Decathlon SUP Board Itwit 10′ Review
The Decathlon SUP Board Itiwit 10′ is a 305 cm long SUP Board for beginners. The high-quality manufactured board convinces with the very low price and the sporty construction.
Compared to similarly long SUP boards, the pointed nose is particularly noticeable. This reduces the water resistance and makes the Itiwit 10′ a hybrid of Allround and Touring Board (for light paddlers).
The Decathlon SUP Board is designed for paddlers with a maximum body weight of 80 kilograms. If you weigh more, you should choose a longer SUP Board with a higher load capacity.
In contrast to other boards, the Decathlon Itiwit 10′ does not include all equipment. In addition to the included accessories you have to order some more things, which we will talk about later. All in all, the price-performance ratio is great.
The SUP boards of Decathlon are popular with beginners and also with advanced riders. The boards are well known for their good workmanship and sporty design. In addition to the Itiwit 10′, there will also be the Itiwit 11′, a board for paddlers weighing more than 80 kilograms, and the Touring 500, a very fast Decathlon Stand Up Paddling Board for longer tours, offered.
For easy beginners and children the Itiwit 10′ is the best choice. The Allround Board is suitable for different areas of use as well as for touring, convinces with a rather stiff construction and does not weigh much, which makes transport much easier.
About the board
The SUP Board by Decathlon is one of the most popular SUP Boards for beginners and has already scored in some tests well. The stiff and sporty construction, the good workmanship and the very favourable price speak for the Itiwit 10′.
With dimensions of 305 cm in length and 81 cm in width, the Itiwit 10′ is an all-round SUP board. The wide board offers a high degree of tilting stability, which is of particular benefit to beginners.
The thickness of 15 cm is a further advantage because more air fits into the Itiwit 10′ than into a board that is only 10 cm (4 inch) or 12.5 cm (5 inch) thick. This provides more buoyancy, more robustness and a higher payload.
The rather short board is designed for a maximum payload of 100 kilograms, but the Itiwit 10′ is best suited for paddlers weighing up to 80 kilograms. Also Decathlon recommends the Itiwit 10′ for 60 to 80 kg paddlers.
The board is especially suitable for light paddlers and children. If you are planning to paddle with a child, a dog or a second adult on the board, you should rather use a larger board like the Itiwit 11′, which has a much higher load capacity of 130 kilograms.
The low weight is another advantage of the Decathlon SUP board. The Itiwit 10′ weighs only 9 kg, which makes it much lighter than the SUP Board Bluefin Cruise or the Thurso Surf Waterwalker. This makes the board more manoeuvrable on the water and, above all, the low weight makes it easier to transport the SUP.
The Itiwit 10′ is equipped with a large EVA deck pad. The non-slip coating offers good traction and ensures a safe stand even in wet conditions. The two ribbed surfaces in the middle of the SUP board are particularly handy.
Also the Decathlon SUP Board has a luggage net, which was attached in the front area. The baggage net is essentially a bungee rope which is attached to four D-rings. This can be used, for example, to transport a water bottle or a SUP Drybag.
The board can easily be carried on the central handle. The grip also feels very comfortable.
Processing and quality
Qualitatively the Itiwit 10′ makes a good impression. The edges are well finished and we couldn’t find any other flaws on the board. Decathlon’s SUP with its robust construction looks like a board that will last a long time.
In the production of the Itiwit 10′ the dropstitch process was used. During production, two PVC layers were joined together. SUPs produced using this production technique are particularly tear-resistant, durable and stiff. The shell of the Itiwit 10′ is relatively thick, which makes it even more robust.
In addition, the board is inflated to an air pressure of 15 PSI. This provides high buoyancy and makes the board even stiffer.
In my Decathlon SUP Board Test the Itiwit 10 gave in a bit. On the water the board bends much less. It should also be noted that the Itiwit 10′ with a weight of only nine kilograms is relatively light.
There is a negative relationship between the weight of a board and its stiffness. A particularly stiff board must also weigh more. Very robust boards such as the SUP Board Bluefin Cruise Carbon weigh more than 15 kilograms with a length of only 325 cm.
On the water extremely stiff SUPs offer a better performance, but the transport is clearly more complex. On the one hand the weight is higher and on the other hand the cover is much more difficult to roll up due to the very robust construction. Advanced users may accept this, but for beginners the uncomplicated transport and the easy assembly and disassembly are mostly more important.
In our opinion, however, the Itiwit 10′ manages the balancing act between good performance on the water and comfort during transport, assembly and dismantling.
With its wide design, the Decathlon SUP Itiwit 10′ lies very safely in the water. This makes it easier to keep the balance on the board, which is especially useful for beginners. This makes the Itwit 10′ a good board for learning stand up paddling.
The board is best suited for rides over lakes, canals, slow flowing rivers and waters with low waves. Due to the sporty and stiff construction, the SUP is also suitable for shorter and medium-long trips.
With the tapering tip, the SUP offers good straight-line stability, lower water resistance and a lot of directional stability. The board allows higher speeds to be achieved than with other all-round boards.
This makes the Itiwit 10′ especially interesting for ambitious beginners, who want to ride tours with the SUP later. Decathlon’s boards grow better with the paddler’s skills due to their sporty design than very round allround boards like the WOWSEA AN16. Boards like that of WOWSEA are very suitable for beginners, but when touring this has clear disadvantages.
The single fin with the large surface ensures good straight-line stability and a lot of directional stability. This means that the paddle side has to be changed less frequently when riding, which makes it possible to build up higher speeds.
The lightweight Noserocker is also practical. Due to the high bent tip, the board does not dive into every small wave, but glides better over the water.
The Itiwit 10′ is supplied together with some accessories. The scope of delivery does not include the complete basic equipment. The board comes with a leash, fin and backpack. Before the first tour with the board an air pump and a paddle have to be purchased.
On Decathlon.de you will find the right equipment. Here you can a paddle and an air pump for comparatively little money. In the following we will deal with the supplied accessories as well as the additionally ordered paddle and the air pump.
A set, which already contains some accessories, makes sense especially for beginners. With these sets you can save a lot of money compared to the single purchase of the accessories.
The paddle can be dismantled into two parts for transport. When split, it also fits into the backpack, which is already included in the scope of delivery. With a weight of 960 grams, the SUP paddle made of aluminum is also comparatively light.
The air pump from the Decathlon Onlineshop also makes a good impression. The pump is a double stroke pump. There are two different modes adjustable. In the first mode air is only pumped into the board when pressing down, while in the second mode air is pumped when pressing down and pulling up.
With the air pump it took me only four minutes to inflate the board to the recommended air pressure of 15 PSI. In our SUP Board Test this was the shortest time for inflating the board.
The best inflation procedure is as follows: First pump up to about 5 to 7 PSI in double stroke mode, then switch to single stroke mode for the rest. In this way, a lot of air quickly enters the board in the beginning and when the resistance rises, it switches to the less strenuous mode.
The included backpack makes a good impression. The workmanship is of high quality, so the SUP backpack will probably last a long time and can also be used for other purposes. The backpack is also very spacious. The board, the accessories and some other equipment can be stored in it.
Especially practical is that the backpack with the dimensions 90 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm can be opened wide. In this way, the folded board can easily be put in. Furthermore, the backpack is equipped with thickly padded shoulder straps, which provide a good carrying comfort.
- Leash: The supplied leash is a holding line that is attached with one end to the ankle or under the knee and with the other end to the board. It is used to prevent the board from swimming away in the event of a fall into the water. In this case it is a simple leash. The current standard, however, is Coiled SUP Leashs, which only extend to their full length when you fall into the water. Simply strings like this model could get caught on underwater plants or rocks.
- Fin: The fin is also included in the delivery. The relatively large fin can be attached to the board within a few seconds. Decathlon uses a plug fin system which is compatible with many systems from other manufacturers.
The Decathlon SUP boards are among the most popular beginner SUP boards. As the shortest board in the series, the Itiwit 10′ is especially suitable for light paddlers with a maximum weight of 80 kilograms.
With the very good workmanship, the low price and the high-quality accessories, which are already included in the scope of delivery, the price-performance ratio of this SUP is unbeatable.
We consider the Decathlon SUP Board Itiwit 10 to be one of the best SUP boards for lightweight beginners. It is particularly exciting that the Itiwit 10′ manages the middle way between a stable SUP for beginners and a sporty board that is also suitable for touring.
With the wide construction the board offers a good degree of tilt stability at the beginning, but due to the pointed construction longer tours and rides at higher speeds are no problem with this SUP. The low-priced SUP Board from Decathlon therefore grows very well with your own ability and really doesn’t cost a fortune.
Look up more information about the Decathlon Itiwit 10′ on Decathlon.com