This is an awesome kayak that includes almost all the features of other kayaks on this list. It also includes some innovations that bring you much of the performance of conventional kayaks. It’s also remarkably tough for an inflatable. Let’s look at the basics first. This one-seater is ten feet and five inches long and […]
This is an awesome kayak that includes almost all the features of other kayaks on this list. It also includes some innovations that bring you much of the performance of conventional kayaks.
It's also remarkably tough for an inflatable.
Let’s look at the basics first.
This one-seater is ten feet and five inches long and 32 inches wide. It weighs 36 pounds.
This is a PVC coated kayak, so you can expect a high degree of durability. However, you’ll want to minimize any time on low-quality, high-toxicity bodies water since PVC can be reactive.
You might also consider buying an extra UV protectant in-which to coat your kayak.
This kayak can be set up very quickly.
The padded seat is adjustable and quite comfortable.
This kayak does have a large amount of storage space, however it can only hold 300 pounds. You may feel a bit sluggish with all your gear in this kayak, especially if you are overnighting with it.
Keep this kayak on lakes and rivers. It may also be able to hold up to calmer ocean waters.
Now let’s check out the tech.
This kayak deploys several excellent innovations.
The aluminum framed design is totally unique and sets this kayak apart as our favorite inflatable.
This kayak is in many ways a combination of foldable and inflatable kayaks. The frame cuts through water like a foldable kayak, while air keeps the boat afloat.
The aluminum frame allows this kayak to track much better than other inflatable kayaks. In fact, without cargo this kayak can feel exactly like a conventional hard-shell kayak.
This kayak also uses multiple layer construction. This means that to really damage your kayak, something would have to puncture several layers of reinforcement.
Even though other products on this list use more durable materials, we found this product to be the most durable overall because of this frame and multi layered design.
But if something did puncture this kayak, you’d be safe because of the multiple air chambers. If one chamber somehow pops, the others can get you to shore.
And finally, the extras.
This kayak includes a carrying duffle, which the kayak fit inside of without too much of a squeeze.
A very useful repair kit is also included in case you need to do any patches. We at Bestazy thought this was an excellent inclusion.
You do need to know that this kayak does not come with paddles, so you’ll need to purchase those separately.
Crucially, a pump isn't included with this inflatable kayak. Get one here.
This kayak has a one-year limited warranty against manufacturer defects. You should know that this warranty is void if the kayak is used for any commercial purposes including renting and tour guides.