Updated November 2018
A quick comparision table for the best touring inflatable kayaks (and now a kayakraft) based on the sort of boats this blog covers; longer boats with room for gear paddled solo or two-up. To aid clarity in the table I have dropped the five discontinued boats crossed-out below. The links still lead to the original review.
I’ve owned a Sunny (similar to 410C), Java, Incept K40 Tasman, a Grabner Amigo, Gumotex Seawave and have tried a Grabner H2 and the MRS Nomad S1. The Nomad payakraft may be an unconventional choice, but give it a read and see what you think. One of these days I’ll get to try a DS kayak, too. 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
- Gumotex Solar 410C (became Solar 3 in 2017)
- Neris Smart 2
- MRS Nomad S1 packraft
- Gumotex Thaya (based on Solar 3)
- Grabner Amigo (2013)
- Gumotex/Innova Seaker 1 (2014)
- Feathercraft Java (2015)
- Feathercraft Aironaut (2016)
- Grabner Explorer 1 and 2 (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.