VESL Retro All Arounder

$899
8.6

Stability

8.0/10

Glide

9.0/10

Maneuverability

8.0/10

Ease of Transport

8.0/10

Appearance

10.0/10

Pros

  • Stunning Looking Boards

Cons

  • Slightly Pricey

Summary

The VESL Retro All Arounder is one of the most beautiful boards on the market with its  beautiful wood inlays, variety of colors to choose from, and matte or glossy finishes. Although this board is visually stunning, it is more than that. The VESL Retro All Arounder is one of the best all around boards. With that being said, the board gives great stability, fantastic glide, and amazing maneuverability. Which makes the VESL Retro All Arounder a great option for all levels of paddle boarders.

Dimensions

  • Length: 10’2″
  • Width: 32″
  • Thick: 4.2″
  • Volume: 161
  • Weight: 24
  • Rider Capacity: 170 lbs. / Advanced 225 lbs. / Thruster Fin 2+1

Features

  • Variety of Colors and Styles
  • Butterfly Handle
  • Removable and adjustable fin setup
  • Premium Deck Pad
  • Gore-Tex Waterproof Vent
  • Front Bungee

Performance Analysis

Stability

The VESL Retro All Arounder is a very stable board that is stable enough for all paddle boarders regardless of experience to easily maneuver around and feel steady amongst wakes from boats.

Glide Performance

Second to the appearance of the board, the glide performance is the next best part of the board. With that being said, it just takes a few strokes to have you smoothly glide through the water.

Maneuverability

Because the VESL Retro is an all around board, it provides a great balance of stability and maneuverability that all paddle boarders will appreciate.

Ease of Transport

Due to the board’s butterfly handle in the center of the board, the VESL Retro All Around is one of the easiest boards for a single person to carry to the water. Coming in at 24 lbs, the board can be easily transported by most people.

Value

If you are considering buying a paddle board and you have the option between a $700 inflatable paddle board or VESL Retro All Arounder priced at $899, I recommend that you spend the extra cash because the VESL Retro All Arounder is worth every penny. The fantastic styling plus the great performance makes this board hard to beat.