My Top 4 Picks of the Best Inflatable Kayak in 2017
Most fisherman like to have the best fishing equipment they can afford – sometimes the equipment they cannot afford! This is just as true when it comes to kayaks – perhaps even more so. When you’re tackling strong water currents, moving at considerable speed, paddling for hours on end, and most importantly, carrying all your other expensive fishing equipment, you want a rig you can depend on.
In recent years inflatable kayaks have increased in popularity, versus their more traditional hard-bodied cousins. Perhaps that’s because of the leaps forward in quality we’ve seen lately. Inflatable kayaks, these days, are not only efficient performers. They are also much friendlier on the wallet than they used to be. As you might expect, many different types of inflatable kayaks have been developed now, but – for us at least – only a few really stand out.
Let’s jump right in and take a look at what we feel are the best inflatable kayaks…
Intex Explorer K2 Kayak
Top of the list of the best inflatable kayaks for fishing is the Intex Explorer K2 Kayak. This is a comfortable 2-seater inflatable kayak that makes fishing quite enjoyable and memorable. Made of strong 30 gauges PVC, the kayak will hardly get torn by rubbing on rocks and other surfaces. This is a unique feature that makes it suitable for water, lake and small ponds fishing. More to this, the kayak comes with 84 inch paddles.
Advanced Elements Tandem Kayak
Inflatable kayaks such as the Advanced Elements Tandem Inflatable Kayak make the argument for buying a conventional kayak increasingly hard to justify. They’re extremely comfortable, practical and user-friendly, yet perform closer to traditional kayaks than most people might believe. Featuring unique aluminium inserts, these kayaks feel rigid and sturdy, making them very easy to paddle and manoeuvre. It’s no reason they rate an average 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Advanced Elements FireFly Inflatable Kayak
Another top ranking kayak is the Advanced Elements FireFly Inflatable Kayak. This is a kayak suited for all outdoor activities let alone fishing. The modern designed kayak has fixed bows and stern which gives it the strength to cut through waves comfortably. It is this feature that enables it to sail upstream in high current rivers comfortably. It also has a bungee deck lacing and rubber grip handles.
Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak
The Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak with Deluxe Package is a kayak that has proved its high ranking by giving its users great comfort and value for money. This is a kayak that can accommodate two people at any one time. This simply means that it can handle great weight when adequately pumped and move at a high speed. The kayak is easy to setup and control thus favourable for both family and corporate use. When out fishing, one person can paddle while the other angler takes care of the fishing activities.
Airhead Montana Performance 2-person Kayak
Another great kayak that will never disappoint is the Airhead ahtk-2 Montana Performance 2-person kayak. This is a kayak suited for family fishing outings. If seeking to go out fishing with your loved ones, this is the kayak to go for. It comes with two paddles that enables both anglers to paddle and make the kayak move swiftly even in strong eddies. More to this, the kayak will be packed with a foot pump. This makes it quite easy to inflate as it will be fully inflated in less than ten minutes.
Choosing any of these kayaks is likely to leave you feeling satisfied, but obviously we have our preferences, as indicated above. Here’s some footage of our favourite.