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Kayak Types

What type of kayak do you need? Are you looking for a kayak to have fun with now and again with the family or do you want something for multiple days of paddling?

Fishing Kayaks

Fishing kayaks are incredibly popular these days.

Set up for a full days on the water, some fishing kayaks have better features than others. Read our reviews and learn how to go kayak fishing the right way.

Inflatable Kayaks

Inflatable kayaks provide a very convenient way of getting your kayak from A to B. They are often pretty easy to blow up once you know how. Learn all about air-filled kayaks here and what the best ones are.

Sit-On-Top Kayaks

Paddling sit-on-top kayaks is a popular way to enjoy long summer days. You can keep cool and easily get on and off your kayak if you want. They're very stable too.

Read out SOT kayaks user and buyer guides here.

Sit-Inside Kayaks

Sit-in kayaks are often used if you want to be protected from extreme weather. They are often used with spray skirts by whitewater kayakers, but they are also used in much calmer waters.

Recreational Kayaks

Recreational kayaks are fantastic all-rounder kayaks and are often chosen by beginner kayakers.

Often used on calmer lakes and rivers, they can be a little cheaper than most kayak types. Our guides help you decide if recreational kayaks are right for you.

Touring Kayaks

If you're looking to go long distance, a touring kayak is probably going to be the way to go.

They are designed for comfort and storage, but what else sets them apart, and which touring kayaks are worth considering?

Tandem Kayaks

"Sharing is caring" as they say, and tandem kayaks are the perfect way to share!

Read our tandem kayak reviews and find out how to use 2-person kayaks properly.

Whitewater Kayaks

If you want to head into the rough stuff, you're going to need to look at whitewater kayaks.

These usually very short, sit-in kayaks offer tremendous maneuverability helping you to paddle rapids and avoid obstacles. Learn all about them here.

Folding Kayaks

Often referred to as "origami" kayaks, folding kayaks offer easier portability options.

Find out if they are worth the extra cost and learn how good or bad they are for you.

Sea Kayaks

Sea kayaks are very similar to touring yaks, but are specifically designed for the waves of seas and oceans.

We have in-depth reviews and tips on how to paddle sea kayaks properly.

Modular Kayaks

Modular kayaks are another portability improver, and they also give you the option of switching your kayak between solo and dual kayak.

Crossover Kayaks

Also referred to as "hybrids", crossover kayaks can offer the best of the maneuvreing characteristics of whitewater yaks, but also the stability and comfort of kayaks used for many hours at a time.

Kids Kayaks

Kayaking guides for the little ones. Our kids kayaks section looks at yaks on the market to buy today and has guides on how to go paddling with children, with safety in mind.

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