A new addition to NIXY’s growing inflatable paddle board line this year is the NIXY Huntington, an ultra-compact travel SUP that packs down into a much smaller footprint than your typical all-around iSUP. If you’re into adventure travel, backpacking, RV life, or any other activity where packability is a top priority, the Huntington is your board.
NIXY has made some big strides with their iSUP range over the past few years, and the Huntington joins the brand’s popular all-around Newport, ultra-stable Venice, and speedy Manhattan.
In this review of NIXY Sport’s Huntington inflatable paddle board, we’ll take a look at the features and construction qualities that make this iSUP special, what to expect in terms of on-the-water paddling performance, what accessories come with the board, the warranty, and where to find the best price.
NIXY Huntington Review: SUP Overview
Weighing in at only 17 pounds, the Huntington is one of the lightest inflatable SUPs on the market and when it’s deflated and packed down, it fits into a travel backpack that’s much smaller than what you see with other inflatable paddle boards.
An all-around SUP that’s designed for stability, versatility, and general fun, the NIXY Huntington measures 9’6″ x 32″ x 6″.
As an ultralight board that’s built for travel, you might be expecting the Huntington to fall short on features, but nothing could be further from the truth. This is a full-featured board that includes nearly everything seen on the company’s other iSUPs.
The NIXY Huntington features a special lightweight drop-stick construction consisting of high-quality materials that keep the weight down without sacrificing durability. The inner core of the board provides excellent stiffness while the outer PVC layers prevent damage caused by sharp objects.
Because of the way the Huntington was designed to pack down, the traction pad, grab handles, and inflation valve aren’t centered as you normally see on other inflatable paddle boards. Instead, these features are offset and allow the Huntington to be folded straight down the middle before being rolled up.
The top of the Huntington features a very high-quality traction pad that is constructed out of soft EVA foam. The grip pattern on this pad is stamped with the NIXY logo which contributes to the board’s premium appearance.
At the nose of the Huntington is a small bungee storage area, grab handle and inflation valve. We love that NIXY adds the inflation valve to the front of the board, making it a lot easier to pack up. At the tail is a second elastic bungee area which provides added storage space. There’s also a leash D-ring and another grab handle at the rear which is handy when you’re in and around the water.
Located along the rails of the board are two stainless steel D-rings and there’s also an offset carry handle for carrying the board around.
The tail of the NIXY Huntington features a D-ring for attaching the included leash and a second grab handle for pulling your board in and out of the water without causing d