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Top 5 Best Kayaks For Women

I’m counting down my top 5 best kayaks for women to help you figure out which one is right for you!

When it comes to kayaks, women are from Venus and men are from Mars … and I didn’t need a book to tell me that. If you are a woman, the best kayak I would recommend for you is going to be different than the one I would recommend for a man. But there is not just one model that is great for ALL ladies, because not all ladies are the same, as it turns out. And with that insight, I could write a bestseller!

So of all the different kayak models I sell, which ones do I recommend for women and why? Well you are in luck, because today, I am going to countdown my top 5 best kayaks for women to help you figure out which one is right for you.

Top 5 Best Kayaks for Women Lagoon Inflatable Kayak – Dora the Explorer

5. Lagoon Inflatable Kayak – Dora the Explorer

Are you a curious cat? This little run about kayak is not for big trips, but is great fun for exploring just about any kind of waterway. Here are the highlights:

  • Lightweight – easy for petite women to carry down to shore
  • Versatile – if you tend to change your mind a lot (who doesn’t???), the Lagoon is great on flat water AND it has inflatable coaming for a spray skirt attachment, which keeps you dry in open ocean and warm on a cold day
  • Quick set up – great for impromptu paddles if you are a spontaneous kind of gal
Top 5 Best Kayaks for Women Packlite Inflatable Kayak - Mary Poppins
 

4. PackLite Inflatable Kayak – Mary Poppins

Do you like to have EVERYTHING in your handbag? For those just-in-case moments? Pull this kayak out of your handbag and people will think you have Mary Poppins’ magic carpet bag!

  • Insanely compact – seriously, it’s the size of a handbag… if you have been saying “But I don’t have enough space for a kayak” then you are now out of excuses!
  • Unbelievably lightweight – at less than 2kg, even your great-grandmother could carry this kayak down to the water
  • Quick and simple set up – pump up the 3 chambers, that’s it!
Top 5 Best Kayaks for Women AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak – Xena Warrior Princess
 

3. AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak – Xena Warrior Princess

Xena’s a big lady, as well as being strong and adventurous. If you are an amazon (or you just really like cake) and you want to do some long trips, here is why the AdvancedFrame inflatable kayak is your best bet:

  • With a capacity of 136kg, there aren’t many women this kayak can’t take…
  • Has inflatable coaming which allows for a spray skirt attachment – suitable for open ocean if you are planning on conquering other lands
  • AdvancedFrame design – it glides straight and fast without any skill required, so you can go out for a quick paddle or a long trip
  • Stable – if you are not super confident going out on your own, or you’ve just let your core muscles go over the years, the AdvancedFrame won’t tip you out
  • Comfortable – has a soft cushy floor under your bum and a supportive back rest so you can cruise in comfort
Top 5 Best Kayaks for Women AirFusion Elite Inflatable Kayak – Sporty Spice
 

2. AirFusion Elite Inflatable Kayak – Sporty Spice

If your idea of a good time is to get your heart pumping , the AirFusion Elite might be your best choice. This is the best kayak for women who want to get some real exercise.

  • The slim design and length means it goes really fast on the water if you want to get some exercise
  • The narrow beam and foot brace allow you to do proper paddling technique to get the benefits of a paddling workout and to cover large distances efficiently
  • Inflatable coaming allows you to attach a spray skirt so you can paddle in open ocean and in cold weather
Top 5 Best kayaks for Women AdvancedFrame Sport Inflatable Kayak – Yo’ Mama!

1. AdvancedFrame Sport Inflatable Kayak – Yo’ Mama!

Your mother, your grandmother, your daughter and you – this kayak is suitable for all the women in your family. Here is why this is my number 1 best kayak for women:

  • Great on the water – the AdvancedFrame design means it glides straight and fast without any skill required, so you can go out for a quick paddle or a long trip
  • Light enough for most women to handle to and from the shore
  • The wide open cockpit makes it easy to get in and out of
  • It is nice and stable so you can relax and enjoy being out of nature, you don’t have to concentrate on staying upright and you don’t have to have strong core muscles
  • Quick and easy set up, especially if you use the foot pump – I can get this kayak from its bag onto the water in under 3 minutes!
  • Comfortable – has a soft cushy floor under your bum and a supportive back rest so you can cruise in comfort

 

So what kind of woman are you?

To come up with this top 5, I had to think about all the features that are important to a woman when choosing a kayak. If you are a woman and you want to know how to choose a kayak, click here to find out what criteria I used to determine my top 5 best kayaks for women.