The Best Inflatable Kayaks for Touring

See also:
Other IKs (and why some are not on this list)
Overlanding with Packboats


A regularly updated comparison table for what I consider the best touring inflatable kayaks 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 discontinued or obscure boats from the table. Links below lead to the original review or ‘preview’.
I’ve owned or own a Sunny (similar to a longer Solar), FC Java, Incept K40 Tasman, Grabner Amigo, Gumotex Seawave, and have tried a Grabner H2.

One of these days I’ll get to evaluate a full DS kayak – it ought not sag in the middle like the picture above – a Sunny from about 2006. There’s more on other IKs here.


Not all figures below are verified except for the boats I’ve actually owned or used or from reliable reviewers. In some cases my figures don’t match official data. Click below to enlarge. Check the version date of the latest table bottom right.