I have come to respect inflatables in a whole new way since trying some of them out. I have used such a boat, tube, and float for water recreation. I no longer look down my nose at them as cheap counterparts. They are well made these days and very durable and sturdy. They boast of top quality construction and special features just like the regular kayaks. They can run up to a thousand dollars so you know this is a luxury item and not a toy for kids. You have to keep your pricey boat well maintained so you can enjoy it for years to come. I have been wanting one for years to get out on the lake at last. The cost of a wood or acrylic kayak has been keeping me away from the water. My solution is to get an inflatable fishing kayak, just made especially for my favorite sport. I found the perfect match for my needs on line. Since the boat is an inflatable, it also deflates to fit in a small package for shipping. I pumped in air in no time so I could see the shape and size. I started making plans for a river trip in the near future.
For the modest price of $400, this is what you get: a one-person sleek, lightweight and fast kayak. My choice has three high pressure chambers that increase performance. I love the padded backrest and adjustable seat cushion. Other features are stainless tie-downs for securing gear, a backpack carry bag, paddle, pump, and gauge. It can accommodate 275 pounds with its 500-denier three-ply PVC construction. There is no need to spend more when you get all this.
I thoroughly enjoyed inaugurating the inflatable kayak on a recent vacation. Okay, it just held one but my friends who came along each had their own method of transportation. I felt pretty proud of my choice since it was so light to carry and handle. The ones with heavy boats were envious as they strained to get them into the water. You don’t have to be a he-man to tote an inflatable kayak. I had so much fun that my friends couldn’t get me out of the water to have lunch. They were all standing at the picnic table site waving their hands aggressively. I finally acquiesced. But I told them it would have to be quick. I had been waiting so long to use my new inflatable kayak that I couldn’t wait to get back in the water. I just had to take the remainder of my lunch with me. I could eat it while I sat on the comfortable seat. I paddled down the river and out of sight. Of course given the direction of the river flow, I had to either walk back or paddle my guts out upstream. I will remember that next time and maybe stay closer to my starting off point.