GILI SUP Reviews | 2021 New Paddle Board Compared

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GILI Sports inflatable paddle boards compared. Includes Air, Komodo, Adventure 11' & 12', Meno 10'6 & 11'6, Meno 12'6 Touring, and Manta Ray 12 & 15'..

An inflatable SUP startup that came onto the scene in 2018, GILI Sports initially launched their brand with the  affordably priced 10’6″ AIR  all-around model. Building on their success with the AIR, in 2019 the company rolled out their second board — the Adventure 11′ iSUP with MSL fusion construction and a host of additional features.

2020 sees the lineup expand to four boards, welcoming the wider Kodomo with a full-length deck pack that’s great for yoga, and the premium 35″ wide Meno in two lengths.

GILI Sports is owned and operated by entrepreneur and world traveler, Jay Regan. Jay’s primary goal with his SUP company startup is to provide unbeatable value and a first-class customer service experience. From what we’ve seen thus far, GILI seems to be a brand with a bright future ahead of it. The company listens well to feedback and has a good track record of taking care of their customers — we’re looking forward to seeing how this new company develops as it continues to expand with the introduction of new models.

Where to Buy GILI Inflatable SUPs

United States

The entire GILI inflatable SUP range is available through the company’s official online store. In addition to getting the guaranteed best price on your board, the company also throws in free shipping and you won’t be charged sales tax.

GILI Sports SUP Lineup Comparison Chart

GILI airGILI 10'6" AIR
Gili Air 10'6 inflatable paddle board
All-Around SUP
10'6" x 31" x 6"
19 pounds
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GILI Komodo 10-6GILI Komodo
Gili Komodo inflatable paddle board
All-Around SUP
10'6" x 33" x 6"
21 pounds
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GILI Adventure 11GILI Adventure 11'
Gili Adventure 11' inflatable paddle board
Performance All-Around SUP
11' x 32" x 6"
23 pounds
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GILI Adventure 12GILI Adventure 12'
Gili Adventure 12' inflatable paddle board
Performance All-Around SUP
11' x 32" x 6"
22 pounds
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GILI Meno 10-6GILI Meno 10'6
Gili Meno 10'6 inflatable paddle board
Cruiser/Fitness SUP
10'6" x 35" x 6"
23 pounds
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GILI Meno 11-6GILI Meno 11'6
Gili Meno 11'6 inflatable paddle board
Cruiser/Fitness SUP
x " x "
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GILI Meno 12-6GILI Meno 12'6
Gili Meno 12'6 touring inflatable paddle board
Touring SUP
12'6" x 31" x 6"
24 pounds
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GILI Manta 12GILI Manta 12'
Gili Manta 12' group inflatable paddle board
Group SUP
12' x 45" x 8"
35 pounds
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GILI Manta 15Gili Manta 15'
Gili Manta 15' group inflatable paddle board
Group SUP
15' x 56" x 8"
52 pounds
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GILI SUP Reviews


Budget All-Around SUP | 10’6 ” x 31″ 6″

GILI’s original model, the GILI 10’6″ AIR is an extremely affordable paddle board that is a good choice for beginners or paddlers on a budget. The 10’6″ AIR is 31″ wide and 6″ thick, so beginners should note that it’s a bit narrower than many 32″ wide all-around SUPs.

The 2021 model adds 3 action mounts, a rear bungee cargo area, and a new side mounted paddle holder. Accessories include a very nice SUP backpack, dual-action pump, 10′ coiled leash, and choice of fiberglass or aluminum paddle. If you’re looking for a fun all-around inflatable paddle board that is priced incredibly well, GILI’s 10’6″ AIR is an excellent choice. For more info, be sure to read our GILI Sports 10’6″ AIR SUP board review.

GILI Adventure 11′ & 12′

All-Around SUP | 11′ x 32″ x 6″ and 12′ x 32″ x 6″

The Adventure 11′ and 12′ are GILI’s higher-end all-around inflatable SUPs that glides well and is loaded with great features. Measuring 11′ x 32″ x 6″, the Adventure is an all-around board that has a more aggressive shape than the AIR, delivering nice improvements in terms of speed and tracking capability.

Updates for 2021 include 3 action mounts, side mount paddle holder, 2 scotty mounts, and a removable rear bungee. This board is also built with lightweight fusion construction and comes with an upgraded carbon fiber shaft travel paddle. Check out our in-depth GILI Sports Adventure 11′ SUP board review for more details.


Cruiser/Yoga SUP | 10’6″ x 33″ x 6″

The new GILI 10’ 6” KOMODO is a wider “cruiser” style paddle board.  Measuring 10’6” x 33” x 6” when inflated, the extra width provides a extra stability compared to a typical 32″ all-around SUP.  Thanks to the full cover full coverage traction and removable cargo bungees it is also ideal to bring the kids and dog on board or to use to it for yoga. 

The complete Komodo iSUP Package includes adjustable travel paddle, SUP backpack, 2-stage hand pump, 10′ coiled leash, tool-less snap in center and side fins, and repair kit.

GILI MENO 10’6″ & 11’6″

Multi-Purpose SUP | 10’6 x 35″ x 6″ and 11’6″ x 35″ x 6″

The GILI MENO 10’6″ and 11’6″ are intended to be premium stable multi-purpose paddle boards for fishing, fitness, and recreational “cruiser” paddling. Able to hold up to 450 lbs of weight, they give plenty of room to bring the kids and dogs along for the ride. The 35″ width provides great stability yet is still fairly maneuverable. The Meno features bungees on the nose and tail for storage and the front, rear and center grab handles make it easy to  transport the SUP.

New in 2021 the Menos now sport 5 action mounts, a removable rear cargo bungee, and side paddle holder, in addition to the 18 d-rings and 3 scotty mounts.

The accessories include a 3-stage hand pump, carbon fiber shaft travel paddle, 10′ coiled leash, repair kit and a brand new rolling SUP backpack. The interchangeable center fin kit includes a 9″ Race Fin, 4.5″ Speed Fin, and a 3″ River Fin.


Touring SUP | 12’6 x 31″ x 6″

The MENO 12’6″ is GILI’s touring board, made for long distance paddling with an emphasis on fast, efficient paddling. At 31″ wide it’s narrower than some touring boards, giving it extra speed that could even allow it to be used as an hybrid performance board.

It comes well outfitted with 4 action mounts, front and rear cargo areas, side paddle holder, carbon fiber side rails, 3 center fin options, and 14 d-rings.

For 2021 it comes with a new rolling backpack, 3-stage pump, carbon fiber shaft paddle, 10′ coiled safety leash, and repair kit.

GILI MANTA RAY 12′ & 15′

Group SUP | 12′ x 45″ x 8″ and 15′ x 56″ x 8″

The GILI MANTA RAY 12′ and 15′ are brand new for 2021, as GILI’s first entry into the group paddle board category. The 12′ Manta Ray is ideal for 2-3 people while the larger 15′ Manta Ray can handle 5 or more people.

Each Manta Ray SUP comes with front and rear removable bungees to stow your gear, 5 action mounts for attaching accessories, 2 paddle holders, 2 inflation ports, and a number of grab handles for carrying. Included in each package are two paddles, a rolling duffel bag, 2 triple action pumps, 5 fins, and a repair kit.

If you’re looking for a unique platform for your fun in the water this summer, check out GILI’s Manta Ray.

GILI Accessories

GILI Sports Warranty Information

GILI offers a 60-day return guarantee so if you don’t like your board you can get a full refund with a 20% restocking fee – a practice of several companies. We are assuming shipping fees are on you, but they don’t explicitly state it.  An additional $50.00 per board is charged for board returns from Alaska or Hawaii.

They offer a 2-year warranty on all of their inflatable SUPs which is common. In addition, they cover paddles, pumps and leashes for 90 days and bags up to a year – a solid warranty when compared to others.  

They are one of just a few companies that emphasizes not accepting any shipment that looks like it might be damaged.  If you do accept a delivery and find damage when you open it, you have 3 days to contact them.

There are no surprises in their warranty, but shipping fees could be clarified.  Their information is an easy read and their site makes sure you know how to contact them with any questions.

Read their warranty in full on the company website.

GILI SUP Sales and Discount Codes

During the year, GILI will often have special sales or a discount code available. Here are some are the best GILI deals at the moment:

GILI Sports Fall Sale

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