Best Inflatable One Person Kayaks for 2020

Best Inflatable One Person Kayaks for 2020


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:

Bestseller No. 1
Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, 1-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
2,624 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
  • 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
3,138 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
448 Reviews
Sevylor Quikpak K1 1-Person Kayak
  • 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
Intex Excursion Pro Kayak, Professional Series Inflatable Fishing Kayak
136 Reviews
Intex Excursion Pro Kayak, Professional Series Inflatable Fishing Kayak
  • Super tough laminate PVC with polyester core: light weight and highly resistant to damage from abrasion, impact and sunlight
  • High pressure inflation provides extra rigidity and stability, with high pressure spring loaded valves for easy inflation and fast deflation
  • Includes 2 removable skews for deep and shallow water, 2 floor mounted footrests, 2 integrated recessed fishing rod holders, 2 adjustable bucket seats
  • Removable and adjustable mounting bracket for additional accessories, such as GPS systems, fish finders, swivel fishing rod holders etc
  • Storage space in bow and Stern with stainless steel d rings for tying down Dry bags and gear; Kayak total weight capacity: 400 pounds
Bestseller No. 5
SUNDOLPHIN Sun Dolphin Excursion Sit-in Angler Kayak (Gray Swirl, 10-Feet)
  • Great for lakes and rivers and to get to those excluded fishing spots
  • Lightweight, easy to carry
  • Tracks and paddles with ease while offering maximum stability
  • Rugged uv-stabilized fortiflex high density polyethylene
  • Two flush mount rod holders and one swivel rod holder
Bestseller No. 6
AIRHEAD MONTANA Kayak, 1 person
33 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
SaleBestseller No. 7
Advanced Elements Lagoon 1 Person Inflatable Kayak
18 Reviews
Advanced Elements Lagoon 1 Person Inflatable Kayak
  • Single-person inflatable kayak for lakes, mild rivers, bays, and more
  • Built-in rigid panels on the bow and stern to improve tracking
  • Quick-inflating Twistlok and high-flow Spring valves for easy setup
  • Padded high-support seat; molded rubber-grip handles; bungee deck lacing
  • 250-pound weight capacity; measures 8 feet 4 inches long; 1-year
SaleBestseller No. 8
Intex Challenger K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
1,071 Reviews
Intex Challenger K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
  • The Intex Challenger K2 Kayak is sporty and fun with a streamlined design for easy paddling
  • The bright green color and sporty graphics make the kayak highly visible in the water
  • Two 86 inch aluminum paddles and an Intex high output pump for easy inflation and deflation
  • Made of company's rugged, Super Tough vinyl that's puncture and UV damage resistant for long term durability
  • Measures 30 by 15 by 138 inches (W x H x D) inflated, with 400 pound maximum weight limit; includes two 86 inch aluminum oars, high capacity pump, and repair patch kit
SaleBestseller No. 9
Advanced Elements AE1012-R AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak
  • Built-in aluminum ribs define the bow and stern and improve tracking
  • 3 layers of material for extreme puncture resistance
  • PreAssembled at the factory. Simply unfold, inflate and attach the seat
  • High support, adjustable padded seat provides comfort for hours of paddling
  • Looks and paddles similar to a rigid hard-shell kayak with the portability of an inflatable
SaleBestseller No. 10
Blue Wave Sports Nomad 1 Person Inflatable Kayak
  • Measures 118-in L x 31-in W when fully inflated; Weight capacity: 231-lbs
  • 24 gauge PVC reinforced construction featuring anti-leak welding with 3 air chambers, 2 in the hull and I-beam inflatable floor for comfort and durability
  • Oversized pressure valve with double locking air-tight seal for quick inflation and deflation; foot pump included
  • Super strong 4-section 87-in long oar with aluminum tubes and reinforced enlarged polypropylene blades; blade size: 17.25-in L x 7.5-in W
  • Includes: aluminum paddle/oar, 1 adjustable heavy duty fabric seat, foot rest, foot pump, rip-resistant polyethylene carrying bag, and easy to use repair kit

Last update on 2019-11-20  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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