Today we are going to look at five of the best inflatable fishing kayaks on the market today. They are going to enhance your fishing experience!
Before we get to the in-depth reviews of these products, we wanted to break down for you the reasoning for our choices. Now, instead of just concentrating on one of the biggest brands and choosing five kayaks that they offer, we have chosen to discuss five products from five separate manufacturers. While some of these manufacturers may not be as well-known as others, we felt it was the best way to give you a variety of options from which to choose. We feel this will make it a lot easier for you to decide, as they all come at various price points and have different features. We encourage you to use this list as a guide and take some time to research the five different brands to see which one is going to be the best for you. If you already own an inflatable kayak, and are unhappy, this list is going to offer you better options. All five of these products are built by companies that we personally feel are great to purchase from, and have fantastic customer service should anything go wrong. With all that being said, let’s head straight to the reviews.
Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak
The first inflatable fishing kayak up for review is the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak. Of course, no list about kayaks would be complete without having a Sevylor product on our list. They are known for creating some of the higher end types of kayaks that are also competitively priced. Since they are a well known brand, you can know that they are going to make great products, as positive word has spread about them.
This specific fishing kayak that they have created has been built using 18-gauage PVC, and has been made to be durable enough for use on a lake. The bottom is made out of 1000D tarpaulin and the over has been made out of 840D nylon. With both of these combined, this allows the kayak to be extremely durable and offers protection from unwanted punctures while out on the lake. This will ensure you added safety while fishing.
There are a lot of air chambers throughout the inflatable kayak, so if one happens to be punctured, the remaining will allow the kayak to stay afloat. This really helps in emergency situations when you feel a puncture and are far away from shore.
Sevylor products are guaranteed with an airtight system that ensures it is not going to leak after inflation. Some of the lower end knock-off brands are known to leak slowly, and that can be quite the nuisance, especially if you are fishing. With Seylor, this is never a worry.
For your rods, the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak is equipped with two Berkley Quick Set Rod Holders that can be adjusted so you can fish without using your hands. This is great for a break for lunch, or if you are getting tired. This kayak also comes equipped with Seylor Trolling Motor fittings that will allow you to have a lot of storage to enhance the fishing experience.
To inflate or deflate this fishing kayak, there is a Boston valve making it an easy and fast process. There are mesh storage pockets throughout the kayak to keep all of your fishing gear close and safe. The seats are adjustable and can be moved around the kayak to fit your comfort level and needs. To easily carry it in and out of the water, there are carrying handles on the sides.
The NMMA has certified the Sevylor Coleman Colorado 2-Person Fishing Kayak to hold up to 470 pounds, and when it is inflated, it measures 10’ 9” by 3’ 3”. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty and a carrying bag, for easy mobile options. This is truly one of the best inflatable fishing kayaks on the market.
- Strong material
- Reliable brand
- Able to fit 2 people easily
- A lot of storage space for gear
- Easy to carry
- Can inflate and deflate efficiently
- Air chambers for added safety
- Seats are adjustable and comfortable
- Double walled
Difficult to paddle without hitting the sides, can be nuisance
Intex Explorer K2 Kayak – 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set
The second product up for review is the Intex Explorer K2 Kayak – 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set. As with the brand above, this list also would not be complete without an Intex product. They are another well-known manufacturer on the list today because they offer kayaks that are high quality, competitively priced, and are known to be some of the safest on the market today. This is what makes their products some of the best to purchase, especially for an inflatable fishing kayak.
The Intex Explorer K2 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set comes with a variety of features to meet all of your kayaking needs. Some of these features include:
- Equipped to get through lakes and low rivers as it is built with a low-profile
- Really great visibility as it has bright colors and sporty graphics throughout the whole kayak
- The seat is inflatable and adjustable; comes with a backrest for maximum comfort ability
- The skeg is removable, helps stabilize your direction at all time
- Comes with a U.S. Coast Guard ID
- Made out of heavy duty puncture-resistant vinyl
- There are two air chambers that are separated
- Valves are the Boston kind, can be quickly and efficiently inflated
- The I-beam floor is also inflatable, making it as rigid as possible
- Comes with a repair kit in case of emergencies
- 10’ 3” in length
- 3’ in width
- Can hold 2 passengers
- Maximum weight in the kayak is 400 lbs.
- Certification by the National Marine Manufacturers Association
- Comes with 86” aluminum oars and also a high-output air pump
- Yellow color
- Really comfortable
- Easy to use
- Very durable
- Great on smooth water
- Easy to set up and also put away
- Meant for recreational purposes and that is great
- Very affordable
- A lot of great features, comfortable backrest
- The oars are very strong and durable
- Can lose your skreg easy
- Only meant for smooth water as it is inflatable
- A bit too big and heavy for easy storage
Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Kayak
The third product on our list today is the Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Kayak. Advanced Elements is on the rise to become a well known and well established company. They create products that are high end and that you can trust in an emergency situation. Their products are durable and made out of the highest quality for all of your fishing needs.
This specific model is designed primarily for anglers and the material around it has multiple layers. For a sturdier frame, the Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Kayak has their patented aluminum rib design, offering you a firmer kayak to fish from. The abrasion pads equipped on this fishing kayak are very durable, and the wide beam at the bottom ensures it is more stable than many on the market today.
For anyone with any lower back issues, the Advanced Elements Straitedge Angler Kayak comes with a seat that is higher up, offering more protection. It also has inflatable support around the lumbar area, so it is still comfortable after a longer trip out on the water. There is also a mounting rail that can be removed at any time.
Once it is inflated, it measures 9’ by 8” by 35”, and has an overall weight of 41 lbs. It can hold up to 300 pounds, and it is a 1-person kayak. If anything goes wrong, this kayak is covered by a 1-year manufacturer warranty. This is definitely on of the top inflatable fishing kayaks available.
- Seat is very comfortable
- Added support in lumbar region
- Abrasion pads are durable
- Very strong design
- Aluminum rib base makes it sturdy
- Great for one person
- Air chambers have been known to fail (although covered by warranty)
- A bit too small for anyone over 6’
13′ Pro-Angler Fishing Inflatable Kayaks
The fourth product up for review is the 13′ Pro-Angler Fishing Inflatable Kayaks, developed by Saturn. Saturn is another manufacturer that you should research, as they have made quite the name for themselves making high-end products. Their line is competitively priced with other kayaks on this list.
This inflatable kayak for fishing is incredibly easy to take mobile and can easily be stored. It has been made with heavy duty 1100 Dtex PVC, making sure that it lasts against any nicks or dents. The floor has a high-pressure air deck that is very strong when inflated, making sure it is strong against any punctures. There is a double layer of this PVC fabric built right onto the air floor and the tops of the tubes in between the benches, in case you have accidents with the hook on your fishing rod.
For added stability, the 13′ Pro-Angler Fishing Inflatable Kayaks have high-buoyancy tubes that are very rigid, allowing you to stand up and walk around while fishing. It comes with 2 aluminum benches, that can removed, so you can mount all of your fishing gear, and also has a great storage space for any fish you catch. The oars can be secured using two Velcro straps on the tubes.
For extra storage space there is added splash guards in the front area and the bow. There are also eight heavy duty D-rings if you would like to add more kayak seats. A hand pump and a spare air valve come with this purchase.
- Comes with benches for more storage space
- Heavy duty
- High-end material
- Puncture proof
- Easy to store
- Easy to take mobile
- A bit more on the pricier side
- No great warranty
Sea Eagle SE370 Inflatable Kayak with Deluxe Package
The final product that we will be reviewing is the Sea Eagle SE370 Inflatable Kayak with Deluxe Package. This is one of the more affordable options on our list, but that does not make it the worst. It still comes with a variety of features to enhance your fishing experience.
This is an extremely lightweight kayak that is easy to take mobile. It can be inflated and deflated in minutes, getting you in and out of the water as fast as you can. This is one of the larger kayaks on the list; it can hold up to 3 people, and has a weight capacity of 650 pounds. To inflate and assemble it takes just under 8 minutes.
Once inflated it measures 12’ 6” by 2’ 10” and weighs 32 lbs., making it easy to carry into and out of the water. It has been certified by the NMMA, and also comes with a self-bailing drain valve in case of any issues. There are also inflatable spray skirts in the box and two skegs to be placed on the bottom so you can go faster and track better. It also comes with a pressure gauge and a repair kit, should anything go wrong.
- Easy to inflate and assemble
- Great for tracking
- Comes with a variety of features in the box
- Very safe
Can actually only hold two people, three is too crammed
If you are looking to use an inflatable fishing kayak while out on the water, all five of the options above are great choices. They are easy to inflate and deflate, are made out of durable materials, and are all at competitive prices. We encourage anyone who purchases an inflatable fishing kayak to stay safe and always wear a life jacket while going out on the water.