The Decathlon Itiwit X100 11′ is better than the 10′ for most paddlers. Lightweight paddlers weighing less than 75 to 80 kilograms can, however, also get the shorter and more affordable Itiwit X100 10′.
The Decathlon Itiwit X100 models in the sizes 10′ and 11′ are among the most popular paddleboards.
For our blog, we’ve reviewed both of the boards in great detail.
Here you can find the Decathlon Itiwit X100 11′ review and the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ review.
However, we’ve noticed literally dozens of people asking us about the two different sizes, the differences and who or when to purchase which version of the board.
After answering all the comments for our blog, we thought it’s time to finally sum it all up in this post.
We’ll discuss the similarities, differences of the Itiwit X100 10′ and 11′ and finally answer the question if the Decathlon X100′ 10′ or 11′ is the better one.
Table of Contents
Price is definitely an important factor when purchasing a new board. Both the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ and 11′ are pretty affordable boards.
With its pricing, Decathlon paddleboards are not the cheapest boards out there, but are undoubtedly among the most affordable paddleboards on the market.
E.g. the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ and 11′ are a bit more expensive than the cheapest boards over at Amazon or the Discounter boards like the one for Lidl (where we did a comparison of the Decathlon SUPs vs the Lidl paddleboard), but cost way less than mid-priced boards like the Bluefin Cruise, models from iRocker or similar brands.
However, there is a catch. We’ll cover this next, talking about the included gear.
The Decathlon X100 10′ and 11′ are sold without paddles or air pumps. The only included accessory are the ankle straps for your feet to keep you from falling off the board, a backpack and a repair tool kit.
You’ll need to buy paddles and an air pump separately. Decathlon offers paddles in their online store, but you can find paddles and air pumps from every paddle board brand out there.
We think that it’s okay that the Decathlon X100 boards do not come with much gear included. Sure, it adds extra cost, but you’d paid for the accessories anyway.
But this way, you can either get some spare gear of friends & family or invest in some decent paddleboarding gear. That’s great because many brands save a lot on the gear quality of all-inclusive sets.
The Decathlon Itiwit X100 11′ is about one foot longer than the Itiwit X100 10′. As it’s the longer board, the X100 11′ has the higher volume than the X100 10′.
You can find the actual volume specifications in our detailed reviews for each board.
A larger volume also increases the weight capacity of the board and gives you more flexibility on the paddler weight as well as the number of people or other passengers like kids(s) or dog(s) you can bring on the SUP.
There is also a small downside of paddleboards with large volume. It just takes more time and effort to inflate them. We’ve found out that it takes about 3:50 minutes to inflate the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′, but we’ve needed 5:30 minutes to inflate the X100 11′ up to 15 PSI.
The weight capacity of the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ is 80 kilograms (175 lbs), while the 11′ can carry up to 120 kilograms (265 lbs).
That’s a pretty significant difference in weight capacity between the boards, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should pick always pick the Itiwit X100 11′ over the 10′ by its weight capacity.
The larger model is the better pick for paddler weighing more than 75 to 80 kilograms and for paddlers who want to bring along their kid(s) or dog(s).
However, with the higher price and longer time to inflate, the Itiwit X100 11′ is not the best choice for everyone.
Both the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ and 11′ are identical in terms of features.
The boards come with a single central carry handle, which is helpful when you carry your SUP on longer distances or while travelling.
There is a luggage net in the front of both models, which is a much appreciated feature, as you can carry some items like a water bottle, snacks or a dry bag.
Both paddleboards also got a large deck pad, improving the grip. Even if the upper side of the board gets wet, the board doesn’t get slippy.
The X100 boards are “all-rounders”, which means that they are suitable for most types of paddleboarding.
With its longer shape, the Itiwit X100 11′ provides a slightly better directional stability when paddling. The better tracking helps with building up speed.
The X100 10′ is still okay when it comes to tracking, but turns way easier due to the shorter shape.
Overall, both boards are best-suitable for beginners for shorter and mid-range paddling tours. If you are looking for a board to go on longer tours or get faster in the water, you should rather take a look at our reviews of the Decathlon Itiwit X500 touring and Decathlon Itiwit R500 racing SUPs.
Conclusion: Should I get the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ or 11′?
The Itiwit X100 10′ is a great option for paddlers who weigh up to 80 kilograms (175 lbs) and want a board which is very affordable.
If you weigh more or if you need a stable platform for your kids(s) or dog(s), the Itiwit X100 11′ is the better choice for you.
It’s also worth mentioning that both boards are great value for money and highly recommended. The built quality is awesome, and we didn’t see any flaws in the product quality or overall design.
To conclude, the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ is a great choice for beginners, so is the 11′.
While we wouldn’t recommend buying a second-hand Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ (or 11′ for that matter), getting your hands on a new X100 10′ or 11′ is a great idea.
You can find more information about the Decathlon Itiwit X100 10′ by checking out this review here (we even include a video review).
To find more about the Decathlon Itiwit X100 11′ check out this post here.