The Tower Adventurer 2 is the sequel to one of the most popular inflatable paddle boards worldwide, the Adventurer. This time Tower Paddle Boards have made some improvements: this version is longer and faster and has additional features such as bungee storage and extra carry handles.
Read on for our full Tower Paddle Boards Adventurer 2 review.
Fins: 3 fins, center fin removable
Materials and Manufacturing: Military-grade PVC, drop-stitch technology
Features of the Tower Adventurer 2
As with other top paddle board brands, Tower Paddle Boards use military grade PVC and drop-stitch technology to make this Tower inflatable paddle board super durable.
The Adventurer 2 is longer than the original Tower Adventurer at 10’6” (vs 9’10”) making it a little faster. Tower Boards have still managed to maintain its stability and high floatation though, so it is still a good option for beginners and intermediate boarders.
At 6” thick, this Tower Adventuer iSUP is extremely rigid when fully pumped, giving it the performance of a hard board. That being said, we believe this would be best suited to paddlers up to 250lb, as you might notice some sag if you are heavier. If you are a larger paddler, you might want to consider the 12’6 iRace inflatable or the 14’ Xplorer inflatable, both from Tower Paddle Boards.
Also we did notice that the sharper nose on the Tower Paddle Boards Adventurer 2 does lead to a slight decrease in stability. While we still think it is good for beginners and it won’t take you long to get used to it, it is not as stable as some other inflatable SUPs, such as the Ten Toes Weekender or the Peak Inflatable SUP.
This Tower stand up paddle board has three carry handles, and bungee net storage on the front for securing a load when paddling. It also has a large deck pad, which feels nice and comfortable underfoot. The removable fin attaches and is removed easily.
The Tower Adventurer paddle board comes with a 3-piece fiberglass paddle that is adjustable from 65 to 85 inches. This is fine to get you going but we found it quite heavy so you might want to invest in a more lightweight paddle (see our recommendations below).
To sum up our Tower Adventurer 2 review: This Tower iSUP is a good solid option for an inflatable stand up paddle board. It may not be as stable as some other beginner boards, but conversely you will be able to get up more speed once you become more proficient. A great option.
- Rigid and feels solid underfoot
- Extremely durable
- Large capacity of 350lb
- Compact for easy storage
- Easy for beginners
- Good value for money
- Pump could be better
- Paddle quite heavy
- Not as stable as some other boards
- White color board gets dirty/discoloured easily
- No backpack included
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Backpack Carry Bag
The Tower Adventurer 2 does not come with a carry bag. This is well worth investing in to make it easier for carrying and storing your board. It is also invaluable if you are planning on traveling with your SUP.
We recommend the Tower iSUP Backpack Bag, which has plenty of room for your board, pump and paddle. It has backpack straps for easy carrying and additional bungee storage on the front. The front of this bag has Velcro fastening and clips, like a dry bag. This bag has mesh netting for ventilation to help the board dry – but note that this means it is not really suitable for check-in luggage for air travel.
The pump that comes with this Tower SUP is not that great. If you plan on using your board frequently, you will probably want to invest in a better pump. We particularly like the Sevylor 12 Volt 15 PSI SUP and Water Sport Pump. It has a digital display so you can select the correct pressure. The pump will then pump to the preselected pressure and then shut off, making it super easy. Even better, your arms won’t get tired out before you’ve even started paddling.
We recommend a carbon fiber paddle, and particularly love the 3-piece adjustable paddle from Super Paddles. It is very easy to put together and take apart and is adjustable from 72 to 86 inches. Most importantly it is super light at just 2.8 pounds, and is strong and durable.
The paddle that comes with the Tower Adventurer 2 is quite heavy and if you plant to do a lot of paddling, or traveling with your SUP, then you might want to invest in a lighter one. We recommend a lightweight carbon fiber paddle, and particularly love the 3-piece adjustable paddle from Super Paddles. It is easy to put together and take apart and is adjustable from 72 to 86 inches. Most importantly it weighs in at just 2.8 pounds, and is strong and durable.
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