See also: Other IKs (and why some are not on this list)
A comparision table for the best touring inflatable kayaks (and now a packayak) based on the sort of boats this website covers; longer boats with room for gear paddled solo or two-up.
To aid clarity, I’ve dropped the seven discontinued boats below from the table. The links still lead to the original review.
I’ve owned or own a Sunny (similar to 410C), Java, Incept K40 Tasman, a Grabner Amigo, Gumotex Seawave and the MRS Nomad S1, and have tried a Grabner H2. My Nomad packayak may be an unconventional choice, but have a read. One of these days I’ll get to evaluate a DS kayak like the Itiwit X500 – it ought not sag in the middle like the picture above. There’s more on other IKs here, some of which could also be contenders.
- Gumotex Sunny (only now sold in US)
- Grabner Holiday 2
- Incept Tasman K40
- Gumotex Seawave
- Gumotex Framura
- Sea Eagle Razorlite and KXone Slider
- Neris Smart and Smart Pro
- MRS Nomad S1 packraft
- Gumotex Thaya (based on Solar 3)
- Decathlon Itiwit X500
- Grabner Amigo (2013)
- Gumotex/Innova Seaker 1 (2014)
- Feathercraft Java (2015)
- Feathercraft Aironaut (2016)
- Grabner Explorer 1 and 2 (2019)
- Gumotex Solar 410C
- Gumotex Solar 3 (formerly 410C; 2019)
Not all figures below are verified except for the boats I’ve actually owned or used. In some cases my figures don’t match official data. Click below to enlarge.