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PEAK Titan

PEAK Titan

PEAK Titan
Overall
4.5
  • DURABILITY
  • SPEED
  • VERSATILITY
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • STABILITY
  • APPEARANCE

Pros

  • Huge — at 12 feet, on the higher end of the iSUP scale
  • Incredibly stable with its 45” width
  • Comes with 2 hand pumps so a friend can help you inflate
  • Comes with 2 paddles so that same friend can help you paddle
  • Handles throughout the board so multiple people can hold on in the water or help move it

Cons

  • Even with the 2 pumps, takes a long time to setup
  • No choice in color or design
  • Dual-layer construction
  • Aluminum paddles feel a little flimsy
When explaining this board, the first thing that PEAK says is, “Bigger always means better.” While we certainly can’t agree with that, we will give PEAK credit where credit is due with the Titan. A lot of different brands have their mega SUP that made to bring all your friends out on the water at once, but that often come with a mega price tag. Like with the rest of their lineup, PEAK’s Titan does everything you would expect from a mega SUP while not hurting in the pocketbook so much.

LengthWidthThicknessWeightWeight Capacity
12'45" 8”34 lbs500 lbs

Performance

This is an iSUP meant to fun and not much else. That’s why as far as we’re concerned, any shortcomings with the performance don’t means much. For instance, this board is wide, long and thick and since there’s a good chance that you’ll be coming on board with a friend or 5, it’s going to get heavy. That being said, while it tracks well and is incredibly stable, speed is going to be an issue. Thankfully, since it comes with a second paddle, you can have a buddy help you out with that.

Another notable issue is with maneuverability. Let’s just say that it doesn’t turn on a dime — more like a silver dollar. Again, this comes down to the size and potential weight on the board in addition to having a single fin setup. While this helps with the stability of the SUP, it doesn’t do it any favors when it come to turning. Again, these are issues that are not the fault of the board or designers. By its very nature you should expect these sorts of issues with a SUP this large. This was designed to be a stable ride on stable water.

Features

Since PEAK assumed that this is going to be the party boat on the lake, it makes sense that they made it extra comfortable. For instance, the brushed EVA foam on the deck is more plush then we would imagine. Plus, it has a large amount of usable deck space, even considering the overall size.

Sometimes we like to complain when a SUP doesn’t have a grab handle on the tail since it makes transport more difficult when dragging it along the beach and you can’t raise up the end with the fin. Well, the PEAK Titan has the exact opposite situation. It looks like it won the handle lottery since not only does it have the customary front and center handles as well as the tail handle, it has 6 additional handles along the sides. This is for having friends move the SUP in the water or for have a place to hold onto when traveling in shallow waters and the crew decides to walk or swim. Additionally, they can be used as docking attachments or attachments for ankle leashes.

Design

Just like with their Fitness iSUP, PEAK only included one color and design option for the Titan. We get it — it’s most likely a cost-cutting measure and they can probably produce the iSUPS cheaper and faster by only having 1 option (an asset for a budget manufacture). Still it would have been nice to have at least 2 options to choose from.

The front of the board has a massive 6-point bungee storage area with 6-ring attachments in case you wanted to bring a cooler, dry bag or other equipment. Something to note here is that this 6-point area is more spread out then in other, smaller SUPs, so you have the storage area of what would have to be an 8-point area in other SUPS.

Construction

The front of the board has a massive 6-point bungee storage area with 6-ring attachments in case you wanted to bring a cooler, dry bag or other equipment. Something to note here is that this 6-point area is more spread out then in other, smaller SUPs, so you have the storage area of what would have to be an 8-point area in other SUPS.

The front of the board has a massive 6-point bungee storage area with 6-ring attachments in case you wanted to bring a cooler, dry bag or other equipment. Something to note here is that this 6-point area is more spread out then in other, smaller SUPs, so you have the storage area of what would have to be an 8-point area in other SUPS.

Included Accessories

Out of the box, you get the basics for getting out on the water with as little hassle as possible. This includes a duffle, 2 high pressure dual-action air pumps, ankle leash, center fin, and 2 aluminum paddles. Just for good measure, they also included a waterproof phone case — but just 1.

Our Verdict

Any manufacturer who makes that makes a mega SUP model are the first to tell you that these are novelty iSUPs that are just meant for having a good time with friends, family and even pets. That being the case, the PEAK Titan does this just marvelously for up to half the price of the competition.

Is it the best iSUP on the market? No. Is it the most solid iSUP out there? No. But will you have an absolute blast on the water? Absolutely! If your goal is to have a great time and you aren’t really concerned about the performance or mechanics of the SUP itself, we would give the PEAK Titan our recommendation to be a serious consideration. After all, it might just threaten you with a good time

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