Inflatable and folding kayaks solve the problem of transporting and storing a traditional boat.
These innovative designs approach the problem with a unique solution.
Perfect for storing in a closet, packing for vacation, checking as airline baggage and carrying to remote fishing holes.
Advanced Elements, AIRE, Uncharted Watercraft and ORU combine functional design with good looks for a fishing kayak that will go anywhere.
Here are some of the best folding and inflatable fishing kayaks.
StraightEdge Angler Pro
Designed for the kayak angler, the StraitEdge Angler Pro has great stability, and is made of multi-layer materials and multiple air chambers, providing maximum durability. Its removable Accessory Frame System allows anglers to customize the kayak with aftermarket accessories. It also features a drop stitch floor for rigidity and stand-up capability as well as Advanced Elements’ ultra-comfortable AirFrame Pro seat.
AIRE IK Angler 1
A fishing-specific kayak, the AIRE IK Angler 11 is designed for avid fishermen who want to access more water. Built for comfort, the adjustable seat has you sitting above the water making casting a breeze and providing extra support for your lower back. Equipped with a removable fin for superior tracking, a quick one-handed paddle holder, self-bailing floor and Integrated Gear System to add cargo pockets and rod holders.
Uncharted Watercraft Outbound GT
Uncharted Watercraft’s Outbound GT is molded of high-molecular weight polyethylene using twin-sheet thermoforming technology. Frame is made from 1.5-inch powder-coated aluminum tubing. Features molded-in foot wells, three flush-mount rod holders, paddle clips and two six-inch hatches. It packs down to 60 x 34 x 22 inches for easy transportation and storage. Wheels included. Assembles and disassembles in seconds with no tools. Made in the USA.
A tandem model that can convert to a single, the Oru Haven hardshell kayak is great for fishing and camping—bring the whole family. Dogs too! When not in use, stash it in your closet, throw it in your trunk, or check it on a plane to make paddling part of all of your adventures. Built dimensions: 16′ x 31″. Boxed dimensions: 34″ x 16″ x 29″. Weight: 40 pounds. Max load: 500 pounds. Assembly time: 15 minutes.