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
  • 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
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. 3
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
Bestseller No. 4
Blue Wave Sports Nomad 1 Person Inflatable Kayak, Gold/Black
55 Reviews
Blue Wave Sports Nomad 1 Person Inflatable Kayak, Gold/Black
  • 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
Bestseller No. 5
Bestway Hydro-Force Cove Champion Inflatable Kayak Set | Includes Double-Sided Paddle, Extra Storage, Grab Rope, Hand Pump | Convenient & Portable Kayak
  • TAKE SUMMER TO THE NEXT LEVEL: Drift along the lake, river, or ocean in the Hydo-Force Cove Champion Inflatable Kayak. Perfect for adventures and exploring the open water! It comfortably seats 1 passenger with a weight limit of 220lbs.
  • COMPLETE SET: This kayak set comes with everything you need to get you out on the water fast! A durable, double-sided paddle, air hammer hand pump, and a heavy-duty repair patch are included.
  • RIDE COMFORTABLY: The wide-opening cockpit features an adjustable seat with a backrest for extra lumbar support! There's also plenty of storage areas for travel and adventure equipment or necessities.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & COMPACT KAYAK: Because the kayak is inflatable, it can be deflated and folded up into compact size making it convenient for travel or storage purposes. The removable fins add directional stability and easy storage.
  • TIE IT UP: The wraparound grab rope surrounds the entire exterior of the kayak for easy transport. It also gives you the ability to tie up to a dock or an anchored spot.
Bestseller No. 6
Sevylor Quikpak K5 1-Person Kayak
  • 5-minute setup lets you spend more time on the water
  • Easy-to-carry backpack system turns into the seat
  • 24-gauge PVC construction is rugged for lake use
  • Tarpaulin bottom and polyester cover provide durable protection from punctures
  • Multiple air chambers allow another chamber to stay inflated if one is punctured
Bestseller No. 7
LJHHH Inflatable Kayak,1-2 Persons Inflatable Boat,PVC Plastic Portable Folding Fishing Boating Water Sports 190 115Cm
  • ✿ The kayak is made of three layers of thick PVC material. The bottom of the boat is made of a wear resistant material. It has a strong load carrying capacity, durable, high density and thick seal, corrosion resistance, corrosion resistance and anti-aging.
  • ✿ Size:190 * 115cm; yellow; 1-2 people.
  • ✿ The canoe is equipped with an enhanced backpack system for added portability. You can simply wear a canoe as a backpack so you can easily take your next adventure.
  • ✿ Suitable for kayaking in lakes, oceans, water fishing, competitions, rescues; providing you with different outing experiences.
  • ✿ Use a foot pump to inflate, the inflation should not be too full, it is recommended not to exceed 80%.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Inflatable Kayak Set Fishing Boat Drifting Diving Rowing Air Boat with Oars for Kids Adults Blue 1 Person
  • The inflatable boat can hold up to 90kg/198lb, suitable for 1 person, the float pool boat is made of thick PVC material, skin-friendly and durable
  • The touring kayaks set package with paddles
  • Inflatable dinghy boat is made of premium PVC material, which is stable and pressure resistance. The inflatable boat can be folded, easy to carry and storage
  • Inflatable kayaks,you can fish by yourself, camping, drifting, enjoy a sweet day with your lover, traveling, boating race, etc.
  • We can ship inflatable kayak by DHL fast shipping. If any questions, please remember to contact us
Bestseller 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
Bestseller No. 10
ADVANCED ELEMENTS AdvancedFrame Expedition Elite Inflatable Kayak, Ocean Blue, One Size
  • Drop-stitch floor
  • High-back Lumbar seat
  • Repair kit included
  • Duffel bag with removable shoulder straps
  • Rudder mount
Bestseller No. 11
Intex Excursion Pro Kayak, Professional Series Inflatable Fishing Kayak
1,688 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. Includes a carry bag and repair patch
  • 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. 12
Sukaly Inflatable Rafts, 1-2 Person Inflatable Boat Kayak Canoe Fishing Boat Rafting Fishing Tender Poonton Boat New Inflatable Rowing Boat Canoe Kayak Dinghy for Adults
  • ✅ Inflatable Design : With the inflatable design, this boat is easy to fold. So that you can be convenient to store and carry.
  • ✅ High Quality : Made of high-quality and tough PVC material, come with a wall thickness of 0.3cm, the inflatable boat is resistant to tearing and abrasion, and it features high strength and not easy to damage.
  • ✅ Quick Inflation and Deflation : Double valve design is good for fast inflation and deflation.
  • ✅ Widely Used : Very suitable for lakes, fishing and coast, outdoor rafting, fishing, travel, parent-child activities, etc.
  • ✅ Heavy Duty : Kayak two sizes :150*100cm, load: 55kg; 188*114cm, load: 90kg.

Last update on 2020-09-27  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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