Inflatable Kayaks

 

How to Buy Your Own Inflatable Kayak

If you are living out of your RV or have a small apartment without much storage space, inflatable kayaks are the way to go. They are surprisingly sturdy and versatile, yet take a little more effort to paddle than a traditional kayak. Inflate these boats with a foot, hand or electric pump and then deflate them and throw them in the trunk. They are usually no bigger than the size of a duffle bag when deflated.

Inflatable Kayaks range from 10 to 15 feet long and are light, easy to use and can turn on a small radius. Some have hard frames to aid in performance while others have stiffening bars that run the whole length of the floor panel. This improves tradicking and reduces wave undulation.

Overall these boats are highly portable so they are easy to store and transport and the multiple air compartments enhance safety.

We carry inflatable kayaks for both whitewater and flatwater by Advanced Elements, Aquaglide and Rocky Mountain Raft.

Here are some examples:

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible

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The AdvancedFrame Convertible Kayak is a 15 ft. kayak that can be paddled solo or tandem. With an open deck design, you can easily enter and exit the boat or utilize the optional single or double decks to convert your AdvancedFrame Convertible from an open deck to a closed deck kayak in a matter of seconds. The design of this kayak combines a rigid bow and stern rib-frame.

 

Rocky Mountain Raft Animas IK

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Named for the Animas River in Durango, Colorado this is a great streamlined whitewater ducky for beginners looking for pure fun and thrills on Class II / III  rivers.