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The Portager
Portager inflatable paddle board standing up near mountains in Utah
Drone view of Portager inflatable paddle board on blue lake in Utah during the winter
Portager inflatable paddle board being transported to a lake in Utah during the winter
Person carrying a paddle board out of the water in a wet suit.
Person holding a paddle board upright by the water.
Person holding a paddle board walking on red rocks away from the water.
Person standing in a grey paddle north sweatshirt next to an upright paddle board in the mountains.
Person paddle boarding in a snowy lake by the mountains.
Person paddle boarding in a snowy lake by the mountains.
Drone shot of a person paddle boarding on a sunny day surrounded by water.
Person carrying a paddle board up a dock.
Paddle board sitting on a dock with a paddle resting on top.
Portager inflatable paddle board in studio against white background
Portager inflatable paddle board on the water in Northern Minnesota on Bean and Bear Lake
Portager inflatable paddle board set up for SUP fishing with fishing rod holder and cup holder

The Portager


The Portager is made to move.

This is our most popular board because of its portability and versatility. It is one of the highest performing inflatable paddle boards on the market. It has a very comparable feel to our rigid model, called the Loon.

The new Portager is here.

The 2024 Portager has undergone several upgrades to enhance its functionality and performance, including:

1) x4 Action mounts, allowing users to accessorize their boards with items like rod holders, cup holders, and other compatible attachments.

2) Cosmetic changes have been made to the traction pad, bag, and pump.

3) Upgraded the bungee tie down system to flat bungees, accompanied by a manual cinch tightening system. This modification allows for more secure storage of personal belongings or equipment on the board.

4) Rails and nose are reinforced with GLIDERAIL PVC, an extra layer providing extra strength to the areas that get banged around the most.

Will this board work for me?

Because the Portager is inflatable, it is very buoyant and fits a very wide range of paddlers. From young children to 350+ lb adults, the board will have the control, stability and balance to support all types.


Extreme rigidity and buoyancy: made from the highest grade, 1.2mm drop-stitch PVC in a 6" thickness

No over inflation:
a built in pressure regulator monitors pressure, so over inflating beyond capacity is a thing of the past. This is especially important in warm weather environments where intense heat and sunlight can increase pressure quickly when pulled out of the water.

Universal valve: Halkey-Roberts valves allow any type of air compressor or electric pump to be used. They also self-seal, so there's no race to close it (losing valuable air pressure).

Strengthen up to 18 psi: all seams are built to withstand up to 18 psi with our unique 3-layer seam lamination system. It feels like a rigid board on the water.

Increased Strokes Per Side (SPS): Inflatable boards naturally sit higher on the water, which can have a negative impact on a board's tracking performance. We've counteracted this by adding in the must-have displacement hull nose shape. This nose cuts the water and increases the Portager's speed and tracking performance.

At 33'' wide and 6'' thick, the Portager remains extremely buoyant and stable up to 350 lbs. Width is the biggest factor linked to stability, and 33'' wide is wider than most boards.

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Dimensions (inflated):
11'6" x 33" x 6"

Dimensions (deflated):
33" x 10" rolled up, and 37" x 18" x 10" when packed in bag with accessories

Board Weight:
21 lbs

Board Capacity:
Supports any size paddler and gear up to 350 lbs. Above 350 lbs and the boards balance becomes more difficult. 

Time to inflate:
~ 5 minutes (current company record is 1:13 with the manual pump)

Time to deflate: 
~ 2 minutes

(1) Portager Paddle Board
(1) All Terrain Backpack
(1) Manual Pump
(1) 10" Lake Fin
(1) 3-Piece Aluminum Paddle

4-Year Manufacturer's Warranty: Included with your purchase is a guarantee for this product against any defect in materials and workmanship for 4 years.

Industry Best Accident Protection: Upgrade your warranty with 4 years of accidental damage protection. Learn more here.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Very Stable"

I haven’t looked back. Very stable, easy to set up and put away, tracks well on open water, and looks amazing.

- Diane C.

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"It's Beautiful"

"It’s beautiful, it’s portable, it’s tough. It’s light and it’s so much fun to cruise around on."

- John D.

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"This board tracks"

This board tracks so much better and feels way more stable in the water compared to my old one.

- Carrie B.

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"They're not kidding"

They're not kidding around with making this board track with fewer strokes per side. I can stick to my “good” side for quite a while.

- Amber H.