Want a kayak but don’t have enough room? We looked into more than 90 foldable, portable, and inflatable kayaks and picked the top 3 to try out over a large amount of time on the water. To test their limits, we paddled for months across lakes, across waves, and down rivers. We meticulously investigated the capacity and comfort of each model with the help of friends, dogs, snacks, and kids. To determine how simple it was to set up, control on the water, and pack back into the trunk each boat, we enlisted the aid of rookie and experienced paddlers. Regardless of your paddling style, we have the ideal inflatable or folding kayak for your water explorations.
It’s fantastic to be out on the water paddling, regardless of your favourite vessel or setting. The best kayak paddles and PFDs to go with your new packable kayak have been put to the test by our aquatic specialists. We’ve reviewed the top SUPs and inflatable paddle boards available as well as hard-sided kayaks if you’d like to paddle one.