Are They Any Good?
They sure are! Inflatable technology has come way up over the years since the humble inflatable ride on pool croc. Recreational companies have taken note by turning our beloved childhood ride-on inflatables and creating a more durable, professional, and high-quality watercraft.
Are They Durable?
Unlike our old friend the pool croc who after experiencing a few turns would slowly deflate into a green mass of flimsy plastic – inflatable kayaks are not made with the same thin layer of flimsy plastic.
Take for example our ITIWIT Strenfit X500 Inflatable 1-person Kayak. Does that look like some flimsy plastic watercraft to you? Nope, I didn’t think so either. Most inflatable kayaks are comprised of multiple layers of thick polyesters and vinyl – which means that these crafts can take a beating. That is not to say you should go ahead and start dragging it over every bit of gravel you find, but under normal circumstances inflatable kayaks like ours will be able to withstand paddling through rocky waters.
You need not worry about punctures under normal circumstances. As discussed above, inflatable kayaks are made of extremely durable materials, therefore punctures are rarely an issue, not even Chuck Norris could throw a punch hard enough to knock out these babies.
Speaking of Sir. Norris, there are of course some common sense exceptions to this rule. For example, when storing your inflatable kayak try to avoid storing it next to your freshly sharpened harpoons and steak knives and use caution when transporting them. With a little common sense, your kayak should survive without any issue. But, if you do happen to puncture one, it’s okay because most inflatable kayaks are easily repaired with a small patch kit, and to reinflate just grab one of our ITIWIT 2 x 2.6L Double Action Kayak Hand Pumps.
Which One is the Best for Me?
That all depends on you and your intentions. If for example, cruising with your mates is something you’d like to do, then you simply cannot go past our ITIWIT 2-3 Person Inflatable Cruising Kayak. Designed for buttocks and paddling comfort, this inflatable is stable and reassuring. So much so you’d want to take the whole family with you.
If however you are the solo type or just a greedy bugger who doesn’t like to share good things, then you may wish to consider grabbing yourself an ITIWIT 1 person Inflatable Kayak. Super easy to inflate and store!