Unless you have a large space to store a kayak or canoe, the best way of still enjoying the water is with an inflatable kayak. It saves storage space as you deflate and fold away your craft. Conversely, take it anywhere in your car or truck before inflating it with an air pump. There are many different types of inflatable kayaks, and the best one for you is determined by a few factors. What type of trip are you planning? Is it fishing, relaxing on the water or flying down rapids? We have done some exploring and put together a list of the best inflatable kayaks for you to consider.
Stand out and be seen with this neon yellow coloured kayak. The Intex Explorer K2 kayak is easily spotted should you drift into any dangerous situations. Perfectly sized for two people, it can manage 160kgs maximum weight with its rugged vinyl construction. A removable keg is included to offer you more control in the direction of travel, and the two adjustable seats offer lots of spine support. Assembling the boat is y simple with the included high output air pump along with a set of 86-inch aluminium oars. This is a good quality kayak that's visible and well priced.
The Advanced Elements Island Voyage 2 kayak comes with a three-position seating arrangement for tandem or single-use. The high-back support seats also come with pockets and water holders. It's rated for a maximum weight of 181kgs, has a pointed bow and rocker and performs almost as well as a hard-shell kayak. A removable deep tracking fin is provided for directional control while the included duffle bag is a convenient way for its transportation. The Island Voyage 2 is a wonderfully balanced craft that is easy to manoeuvre and lots of fun.
This is a robust inflatable kayak designed with a solo cockpit for those individual explorers. The Challenger K1 is ideal for both beginners and experts alike and comes with an attached cargo net to store extra supplies. It's designed to handle 100kgs, has extra legroom and comes with an inflatable pump and two aluminium oars. Find your solitude and be present with nature.
This two-person 150kgs kayak is perfect for use on lakes and when fishing on calm waters. It has a broad shape to give better stability and comfort and comes with padded seats with backrests. Designed to be light, the Sevylor Riviera kayak has an enhanced system to fold away as a backpack and be carried easily. A strong heavy-duty PVC body gives the kayak its strength, and it comes with a paddle and repair kit.
The Sevylor Hudson kayak is built for two adults and one child. It's an impressive inflatable kayak that handles 210kgs to carry your party across lakes and calm waters. A durable polyester hull, two PVC side chambers and the broad shape all add to the comfort and safety of the craft, and the fin gives easy manoeuvrability. When you're done simply collapse the kayak into a backpack shape and conveniently carry it away.
The Andes Inflatable kayak is designed for two people. It has five chambers with two inflatable seats and includes a foot pump, one double-sided paddle and a repair kit. Made from high-grade PVC, the kayak is built to handle 160kgs weight and still provide lots of adventure to the occupants. For someone with budget concerns but still want an adventure on calm waters, this kayak offers that perfect balance.
Can you go on a trip without an inflatable kayak?
Can you enjoy an excursion and not bring a kayak with you? We think not. An inflatable kayak takes little space, so your options suddenly increase, and they're easy to inflate and deflate. You should think about it when planning your next trip. We think the best option for you is the Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak. It's highly visible and lightweight. The rugged vinyl construction meets ISO 6185-1 standards for inflatable boats so you and your friend can safely enjoy the time together. The streamlined shape makes it smooth to paddle, and we think you will love it.
If you want to go as a family, then the Sevylor Hudson Inflatable Kayak would be a great choice. It can safely handle the weight of two adults and a child. You can quickly remove and adjust the inflatable seats and balance the kayak for any adventure.
Finally, please remember to be visible and wear a life jacket anytime you go on the water.