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


Amazon's best selling kayak

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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Best 2 person inflatable kayaks

Hydro-Force Ventura - 2 pers


The 2 Person Hydro-Force Ventura inflatable kayak has been designed with individuals and families in mind who want to get out and enjoy the water without the space problems of a conventional kayak. It is great for families and individuals looking to start kayaking. Whether fishing on a lake, paddling down the local river, even exploring the sea coastline (in the right conditions), you can take this recreational kayak almost anywhere.

At 3.3 metres long, the Ventura inflatable kayak comfortably fits two adult. It has adjustable seats and specially designed back rests. It has added room and storage compartments in front and behind the seats, allowing you to carry extra supplies in the removable storage bag that is included. Hydro-Force design team has given extra attention to maximising stability, portability, comfort and durability.  The Ventura is just under 1m wide which is great for stability. Handy for people just starting on the water and for added steadiness whilst fishing. The front end shape of the kayak has been designed to limit the amount of spray that comes over the side into the kayak. The drain valve and plugs make it easy to get rid of any water that does make it in.

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Sevylor Riviera - 2 pers

The Sevylor Riviera is an inflatable kayak designed for kayaking on lakes or calm rivers.  It can be used occasionally at the seaside, if it is calm. The Riviera is ideal for discovering the joy of kayaking and is suitable for 2 persons, up to 150 Kg. It provides the feel and glide of a rigid kayak but with the convenience of an inflatable boat. Padded seat and back rest offer added comfort so you can enjoy paddling longer. It was designed to be as light as possible to carry, as fast as possible to set up, as strong as possible for your safety and most importantly as fun as possible for you to enjoy.

The heavy duty PVC body of this kayak is ideal for anybody after a strong kayak. The supplied paddle means the kayak is ready to go, however it doesn't come with a skeg which you have to buy separately. Many reviewers recommend to buy the skeg as the Riviera is quite tricky to steer without it.

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Best  1 person inflatable kayaks

Intex Challenger K1 - 1 pers

Aqua Marina Betta - 1 pers

Best 3 person inflatable kayaks

Sevylor Tahiti - 3 pers

Sevylor SVL Hudson - 3 pers

Best high-end inflatable kayaks

Advanced Elements Island Voyage 2

Advanced Elements AE-1007-R - 2 pers

Sevylor Pointer K2 kayak - 2 pers


Top 10 best inflatable kayaks to buy


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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 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, Sevylor and Bestway are amongst the best selling brand of inflatable kayaks on the market and we have them all.

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 February 25th, 2021