel, these four new toys give you extra float—and will have you grinning from ear to ear.  ​(Tahoe SUP) Tahoe SUP Keep Tahoe Blue Rubicon Paddleboard The crew at Tahoe SUP shaved pounds off the 12-foot Keep Tahoe Blue Rubicon paddleboard by constructing the core…

Getting into paddling is a good call. Blowing your money on unnecessary gear is not. Here’s exactly what you need.

A travel-friendly board that’s (gasp!) not an inflatable

6 packable products for the tiniest of city apartments

Boost your SUP power with a motorized assist.

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

As the sport grows up, there are more and butter SUPs for all kinds of paddlers.

Get the most from your time on the water.

An outdoor shed that costs less than $150 and a bombproof bike locker? We’ll take two!

A portable sound system built for the demands of the outdoors

Think you're ready for the world's longest stand-up paddleboard race? We'll be the judge.

We can boat the same backyard river with our family a dozen or more times, and it will never get old—because rivers, like our children, are constantly changing.

Designers are using inflatable technology to make products—from the ultimate commuter helmet to airy insulation—lighter, safer, and more portable.

Stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. And because SUP doesn't discriminate when it comes to water—it can be still or rushing—you can find classes and meet-ups just about everywhere. But if you've never done it before, here's Kristin Artz from the…

Splash around this summer. With this gear, you’ll be ready for serious summer fun whether you’re in it for fitness or just to get wet and cool down.

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the Bic Sport Wing Ace-Tec

Though there are many larger, better-known SUP manufacturers, Pau Hana is quickly carving out a name for itself with fast, well-priced boards like the fitness and adventure-ready Crossfit.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Roxy 10'6" SUP.

Outside reviews the best SUP gear of June 2012, including the Naish Mana Wood SUP.

You can extend or collapse the Kialoa Pupu according to your height and whether you’re surfing or touring, so if you need one paddle to do double-duty, this is it.

A newbie-friendly board, a watch that knows the tides, and other essential gear for the paddler on your list.

Design and Technology Special: The world's most streamlined and innovative new gear, gadgets, tools and toys, including WaveJet's Personal Water Propulsion Pod.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Surftech Marisa Miller Stand-Up Paddleboard.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Dakine Coiled SUP Leash.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the C4 Waterman Bamboo Laminate HD Paddle 8" Blade.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the NRS Big Earl kayak.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Walden GSI Epoxy SUP.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Surtech Gerry Lopez Surf Music standup paddleboard.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Hobie Elite Race standup paddleboard.

What do the world's most rejuvenating island escapes have in common? Empty sand, lonely surf, and new adventures of the strangest kind.

Masochistic surf kook bent on taming very large stand-up paddleboard seeks Graveyard of the Atlantic for island-linking expedition entirely at whim of wind and waves.

Alan Horton Alan Horton   Work, kids, 99-cent value meals we know how the fitness excuses can pile up. That's why we've assembled our second annual class of Outside's Fittest (Real) Athletes: five wickedly overscheduled Americans who haven't let hectic careers or a…

What is stand-up paddle surfing and where can I learn to do it? John M. Los Angeles, CA

The revival of a Hawaiian tradition gives us even more reasons to love the ocean

Who needs Santa? We've got 65 of the choicest gifts for all the good little adventurers in your life—right here.