Hailed as one of the most advanced inflatable stand up paddle boards on the market today, the NIXY’s iSUP lineup has something for everyone. The NIXY Venice is one of their signature iSUPs and is an excellent board for anyone interested in SUP yoga and on-the-water fitness workouts. It’s an amazingly stable board and is perfect for beginners who are looking to improve their balance, offering a little more width than most other iSUPs.
This NIXY Venice review includes a complete rundown of the board. We’ll cover the basics before diving into the more advanced features and overall aesthetic to help you decide whether or not the Venice fits your needs.
NIXY Venice G3: Board Overview
Slightly wider than the popular NIXY Newport and the company’s new Huntington travel SUP, the 10’6″ Venice is 34” wide and 6″ thick. The board’s 6″ thickness gives it excellent rigidity and also helps to keep your hands and feet dry while working out. The Venice is a great SUP fitness platform and it doesn’t require as much skill to feel comfortable and properly balanced, thanks to the wider profile. Ultra-light with a large, comfortable deck pad, the Venice is designed to suit beginners and intermediate users while still offering everything that a more advanced paddler is looking for.
The Venice is extremely lightweight at only 23 pounds. Even so, it’s able to support riders up to 300 pounds and can be inflated all the way to 20 PSI. The Venice is light enough for anyone (from kids to adults) to carry, offering fun for the whole family. It bears mentioning that experienced riders are able to exceed the 300-pound limit, with the recommended carrying capacity only applying to beginners or intermediate paddlers.
An optional kayak seat can also be bundled in with the NIXY Venice and the board is offered in four colors this year: blue, aqua, purple, and red. The bold colors and eye-catching new design look striking on the water.
Built with fusion laminated drop-stitch technology using only the best materials, the Venice is built to last. Extra stiffness coupled with superior durability is what NIXY does so well and this board doesn’t disappoint. The board’s military-grade PVC withstands cuts and scrapes caused by rocks and other hard objects and the fact that it’s an inflatable means that it won’t suffer from the dents, dings, and cracks that plague comparable rigid SUPs.
The top of the board is covered by a large EVA foam deck pad that is extra soft and features a custom NIXY logo traction pattern. This deck pad is much easier on the hands and feet than the popular diamond pattern often used on iSUPs, a feature that is important on a board designed primarily with fitness in mind.
The side bungee paddle holder is extremely convenient and gives you a place to secure your paddle while you’re exercising. Also, the front and rear bungee storage areas provide plenty of cargo space for your towel, dry bag, water shoes, or water bottle.
On the bottom of the board are three removable fins that quickly attach thanks to the toolless fin system. It was a bit difficult to install the thumbscrew fins on the 2019 Venice but NIXY has upgraded their fins for 2020, making them a lot easier to install.
The included coiled ankle leash is top-notch and made of quality 7mm thick polyurethane cord with a total length of 10’. It also features double stainless steel swivels to prevent it from tangling up while you’re out on the water.
Large and flat, the NIXY Venice’s deck is nicely padded and designed to mimic a yoga mat. The wide deck offers ample room to move around, allowing you to feel relaxed and comfortable for yoga or pilates routines.
The Venice’s inflation valve is located at the nose which allows it to be rolled from the tail after being deflated. It has a 300-liter capacity that the included double chamber Typhoon pump is capable of filling in no time.
On the underside of the board are three thumbscrew removable fins which we found a little hard to install in the 2019 model. In 2020, NIXY has upgraded its fins to make them easier to install.
NIXY Venice Rating
|MAX CAPACITY||300 lbs|
The NIXY Venice G3 comes stocked with a great bundle of paddleboarding accessories. In the box, you’ll find:
- Adjustable 3-piece fiberglass SUP paddle
- Dual-chamber Typhoon hand pump with triple action
- Premium wheeled iSUP backpack
- Coiled safety leash
- Shoulder carry strap
- Repair kit
Included accessories is another area where NIXY really shines. They include everything you need to get on the water, meaning you won’t have to spend extra money on accessories after your board arrives.
NIXY offers risk-free returns within 30 days of purchase for all of their inflatable paddle boards. This gives you a chance to check the board out in person and if it doesn’t meet your expectations in some way, you can return it for a full refund. In addition to their risk-free return policy, NIXY also offers a 2-year warranty that covers manufacturer defects.
Where to Buy it
The new Venice can be ordered directly from NIXY’s official website. NIXY offers the lowest prices on all of their SUPs as well as free shipping.
The NIXY Venice is a fantastic SUP fitness board that is also suitable for all-around paddling fun. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced paddlers alike with all find something to love in the Venice.