Kayak Review Guide: Our Choices For The 3 Best Kayaks Of 2019

Kayak Review Guide: Our Choices For The 3 Best Kayaks Of 2019

In survival scenarios, there may be times where you will have to get from point A to point B by a boat, or a kayak. Since boats are quite big, having a kayak is much more practical, and cheaper to buy. Kayaks can help with many things, it doesn’t just get you from one place to another, you can use it to fish (a great source of nutrients and protein). It’s much more efficient than riverbank fishing, and when you’re done, you can simply take it out of the water, leaving no traces.

Foraging, scouting, and relocating are all valid reasons why you need to purchase a kayak if you want to become fully prepared when you need to bug out. For foraging and scouting, it’s always advisable to have different methods of transport, and using a kayak for transportation makes your situation far more flexible. While for relocating, it’s always a good idea to keep your BOB on your kayak, so that if you have to run and not think, at least you know that everything is ready for you to move.

1. Sundolphin Sit-in-Kayak

Overview

This kayak is great for everything, you can use it to go fishing, foraging, scouting and if you need to relocate fast, it’s quite effective. The large open cockpit has an adjustable padded seat. The seat has high back support that provides you with great comfort. It also has convenient gear storage, and a water bottle holder.

The Good

Crafted carefully and made from high-density polyethylene, and it is also pretty lightweight, weighing only 31 pounds, while the product dimensions are 120 x 30 x 13 inches, and it can carry up to 250 pounds without a hassle. It’s perfect for all the water activities that a prepper might need.

The Bad

The only minor issue concerned the styrofoam blocks, located on both sides of the seat – there is a little bit of movement, but they still hold you stable and secure.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

The Sundolphin Kayak is a versatile, functional piece of kit. We'll be adding this to our must-have list

Sun Dolphin Aruba Sit-in Kayak (Tangerine, 10-Feet)

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2. Vibe Kayaks Skipjack 90

Overview

This one-person kayak is perfect for all of your prepping needs, and it’s designed to be stable, fast, and ready to go whenever you are. It’s portable and compact, and it can easily fit in the back of your SUV. Engineered to be stable and leak-proof, it provides enough safety and speed and at the same time. It’s fast due to its hull design, and the comfort that it offers will make sure that your body is rested even after you spend hours on the water.

The Good

It has a sealed V-wave 6-inch deck plate with a cargo bag that is waterproof, while both the rear and the front areas have bungee tie-downs. The cushion seats provide excellent comfort, and the backrest is ergonomic, to make sure that your body stays relaxed while you’re paddling. To make sure that you don’t fall, it has a slip-resistant deck, and it has a weight capacity of 300 lbs.

The Bad

While the seat may be a bit uncomfortable, it won’t be a big issue for rowing several hours a day, especially if you have a coat to sit on

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

The Skipjack 90 is a high end, top quality kayak, whilst being particularly budget friendly. Definitely worth serious consideration.

Vibe Kayaks Skipjack 90 9 Foot Angler and Recreational Sit On Top Light Weight...

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December 10, 2019 1:43 pm

3.Advanced Elements Inflatable Kayak

Overview

This kayak is quite unique and different when compared to the others. It is inflatable, and it can also be converted into a double-deck kayak. The options are limitless with this one since you can use it as a double-deck, single-deck, or standard open deck kayak. I know that some of you may be worried about the fact that it is inflatable, and it can be easily punctured. However, nothing could be further from the truth, since it’s made from 3 layers to ensure that it has extreme strength.

The Good

The best part about this kayak is that it can be folded and you can carry it with you anywhere, you don’t have to worry if it will fit in your SUV, or where to leave it. After using it, simply deflate it, put it in the bag, and you’re ready to go. It’s also worth saying that this bad boy, can carry two people without the slightest problem, just convert it to a double-deck and you’re good to go.

The Bad

The only negative is that it doesn’t come with a pump to inflate it – a minor detail and one that’s easily recified.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Easily transportable, this inflatable kayak possesses an innovative and functional design, earning it an easy place on our list

ADVANCED ELEMENTS AE-1007-R AdvancedFrame Convertible Inflatable Kayak, 15', Red

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December 10, 2019 1:43 pm
$699.00 $799.99

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