Two main reasons are – they are so much easier to transport and store but more importantly, they are cheap too compared to a traditional kayak or even a boat! They may not be quite a status symbol, but they can get you on the water easily. It can easily become a hobby to paddle around and enjoy.
We have tried to list the best and top-rated, highly-reviewed inflatable kayaks that have been sold in Australia over the past year. Hope you enjoy it and find the list useful. Let us know if we have missed adding an awesome model.
|Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump||$642.56||Buy|
|Intex 68306NP Challenger K2 Kayak||$228.00||Buy|
|Intex Excursion Pro Kayak, Professional Series Inflatable Fishing Kayak||$537.22||Buy|
|Advanced Elements Lagoon 1 Person Inflatable Kayak||$465.89||Buy|
|Aquaglide Navarro 110 Convertible Inflatable Kayak with Drop Stitch Floor||$895.21||Buy|
|Intex 68310VM Dakota K2 2-Person Heavy-Duty Vinyl Inflatable Kayak with 86-Inch Oars and Air Pump, Gray & Red||Buy|
Choosing the right Inflatable Kayak
Disadvantages of inflatable kayaks over traditional ones are that they are slower, harder to go straight, have the risk of being punctured. However, almost all of these risks can be addressed by the more expensive or better inflatable kayaks you are willing to consider. Try to avoid fabric-covered (zipped) kayaks as they are very hard to clean and dry after use. We recommend either the cheapest ones that are single-layer vinyl (if you are a beginner on a budget) or the expensive ones that are Thick PVC-type inflatable kayaks. Below are some of the BEST inflatable kayaks you can buy online in Australia at some great prices and awesome reviews.
If you are interested to learn more about the 3 categories of inflatable Kayaks (category 1, category 2, and category 3), check out the very useful video below. It will explain the budget and differences between each of these models.