Top 10 best inflatable kayaks to buy 2021 – UK

Please note with COVID restrictions slowly lifting and spring coming, inflatable kayaks are selling fast.

Check our top 10 best inflatable kayaks to buy 2021 to help you maximise your fun on the water. Inflatable kayaks are making your life easier because of their folded size therefore making them easy to transport. And they are very easy to setup too! With their very simple and fast setup, inflatable kayaks open the water sport experience to pretty much anyone. But there are lots inflatable kayaks available at different prices, with different specs! This is why we decided to put together this top 10 inflatable kayaks to buy 2021.

Intex Explorer K2 - one of the best inflatable kayaks

Intex Explorer K2 - one of the best inflatable kayaks

From cheap entry level inflatable kayaks like the Intex Explorer K2 to the higher end Aqua Marina Tomahawk with high pressure drop stitch, there is plenty of choice. Just pick and choose the most suitable kayak for your need and your wallet.

Quick list: the top 10 best inflatable kayaks

  1. Intex Explorer K2
  2. Intex Challenger K2
  3. Aqua Marina Tomahawk DROP STITCH
  4. Aqua Marina Memba 390 DROP STITCH
  5. Aqua Marina Memba 330 DROP STITCH
  6. Aqua Marina Laxo 320
  7. Aqua Marina Laxo 380
  8. Andes inflatable kayak
  9. Bestway Hydroforce Rapid X2
  10. Bestway Hydroforce Cove Champion - 1 person


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Top 10 best inflatable kayaks to buy

 

Intex Explorer K2

The Intex Explorer K2 is one of the best inflatable kayaks available in the low price range. It is by far our best selling inflatable kayak. It’s decently priced, versatile and the perfect kayak to start with leisure kayaking. It is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling. Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers. It is perfect for two adults.

Lightweight and compact, this kayak is a snap to assemble, and allows you to take the fun of kayaking wherever you go. It is made of rugged vinyl and inflatable I-beam floor for comfort and rigidity. A removable skeg provides directional stability, while two adjustable, inflatable seats with backrests are included for comfort. A grab line and grab handle at each end is provided for your convenience. And so is a repair patch kit. The Explorer K2 Kayak provides added accessories including: two 86in aluminum oars and an Intex high-output pump for quick and easy inflation and deflation.

Capacity: 2 person

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Intex Challenger K2

The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is sporty and fun and offers easy paddling. It's a great inflatable kayak for experiencing lakes and mild rivers. Lightweight and compact, this kayak is very easy to assemble and, with the Boston valve, it inflates and deflates in minutes. You can take the fun of kayaking wherever you go.

It is made of rugged vinyl and built for performance. This is a sturdy kayak with an inflatable I-beam floor, a low-profile deck and high-buoyancy side chambers for stability, comfort and function. The provided removable skeg gives exceptional directional movement. It comes with 2 oars and 2 inflatable seats with backrest.

Globally speaking, the Challenger is a great kayak. It’s ideal for beginners and perfectly suited for slow moving rivers or lakes. This is certainly not the most suitable kayak for the keen kayakers, but for a beginners however, it would be difficult to find a better suited kayak in a similar price range.

Capacity: 2 person

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Aqua Marina Tomahawk DROP STITCH kayak

The Aqua Marina Tomahawk AIR-C high pressure drop stitch inflatable kayak is an amazing piece of kit. The floor and side chambers are fully constructed using Drop Stitch Technology that is use for the best inflatable sup boards to make them super sturdy.

This makes the Tomahawk a lot stiffer and a lot faster than "traditional" inflatable kayaks. The drop stitch construction also allows for a much more solid canoe-like V-shape under the bow and stern making for remarkable tracking performance and efficient strokes.

The AquaMarina Tomahawk AIR-C comes with 2 premium adjustable kayak seats with high backrest, spongy cushion and multiple storage pockets

Capacity: 2/3 person

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Aqua Marina Memba 390 DROP STITCH floor

The Memba 390 inflatable kayak is an innovative watercraft that features Aqua Marina’s custom-made rigid drop stitched DWF floor and inflatable air chamber with long lasting UV protection polyester hull covers.

This Aqua Marina kayak is especially designed for mid-distance recreational touring and all-around use. The flat rocker and long waterline provide great tracking ability and efficient glide that allow you to go straighter and faster on the water to cover longer distances.

Capacity: 2 person

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Aqua Marina Memba 330 DROP STITCH floor

The Memba 330 is part of the Aqua Marina heavy duty range of inflatable kayak made of rigid drop stitched floor and inflatable air chamber with long lasting UV protection polyester hull covers.

Just like the Memba 390, the Memba 330 is designed for mid-distance recreational touring and all-around use.

Capacity: 1 person

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Aqua Marina Laxo 320

The Aqua Marina Laxo range features durable polyester hull covers. The floor cover and top hull of side chambers are constructed of extra-strong polyester for great durability and rigidity.

This inflatable kayak is ideal for both beginners and intermediate paddlers seeking leisurely use on rivers and lakes. The LAXO 320 has plenty of space for 2 people

Capacity: 2 person

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Aqua Marina Laxo 380

The Aqua Marina Laxo 380 inflatable kayak is part of the Laxo range featuring durable polyester hull covers. Just like the Laxo 320 above, the Laxo 380 is built with extra-strong polyester for great durability and rigidity.

This inflatable kayak is perfect for leisure use on rivers and lakes making it a great inflatable kayak for both beginners and intermediates. The LAXO 380 has enough space for up to 3 people (maximum load: 210kg).

Please note this package comes with only 2 seats and 2 paddles. Additional ones would have to be purchased separately.

Capacity: 2/3 person

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Hydro-Force Lite Rapid X2

The Hydro-Force Lite Rapid X2 is a decent entry-level inflatable kayak making it a good purchase for its price tag. It has a maximum load of 160kg so please take this into consideration when purchasing as it is highly recommended not to exceed the advertised maximum load.

It comes with 2 inflatable and adjustable seats, as well as 2 paddles and a removable fin. It also includes a grab rope to make getting in and out of the kayak as easy as possible.  This inflatable kayak was designed to prevent water from entering the cockpit.

Please note this inflatable kayak package does NOT come with a carry bag.

Capacity: 2 person

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Top 10 best inflatable kayaks

Please check above our selection of the top 10 best inflatable kayaks to buy in 2021.

This top 10 is based on the best sellers, best reviews and the best ratings of inflatable kayaks on Amazon. You can also have a look at the best selling inflatable kayaks on Amazon here if you wish to.

Intex, Aqua Marina, Sevylor and Bestway are amongst the best selling brands of inflatable kayaks.

If you are after an inflatable boat instead of a kayak, have a look at our selection of inflatable dinghies.

You could also have a look at inflatable canoes - like this Sevylor inflatable canoe - which are another option to have fun on the water. The main differences on an inflatable canoe are the seating position (either kneeling or higher on seats) and the paddles used. With inflatable canoes, you use single ended paddles as opposed to double ended paddles.



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Last updated on March 17th, 2021