Best Touring Inflatable Kayaks 2023

See also:
Other IKs (and why some are not on this list)
Overlanding with Packboats
Full Dropstitch kayaks
Hybrid (tube/DS) kayaks

Click to enlarge. Not all figures verified except for the boats I’ve actually owned or used, or from reliable reviewers. Some manufacturers under-report weights, exaggerate payloads or give inconsistent data.
Get the book for under a tenner

Above is a periodically updated comparison table for what I consider the better touring inflatable kayaks based on the sort of boats this website covers: longer boats with room for gear paddled solo or two-up for inshore cruising or up to Grade 2 white water.
Generally they are open boats which can be switch between solo or tandem and only one is a slow-drying shell & bladder (which is also a self-bailer). Loads more on everything in the book.

Links below lead to the original review or preview.

Other contenders worth a look

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