Inflatable / February 15, 2019 / Esperanza Langlais
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.
You could easily paddle on remote lakes or rivers. Or how about taking your kayak on vacation with you? Bring it in your luggage on the plane and you could be kayaking almost anywhere in the world. That would be pretty difficult to do with a hard-shell kayak. You could take an inflatable kayak on a city bus or bicycle to the water. During off season the kayak would take up minimal storage space. Inflatable Kayaks are Tough and Durable When most people think of an inflatable kayak they picture a cheaply made plastic boat for kids. They picture a kayak that would burst from hitting the smallest rock or branch.
If youve owned one of the older cheaper style inflatable boats you know you also have to invest in repair patches or a roll of duct tape. New high quality inflatable kayaks are changing peoples impressions of inflatable boats. New inflatable crafts are made from puncture and abrasion resistant rubber often reinforced with polyester fabric. This is much stronger than the PVC material used for most cheap inflatable boats. Under normal circumstances it is quite unlikely that you would puncture these new rubber materials. Even if you did most inflatable kayaks have at least three separate air chambers.