Sevylor Inflatable Kayak Pros and Cons

Sevylor inflatable kayaks are very well known for two reasons:

  • They have been around for a long time and are sold at a lot of different places
  • They tend to be fairly affordable

Sevylor in fact is one of the oldest manufacturers of inflatable kayaks and inflatable boats. In the past Sevylor kayaks have been considered “cheap” versions of a “real” kayak. The quality wasn’t considered anything great but they would get you and your family out on the water for an affordable price.

Over the years their inflatable kayak fleet has changed and is constantly improving. Although they are still not able to compete quality wise with the top inflatable kayak manufacturers such as NRS, AIRE, Sea Eagle, Airis, Innova, etc. they still continue to have great popularity. If you have considered purchasing a Sevylor inflatable kayak there are some pros and cons you should be aware of.

Sevylor Pros and Cons

Pro Sevylor Inflatable Kayaks and Inflatable Canoes

  • The price tends to be good especially for those just starting out
  • The majority of their models are fairly light weight and easy to transport and travel with
  • They have a decent selection of different models and different types of kayaks
  • They have a very popular and fun to paddle inflatable canoe – the Sevylor Colorado
  • Sevylor is constantly working to improve their quality while continuing to offer affordable choices for the masses
  • Their inflatable kayaks are great for recreational paddlers
  • They have a good choice of sit-on-top inflatable kayaks

Against Sevylor Inflatable Kayaks and Inflatable Canoes

  • Not specialized and will not excel in performance
  • Quality is known to be lacking and consequently it will not last you as long as some other brands
  • There have been issues with certain models leaking air
  • The durability of the kayak material used in construction does not compare to other more reputable brands
  • Some of the cheaper models have been known to get pushed around by the wind

Bottom line for Sevylor Inflatable Kayaks

The bottom line is that if you are just starting out and would like to try kayaking without investing a lot of money than a Sevylor inflatable kayak may be a good place to start. If however you plan to paddle for years to come then you may want to look at a higher end brand name.

The reviews are mixed as I have heard of many people who have been very happy with their Sevylor inflatable kayak and I have head of many others who would never buy one again.

I think the Sevylor models are great for kids, camping and just plain old recreational fun. In my opinion their biggest assets are

  • the Sevylor Colorado which is extremely popular and a good quality inflatable canoe that works great for fishing, expeditions, day trips and camping
  • and their sit-on-top inflatable kayaks which are extremely affordable and very fun to paddle on lakes and flat water.

Even though Sevylor inflatable kayaks may not be top of the line, one thing that is for sure is that they will continue to sell thousands of their inflatable boats to great people looking for a convenient and fun way to get out and enjoy the water!

See our Sevylor inflatable kayak reviews for more detailed information on each individual model.

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