Best kayaks according to redditors

We found 130 Reddit comments discussing the best kayaks. We ranked the 45 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Kayaks:

u/hypercorrections · 42 pointsr/TheSilphRoad

Order your inflatable, 2-person kayak from Amazon now. Then live out a math problem by floating your fellow raiders to the roof one at a time.

u/dross85 · 30 pointsr/pics

Looks like this one.

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak - 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump - 10.25ft

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7EXF4C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SlGyzbKQPQZEZ

u/karabeckian · 29 pointsr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Since you're already thinking about it -
$1600

u/yooston · 15 pointsr/houston

Intex Challenger K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00177FIJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SK.GDb9FWTCMA

u/thinkcodemake · 15 pointsr/nashville

Hey Hermitage, Old Hickory here.

They are inflatable. $70 with paddle. My friends liked them (I have the red kayak). I haven't ridden in them personally, but so far I've only heard good reviews.

I've seen them for sale at Academy in Madison, or on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/Challenger-1-Person-Inflatable-Aluminum-Output/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=sr_1_4?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1499631726&sr=1-4&keywords=inflatable+kayak

u/EdwardDupont · 7 pointsr/thalassophobia

Pretty fucking awesome. And the mom is pretty hot too.


Edit: Ok apparently they are a bitch to clean and obviously $1600 seems a little too cheap so that's why it's not a good product. /s

u/RedRavick · 6 pointsr/ottawa

I am the brother. I bought one from amazon. Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_arbjDb5A3BAH0

The price is always around $90.00. Don’t be fooled by the scam sale. I love this thing so much. It is inflatable and fits into the bag in comes in. The bag is a big duffel bag. I kayak to work and I am able to keep it in my locker.
I absolutely love the freedoms this gives me. Without a car or a garage it is not feasible to keep a solid one. I keep it stored under my stairs in my condo. I have been out with it three times this week. Actually I really think it’s been three days in a row.
Like another poster said, don’t think you’ll win races, it’s pretty slow and I paddle up stream to work. It’s tough but I love a challenge. It gets me out and I’m able to switch things up and not go biking every day. I have spelt hours reclined in this thing reading and I love bragging to my colleagues that, ”I kayaked into work today.”
I have wanted a kayak for a long time but couldn’t handle the space so I never got one until I thought about getting one that could blow up. I searched on amazon and found this one. The reviews are really good. I was going to wait until this season to buy it but a freak sale came on late last summer. I don’t know why but it was listed for $26.00!!! How could I have resisted. Sometimes I see it at around $80.00ish but you never know when things are going to go on sale.
Make sure to check out the other options on amazon. Just type in blow up kayak.
Let me know if you want to go kayaking together someone! 👍

u/TacticalSatan · 6 pointsr/Austin

It's. Inflatable kayak! Here is a link to it. It's great. Can fill it up in about 5-7 minutes with the included Manuel pump. Explorer K2

For the price you honestly can't beat it. We love it.

u/hatsofftolarry22 · 6 pointsr/Fishing

Perception Kayak Sound Sit Inside for Recreation https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ6X80T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Slz3BbFRV971A

Goose is ~50lbs and can sit, stand, and lay down comfortably in the back. I’ve had her in front in my lap before also, but it’s not as comfortable for either of us. I’ve also had her on back with another dog in my lap.

It’s quite comfortable for both of us. Goose snoozes sometimes with her little tail dragging in the water. And the seat for me is pretty decent. Good padding and back support.

u/aMinnesotaBro · 5 pointsr/financialindependence

Here's the link! The reviews are phenomenal and the price is the cheapest they've ever been.

u/thunderatwork · 5 pointsr/canada

In my experience, prices are very similar unless you're not buying directly from Amazon. There's always the odd crazy sellers that want to make extreme profits on rare items...

Look at the thousands of products that are prime eligible and compare prices. Of course, if you only look at the rare product, you may find outlier prices.

I just bought this https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00177J4JS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, it's about $2 cheaper on the Canadian side.
I also bought this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PJ4PN2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, it's $4.50 more expensive on the Canadian sides.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B011DDC2K8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1: same price.

Compare prices on bestbuy.com and bestbuy.ca, and you'll find very similar prices.

u/Marelynn · 4 pointsr/actuallesbians

Soo I know they're not as widely promoted, but I was dying for a kayak a couple of summers ago, so I did some research and bit a desperate bullet on an inflatable one. It was quite possibly the best $80 bucks I've spent.

It's inflatable, so storage is a roomy medium duffel they provided.

It is very hard to capsize, due to buoyancy.

I've had big dogs, little dogs, and medium dogs in it, even jumping out of it, and it has not popped or stretched, or shown wear from it. It's pretty durable.

This is the one I got -
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7EXF4C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ruoSCbT7RJHEY

u/zero_dgz · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

The Intex Challenger K2? 350 pound weight limit, inflatable, slow, forgiving, extremely green. $115 on Amazon.

u/OBLIVIATER · 3 pointsr/videos

Funnily enough it was an Intex, looks like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Intex-Explorer-2-Person-Inflatable-Aluminum/dp/B00A7EXF4C

I don't have personal experience with this specific one but it has fine ratings on amazon so I'm sure its good.

u/hell-is-coworkers · 3 pointsr/OkCupid

I have this inflatable kayak and I know it sounds ridiculous but it honestly works great. I've used it multiple times without any issue.

u/highlander311 · 3 pointsr/boston

to echo /u/jtet93- you're not going to find any good "secret" spots, unless you know someone with a private roof deck. Memorial drive side is usually less crowded, but still very much so.

Otherwise, I bought these and they're effing great. Dropped them in 10 minutes before the show

https://www.amazon.com/Intex-Challenger-1-Person-Inflatable-Aluminum/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1466691316&sr=8-3&keywords=intex+challenger

u/Scoopable · 3 pointsr/Winnipeg

you will never believe me. I was so doubting this thing, but my goodness it does the job well, better oars soon, and this is after 5 evening trips and yes even the boat scraping things, and going from Henderson to Pembina and than back.

Figured it to be a cheap way of seeing if I'd truly enjoy this, I'm now already saving for a real one next summer.

https://www.amazon.ca/Intex-Explorer-2-Person-Inflatable-Aluminum/dp/B00A7EXF4C/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=k2+explorer&qid=1562610827&s=gateway&sr=8-1

u/CapeNative · 3 pointsr/kayakfishing

Best Choice Products Kayak with Paddle - Red, 6ft https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAYU5SU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tM6oDb5MSPDV4


It's actually super stable. It's the only kayak I found in the 6' range with rigging already installed. It also has a wheel in the tail which is super handy. The boy absolutely loves it and it should fit him for the next 5 years at least.

u/TechWalker · 3 pointsr/pics

Can’t say much about rivers, but for lakes Lifetime is a great, affordable brand.

They’re not inflatable, but inflatable kayaks in general are a bit of a hassle.

u/szsb · 3 pointsr/leanfire

Alternatively, you could get this and a vespa.

In all seriousness though, you can haul 1-2 kayaks on top of a car pretty easily.

u/phineas1134 · 3 pointsr/kayamping

Here is a really different perspective. A few years ago i bought this little inflatable model for about $70 from a big box store. I replaced the paddle with something better from a local sporting goods store. It performs much better than you would think. I am smaller than you at about 6' 220lbs. But it holds me with room to spare, so I think it would fit you well. It works great on small lakes and lazy rivers, and when I'm done it folds down to backpack size, and I can just throw it in my trunk. It wont get you on the big water or handle the over night trips. But will get you started for very little investment in money or space while you shop for your ultimate rig.

u/kmadnow · 3 pointsr/pics
u/driftalong83 · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_LzfCCbW1CV1NC

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7EXF4C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aAfCCbSVPR0PS


I own both and can attest that they are perfect for calm water with light breeze. The pump they come with inflate the kayak in under 10 minutes. They weigh about 15-20 lbs each.

The explorer k2 handles more like a canoe.

Happy paddling!

u/Bizrown · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

Frig been looking for a great inflatable kayak? Anyone have a good suggestion (links please) under 200$. Ive been on amazon for a while and have a few I like, but it’s hard to tell if it will be shit or not.

Leaning on this one: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_whOTAbDGJMM64

u/cwcoleman · 3 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Hyperlinks are allowed. We don't allow hyperlinks with marketing inside them. For example - that Amazon link you have for the Tuff Stinger has "creativeASIN=B00VV2J44Y&linkCode=df0" and other path parameters. This is what marketers use to sell/advertise/monetize links. We avoid advertising here by disallowing these types of links.
If you simplify your links - the post can be re-approved. You could also remove them, but that isn't totally necessary.



The link for the Tuff Stinger has an Affiliate Code in it. Try this instead:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VV2J44Y

The Aquaglide could be simplified to this:
https://www.rei.com/product/884244/aquaglide-chinook-xp-one-inflatable-kayak

The Target Tuff one could be this:
https://www.target.com/p/kayak-outdoor-tuff-green/-/A-18810975

The Intek and Sevylor ones are fine.

u/bst82551 · 3 pointsr/roadtrip

It's all fantastic! Start your hikes early (at sunrise) if you want privacy on the trails. They fill up fast. Most of the Banff parking lots are full by 9 or 10 AM.

Bear spray is a must. Pepper spray is technically illegal in Canada, but I told the border guard I had it when I crossed and and he let me take it in with zero grief. Just don't try to hide it.

I also highly recommend bringing a kayak. I brought my inflatable Intex Explorer K2 ($94.94 on Amazon and usually about $70 at Academy). You might be able to buy one when you arrive if you don't want to fly it in. The water is an excellent place to really take in the views and break away from the crowds.

u/blueskieslara · 3 pointsr/Kayaking

I love my Sevylor Pointer - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003659PUW http://imgur.com/kSoOSRL - but I'm a solidly recreational, paddle around a lake/read a book kayaker. It tracks meh and doesn't keep up with "real" kayaks for crap, but it could also be my poor paddling skills. I could probably improve the tracking with a bit of fiddling how things are situated but it doesn't bother me enough to bother.

I got it for the portability and storage - at the time I lived in an apartment with no garage. I still love it for those reasons but I don't know that I'd want to go 20 miles in it, to be honest. Although the seat is way more comfortable than any hard shell - it's literally an air cushion.

I'm worried about leaks way more than I should be so I carry a patch kit. My buddy takes his Corgi out in his no problem. The things are tough though, I've gone out over oyster beds and not a scratch.

If you're ever in the Central Florida area, you can take mine out for a test drive any time you like.

u/darthjenni · 3 pointsr/SwagBucks

I joined Swagbucks in 2013, but I didn't really start swagging everyday until 2015. My mantra is 333 SB's everyday so I can get $100 every month. Right now I'm doing over 600 Sb's everyday.

My most resent purchase was a kayak

Most of my SB's come from surveys and nCraves, but this sub is great at finding stuff on the paywalls that I could never find on my own.

u/sexual_orientation · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Gonna go ahead and recommend a much cheaper option- the Intex Challenger K1. It's a surprisingly great little inflatable and packs up pretty well, with a $70 price tag to boot. I used mine for two summers on some calm lakes and rivers and never had an issue with leaking. In my opinion, definitely the best budget option for someone just tipping their toes in kayaking.

u/firestorm6 · 2 pointsr/Fishing

Can’t speak for OP, but I have an inflatable Intex kayak
My wife got it for me as a Valentine’s Day present. I’ve only used it a few times but it’s amazingly stable. There is plenty of room for all your gear and pole. The only thing I found is that it drifts ALOT if you try and sit in one spot.

u/DrOCD · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This kayak

Oh my god I would never leave the water if I owned a kayak. (Actually I would when it freezes over in the winter).

u/northeasternlurker · 2 pointsr/Fishing

I've got this thing and bought the trolling motor for it... it's pretty awesome actually haha

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Colorado-2-Person-Fishing-Kayak/dp/B00J0S0JGS

u/user3915 · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Looks like this might be it: Intex Challenger K1 Kayak

u/RugerRedhawk · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

http://www.amazon.com/Sevylor-QuikPak-K5-Inflatable-Kayak/dp/B004E4ERUM

I've thought about something like this many times for fishing remote locations.

u/Some_cuban_guy · 2 pointsr/kayakfishing

i have been hearing some people having issues with the fins breaking on them . Considering they are one of the few companies making "Fin" style drives that are not hobie and this is their Freshman model using said drives . i might wait it out till a revision or just their next pedal drive boat entirely . just my 2 cents . Pelican might have amazing customer service and their warranties might over the drive but i honestly do not know anything about that .

Feb 2020 Vibe will be releasing a Fin style drive with an amazing looking kayak called the Shearwater 125 that i have been drooling over but those are the only 2 fin style drives i know outside of Hobie.

https://vibekayaks.com/blogs/news/meet-the-2019-maverick-120-hybrid-kayak

There are other options around $1200 for pedal drives kayaks as the market is starting to get aggressive.

Riot Mako 10 & 12 are both around that price range .

https://www.amazon.com/Riot-Kayak-Impulse-Pedal-Neptune/dp/B07WQ6V41Q?ref_=ast_bbp_dp

also Evoke kayaks is comming out with an amazing pedal drive called the Breakway 125 thats is also supposed to MSRP at $999

https://evokepaddlesports.com/breakaway-125/ .

Keep mind these kayaks i posted links to are a fraction of the price of a hobie so dont expect the same quality but there are beginning to be more options which is always exciting .

u/seanlax5 · 2 pointsr/pics

You can get an inflatable one for <$100 to see if you actually like it. I've had this one for 3 years and I still use it!

https://www.amazon.com/Intex-Challenger-1-Person-Inflatable-Aluminum/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1467374052&sr=8-4&keywords=kayak

u/SwiebelKuchen · 2 pointsr/preppers

How about an Inflatable kayak my friend has one it's pretty cool.

u/alaskaj1 · 2 pointsr/Sup

I have the intex k2 explorer. Its ok at best. I would take it out paddling in a small lake but I wouldn't take it out over any distance. It killed my arms going maybe a quarter mile.

u/chrisbluemonkey · 2 pointsr/preppers

Have you considered an inflatable kayak? I have a couple of these and they're great. At that weight I can carry one in a backpack with other gear and use folding oars like walking sticks. I like the chambered design of this one too. I was out on a lake in Yellowstone as one chamber was deflating (cut on obsidian sand shards) but the thing stayed afloat and steady. I was out there with 2 squirming kids for over an hour after that side went completely flat and we were fine. It's easy to patch too.

u/Anabeer · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Most inflatable kayaks are either kids toys or pretty much expensive and heavy.

but.

I was on a local lake a few weeks ago and saw a group paddling a couple of inflatables along with a rec boat. We chatted. These boats are packable, come in a bag with pump, skeg, paddle, seat and boat for $90 CAN. Must be less in the US.

Here it is in Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Intex-Challenger-1-Person-Inflatable-Aluminum/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=sr_1_3?crid=PRUQD6QUCIT8&keywords=intex+inflatable+kayak&qid=1567993823&s=gateway&sprefix=Intex+inflatable+kayaks%2Caps%2C224&sr=8-3

The girls said these were the most comfortable things like evar, they felt safe on the lake and they certainly had no trouble scooting along...it didn't seem like they were working hard to get anywhere like in those inflatable raft things.

u/stephentheheathen · 2 pointsr/Kayaking

Challenger K2 Kayak https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00177FIJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_o9Nr1kUT5m41R

If you're in Canada here is the link to the one we bought. 10/10 would recommend

u/algo2 · 2 pointsr/Knoxville

You can buy inflatable kayaks for relatively cheap. Here's one on Amazon for $87.80 and ships for free if you have a Prime account. I think I saw some Kayaks in Target or Wal-mart but I'm not sure how much they were. They may have cheaper inflatable ones also.

Check all sporting good stores. There's a new one near Cedar Bluff called Acadamy Sports + Outdoors.

u/BeerForThought · 2 pointsr/Denver

Welcome to our beautiful state. There are too many scenic lakes to list. I'd recommend you buy an inflatable kayak and start exploring. Most people won't share their favorite spots anyways.

I use this on lakes and annually on the Platte

Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-FdQCb12GW4QF

u/cb33 · 2 pointsr/Kayaking
u/BoomerFTW · 2 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

Thank you!
It is the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J0S0JGS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/rugerjp88 · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

Sure does, and the pump. Looks like the price went up though, at least on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00A7EXF4C/ref=pd_aw_sim_468_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4DNFZYDRRG23ESVB4W7T

u/RufusTheCat · 2 pointsr/Kayaking
u/sortakindah · 2 pointsr/funny
u/inquisitivechild · 1 pointr/Kayaking

I just got one of the inflatable ones and freaking love it. The single has 2 chambers and the double has 3. It's pretty tough stuff and as a complete newb, I felt really safe and stable.

Basically, how bad do you want to get on the water?
How much to rent a handful of times vs $60 for a single or $75 for a double. Both with really high reviews.

I love the double because I can just lean back and relax. I'm in Buffalo NY and went down the river and got to the edge of the lake. It got really choppy and I felt exttemely stable and safe.

My friend and I are planning on taking them to Allegheney and kayaking into where we want to camp. 400 lb limit on the double. The two of us went out on it when I first got it, for a total of about 475 lbs and we were able to slowly move along but felt completely safe. It convinced him to by both the single and double.

Single: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_IrXpDbJNZC8HY

Double: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00A7EXF4C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_UvXpDbA602H04

Guy who went on class 3/4 whitewater on the double: https://youtu.be/hgWQ0RJKBMU

u/lube_thighwalker · 1 pointr/carcamping

Great Job! Did something similar once. I recommend looking into this kayak. Works great for trips n such.

u/Produkt · 1 pointr/kayakfishing

I used to have that bag but fish teeth and fins cut up the inside, especially the dry bag. I upgraded to this, much better bag. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079GXKHJ3/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_nKklDbAQKWP5H

u/H720 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT
u/ClaudiusTheGoat · 1 pointr/Atlanta

What type of kayaking are you doing? I have an inflatable kayak you could probably use for lake, light river, fishing uses you could borrow. I would not recommend for white water. Here is the specific model.

u/ItsACharlieDay · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Girlsplaywow is a jerk

You are too kind generous stranger.
Maybe you're not a jerk like you say... maybe. :)

Possibly Both?


If not I'm not picky if you want to pick and choose from my list instead.

u/spongebue · 1 pointr/Kayaking

Technically a sit-in, but the seats are high enough and the walls are low enough that it almost feels like a sit-on. I think yours is probably more of a higher-end boat in the inflatable market (mine is generally $350USD). Mine is the Sea Eagle 370 - did a little write-up on it here: http://www.reddit.com/r/Kayaking/comments/1e82ci/first_impressions_sea_eagle_se370_inflatable_kayak/

u/InferiorAmerica · 1 pointr/bassfishing

Those look pretty slick, but if I'm going the inflatable route, I'm going to get this

u/titanicx · 1 pointr/Kayaking

Well, thats the wrong boat....

It's This one, I think that one is their older one? I'm not sure.

u/FerociousFrizzlyBear · 1 pointr/nova

Not really answering your question, but if it's just for casual use and not trying to do anything hardcore, or cover a lot of distance, I'd recommend looking into an inflatable kayak.


They take about 5 minutes to pump up, can be used on minor rapids (not too rocky and sharp), handle okay, and best of all, they can be packed down into a bag that fits in any car.

u/TBSchemer · 1 pointr/houston

I have this one.

It's pretty durable. Yeah, the bottom has a harder plastic, and the rest of it is coated in a tough canvas.

u/Raspberry-FI · 1 pointr/financialindependence

This is the one I purchased. It's holding up pretty well so far. I personally don't fish much but I'll go to Leesylvania State Park with family members to fish from time to time.

Intex Challenger

u/Internet151 · 1 pointr/shreveport

Here's a pretty good one for only 70 bucks. I'm almost tempted to get one lol.

http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Challenger-1-Person-Inflatable-Aluminum/dp/B00177J4JS/ref=zg_bs_3414281_1

u/LordweiserLite · 1 pointr/NatureIsFuckingLit

Don't worry, they are only $1600!!!!

u/TheVikingCoffeeMan · 1 pointr/blackmagicfuckery

Oh yeah, apparently, the inflatable kayak in question can handle some “mild rapids”. I would use it for fishing, but wouldn’t take it anywhere rocky

u/underrated_kawasaki · 1 pointr/Sup

What would you say about this kayak/sup hybrid ? Seems to me like a sit on top kayak you can also stand up paddle on. Perception Kayak Hi Life for Recreation https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYV8H5A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wO53Bb61C22NN

u/MasterbeaterPi · 1 pointr/pics
u/BookWol · 1 pointr/Fantasy

LOL that movie has made me salty as all hell. My favorite hike was dry creek falls because you hardly ever saw anyone else there on a hot day (they all used to go to Oneonta because you wade through cool water the whole way or one of the ones that has lots of streams to dip in and stuff) and it's RIGHT at the bridge of the gods, where the movie ends. GUESS WHICH TRAIL SUCKS NOW.

The kayaks are made of a really thick vinyl, much sturdier than I expected (I share your inflatable mattress pain, can't tell you how many of those we've gone through out camping). We haven't gone over any sharp rocks as far as I know but I have been dragged along the bottom of Scappoose Bay for about 60ft and didn't so much as lose the rudder. We have used them in rivers too, they're great. There are reviews of the particular model we bought (with picture evidence) by people saying they take their dogs out in them no problem. We love ours, we only have a small car with no roof rack so it's ideal for us to be able to toss them in the trunk and go. :)

u/neighbors8myzombies · 1 pointr/elderscrollsonline

As disappointed as I was in my dad, I'd never tell anyone to give up on their dreams:

https://www.amazon.com/Oru-Kayak-Folding-Portable-Lightweight/dp/B06XNS6KT2

u/kayakyakr · 1 pointr/AustinFishing

Generally places like REI and ACK will rent kayaks by the day. There are also a few decent angler models at the box stores.

This is the entry level kayak I always wind up recommending: http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/perception-pescador-angler-12-sit-on-kayak#repChildCatid=1352017. The pescador is a mold of a classic hull (the old Wilderness Tarpon 12) and is a good, multipurpose boat.

You can go cheaper, though. Heritage is a good brand with a cheap boat: http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/heritage-angler-10-sit-on-top-fishing-kayak#repChildCatid=1036408. This is not going to be as good as their more expensive hulls or hulls from other brands, but it's a step up from Pelican.

Avoid Pelican at all costs.

You could also go cheap inflatable as a way to get started. For example: https://smile.amazon.com/Sevylor-Quikpak-K1-1-Person-Kayak/dp/B00EVII3BK?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=inflatable%20kayak&qid=1493580108&ref_=sr_1_3&s=outdoor-recreation&sr=1-3. These won't track well, and probably won't last you as long as a proper kayak (which are nigh indestructible), but they'll get you on the water.

Gonna turn this into its own post.

u/sports_undelete · 1 pointr/sports_undelete

>As the title states, I currently live in an apartment with very limited storage space for a kayak. My options for storage - in order of least feasible to most feasible - are my apartment (safe but up 3 flights of stairs), my apartment building's shared basement (half a flight down, but can be accessed by all tenants), the "backyard" area behind my building (no stairs but can be accessed by anyone), and my car (crossover-sized).
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>I have been using this inflatable for the past year and a half, and it's been a great solution to my storage problem since I can keep it in the trunk of my car/my apartment. I used it about once a week last summer and it's held up decently well. I'm looking to upgrade it to a non-inflatable, though, as the tracking is pretty bad, I can't take it to any larger lakes, I get nervous about popping around rocks and branches, etc. My tandem K2 is also kind of of impractical because I use it by myself 90% of the time, which makes the tracking even worse. (I originally bought it to use occasionally with friends, but I've found that I like taking it out by myself a lot).
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>I've been looking at the 8 ft Pelicans and Sun Dolphins, since they're short and light. I know that they're supposed to be pretty shitty, though, and I'm open to spending more than they cost. Another option could be to get the one-person version of the same inflatable which hopefully would have slightly better tracking. The other thing I've considered is buying a modular kayak, but I was really hoping on staying under $500.
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>Would it be possible to get a hard kayak with these limitations or do you think I should just stick with my inflatable? Are modular kayaks really worth the cost? Thank you!

u/bigflatfeet · 1 pointr/preppers

I'm assuming fording isn't an option from your description, but an inflatable might not be a bad idea; this one is highly packable and includes a paddle and hand pump (and isn't a pool toy.) Also, 12V pump on the same page. You still need to be able to use it properly, of course, and decide whether your river is tame enough to allow a crossing in bad weather, at night, etc.

u/aliyaelkawa · 1 pointr/DestinationWedding70

Flighty Aunt of Avery- Cindy Lee

I found a nice man last night that has a large boat, I think he might have been the DJ, or maybe he's The Backstreet Boys cover artist in the hotel lounge-- not entirely sure. He is using it to escape the looming tsunami and plans to sail to Australia. A vacation at my favorite spot AND escaping doom, how could I not? Not to mention this boat is fannnncy.

He was leaving pretty early in the morning so unfortunately I didn't get a chance to say bye to anyone-- never really been good at them if I'm honest. **REMINDER TO TALK ABOUT THIS IN THERAPY NEXT WEEK** Although I have to say, this has been quite the memorable trip. Our family vacations get pretty insane, but add Billy's to the mix and that's a whole nother level of crazy. Anywho, it's not a goodbye... it's a see you later! Right?

Speaking of Billy and Avery, I really hope they like their wedding gift, since I decided to come to this whole thing last minute I had to be creative! I had something fast tracked over here for their convenience. Check it out

Au Revoir my dearest family! xo

u/DeleriumTrigger · 1 pointr/bassfishing

I use the Intex Explorer K2 - the '2 person' kayak, which actually means "my fat ass, plus my tackle". It's okay - takes maybe 5-10 mins to inflate and deflate, especially with the $10 Intex electric pump on Amazon. It did a good enough job getting me off the bank and out to fish - 9 of my 10 biggest fish last year came from the kayak, once I got off the shore and out to where the fish were. It makes all the difference in the world, even in a pond.

Edit: Just to elaborate a bit more - much like /u/TNNRR I had some big worry about punctures - I had to constantly be on the lookout for submerged timber or rocks that could ruin my day, and sometimes retrieving lures was a dicey proposition when there were branches and such around. Mine also 'wore out' pretty quickly - the skeg just slides in and is super easy to lose, and once you lose it the kayak twists and turns back and forth and makes paddling a nightmare if there's even the slightest bit of wind. It is tall and inflatable so it drifts even more than a normal kayak, and for me an anchor was a necessity. One time, the seat became deflated while on the far side of the lake, and that paddle back, into the wind, with no seatback, was one of the most painful things I've gone through while fishing. Despite that, it's a sub-$100 inflatable, so you expect most of those things. It did a fine enough job, and if you're on a budget it's still a good option.

u/Thorndike-the-Racoon · 1 pointr/funny

They’re commercially available. They’re called hydro bikes. Hydrobikes Explorer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJWJVZZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xlx1Db01W7VHP

u/dgfish · 1 pointr/Fishing

About to pull the trigger on this:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J0S0JGS

u/GameWardenBot · 1 pointr/Fishing

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u/voodooziggy · 1 pointr/askportland

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00A7EXF4C?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_image

I inflate it on site because it's big and won't fit into the back of my vehicle. The dimensions are in the link. I plan to get a small air compressor that plugs into my car because inflating it by hand takes a little while.

u/sunnyday__ · 1 pointr/londonontario

Do you by any chance want to buy a kayak for really cheap? I have an inflatable one that I bought off Amazon a couple years ago and it's still in the box. :)

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00177FIJ8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/BeepBoopist · 1 pointr/SBU

I have [this kayak] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00177J4JS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) from Amazon. It's ~$60 and works pretty well, just annoying to inflate and deflate. Pretty compact though

u/edward_nigmatic · 1 pointr/Wilmington

These kayaks frequently drop to $65. We've used them 6-7 times ourselves and have been amazing. A little bit of work to get them inflated but they don't require a kayak rack or an excessive ammount of room to move them. Also super cheap at that price. This is a two seater but there is a one seater and other variations. I've had NO problems with them being inflatable. Have hit things in the water and run them up on shore. I know it's not exactly what you asked for but hope it helps. :)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00177FIJ8/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/bowiesbelafonte · 1 pointr/Kayaking
u/MrBillyLotion · 0 pointsr/Kayaking

Do you have an easy way to transport it? If not, a decent inflatable kayak might be a good choice. I recently picked this up for cheap and am enjoying it

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00A7EXF4C/ref=mp_s_a_1_sc_2?qid=1463769387&sr=8-2-spell&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=intex+inflwtable+kayak

That's on the cheap side, but for calm stuff it's fine, pretty comfortable actually. As for a life jacket, I would recommend the NRS brand, not too expensive but pretty well made.