What to Look For in an Inflatable Kayak Review

Anyone can leave a review on a product and opinions can differ dramatically. Inflatable kayaks tend to be a larger purchase and it is not always possible to see one in person before you buy. Sometimes you have to rely on online information and reviews as well as pictures to help make your decision.

The fact that you may not be able to see and test out a model in person means that you really have to do your homework.

There are a few things to look for in an inflatable kayak review… be it my review or anyone else’s.

Top Things to look for in a Review

These are things I tend to look for in any type of product review as well as things I try to include if possible in my own reviews.

  • Pictures – Details are of course very important but I usually tend to go for the pictures first. It is nice to get an idea of what the inflatable kayak looks like from different angles if possible.
  • Videos – Not all reviews will have a video option but if they do that tends to really help get an idea how the kayak paddles as well as what it looks like.
  • Pros and Cons – I always like to see the pros and cons. Find out what makes that particular model excel as well as how it could improve. Different people may have different ideas as to the pros and cons of different models depending on their own experience but you can generally get a fairly good idea of the good and the bad.
  • Features – Features are important and can great differ depending on the inflatable kayak model. Knowing the features will help determine if that kayak will suit your needs.
  • Best Uses – What type of water or activity is the kayak best suited for? This is important to know so that you get a model that will work best for the type of paddling or activity you plan to do.
  • Dimensions – The dimension are important to know. The length, width, weight and load capacity will answer many questions you may have such as: Will I be comfortable in this kayak? Will this kayak be stable? How easy is it for one person to carry? Can I take this kayak traveling? How much cargo can I bring in the kayak?
  • Comparisons – Sometimes it can be helpful if there are comparisons between different inflatable kayak models. These are not always included in the reviews but when they are I find they help to get a better understanding of the different models.
  • User Experience – Of course one of the main things we all look for in a product review is the experience of the person writing it. User experience can help give a great understanding as to how the inflatable kayak looks, feels, paddles and measures up.

Reading reviews is one of the best ways to make an informed decision on a product or service. Keep an objective mind and remember that you are reading one persons opinion. It helps to really compare the stats and features of the different models to find the best inflatable kayak to suit your needs.

See our Inflatable Reviews page to find the best place to start searching.

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