9 Best Inflatable Kayaks 2021: Complete Reviews and Buying Guide

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Hoping to get into kayaking but don’t drive a big truck? An inflatable kayak is just what you need—many pack-up around the size of a hiking backpack and will fit in the trunk of even itsy, bitsy cars.

If you’re not careful, though, you’ll trade durability and usability for portability. Here at Hypevity, we don’t think that’s a fair trade.

That’s why we’ve put together this round-up of the best inflatable kayaks on the market in 2021, along with an in-depth buying guide to help make sure you get a kayak capable of surviving whatever you want to do out on the water. We’ll explore everything from choosing the right kayak size for your needs to set up. Let’s dive in.

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible 2 Person
The best all-around kayak with triple-layer construction and excellent tracking.
What we like
  • Reasonable price tag
  • Suitability for rapids up to class II
  • Optimal speed and stability
  • Comfortable rowing position
  • Exceptional build quality
What we don’t like
  • No hull drainage port
  • Relatively long dry time
  • You’ll need an inflation adaptor

The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame AE1012 is the ultimate inflatable kayak. Ready to keep you paddling, this 10.5-foot, one-person model features durable triple-layer construction and built-in aluminum ribs in both the bow and stern to improve tracking. If you’re looking for excellent performance at a relatively low price tag, this is the one—it was an easy choice for our top pick.

Durability

Advanced Elements went above and beyond with this kayak’s construction to make absolutely sure it would resist punctures, tears, and leaks. It features three-layers of sandwiched double-coated RipStop, heavy-duty 30-gauge PVC, and high density, 1,000 Denier Polyester.

The hard-edge bow and stern boast reinforced welded seams prevent damage from bumps and thumps, while a multi-chamber design ensures that in the improbable event your kayak springs a leak, you won’t sink.

Size and Capacity

With a length of 10′ 5″ and a width of 32″, the AdvancedFrame AE1012 is far from tiny and is suitable for Class A (lake water) to Class I and II rapids.

It has a maximum capacity of 300 pounds yet weighs just 36. Despite its relatively large size, it deflates and folds into a small enough package to fit in a duffle bag for easy portability.

Seating and Onboard Storage

Its cushioned high-back seat can be adjusted backward and forward—your back will thank you for the better rowing positions. On the kayak bow, bungee deck lacing and rigging provide a secure place to store your gear. The empty space behind the seat is perfect for your fish finder, food, and emergency equipment.

Setup and Dry Time

The AdvancedFrame AE1012 has seven air chambers, and you’ll need a special adaptor to inflate five of them. Thanks to the unfortunate lack of a drainage port to remove water from the hull, this kayak also needs ample dry time on its own, but no worries, drying it using an absorbent microfiber cloth speeds things up considerably.

Performance

In terms of tracking, the AdvancedFrame AE1012 doesn’t disappoint. With the stern, fixed skeg on the underside of the bow and aluminum ribs, you’ll need minimal heading adjustments. These features also make this a super-fast kayak. They convert thrust into forward motion with no vector changes.

Intex Excursion Pro Tandem
A tandem kayak for fishing and optimal mobility in shallow and deep waters.
What we like
  • Lightweight, durable construction
  • Two fishing rod holders
  • Deep and shallow water maneuverability
  • Ultra-easy setup
  • Comfortable seating
What we don’t like
  • Paddles are trash
  • Relatively weight capacity

The Intex Excursion Pro is a lightweight and comfortable kayak with plenty of storage space and removable skews that provide increased versatility. Consider all the above along with a very fair price tag, and this kayak barely missed the top spot for us. The AdvancedFrame AE1012 is slightly lighter and has a safer design with four additional air chambers.

Durability

Thanks to its 30-gauge vinyl and polyester-core-lamination reinforcement, this kayak is sure to stand the test of time, and whatever nature can dish out. Its triple-ply high-molecular PVC exterior is resistant to heat, sunlight, abrasion, gasoline, and even reactive oils—it’s near indestructible as far as inflatable kayaks go. I-beam supports in the base provide stability and a strong foundation that can take a hit and keep on floating.

Size and Capacity

The Intex Excursion Pro is 151″ x 13″ x 18″ and has a weight-bearing capacity of 400 pounds—plenty for two people and all your gear. That’s 100 pounds more than our top pick’s capability, but because the Excursion Pro is a tandem, technically, the maximum weight per person is lower.

Seating and Onboard Storage

Because the two seats are inflatable with an ergonomic backrest and adjustable footrests, this kayak is ultra-comfy for long distances. In addition to large seating areas, it has ample storage space in the bow and stern – complete with stainless steel D-rings to tie down your gear. It also features two integrated fishing rod holders, allowing you to catch lunch hands-free.

Setup and Dry Time

The Excursion Pro is one of the easiest tandem kayaks to set up as it only has three air chambers. With the simplistic spring-loaded high-pressure valves, high-output pump, and pressure gauge, it inflates to the correct pressure within minutes. It also deflates quickly and has a relatively short dry time.

Performance

Underneath the Excursion Pro are removable two-directional skegs – one for deep water and one for shallow water. They allow for flawless directional mobility regardless of water depth, making this model a fantastic choice for fishing, shore exploration, and touring.

It comes with two aluminum paddles, but the quality of those paddles doesn’t meet the same standards as the craft. We recommend replacing them.

Sea Eagle 370 Pro
Three-person weight capacity with a class III white water capability.
What we like
  • Three-person capacity
  • Quick setup time
  • Convenient onboard storage
  • Comfortable seating
What we don’t like
  • Stability could be improved
  • Not very fast

The Sea Eagle SE370 is highly versatile, with features for optimal maneuverability in various settings. Sea Eagle aimed to provide an all-in-one package with everything you need to take a friend out on the water, and they succeeded. You’ll get two adjustable, cushy deluxe seats, two paddles, a foot pump, a pressure gauge, a repair kit, and a carrying bag, along with a very cool kayak, of course.

Durability

Constructed of a military-grade 38 PolyKrylar material that is highly resistant to UV rays, abrasion, and saline water, coupled with a high-frequency, welded-flat bottom, the Sea Eagle SE370 offers impressive durability—arguably better than any other inflatable kayak in this review. It can handle up to class III whitewater conditions.

The material is also highly flexible and lightweight—no need to trade portability for durability. It weighs just 32 pounds.

Size and Capacity

The Sea Eagle SE370 is 2′ 6″ x 2′ 10″, a relatively large footprint, even for a tandem, but with a weight capacity of 650 pounds, it can comfortably accommodate two people with all their gear. If you don’t have a lot of equipment, you could even invite a third person or let a doggo tag along.

Seating and Onboard Storage

Even though the Sea Eagle comes with two seats, it has more than enough space to accommodate three people. We do wish they’d included that third seat, but additional seats can be purchased separately to fit this model.

The bow and stern feature cargo spaces to store all your camping and fishing gear, while a PolyKrylar covering makes sure nothing ends up soggy.

Set Up Dry and Time

The Sea Eagle SE370 package comes complete with a foot pump for the quick-and-easy inflation of the three air chambers via five deluxe one-way valves. It can be assembled in less than ten minutes! Disassembly and dry time only take roughly double that at around 20 minutes.

Performance

The Sea Eagle SE370 offers exceptional directional maneuverability and tracking, with two skegs that anchor the stern against force influences from the side—ensuring your kayak stays straight on course.

Aquaglide Chelan HB Tandem
Spacious 15.5-foot kayak with additional space for all your gear.
What we like
  • Easy setup
  • High maneuverability
  • Seating for two adults and a child
  • Draining holes
  • Fully adjustable seating
What we don’t like
  • The pump must be purchased separately
  • Backpack isn’t very high quality

According to the Headwaters Kayak YouTube channel, the Aquaglide Chelan HB Tandem XL feels more like a hard-shell kayak than an inflatable. It has enough space for two adults and a child, but the seats are also removable and adjustable if you decide to strike out on your own.

Durability

The Aquaglide Chelan HB Tandem XL features Duratex™ HB™ Construction with HardBottom™ technology providing stability and rigidity for superior paddling performance. The HB™ floor is made of drop-stitch material that can withstand an inflated pressure of up to 12 pounds per square inch for optimal support.

Size and Capacity

This kayak has a weight capacity of 600 pounds and seats three people. With a length of 15.5 feet, it can handle waves, Class III rapids, and deep water. Despite its high weight capacity, it only weighs around 35 pounds.

Seating and Onboard Storage

With its comfortable seating, the Aquaglide Chelan HB Tandem XL is one of the best options for long-distance family touring. Each PRO-formance seat features an adjustable air cushion, mesh pockets for storage, and a high backrest. The seats also come with two built-in rod holders and an infinite adjustment system to keep your rowing or fishing experience comfortable.

Onboard cargo features include accessory straps on the bow and stern for accessible and dry gear storage. Uncommon? No, but convenient nonetheless.

Setup and Dry Time

Because of the kayak’s stiff flooring, it requires a high-pressure pump, and it doesn’t come with one. Even so, with the correct pump, you should be able to inflate the entire kayak to the correct pressure in just a few minutes.

The drain holes inside the cockpit allow for faster pack-ups. In direct sunlight, drying time is around ten minutes.

Performance

The Aquaglide Chelan HB Tandem XL has a long-waterline, lightweight, and retractable skeg for efficient paddling and tracking. With its fine-piercing bow, this kayak is also among the fastest in the recreational category.

Aire Tributary Tomcat Solo Red
A lightweight, versatile, and stable inflatable single-paddler kayak.
What we like
  • Durable construction
  • Optimal stability for whitewater
  • Quick and easy to inflate and deflate
  • Includes a one-year warranty
What we don’t like
  • Flips easily in cross currents
  • Has limited onboard storage

The Aire Tributary Tomcat Solo has a durable construction, self-bailing floor, and a three-chamber design for stability, making it the perfect option for whitewater kayaking.

Durability

If you are shopping for a whitewater kayak, durability should be your first consideration. The Aire Tributary Tomcat Solo has a PVC outer shell with welded seams to protect the three rugged vinyl AIREcell inner bladders from tears and abrasion. You can count on this kayak to stay afloat no matter how rough the water gets.

Size and Capacity

For a single-paddler kayak, the Aire Tributary Tomcat Solo also has a decent weight capacity of 325 pounds, which is sufficient for most adults along with ample gear. This kayak has a length of 10′ 3″ and a width of 36″, making it easy to turn and navigate passageways or inlets, even at high speed.

Seating and Onboard Storage

The Aire Tributary Tomcat Solo features one inflatable thwart seat that attaches anywhere in the boat. It offers back support to allow you to comfortably navigate whitewater for hours on end without wishing you hadn’t the next day.

On the downside, this kayak lacks onboard compartments for dry gear storage, but it does have D-rings and twelve pairs of cargo loops to attach thigh straps, dry bags, or other accessories.

Setup and Dry Time

The Aire Tributary Tomcat Solo has Summit II valves for quick-and-easy inflation and deflation. It has three air chambers, one on each side and one in the floor. Inflating all three chambers takes a few minutes.

Because this kayak is a self-bailer, removing water in the cockpit is a breeze. Expect the drying time in direct sunlight to be around ten to fifteen minutes.

Performance

The large inner bladders provide optimal stability, allowing the kayak to take on whitewater rapids with ease. It is also highly maneuverable in calm water, but it requires more paddling than touring kayaks. Be careful in crosscurrents, as they can cause the kayak to flip.

Sevylor Coleman Colorado
Has all the features you need for a memorable fishing experience.
What we like
  • High-end fishing features
  • Suitability for all river and lake fishing
  • Plenty of storage solutions
  • Reasonable price tag
  • Fast inflation and deflation
What we don’t like
  • Rod holders get in the way when paddling
  • Long drying time

The Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak is customizable with a design to withstand all water conditions. With Sevylor trolling motor fittings, paddle holders, and adjustable Berkley Quick Set rod holders, this inflatable kayak offers the ultimate hands-free fishing experience.

Durability

It has an 18-gauge PVC-pipe frame with a 1,000 D tarpaulin bottom and an 840 nylon to provide the kayak with sure-fire protection against scrapes and punctures. Its patented airtight system prevents leaks, too.

Size and Capacity

The Coleman Colorado is National Marine Manufacturer’s Association (NMMA) certified with a total weight capacity of up to 470 pounds, sufficient for two people and fishing gear. With dimensions of 10′ 9″ x 3′ 3″, this kayak has a streamlined profile for effortless gliding through the water as well as sufficient onboard space.

Seating and Onboard Storage

It has two fully adjustable seats that offer back support and plenty of legroom, perfect for preventing cramps even on long trips. Onboard storage solutions include pockets for tool and equipment storage and mesh storage areas for food, phones, fish finders, and anything else you want to bring along.

Setup and Dry Time

With its double-threaded Boston valve, the Colorado inflates and deflates in as little as ten minutes, but it has a relatively long drying time. When you get home, unroll it and leave it in the sun for an hour or two.

Performance

The tracking fin keeps the kayak on course in all conditions, and it remains stable, even in strong currents–just what you’d expect from a quality kayak. The kayak’s dimensions and tracking abilities make it an excellent option for trolling and stalking fish.

Sea Eagle 380x Pro Blue
Plenty of storage space and comfortable seating for overnight trips.
What we like
  • Suitability for all water types
  • Ample onboard storage
  • Large fin for tracking
  • Separate drop-stitch floor
What we don’t like
  • Kayak requires a Bravo 9 pump
  • Sea salt can damage seating clips

The Sea Eagle Inflatable 380X Explorer can withstand up to class IV whitewater conditions and offers a wide range of features to meet your kayak touring requirements. It’s relatively high weight capacity and spacious design make it the perfect choice for long-distance trips.

Durability

The Sea Eagle Inflatable 380X Explorer works well in all water conditions, including rivers, lakes, ocean surf. This kayak’s versatility results from a durable construction consisting of a modular, high-pressure, drop-stitch floor and a double hull that protects the kayak from damage.

Size and Capacity

The 12′ 6″ x 39″ Sea Eagle Inflatable 380X Explorer can accommodate one, two, or three paddlers. It has a maximum weight capacity of 750 pounds, which is plenty—especially for sole paddlers who want to carry emergency equipment, fishing gear, food, and water on long trips.

Seating and Onboard Storage

The Sea Eagle Inflatable 380X Explorer has two adjustable and inflatable seats offering proper back support for a stable paddling position. Their ergonomic design allows you to paddle continuously for hours without fatigue, discomfort, or lower back pain.

The roomy stern and bow pouches are the ideal onboard storage solutions for long-distance paddling.

Setup and Dry Time

This kayak inflates to a pressure of 3.2 psi within ten minutes through the three-recessed valves. Deflating takes around twenty minutes, and you need an additional twenty minutes to let the kayak dry. It folds into a small and manageable size that easily fits into even the tiniest car trunks.

Performance

The Sea Eagle Inflatable 380X Explorer features a large 9½-inch skeg, allowing for exceptional tracking on flat water. If you are heading out on choppy water, just remove the skeg to improve directional maneuverability.

Driftsun Voyager 2 Person Tandem
A compact tandem kayak that is easy to set up and use – even in harsh conditions.
What we like
  • Excellent value for money
  • Durable construction
  • Ease of setup and inflation
  • Comfortable seating for two paddlers
  • Convenient storage
What we don’t like
  • Kayak is compact
  • Tracking needs improvement
  • The seat harness clamp is of low quality

The Driftsun Voyager inflatable kayak is a highly popular tandem option that offers a wide range of features at a reasonable price. It’s durable design, superb performance, and all-in-one sales package provide excellent value.

Durability

It has a heavy-duty construction with a rocker profile for added rigidity. The bottom is heavy-duty polyvinyl chloride, which makes it leak-proof and resistant to abrasion. Because of this durable construction, the Voyager can handle Class IV rapids with ease.

Size and Capacity

The Driftsun Voyager’s inflated dimensions are 10′ x 35″. Despite being somewhat compact, it has a maximum weight capacity of 450 pounds, which is usually sufficient for two paddlers who want to take on whitewater or go on a fishing trip. This kayak is also one of the lightest in this review at 27 pounds—a major plus if you plan to hike your way to the water.

Seating and Onboard Storage

With your Driftsun Voyager, you receive two removable seats with EVA padding and back support. They even recline!

For safe and dry onboard storage, the Voyager has sizeable bungee compartments at the bow and stern. These compartments are ideal for storing personal items, fishing gear, or emergency equipment.

Setup and Dry Time

Your Driftsun Voyager kayak package will include a double-action hand pump capable of inflating your kayak within ten to fifteen minutes. Deflating the kayak through the double-threaded Boston valves is also a quick process. By opening the self-bailing drain plugs, dry time can be cut to about fifteen minutes.

Performance

The Driftsun Voyager’s profile and size allow for responsive paddling, and the removable rear fin translates the paddling efforts into a forward motion to conserve energy. The kayak’s low weight also enhances its performance, especially on flat water.

Intex Challenger K2
A durable, fun little kayak for sole paddlers at a reasonable price.
What we like
  • Reasonable price
  • Ideal kayak or beginners
  • Quality construction
  • Removable skeg for tracking
What we don’t like
  • Not suitable for rapids
  • Limited onboard storage
  • May be too small for some adults

The Intex Challenger K1 kayak is a one-person recreational craft ideal for children and suitable for slow-moving flat water. It comes in at a low price and sports an eye-catching green and blue graphic design—but it has much more than looks and affordability to offer.

Durability

It features heavy-duty puncture-resistant vinyl construction with an inflatable I-beam floor. Unlike higher-end kayaks for adults, the K1 doesn’t have additional hull protection, and the bottom is susceptible to punctures in shallow water, but in deeper lakes and slow-moving rivers, it performs well.

Size and Capacity

The Intex Challenger K1’s is 9′ x 2′ 6″ fully inflated, with a maximum weight capacity of 220 pounds. While this capacity is sufficient to accommodate most adults, the kayak is better for kids who want to get their feet wet.

Seating and Onboard Storage

It has just one adjustable, removable inflatable seat with an I-beam design that offers back support for optimal comfort. It has sufficient legroom, but the closed deck somewhat restricts movement.

On top of the closed deck at the bow is a cargo net for onboard storage, along with space inside the deck to store one or two personal items.

Setup and Dry Time

Setup is one aspect in which the K1 outshines other kayaks in this review guide. With your Intex K1, you’ll receive a powerful pump with a hose attachment that will inflate the craft within three minutes, and it deflates just as fast.

Its drying time comes in at around fifteen minutes, but that can be reduced using an absorbent microfiber cloth.

Performance

The removable skeg does an excellent job of keeping the kayak on track. While you paddle, the kayak maintains a straight line—no left to right swerving as many other kayaks do. Thanks to its light weight, it is quite agile and easy to maneuver.

Final Verdict

The best kayak for your needs will depend on your “adventure settings,” among other things. If you enjoy kayaking with someone else, consider a tandem with two seats instead of two single-seat crafts. If you usually paddle on rapids or ocean surf, be sure to choose a kayak suitable for Class III or IV rapids.

Overall, the Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame AE1012 is our top pick. It’s highly versatile, durable, has tons of onboard storage, and offers impressive performance. If you prefer a kayak that can seat two or more people, consider the Intex Excursion Pro or the Aquaglide Chelan HB Tandem XL.

How We Picked and Tested

We considered quite a bit in our inflatable kayak reviews, including the kayak features, functionality, and feedback from real kayakers who put them to the test.

Features, in particular, are a significant consideration, as they determine what you’ll be able to do with your new kayak. For example, the best inflatable fishing boat needs generous onboard storage compartments for fishing gear and rod holders. It should also provide ample stability and cut through the water smoothly.

Practicality is another factor to consider. When it comes to inflatable kayaks, practicality is especially essential. You don’t want to spend an hour inflating a 15-foot kayak or struggling to transport a deflated craft.

We selected kayaks with unique characteristics to make the buying process easier for you. While all the kayaks on our list are inflatable, they have different applications, such as long-distance or whitewater paddling.

If you aren’t seriously committed just yet, you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a kayak, but you do want decent quality and longevity. Our picks for the best value for money and budget are perfect in that regard. These kayaks have fewer features than the other entries in this list, but they offer exceptional quality and durability.

We rely heavily on actual user feedback in our inflatable kayak reviews and don’t offer any form of compensation to our testers to ensure unbiased, accurate information. When you choose one of our picks, you have peace of mind that the craft won’t let you down when you take it out on the water.

The Ultimate Inflatable-Kayak Buying Guide

Inflatable kayaking lying on the grass
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Should you opt for a single or tandem kayak? What weight capacity do you need? Are inflatable kayaks really better than hard-shell options? Get ready to explore all the above and much more in our buying guide. We want to make absolutely sure that you buy the perfect inflatable kayak.

Single or Tandem

A tandem kayak allows you and a friend to work together as a team while you are out on the water. Family kayaks are particularly great for family bonding, especially during fishing trips.

On the other hand, single kayaks are more manageable to control, and they allow you the freedom to paddle where you want. You can also be particular about the features you want without consulting with your partner with a single kayak.

Materials and Durability

One of the drawbacks of inflatable kayaks is they are more susceptible to punctures and other types of damage than hard-shell kayaks. It’s a good idea to stick to materials such as PVC, PolyKrylar, and polyvinyl chloride.

A double hull, drop-stitch materials, and welded seams also offer protection against abrasion from rocks, which is critical if you like kayaking in shallow water.

Weight Capacity

The weight capacity of inflatable kayaks ranges from 300 to 700 pounds. Tandem and fishing kayaks typically have a weight capacity at the higher end of this range since these crafts need to carry more people or gear. To determine if the kayak you consider has a sufficient weight capacity, weigh yourself and your gear.

Seating

No one wants to spend all day on the water in an uncomfortable seat. Your kayak’s seating should have comfortable EVA or foam padding with proper back support, especially if you do a lot of long-distance kayaking.

Don’t forget to look for adjustable options! Some kayak designs allow you to attach the seat anywhere on the boat and in any position.

Onboard Storage

Whether you need onboard storage depends on how you plan to use your kayak. Touring and fishing kayaks should have onboard storage compartments and clips for fishing gear, spare clothing, emergency equipment, and other goodies. On the other hand, onboard storage is not a huge concern with whitewater or recreational kayaks.

Consider your onboard storage needs carefully before making a purchase.  

Inflating Method

Before taking your kayak out on the water, you’ll need to inflate it to the correct pressure level. Most high-end inflatable kayaks require a high air pressure to ensure optimal rigidity, and they have valves compatible with hand, foot, or electric pumps.

Make sure to check if your kayak comes with a pump. If not, make sure compatible pumps aren’t hard to find.

Self-Bailing

As you move along downstream, water will inevitably end up in your cockpit. Removing that water can be a hassle, especially if you are paddling in whitewater.

Many kayaks have self-bailing drains to solve this problem. Not all kayaks have them, so if you want to take on rapids, double-check that the kayak you’re considering does.

Where Do You Want to Paddle?

Where you plan to paddle is definitely something to keep in mind. The size, profile, and construction of a kayak are all key factors. Compact inflatable kayaks are generally only suitable for use on flat waters, while longer kayaks with reinforced structures can take on the rough stuff.

Whitewater

Inflatable whitewater kayaks are specially designed to run whitewater rapids. These kayaks feature strong fabrics and can repeatedly crash into rocks and trees without sustaining damage. Whitewater kayaks also have raised bows to glide over waves without capsizing, and they don’t have a steg to make turning easier. If you want to buy a whitewater kayak, look for a raft that can run Class III or IV rapids.

Ocean Surf

A seaworthy kayak is long and fat with self-bailing drains, solid construction, and a large steg for optimal tracking. Your kayak should also be easy to grab, just in case a wave throws you off your kayak. Grab handles or lacing cords are critical features of kayaks for ocean paddling.

Lakes and Rivers

Most kayaks are fine for paddling on slow-moving lakes and rivers. These water bodies are ideal for touring kayaks, so if you want to explore an island or take a long-distance trip, make sure that your kayak has sufficient onboard storage. A fin or steg will also ensure a forward motion on flat water with minimal vector changes.

The Fishing Kayak

Inflatable kayaks for fishing are easy to control, and they come with various features unique to fishing. The average fishing kayak features include rod holders, storage compartments for your gear, and adjustable seats. Some kayaks also have mounting brackets for your fish finder, GPS, phone, or other devices you may need while on the water.

Advantages of an Inflatable Kayak

When shopping for kayaks, you have many options, including both inflatable and hard-shell options. Many people naturally prefer hard kayaks because of their sturdiness, but inflatable kayaks offer several advantages over hard ones—consider them carefully before making a decision.

Portability

A deflated inflatable kayak is much smaller than a hard-shell kayak and is more portable. A deflated, folded kayak will fit in your trunk no problem, no matter what kind of car you drive. If you have a hard-shell kayak, you’ll need a pickup truck or a good-sized roof rack to transport it.

Lightweight

Inflatable kayaks aren’t just smaller either—they’re also lighter weight. That lighter weight makes the kayak more manageable to control in the water, making it more portable. You also won’t need any help getting your kayak in or out of the water.

Easy Storage

A hard-shell kayak takes up a lot of valuable space in your garage or basement, but most inflatable kayaks can fit in a duffle bag after you deflate and fold them. An inflatable kayak is easy to store anywhere in your home.

Inflatable Kayaking is for Everyone

Inflatable kayaks are easy to store and transport and capable of handling any adventure scenario. There’s no need to make massive purchases to start kayaking. You won’t have to buy a larger car or move out of your apartment into a larger home for added storage space.

Costs

The features and benefits of your inflatable kayak determine how much you can expect to pay. If you have a limited budget, we recommend going with a high-quality kayak with fewer features than a cheap option with rod holders, adjustable seats, and bow storage.

Buy Your Inflatable Kayak Today

That’s all, folks. Hopefully, you found everything you needed to know to find the perfect craft in our inflatable kayaking buyers guide. Just keep your intended use in mind, check out the quality options we rounded up for you, and we’re sure you’ll do just fine. Enjoy paddling.