Combining affordability, performance, and a family (and pet-friendly) design, the PEAK 11′ Expedition is an inflatable SUP that works equally well for solo adventures and joint rides with a friend or pets.
Offering a nice blend of eye-catching design and portability, the PEAK 11′ Expedition iSUP is a versatile board that is suitable for beginners and advanced paddlers alike.
In this review, we’ll take a look at this new inflatable paddle board model and discuss the board’s features, construction, specifications, and everything that comes with it.
PEAK 11′ Expedition SUP: Board Overview
Beyond considering the design or features of a particular paddle board, we believe the most important thing for any adventurer is to go over the specs in order to gauge whether or not the board will suit your needs.
Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and weighing 19.5 pounds, PEAK’s 11′ Expedition SUP is built to support up to 350 pounds. At 32″ wide, stability and adaptability for a wide variety of skill levels and conditions are the signatures of its design.
Due to the Expedition’s impressive carrying capacity, you can bring along a friend, dog, cat, or cooler loaded full of your favorite snacks and beverages.
Constructed from drop stitch and lightweight military-grade dual-layer PVC, the PEAK Expedition 11′ was designed to be a durable, dependable board. Unfortunately, it appears that PEAK’s inflatable paddle boards have seen a significant downturn in quality over the past year or so as many people have reported air leaks and blown seams — even on brand new boards.
Until PEAK gets a handle on their quality control issues, we obviously cannot recommend their boards. For this season at least, a much better option in this price range is the popular lineup of iROCKER SUPs. iROCKER’s boards are known for being bombproof, and the company beefed up construction even further in 2018 with the rollout of their new quad layer PVC construction. In addition to being more durable, iROCKER’s inflatable paddle boards also come with a much better warranty (2-year vs. PEAK’s 1-year) and nicer accessories.
A good alternative to PEAK’s 11′ Expedition is the iROCKER ALL-AROUND 11′. We’re also very impressed with the BLACKFIN Model X and Model XL boards, although they’re a bit wider than the PEAK Expedition.
As soon as you take a look at the PEAK 11′ Expedition, you notice the nicely-designed brushed EVA foam traction pad that covers the top deck of the board.Just as you see on the 10’6″ PEAK All Around and 12′ Titan models, this board features an integrated 6-point bungee system at the nose so your gear will be secure at all times. The Expedition also has a durable grab handle at the nose for pulling the board in and out of the water.Moving on to the tail, you’ll find another convenient grab handle along with a stainless D-ring and a Halkey Roberts air valve. The PEAK Expedition 11′ takes between 5 and 10 minutes to inflate (depending on how quickly you pump), and the popular design of the inflation valve means that it is compatible with most of the electric SUP pumps on the market today.The underside of the PEAK 11′ Expedition features has a large 9″ center fin and two small side fins — a combination that delivers good tracking performance.
PEAK 11' Expedition Rating
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PEAK’s lineup of inflatable SUPs places a big emphasis on overall value, and the PEAK 11′ Expedition includes a full range of SUP accessories. It comes with a travel backpack which is designed to keep your board and all of your accessories together in one place, and this bag makes it super easy to store and transport the Expedition.Also included is a 10′ coiled ankle leash, GRI high-pressure dual-action pump with integrated pressure gauge, and 9” nylon snap-in center fin. PEAK also offers a full range of replacement parts in the event that you lose anything down the road.
As a bonus, PEAK also throws in waterproof smartphone carrying case so that you can bring your phone along and record your paddling adventures without the worry of damaging it.
PEAK offers a 1-year warranty which covers manufacturing defects. For added peace of mind, the company also includes a 30-day money back guarantee — if for some reason the 11′ Expedition doesn’t live up to your expectations, you can return it for a no-hassle refund.
Where to Buy it
PEAK’s 11′ Expedition iSUP is currently in stock and ready to ship at Amazon. With fast, free shipping, super low prices, and award winning customer service, we recommend Amazon as one of the best places to shop for paddling gear.
Offering a nice combination of speed, features, and carrying capacity, the Expedition 11′ is a suitable option for beginners as well as more experienced paddlers. While we really like the board’s attractive design and stand out features, we do have serious concerns about the quality control issues PEAK seems to be experiencing.
Having said that, the PEAK 1-year warranty is rock-solid and having a 30-day money back guarantee is definitely good for added peace of mind.