Hala Gear Wins SUP of the Year...again!

GearJunkie just published its list of Best Standup Paddleboards of 2024 and the Hala Rado SUP Board topped the list.

We couldn't be more pleased!

GearJunkie is one of the top outdoor gear review publications in the world with over 20 years of reviews and story telling. In other words, it is an honor to be featured in one of their articles. Read on to learn more about the GJ review process and why they chose Hala Gear.

Why Hala Gear?

GearJunkie has been researching and reviewing products for decades, and their editors personally use and test each piece of outdoor gear. They put products through the wringer to ensure they work as advertised.

The GJ Gear testers follow a time-tested process to decide who’s best. For their Inflatable Paddle board review, they used a variety of metrics, including the following:

  • Construction
  • Durability
  • Features

Hala Gear Stand-Up Paddle Boards scored high on all of the above. To be honest, we’re not surprised. After all, we pride ourselves on designing and creating high-quality boards that will take you anywhere and last forever. Let’s take a closer look. 


Construction is a critical factor for stand-up paddle boards. You should feel confident that your board is going to hold up in flat water, whitewater, or out on the ocean.

With this in mind, we intentionally construct every board to provide stability and precision for the paddler. From the overall width to the deck pad design, Hala Gear boards are constructed with a keen eye for detail.

The best part is, a well-constructed board is a versatile board. Use your SUP to explore more, from the stunning California coast to the must-see high alpine lakes of the rockies.


GearJunkie valued Durability for its Paddle Board review, and we couldn’t agree more. Through years of thorough testing and use, we have created inflatable paddle boards that withstand time, rocks, roof racks, and drops. 

First, our boards use patented Carbon Stringers + Woven Drop Stitch material. Then we glue and weld our seams to provide longevity and durability to the trickiest part of the board.

This process ensures that Hala SUP Boards can pass any durability test. But don’t take our word for it. We offer a 5-year warranty on every board, which speaks for itself.  


GearJunkie called out the Rado's many thoughtful features that make it easy to use and transport. The GJ Testers especially liked the multiple rigging d-rings, reinforced grab handles, and of course, the Stompbox™.

We are particularly proud of the Stompbox™ a retractable fin that folds into the board upon contact with rocks or the river bottom. The retractable Stompbox™ fin makes the board safer, keeps your fins from getting damaged, and will even make you a better paddler!

See For Yourself

We are truly honored to be included at the top of GearJunkie's Best Inflatable Paddle Boards of 2024 list. When running and promoting a small local business, acknowledgment from a powerhouse like GearJunkie means everything.

Their recognition confirms what we have always embodied: A passion for adventure and a commitment to performance, durability, innovation, and quality.

See you on the water!

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