Since 1965, Connelly family has been on a mission to make your summer unforgettable. This brand has built a reputation of being a watersport leader. That being said, Connelly products are quality without the hype. You can go in style on a water exploration mission around the world with the versatile line of Connelly SUPs. From the classics to the inflatables, any water glider will certainly get the best performance.
Connelly Drifter 10’0 Production Description
You can easily go on a paddling adventure anywhere with this exceptionally light Connelly drifter 10’0” inflatable iSUP. At 20.5 pounds, the Connelly Drift can be deflated easily, rolled up, and stored together with all the accessories. Also, at this weight the product is also very easy to carry around.
If inflated, the PVC construction of high-pressure drop stitch along with the fusion wrapped rails and the stabilizer strip make the board extra ridged and stable. To make it even better, the board is packaged with 3 fins, a high-pressure hand pump along with a pressure gauge, 3-piece adjustable aluminum paddle, a repair kit, and a carry bag.
This board also comes with a backpack style bag that has adjustable padded shoulder straps, mesh panels for drainage and rapid drying, and a compression strap. These packages ensure that you’re always ready to enjoy your favorite watersport – anytime, anywhere.
The Connelly inflatable paddle board measures 120” x 31” x 4” (L x W x D), has a volume capacity of 185 liters (11,289.4 cubic inches), and a weight capacity of up to 250 lbs.
To add on this, the drifter is also very easy to carry due to the center top carry handle as well as a stainless steel D-ring at the rear for leash attachment. Don’t forget to check out the owner’s manual which normally accompanies this inflatable SUP as well as the patch and the tool kit.
Connelly Drifter SUP Specs
• Type: Inflatable, All-round
• Material: Drop-Stitched PVC
• Length: 10’0”
• Width: 30”
• Thickness: 4”
• Volume: 185 liters
• Weight: 20.5 lbs.
• Maximum capacity: up to250 lbs.
• Fins: 3 removable
• Handles: Center Top
Connelly Drifter iSUP Features
• 4-inch high-pressure drop stitch PVC construction as well as Fusion wrapped rails to ensure extra rigidity
• Stainless Steel D-ring for attaching your leash
• Center top carry handle and 14.5 lbs. for easy transportation during your adventure
• Can hold weight up to 250 lbs. which is a plus for many paddlers
• Maximum volume capacity of up to 185 liters
• Packaged with an owner’s manual, carry bag, hand pump along with a pressure gauge, 3-piece adjustable aluminum paddle, and a repair kit in case of any breakdown
• The bag has mesh drainage or ventilation panels/compression strap for rapid drying
• Exceptionally light inflatable paddle board
• Limited warranty of only 12 months.
Extras you will need: A personal flotation device (PSD) especially if kids will be using it.
Connelly Drifter Performance
When it comes to performance, this Connelly iSUP paddleboard definitely holds its own, although it’s not the best out there. This is the perfect board if you’re looking to go out and have some serious fun time. That said, the board is incredibly stable, so it can easily be used by anyone – you can even paddle with a partner or your dog. Also, it brings you double bonus – that is, it’s super comfortable due to the deck’s grip, plus, no need to apply wax during your adventure.
Connelly Drifter 10′ Pros:
The Connelly drifter is very strong not only because of the EPS core, but also the wooded stringer which adds to its strength. With this kind of features, you are rest assured of great performance for many more years to come. Also, the high-pressure drop stitch PVC construction technology on this board makes it very hard to ding. On the pad, you’ll find EVA all over it which assures you of nice, strong cushion on your feet while paddling.
2. Easy to carry
At only 20.5 lbs., along with the center top carry handle, the board very easy to carry around while enjoying your sport. Also, the backpack straps attached to its storage bag makes this board easy to carry around while travelling. In addition, because the board is so light, it’s very easy to maneuver or make tight turns. All in all, this is definitely a traveller’s board.
Of course nobody wishes to go over-the-top spending on a board that guarantees no performance in return. At around $500, Connelly Drifter 10’0” iSUP comes at an affordable price. This premium priced board offers you quality, artistic design, and most importantly great performance. If you factor in all the accessories that come with the board – a carry bag, repair kit, manual, hand pump, and the 3-piece adjustable aluminum paddle, this is definitely a great deal
4. Super stable
The three removable fins at the rear help steer and stabilize this Connelly iSUP when you’re moving at high speeds. The fins help you track the board in a straight direction as well as prevent you from spinning out while making a turn. In addition, the removable fins are good in case you want to replace them with ones that suit your needs. In conclusion, this board is very easy to balance on flat waters such as lakes and oceans without bigger waves.
Connelly Drifter 10′ Cons
1. Limited length and thickness
At 10”0’ only, this board is certainly not stable enough for more advanced paddlers who like to try catching waves. Therefore, if you’re a more advanced paddler, go for bigger surf which will give you the speed and stability needed pretty easily. In short, this board could get you into trouble with minimal rockers because of its length.
On the thickness part, the 4-inch thickness doesn’t really brim most heavy paddlers with confidence due to the low center of gravity. However, light riders including kids should find this board quite comfortable.
Connelly Drifter 10′ iSUP Final verdict
To sum it up, this all-round Connelly inflatable paddle board is certainly a great value for your money. Also, because of its weight and the ability to form a compact size when rolled up, it’s definitely the perfect board for you if you like paddling adventures. You can take it out with your four-legged, water-loving buddy to relax and have a few beers across the lake. All said and done, the only thing we didn’t like about the board is the limited 1-year warranty for its parts and labor. Happy paddling!