Best Inflatable One Person Kayaks


Inflatable one person kayaks can easily be deflated for transport and storage and also inflated prior to use. This is what makes them so popular and this is their main advantage when compared with rigid kayaks.

The list presented here includes Amazon bestsellers only, it will be updated regularly and new models will be added dependent on what becomes a bestseller on Amazon. There may be one or two models in the list that accommodate 2 people, this is just in case that you need more space for gear or if you want occasionally to have somebody with you in the kayak, your dog perhaps. Those are models with a cockpit and a low gravity center which makes them stable.

But a more complete list with 2-person kayaks is available here. Perhaps you might also want to have a look on this bestsellers list with inflatable paddle boards, all nicely packable and easy to use.

If you are a complete beginner in kayaking perhaps you want to know how to enter and exit a kayak. The principles are the same for inflatable and rigid kayaks. So to enter, step into the cockpit and then sit down on the rear deck. Normally, you should put your hands on either side of the rim. Then extend the legs into the cockpit, and move the body forward into the seat.

To exit, do everything in reverse, move your feet from the foot pegs and straighten your legs, put hands on the sides of the rim and lift your body and sit on the rear deck. After that lift your feet out of the cockpit before moving them to either side so that you can stand up.

But some do this a bit differently, perhaps you might want to see how this person is doing this, have a look:

Consider also what to have from clothing, synthetic is always the best for such activities, this means nylon and fleece. As for footwear, a pair of sandals is fine, no need to buy anything special

Make sure to have your personal flotation device which you wear while paddling, designed to provide you with flotation in the event of a capsize. They make them like vests, jackets, and waist packs. They are either a closed cell foam for fixed flotation or inflatable air bladder that can be automatically inflated at will, it is equipped with an air cylinder. Paddles are typically fiberglass and polyethylene. More expensive made of carbon fiber are stronger and lighter.

So here is our list with inflatable one person kayaks, note that some are Amazon Prime items, and you also have ratings and links to customers’ reports. Some are at discount prices, have a look:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
22,577 Reviews
Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
  • Nimble, durable kayak is made of durable welded material with eye catching graphics for added safety on the lake or slow moving river
  • Cockpit is designed for comfort and maximized space, and inflatable I beam floors add stability. Removable skeg provides exceptional directional movement
  • Cargo net to store extra gear, and grab line on both ends of kayak; Inflatable seat with backrest
  • Comes with 84 inch aluminum oar, repair patch and Hi output manual hand pump; Rugged vinyl construction
  • Measures 30 by 15 by 108 inches (W x H x D), with 27.2 pound weight and 220 pound maximum capacity
Bestseller No. 2
Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
21,863 Reviews
Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
  • Comfortable for anyone: Kayak includes an adjustable inflatable seat with backrest; Cockpit designed for comfort and space
  • Dimensions: Inflated size 10 feet 3 x 3 feet x 1 feet 8 inch; Maximum weight capacity: 400 pounds
  • Directional stability: Removable SKEG for directional stability
  • Increased visibility: In case of emergency, bright yellow color helps visibility
  • Made for smaller bodies of water: Explorer k2 is made for smaller bodies of water including lakes and mild rivers
SaleBestseller No. 3
Sevylor Quikpak K1 1-Person Kayak Blue, 8'7' x 3'
1,575 Reviews
Sevylor Quikpak K1 1-Person Kayak Blue, 8'7" x 3'
  • 5-minute setup lets you spend more time on the water
  • Easy-to-carry backpack system turns into the seat
  • 21-gauge PVC construction is rugged for lake use
  • Tarpaulin bottom provides durable protection from punctures
  • Multiple air chambers allow another chamber to stay inflated if one is punctured
Bestseller No. 4
Advanced Elements Lagoon 1 Person Inflatable Kayak
93 Reviews
Advanced Elements Lagoon 1 Person Inflatable Kayak
  • Rigid bow and stern - Built-in rigid panels define the bow and stern and improve tracking.
  • Tube cover - Inner tube cover adds stiffness and abrasion protection.
  • Durable and light - Unique outer cover provides durability in a lightweight design.
  • Comfortable Ride - Padded high-support seat; molded rubber-grip handles; bungee deck lacing.
  • Easy setup - Twistlok valves and high flow Spring valves allow for quick setup time.
Bestseller No. 5
Goplus Inflatable Sit-On-Top Kayak, 1 Person Canoe w/Adjustable Aluminum Paddle & Footrest, Portable Recreational Rowboat Set w/Detachable Seat & Carrying Bag for Touring & Fishing (Blue)
6 Reviews
Goplus Inflatable Sit-On-Top Kayak, 1 Person Canoe w/Adjustable Aluminum Paddle & Footrest, Portable Recreational Rowboat Set w/Detachable Seat & Carrying Bag for Touring & Fishing (Blue)
  • 🛶Adjustable Pedal for Comfortable Kayaking - Equipped with a removable seat and an inflatable sitting pad, this sit-on-top kayak provides an optimal boating experience for 1 passenger. And the adjustable 3-positionfoot pedal will set a comfortable distance for crowds of different heights.
  • 🛶Durable Material for Long Term Use - Made of high strength fabric, this sit-on-top kayak ensures extra sturdiness and durability. The inner drop-stitch structure supports passenger stably, ensuring high load capacity of 286lbs. Also, the stout bungee cord allows you to safely store your necessities with easy access.
  • 🛶Floating Oar & Superior Maneuver - This hull designed kayak with large slide pin ensures easy track and good maneuverability. Comes with a length-adjustable double head floating paddle, you can effortlessly control the paddling speed and direction. The sitting area is humanized enough for one person to keep stable on water.
  • 🛶Inflatable Design for Easy Carrying - This one-person canoe can be inflated and deflated with given manual pump, so you can fold it and pack into the waterproof carrying bag. And the bonus accessory kits that includes a slid fin, a hand pump, an extendable oar and a repair kit, can also be organized in the bag for ready to hit the water.
  • 🛶Fits Outdoor Water Adventure - This inflatable rowboat is a recreational tool for you to enjoy various entertainment activities. You can drift along the river, lake or calm sea, go on an adventure to explore the open water, or hover over the water to fish. Whenever and wherever, this canoe provides you ultimate playing experience.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Challenger Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak with Oars & Air Pump
82 Reviews
Challenger Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak with Oars & Air Pump
  • Nimble, durable kayak is made of durable welded material with eye-catching graphics for added safety on the lake or slow-moving river
  • Cockpit is designed for comfort and maximized space, and inflatable I-beam floors add stability
  • Cargo net to store extra gear, and grab line on both ends of kayak; inflatable seat with backrest
  • Comes with 84-inch aluminum oar, repair patch and Hi-output manual hand pump. Rugged vinyl construction
  • Measures 30-by-15-by-108 inches (W x H x D), with 27.2-pound weight and 220-pound maximum capacity
Bestseller No. 7
AQUAGLIDE Deschutes 110 Inflatable Kayak, 1 Person
26 Reviews
AQUAGLIDE Deschutes 110 Inflatable Kayak, 1 Person
  • INFLATABLE KAYAK: With its combination of length, stiffness, and light weight, the Deschutes 110 is designed for effortless paddling, portability, and ease of transport.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT PACKABLE DESIGN: Deschutes weighs only 18 pounds and includes a duffle-style storage bag for effortless transportation. Molded plastic carry handles on bow and stern allow for comfortable carrying or lifting.
  • KEY USER FEATURES: Kayak includes quick release seats, adjustable foot rests, velcro adjustments for personalized seat positioning, paddle keepers, quick release fin, Halkey-Roberts Valve adaptor, and cockpit drain.
  • DETAILS: 1 person, 300 lb. (136 kg) max weight. Dimensions: 11’ (335 cm) L x 36” (91 cm) W x 9.5” (24 cm) H. Includes kayak, seat, quick-release fin, storage bag, and repair kit.
  • AQUAGLIDE: Our passion for water sports drives us to engineer some of the best boating technologies available so you get the performance you want combined with the hassle-free portability you need.
Bestseller No. 8
Goplus Inflatable Kayak for 1 Person, Fishing Kayak w/Adjustable Aluminum Oars, Air Pump with Pressure Gauge, Padded Seat, Canoe Boat Raft Kayaks for Adults, Youth and Kids (Green)
2 Reviews
Goplus Inflatable Kayak for 1 Person, Fishing Kayak w/Adjustable Aluminum Oars, Air Pump with Pressure Gauge, Padded Seat, Canoe Boat Raft Kayaks for Adults, Youth and Kids (Green)
  • 🛶 【Super Tough Laminate PVC Core】Our inflatable kayak for 1 person is made up of durable high-quality PVC material with good wear-resistance and air-tightness, also highly resistant to damage from abrasion, impact and sunlight. In case of emergency, the eye-catching color will improve visibility.
  • 🛶 Quick Inflation & Deflation Valve: The inflatable kayak with spring-loaded valve provides extra rigidity and stability and can be deflated and rolled into a compact size for easy travel or storage. It is easy to assemble and can be launched at any time for your adventure.
  • 🛶 【Wide Cockpit & Comfortable Sitting】The inflatable floor not only assure enough stability, but also have a certain degree of softness, which will bring enhanced comfort. The detachable seat features safe buckles that can connect with D-rings for better protection.
  • 🛶 【Full Set of Accessories Included】With the help of steel D-rings, storage space in bow, cockpit and seat allows users to tie down dry bags and gear. We provide paddle, repair glue and patch, height adjustable aluminum alloy oar, hand pump, easy to carry and transport bag for grab-and-go convenience!
  • 🛶 【Extremely Useful & Fun Kayaking】This single canoe can be used in a variety of scenarios. It can be used as a right-hand assistant for professionals to participate in water sports, and the canoe is also suitable for beginners to use the kayaking freely on the beach, river or lake, so it is very easy to handle. With this kayaking, you'll get hours of fun and accomplishment.
Bestseller No. 9
AIRHEAD MONTANA Kayak, 1 person
50 Reviews
AIRHEAD MONTANA Kayak, 1 person
  • 9-foot, 1-man inflatable kayak; designed for lakes and moderate white water
  • All 3 air chambers are completely enclosed by rugged 840-denier nylon with
  • Lightweight, compact, and portable
  • UV and water-resistant coatings. Low drag and superior tracking with 4 bottom fins
  • Refer to the PDF attached below for User Manual
Bestseller No. 10
AQUAGLIDE Noyo 90 Inflatable Kayak - 1 Person Touring Kayak with Cover
79 Reviews
AQUAGLIDE Noyo 90 Inflatable Kayak - 1 Person Touring Kayak with Cover
  • RECREATIONAL KAYAK: A solo covered kayak perfect for quick day trips or longer excursions, Noyo offers dryness and a secure paddle for a beginner looking to feel comfortable.
  • COMFORT ON THE WATER: Our inflatable kayaks are designed to play as hard as you do. Portable, lightweight & built to last, Noyo is the ideal day trip canoe.
  • TOURING KAYAK: Designed for recreational paddling, it features quick release fin, drain plug, Boston valve, zip open dry compartments for storage, accessory strap, molded handle and D ring.
  • SPECIFICS:L 9′ x W 35″ (L 274cm x W 89cm). Weight: 21 lbs. (9,5 kg). Capacity: 250 lbs. (113 kg) 1 Person. Includes: Kayak, seat and storage bag. Warranty: 1-Year Limited.
  • AQUAGLIDE: Our passion for water sports drives us to engineer some of the best boating technologies available so you get the performance you want combined with the hassle-free portability you need.
Bestseller No. 11
Sea Eagle 370 Pro 3 Person Inflatable Portable Sport Kayak Canoe Boat w/ Paddles
1,604 Reviews
Sea Eagle 370 Pro 3 Person Inflatable Portable Sport Kayak Canoe Boat w/ Paddles
  • 3 person/650 lb capacity, weighs 32 lbs, suitable for up to Class III whitewater
  • 370 Deluxe Kayak Package features two movable, super comfortable Deluxe Kayak Seats for improved back support and 2 paddles, foot pump, and carry bag
  • 2 AB30 7'10"" 4 Part Paddles with asymmetrical blade and aluminum shaft
  • 2 skegs on the bottom for better tracking & speed
  • Open and close drain valve, 5 deluxe 1-way inflation/deflation valves
Bestseller No. 12
Elkton Outdoors Steelhead Inflatable Fishing Kayak - One-Person Angler Blow Up Kayak, Includes Paddle, Seat, Hard Mounting Points, Bungee Storage, Rigid Dropstitch Floor and Spray Guard
56 Reviews
Elkton Outdoors Steelhead Inflatable Fishing Kayak - One-Person Angler Blow Up Kayak, Includes Paddle, Seat, Hard Mounting Points, Bungee Storage, Rigid Dropstitch Floor and Spray Guard
  • Solid drop stitch floor for a solid bait-casting position. Cast your bait expertly! The Elkton Outdoors Steelhead Fishing kayak has a solid drop stitch floor that allows anglers to steadily stand and position themselves for better bait-casting.
  • Especially designed for fishing. From its front bungee storage to its multiple universal hard mounting points, the Steelhead kayak is especially designed for fishing. Keep your rods, fish finders, action camera and other fishing essentials safe and dry in the bungee storage or attach them steadily in the multiple universal hard mounting points. It also has a padded seat to keep you comfortable while waiting for your catch.
  • Rough build to last rough waters. Features a self-bailing floor with well-positioned ports for water drainage in case of excess splashing. The Steelhead kayak has a 1000D Reinforced Layered PVC, so it safely bounces off against obstacles like rocks and logs.
  • Stress-free setup and storage. The package comes with a dual-action hand pump to inflate the kayak quickly. Deflate it just as easily and store it in the inclusive travel bag for grab-and-go convenience! It’s a kayak that lets you have a good time from start to finish.
  • GUARANTEE ON WORKMANSHIP & MATERIALS - All Elkton Outdoors Kayaks come with a 1 Year Guarantee on materials, workmanship, and assembly + 30 Day No Hassle Returns

Last update on 2022-01-07  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API


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