The 5 Best Kayaks on the Market in 2018

The 5 Best Kayaks on the Market in 2018

Kayaking is the perfect relaxation mechanism or thrilling extravaganza based on your personal preference.  It doesn’t matter if you are on the beautiful mountain rivers or mellow lake, kayaking offers a wonderful experience for floaters with minimal to maximum effort. Here’s a list of the 5 best kayaks on the market today by popular opinion.

1. Lifetime Manta Tandem Kayak

This Kayak is THE best recreational seller due to it offering many amenities no other kayaks have to offer. That includes three seating wells. The Lifetime Manta Tandem is a 12-foot-long kayak and a sturdy 57lbs. The price includes two paddles and backrests, and it will support 450 pounds of passenger and cargo.  Rated as the best on Amazons Sports Bestseller list, it is a kayak that will keep you coming back.  This is the perfect kayak for families with younger kids.  Tandem your way around the lake and don’t sweat your younger one being in their own boat!

2. Old Town Canoes and Kayaks Vapor 10 Recreational Kayak

A fantastic 5-star kayak that is a top-rated seller on most online lists. The Old Town Vapor 10 is the ideal kayak for kicking back on calm waters and mellow lakes.  It’s a sit-in 10-foot vessel and is designed for just you and the great outdoors.  The stern has plenty of room for storage and if you’re just getting your feet wet in the kayaking game, this is a great beginner boat.  The cushioned seat and seatback, combined with padded thigh pads and glide track foot braces, keep the paddler comfortable for an entire day out on the water.

3. Sun Dolphin Aruba 10 Ft. Sit-In Kayak

The Sun Dolphin Aruba is a recreational kayak that is perfect for that afternoon cruise along a milder river or the early morning exploration of a lake.  The 10 ft. hard side sit-inside Aruba has a spray deflector collar, adjustable foot braces and lots of storage. This model is designed for one person and can comfortably hold up to 250 pounds.

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4. Advanced Elements AE1012-R Advanced Frame Inflatable Kayak

The Advanced Elements AE1012-R Advanced Frame Inflatable is the best of both worlds ensuring your satisfaction being part inflatable and part folding frame hard shell. The built-in aluminum bars frame the stern and bow to enhance tracking and control. Another 10 foot frame, the inflatable body is constructed of three layers of puncture-resistant material, and the craft can hold up to 300 pounds. With the Advanced Frame, you get the portability of an inflatable with the practical amenities only a hard side has to offer.

5. Intex Explorer K2 2-Person Inflatable Kayak

A fan favorite and another inflatable, this kayak is perfect for a lazy day float.  Intex is a great company that has been around for years. The Explorer K2 is very portable, and when deflated you can take it anywhere in its handy carrying case.  The best part about this kayak by far is that you won’t break the bank buying it.

Get out on the water this summer in your own kayak, or if you aren’t willing to drop the money on the one you like, Colorado River Rentals has plenty for rent!  Try our single-person or double inflatable kayaks and spend your afternoon exploring every corner of the Colorado River.