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Inflatable Kayak Questions

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Inflation and Deflation

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Yes. All of our kayaks comes with the  Double Action Hand Pump with Gauge – it is quick and powerful enough for all our kayaks. It is not as compact or easy to use as the Bellows Foot Pump, but it does come with a pressure gauge.

** You can NOT use a compressor or a bike pump to inflate the kayaks**
No, but we sell a great range of lightweight collapsible kayak paddles from Advanced Elements.
No. To get it rigid enough to extend beyond the roof racks, it needs to be fully inflated. The problem with this is that the roof of your car is the hottest place on earth… so the kayak inevitably ends up over-pressurised and you risk damaging your inner tubes.
Most of our inflatable kayaks are easy to get in and out of, but some more so than others. is the kayak easy to get in and out of
Yes, absolutely! We have a range of inflatable kayaks that are suitable for open ocean.

Yes, all our tandem kayaks have a central seat position so you are nicely balanced in the kayak when you are going solo.

AdvancedFrame Convertible Kayak paddling solo Fiji

Not ours! Generally speaking, an inflatable kayak is ‘easy to paddle’ if it is rigid. With our inflatable kayaks, this is achieved with patented designs that use rigid forms and drop-stitch chambers. tricia review

Depending on the kayak, it takes about 4-15 minutes when inflating with a manual pump. Click the image below to check the complete list of our inflatable kayaks’ setup time.

kayaks setup time

Inflatable Kayak Questions

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Inflatable Kayak Questions

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So you’re looking for a lightweight and portable kayak, but you’re wondering, are inflatable kayaks any good? are inflatable kayaks any good

Not necessarily, it depends on the hull shape, rigidity, length and width, weight, wind affect etc.
I’ve paddled some amazing hard-shell kayak and some terrible hard-shell kayaks.
I’ve also paddled some amazing inflatable kayaks and some terrible inflatable kayaks!

I don’t know of any inflatable kayaks that can match the speed of a 6m fibreglass surf ski (the ones the iron men and women use), but most people are not looking for that anyway, because they are so unstable.

Our kayaks generally hit that lovely sweet spot where the speed is satisfying, but the kayak is super-stable and easy to paddle.

Most of our kayaks have a wide, flat hull, which means they are very stable – excellent for beginners, taking dogs / kids, kayak fishing and generally relaxing on the water.

The only exception is our AirFusion EVO kayak – it is quite narrow across the beam and therefore not very stable. It’s no good for fishing or dogs, but it’s AWESOME for going really fast!