Inflatable / February 4, 2019 / Sydney De La Ronde
So good luck and remember to follow ALL the safety rules and regulations supplied to you and any you recognize from experience. The fastest growing trend in the kayaking industry is clearly the use of inflatable kayaks. Todays technology makes these inflatable crafts more rugged and maneuverable while remaining lightweight and portable. Even seasoned kayakers are gradually making the switch to inflatable kayaks. Inflatable Kayaks are Extremely Portable If you have ever owned a hard-shell kayak you realize how difficult it can be to transport your kayak. You have little alternative to strapping your kayak to the roof of your vehicle.
But as with most things in life things change. In the last five years most U.S. "manufacturers" have thrown in the towel and are no longer making their own Inflatables. Theyre now importing China made Inflatables and passing them off as "Made in the U.S.A." In addition a new breed of internet phonies are posing as "manufacturers" and selling "China made Inflatables" or acting as a distributor for some other inflatable company importing from China. The fact of the matter is there are only a few manufacturers left that still build their entire product line of Inflatables right here in the good old U.S.A. Its more expensive but far superior in durability. And yes in spite of what you have been told there is a big difference in Safety Quality Craftsmanship.
Inflatable Kayaks are Easy to Use What is easier than carrying your kayak right to the waters edge and inflating it with a foot pump within five to ten minutes? Most people have pumped up an air mattress at least once as a child. Then after it is filled to the appropriate air pressure set your inflatable kayak in the water and get in like any other kayak. You can straddle the kayak and then sit down. Or you can place your paddle across the kayak to brace yourself as you get in. Kayaks are very stable but with inflatable kayaks it can be much easier to get back in if you fall out.