ERS SKYLAKE COLOR S3 | GT Insights
Paddle Board Reviews and Insights of the ERS SKYLAKE Color and GT Series from Customers and Owners of SUP-Related Businesses
Lightweight Performance | Configurable Fin System
Customer feedback is an essential facet of our business. It’s what allows us to build paddle boards with the specific features and performance attributes that matter most to people and contribute most to their enjoyment of their time spent outdoors and on the water. Below we have assembled reviews and insights from a mix of first-time buyers, more experienced paddle boarders, and SUP industry business owners who paddle our boards. The reviews are specific to board models and are grouped under each board name so that you can read insights specific to any ERS inflatable paddle board or series you want to learn about.
SKYLAKE S3 | GT - Reviews and Insights
I bought the SUP for my husband as a Father’s Day gift. Best gift ever!! He’s already ridden it on Nakote Creek, Patcong Creek, Bargaintown Lake and Great Bay! He’s had the kids on it, and our dog! It’s a true family gift. Our 15 year old son has used it multiple times as well. Next up...ocean! We live the easily adjustable fins as they allow easy transition for conditions.
My wife and I have a small condo near our grandchildren.. We love doing things with them and bribing them out into nature is one of those things. Having the ability to have a SUP that we can store in our laundry closet, put in the back of our mini cooper. Once at our destination we have them pumped up and ready to go withing 20 mins. The only thing i notice with the inflatable SUP vs the fiberglass ones we've rented is that I'm a little higher in the water. They are awesome!
I love my earth river stand up paddleboard! I get to take it to the dam six minutes from my house and ride in the mornings before I go to work. My golden doodle loves joining me. Even my 78-year-old mother got up on the board and paddled around for a while. My best memory is mastering triangle pose on my board.
The ERS Board brings my family and friends together. We enjoy exploring the outdoors and our time together. It has provided me with an opportunity to improve my physical fitness and balance while being outside and investigating nature’s beauty. I choose the ERS SUP board due to its durability and ease of use with the (electric 12VDC) pump. It also provides me with multiple fin options as I learn and try new locations with SUP. The board is big enough to fit my daughter, the dog and a friend but still fits into a bag that I can manage putting in and out of my vehicle. The price to value ratio on ERS board is high and would recommend it to family and friends.
When I decided to buy a SUP, I knew I wanted a high quality board that was inflatable for easy transport...that's why I chose an ERS SUP board. The Skylake Blue is a great looking board and I like the soft, non-slip surface...great on the feet! I love paddling in the lakes of Idaho!
I am excited to ride my board more, I just received it last week - we took it out but were missing the fins, but were able to paddle around at our local reservoir close to shore. Luckily Pumped Up SUP (Retailer) responded within a day (thank you customer service!) and we now have the fins for this next weekend’s adventure.
We have a good friend who chose a ERS board and I had ridden hers previously which was much easier to maneuver and more stable than other boards I have tried. So that is what led me to purchase a ERS for myself to use (with potential small passengers) in the reservoirs/ lakes/ rivers of CO!
I have just had the board a couple of weeks after more than a year of consideration. Greg Miller from ERS has been incredible in helping me narrow down options and consider what was right, and I am thrilled with everything about the board so far, aside from the current state of restrictions making it hard to paddle as often as I'd like. I live right smack in downtown Washington, DC and am riding on the nearby Potomac River every chance I get, but will be taking the board farther afield over the next few months and a friend and I are considering paddling from DC to the bay on the Potomac once we have a little more practice, hopefully before the end of the summer.
I returned to Atlanta and during a pandemic needed our own boards. We paddle Lake Jocassee, Flint River and along and in between the SC GA coastline. There’s no better gear for a mother and two young boys to keep the adventures endless. We make new friends paddling to sailboats and persuade non paddlers to stand up!
I love the easy setup, portability, and stability. I've mostly used my SUP on flat water and had a great time exploring various waterways and lakes in Maryland. We even used our SUPs to paddle in to a camp site near Harper's Ferry, carrying all our gear on our SUPs including firewood for the fire. Our final paddle in Maryland was in Jug Bay on the Patuxent river, during a grey drizzly day with beautiful fall colors. We've since moved to Seattle within a 5 minute walk of Lake Union and are looking forward to using our paddle boards on the many lakes in this area.
ACA LEVEL III INSTRUCTOR PHILADELPHIA
I love the mobility that this board provides. Its touring inspired shape and reduced weight allow it to track faster than other boards this length, making it perfect for riders looking to explore cramped waterways while maintaining speed. Also great for paddlers who’ve mastered the fundamentals and want to glide a little bit faster.
These are expert users of the Earth River SUP 10-0 that have been asked for their opinion on the board. These users have extensive use of these boards and choose to use them in there SUP instruction programs on a daily basis.
Initially purchased because of the dimension of the board (long enough for touring, not too wide, and thinner height than other inflatables) and the configurable multiple tail fins. The size is perfect for paddling around San Francisco Bay. We love going out before sunrise to be on the water with sea lions and harbor seals. Paddle boarding with my ERS SUP made quarantine so much more bearable. I am continually recommending ERS to anyone who will listen.
Of the 3 boards we own, the Skylake GT is the best tracking, fastest gliding of them all. The speed keeps my outpaddling my wife and adult children. (Just don't tell them it's the board and not Dad). We used the ERS Skylake GT at least once a week in the summer locally here in Germantown. Either on the Potomac River, Seneca Creek State Park or Black Hills Regional Park.
After Covid hit, I was looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors but still social distance. I decided to try SUP and took a lesson. I loved it immediately and started researching what board to buy. I'm a bit of an over-researcher, wanting to make sure I get the very best for my money. I decided on an Earth River SUP because of the quality and sleek design. I absolutely love my board and take it on the O'Shaughnessy Reservoir every chance I get. I love that it's so easy to pack in my car and then inflate in a matter of minutes. I love the way I feel on it, letting all the stress of my week go. My son also likes to go out with me to swim! I can't wait to explore more locations next year!
This board has the best of both worlds: a touring shape with a wider width allowing you to track faster while remaining stable. Well suited for riders that are progressing their skills but want something a little quicker than an all-around board. The larger surface area makes it a good first for people with pets or kids who like to come along for the glide. This is one tactile board for everyone in the family to enjoy but keeps a little bit of edge for the solo paddler and keeps the fun with ERS features such as the raised kick pad.
Mary Ellen B
I bought this when I found I could not keep up with my friends using my yoga board. I love how you can feel and read more of the water and how easily it responds. I also enjoy how it tracks cleanly yet turns easily. So far I've used it on lake and river. On my first trip, I took it to the lake/river. Despite being narrower and thinner than the yoga board, it felt just as stable.
It was a different feeling being 'in' the water, but it made the chop I encountered fall under the board more smoothly than bouncing along on top of it. I traveled down the lake and over to the river and rode that for a bit--just as stable on the small river, and very easy to turn around and especially easy going against the current. It was easy to inflate and assemble and easy to take apart and roll back up.
I appreciated that everything was high quality and worked well without having to exchange things. I can't wait to ride it next year traveling from lake to river and back to lake--in Wisconsin we have a lot of lakes that are in a chain connected by a river. I look forward to not having to struggle to keep up with my friends!