Most of our inflatable kayaks are easy to get in and out of, but some more so than others.
One feature to consider is the cockpit size – the smaller the cockpit, the harder it can be to get in and out of, depending on whether there is a zipper.
On the flip side, the sit-on-top kayaks have no cockpit, they are completely open, so you can just flop in and flop out!
Small, fixed cockpit
Small cockpit with zipper
Large, fixed cockpit
The StraitEdge line and the AirVolution line are basically open-deck kayaks – there really isn’t a hole for you to climb into, you are just sitting on top, which is nice and easy.
Rigidity of floor
The kayaks with the high-pressure floors are easier to get in and out of – partly because you have something firm to push off, but also because you tend to sit higher in these kayaks.
The following kayaks have a high-pressure floor:
The more stable a kayak is, the easier it is to get in and out of because you can basically fall into it. All our kayaks are very stable, except the AirFusion EVO – it requires a little bit of concentration to get in and out of.
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Review by Peter
“The large opening is great for easy entry & exit but I have made a custom splash cover to fit, as the larger opening collects more drips, splashes and rain, and the cover helps reduce sun on my legs… read more