Kayaks

The best kayaks, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on April 24, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Kayak Reviews

ZRay Drift 14'

rated 5 of 5 stars This kayak holds two people and or 485 pounds. It deflates into its own backpack. I bought this kayak from Costco last year to go fishing on the lakes. It came all folded up in a backpack. It took me a few tries to get it set up right, but once it was set up, it was great. I am 340 pounds and this kayak will carry me, my fishing equipment, and camping gear. What I like about it is that when I am done with it, I just deflate it and store it away. I don't need a kayak carrier on my truck. This kayak… Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My husband and I bought the Tarpon 100 kayaks for each other for Christmas 2017. We are extremely satisfied with the kayaks and can't wait for warmer weather to take them out this spring! So far we are very happy with the Tarpon 100 kayaks. We have used them in the bay and various lakes. I love the size in that we can throw them in the back of his truck without using a carrier. They were great in the bay in the Outerbanks—even had our dog on the kayak with us! Wilderness Systems builds a sturdy… Full review

Seaward Kayaks Chilco

rated 5 of 5 stars Beauty and performance at a reasonable price point. From their website, "Seaward has produced the finest handcrafted kayaks in the world for 30 years. Our reputation is based on quality, innovation and attention to detail. When you purchase a Seaward Kayak you buy a product on which you can depend to take you further."   Find them here http://www.seawardkayaks.com Seaward Kayaks is located in Canada and hand builds all their composite boats from the finest materials. They sell direct to the consumer… Full review

BIC Sport Bilbao

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A tough little kayak with surprising performance... Mention BIC and most people think about lighters and writing pens, but they make so much more. In 1979 BIC Sport was founded by the Bich family, makers of BIC pens and lighters. BIC Sport grew from the family’s passion for water sports and expertise in sustainable manufacturing. By the late 1980s BIC Sport was a world leader in windsurf manufacturing. Since then they have expanded into surf boards, paddle boards, small sailboats, and kayaks. Full review

Stellar Kayaks 14' Surf Ski S14S

rated 5 of 5 stars Been wishing for a high performance, lightweight SOT??? Your wish has been granted. Behold the Stellar S14S. The Stellar S14S is a hybrid cross between a recreational SOT and a surf ski kayak. It's a composite boat, which means unlike its roto-molded siblings, it's very lightweight not to mention easily repaired. It's also beautiful to look at both on and off the water. Most of all, it's an absolute pleasure to paddle. So what the heck is a surf ski kayak anyway? Surf ski kayaks have been around… Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140

rated 5 of 5 stars A versatile, high quality kayak built to last a lifetime. The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 is not marketed as a lightweight boat, so I'm not going to deduct points because it's heavy, but know that it is. The Orbix hatches used on these boats look really cool and are convenient to open and close; but they all leak which some people consider a really big deal. I don't. Kayaking is a water sport. That means I and my stuff will probably get wet. Stuff I don't want wet I put in a dry bag; easy. You… Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100

rated 3 of 5 stars A hard boat to justify. Without a doubt Wilderness Systems builds exceptional plastic kayaks. They will easily last a lifetime of heavy use with minimal care. They are virtually indestructible in the hands of all but the most extreme users. The Tarpon 100, 120, 140, and 160 all offer what many consider to be the most comfortable SOT seat and driest ride available.  They also come with quite the feature set. So what's the problem? I'll start with the hatches. The Orbix hatches used on these boats… Full review

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best balanced "all around" kayaks available. The Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 is not marketed as a lightweight boat, so I'm not going to deduct points because it's heavy, but know that it is. The hatch covers look super cool, but I've yet to know one that doesn't leak.  So now you know the bad. Now let's talk about the good.   The seat is adjustable three different ways while you're sitting in it and offers one of the driest rides in the business. No sitting in a puddle. These attributes… Full review

NRS Bandit I

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought it after a friend let me use his Duckie, but it was a totally different type of boat. The Bandit is small and maneuverable and a lot of fun. I purchased this inflatable used from an outfitter. Got it at about half the price of a new one. I then had thigh straps and foot braces installed. Ran the Upper Pigeon from the powerhouse input down to the SMO takeout about 200 times at levels from low water to about 4,000 FPS. I ended up swimming a couple of times. The first time I did it I sat for… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 Sit-on-Top
$1,059
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS MaverIK II Inflatable
$1,895
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dagger Katana 10.4 Whitewater
$1,229
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Dirigo 106 Recreational
$637
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Old Town Vapor 10 Recreational
$382
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Recreational
$929 - $999
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Pamlico 145T Tandem Recreational
$1,129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Sit-on-Top
$959
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Advanced Elements Lagoon1 Inflatable
$349
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Axis 10.5 Recreational
$859 - $869
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Perception Expression 11.5 Touring
$859
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Oru Kayak Bay ST Folding
$1,450 - $1,599
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Old Town Dirigo 120 Recreational
$722 - $849
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Sit-on-Top
$759
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Vapor 10XT Recreational
$510 - $599
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140 with Rudder Touring
$1,529
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea Eagle Explorer 380x Pro Package Inflatable
$1,149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Touring
$1,299 - $1,529
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Predator 13 Sit-on-Top
$1,400
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Hurricane Santee Expedition 128 Touring
$1,199
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tributary Tomcat Tandem Inflatable
$849
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Old Town Heron 9XT Recreational
$425 - $469
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sea Eagle Sport 370 Inflatable
$499
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Dagger Zydeco 11.0 Recreational
$599
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two Sit-on-Top
$595 - $829
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Sound 10.5 Angler Recreational
$459 - $469
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 Touring
$1,659
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Carolina 12 Touring
$929
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 Recreational
$949
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Axis 12 Recreational
$909 - $969
Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Expedition Inflatable
$949
Aquaglide Blackfoot HB Angler XL Fishing Kayak / Inflatable
$800 - $999
Wilderness Systems Pungo 105 Recreational
$899
Delta Kayaks Delta 12.10 Touring
$1,480
L.L.Bean Calypso 12 Kayak Touring
$849
Ocean Kayak Tetra 12 Sit-on-Top
$722 - $849
Old Town Twister Sit-on-Top
$467
Pelican Sport Sprint 100XR Recreational
$550
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 135T Sit-on-Top
$1,159
Eddyline Caribbean 14 Sit-on-Top
$1,699
Eddyline Fathom LV Touring
$2,599
Dagger Katana 9.7 Recreational
$1,229
Advanced Elements StraitEdge Angler Fishing Kayak / Inflatable
$699
Delta Kayaks Delta 12AR Recreational
$1,295
L.L.Bean Cascadia 11.5 Sit-On-Top Kayak Sit-on-Top
$649
LiquidLogic Marvel 12 Recreational
$599
Perception Rambler 9.5 Recreational
$369
LiquidLogic Manta Ray 12 Sit-on-Top
$789
Dagger Mamba 8.1 Whitewater
$1,229
NuCanoe Frontier 10 Sit-on-Top
$1,349
1 2  3  4  5 Next »