Shipping Now- Freedom Ultra-Lightweight Adventure Paddle Board 10'x31"
- In stock, ready to ship
- Inventory on the way
We initially designed this board as a decked-out youth inflatable paddleboard but based on customer feedback, it became a favorite amongst adults looking for an adventure-capable, ultra-lightweight board. The Freedom iSUP weighs only 19 lbs, yet it's complete with all the typical Hydrus features, performance, and quality!
At only 19 lbs and 4" thick, this board is stiffer and more stable than other brands' 6" thick boards!
"I'm 200lbs, I have good balance on a board, but this smaller, lighter board floats me just fine. This is my go-to board if I'm traveling, it surfs great, paddles great, and it's easy to bring on a plane. It's also great for mountain lakes and hiking in, and it's the board I'll always have in my car. And yes, my kids' ages 15, 13, 11, and 9, all paddle it great!" -Jason.
Our boards are factory pressure tested at 31psi, so you are more than safe using your board at the maximum recommended 25psi.
*Most riders choose between 12-20psi depending on the situation and personal preference. Due to the high-end, composite reinforced materials and reinforced sidewalls, a Hydrus inflatable board will be stiffer at lower pressures than most others.
All of the functionality you need without the gimmicks! "We stand for building boards the right way, not the easy way."
- The new 3-layer Fusion composite reinforced outer shell means more durability, rigidity, and performance than any other inflatable board.
- Newly reinvented Welded interior seams. Seams are the biggest issue with other brands' inflatables -Our new technology makes the seam the strongest part of our boards. *Lifetime Warranty covering seam leaks or failures.
- New Tech Woven Drop stitch. *Independently tested to be the stiffest inflatable boards being built by any brand.
- High-Performance Rocker. It lifts the front out of waves and choppy waters and allows smooth, clean, and efficient release out the back.
- Multiple D-Ring Rigging points. -fishing accessories, cooler, leash, and whatever else!
- A Soft Brushed Deck Pad, we use a much higher-end, more durable foam than other brands.
- Click-in fin - perfect size and shape for this board!
- An additional 4.5" Flexible River/Shallow water fin is included.
- Coil Leash - fits either around the upper calf or ankle
- Heavy Duty Hydrus Backpack.
- Side and Center Handles.
- Rear stomp pad plus raised arch support for rivers and pivot turning.
- 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.
- New Limited Lifetime Warranty
*Paddles sold ala carte. Here's why: Paddles are hugely important. Manufacturers should not package high-quality boards with low-quality "included" or "free" paddles.
As a premium brand, we've found that approximately a third of our customers are upgrading their old boards from other brands and already own paddles. The paddles generally included in other board packages are lower quality and undesirable.
If you need a paddle, choose the "add-on" option to get the board + paddle package deal! You get a high-quality paddle and the best package pricing possible.
Other FAQs answered: Three fins versus a single fin. *A shaper's perspective: Three fins don't belong on flat-water inflatable boards. There is no functional advantage no matter what a brand tries to push. Three small fins are less stable and create more drag than a properly sized single fin. So you will only find high-quality single fin boxes and a properly sized fin on Hydrus flatwater boards.
JoyRide XL All-around
Length: 11' 6"
Fully Inflated Width: 34″
WEIGHT LIMIT/ 400lbs
Board Weight: 29lbs *note: we do not skimp on materials to make what some brand marketers call "ultra-light" boards. Although this is a lightweight board, the weight reflects the highest performance and hardest-wearing inflatable construction possible.
*This inflatable board model was completely designed, shaped, and engineered, and the construction was controlled and approved by our small Hydrus team in Boise, Idaho, USA. Due to certain limitations, 2023 inflatable models are assembled overseas. Please check out our hardboard line if you need a 100% USA-made paddleboard. We are seeking ways to get inflatable board production in the USA -however, due to certain material acquisition restrictions and high pricing concerns, we don't quite have the answer yet. Rest assured, our designs, shapes, accessories, certain materials, and so many other fine details are our innovations, and we back up the quality of our products.
Just like our hardboards, we consider every little detail we can think of to give you the best experience we can! ~Thanks for the support! Sincerely, your Hydrus Family
Quick Note About Sales
A quick note about how we operate and uniquely handle sales:
Tales of our obsessive attention to detail, ultra-high quality, "treat customers as we'd want to be treated," service, and "more for your money" value took off, and we are selling out of our small batches of boards, way faster than expected. Please jump on the waitlist if a board isn’t currently in stock. We are careful about updating our website, so if a product says in stock, grab it. If it's a pre-sale, we are building more and near completion, so buy now and get the sale price. If it's out of stock, get on the waitlist, and we'll notify you ASAP; it's on a first-come, first-serve basis.
As many of you know, Hydrus is dedicated to delivering the highest quality products directly to customers at outstanding prices. We can use more expensive materials and higher-quality construction by building small batches and keeping our operations as efficient and low-cost as possible.
We refuse to overspend on advertising, paid reviews, ridiculous chain store mark-ups, marketing gimmicks, or any other nonsense that ultimately costs our beloved customers and supporters time and money. Instead, we believe in delivering the best gear and letting our customers and supporters spread the word.
If your buy one of our boards or other gear and it doesn't noticably make your life better in some way or if you aren't completely satisfied with the craftsmanship and performance, we will help you to ship it back and give you 100% of your money back - just a thanks for giving it a shot!
So long as the item purchased doesn't show abnormal signs of wear and tear, and it's within 30-days of your purchase receipt and/or delievery reciept, we will offer you the choice of a 100% refund or 110% in-store credit towards a different product of your choice. Customer may be responsible for return shipping fees.
Outside of the United States and certain territories of Canada, we are unable to cover return shipping due to prohibitive costs. Hydrus will always work with customers in any region to ensure that the board they recieve is free of defect and shipping damage.
*Custom boards and other products may not apply. *See terms or contact us for full details.
Hydrus Inflatable Difference
We take the extra time and effort to build our boards better. From the materials we use, and the unique features and accessories that come with each board.
Our inflatable boards are designed, shaped and engineered by people that paddle A LOT!! Unlike most inflatable boards you see these are not cookie cutter designs and shapes pushed by a lot of marketing dollars.
You can see and feel the difference right away.
- New Composite reinforced, triple layer Fusion PVC shell.
- Newly engineered triple layer fusion seams. Better than the average "welded seam" in several ways.
- Woven drop-stitch
- The only Limited Lifetime Warranty in paddleboards.
- 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
- 2% of all profits go towards supporting our lakes, rivers and forests through foundations like American Whitewater and Outdoor Outreach.
Our Story and Pricing
Started in 2013, by two brothers a few close friends, and the dream to build small batches of premium boards with fresh ideas, responsible manufacturing, and a customer-friendly approach.
We are a local co. just outside of Boise, Idaho, a city surrounded by beautiful lakes and rivers. Hydrus is quickly becoming known for personal service, extreme durability, new ideas, clean looks and our premium products.
“Great boards, great service, good pricing and a company with a conscience!" -Tim M. Owner of a JoyRide XL Inflatable.
“Hydrus is the best! Amazing quality! I have 3 boards now and wouldn't even consider buying anything else! Hydrus rocks!!!” - Greg H. -Owner of two Hydrus iSUP’s and an Armalight Board.
“River surfing is hard on equipment, and this board has hit rocks a ton of times. Its durability is unmatched...” -Derek D. Owner of a Revo SUP and ToughBlade Paddle
In typical Hydrus fashion, we take a new approach to sales. A Community Direct approach. We promote all that make our sport and community stronger. Referrals are the most authentic sales. We spend very little on marketing but instead rely on word-of-mouth and the quality of our products. Then, we give back to those who support us by way of the best service possible.
Over the last few years, we've invented Armalight Construction, CrossBoards, composite re-inforced iSUP’s, Tough Blade Paddles and boards that are strong and durable enough to give then a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
From the beginning we’ve had a different mission for Hydrus. We are all about supporting the sports we love and our community! Our boards may be some of the most expensive to build in the world but we find ways to make sure our prices are more than reasonable. Straight forward with no gimmicks, no overblown marketing budget, responsible manufacturing with almost zero waste, nearly everything done in-house and our main source of sales is referrals then we pass the savings on to you.
We do a lot of R&D, design 100% of every product ourselves, and we maintain quality that’s far superior.
Thank you for the support!!!
iSUP Care and Maintanence
A good quality inflatable board can be relatively easy to care for and a little care can extend the life of your board by many years. We build Hydrus boards to ideally last a lifetime.
Deflate to less than 10psi before leaving in the hot sun for extended periods of time. We have tested this and found that leaving a board in the hot sun can inflate by an extra 7psi which could be dangerous if the board was already close to the maximum recomended pressure.
Over time UV rays will naturally discolor and slowly deteriorate most substrates like foam traction pads, bungee cords and PVC materials. Normal use in the sun is obviously fine but avoid uneccasarily storing a board in direct sunlight for long periods of time such as all day or several days at a time. We use a product called 303 Aerospace UV Protectant. Spay and wipe a little all over your board once or twice a year for maximum protection. -We have found this to be especially helpful for keeping your traction pad looking brand new for years to come.
Winterizing: We recomend a light coat of 303 Protectant Spray before putting your board to bed for winter, then store partially inflated or loosly rolled or folded. You can simply remove the belt from around your board then use the pump to inflate until you no longer can see hard creases or folds. It doesn't take much to get the hard creases out maybe 5-10 full pumps or so.
Repairs: The shell material of a high quality iSUP can be really durable but punctures can happen from hitting really sharp rocks, nails in docks, or even those obnoxius puncture vines aka: goatheads and other really sharp thorns. There is a chance that eventually you will need to perform a repair. We include a repair kit with every board along with simple instructions. For your first repair please feel more than welcome to contact us and we'll guide you through the process.
The toughest, most functional boards on water - all back by our Limited Lifetime warranty on materials and construction.
With Hydrus you always get the most longterm value!
From the get-go we wanted to build a business that has a positive impact on the world. That means, building the best products we can with no gimmicks or shortcuts and then treating customers how we would like to be treated.
How many products do you own that you truly love?
Hydrus unconditionally guarantees all products we sell to be free from defects of workmanship and material failures. We will gladly replace or refund any defective items you wish to return according to the terms of our Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Inflatable Boards: Hydrus Board Tech offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all it's inflatable boards. All such products are covered against breakage due to defects in materials, and workmanship from the date of purchase. Abuse or alteration of the product voids the warranty.
In the event of breadake due to defects in materials or workmanship the liability of Hydrus shall be limited to the lesser of the cost of repairing or replacing the broken part. Failure to follow all recomended instructions may void this warranty.
Original Owner: Warranty applies only to the original owner, and is not transferable.
For all boards, paddles and any other products Hydrus manufacturers there is a repair or replacement guarentee. Outside of three years, until the end of time, Hydrus may determine a customer cost of half of the lowest marked online price at the time the claim is filed.