Nixy Ventus Pump Review

Nixy Ventus Electric Pump review & test – Can It Pump 10 iSUPs?

The Nixy Ventus electric pump (released in 2021) has an active cooling system that promises to inflate ten iSUPs in sequence. All inflatable paddleboard owners should be excited to hear this since we all know inflating our SUPs is a real workout. Especially if you have to pump up several of them in a row. My family has 3 iSUPs (wife, son, myself), but we hardly used them because I was exhausted by the time I finished inflating the third one. The solution? To get an electric pump, right?! Not so fast. Most electric pumps heat up quickly and struggle to inflate 2 …

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9 great electric & manual pumps for your inflatable boat, kayak, or SUP

Most inflatable boats, kayaks, and SUPs include a pump in their packaging upon purchase. But, let’s face it. Yes, they can get the job done, but most of these pumps are not as powerful or effective in inflating your inflatables. So if you’re thinking of upgrading your pump to one with higher performance, look no further. I have researched 9 of the best electric and manual pumps available on today’s market, along with some great tips about inflating your boats, dinghies, SUPs, and kayaks. Types of Inflatable Boat Pumps As you may already know, there are two types of pumps …

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Aquaglide Chinook Kayak Review

Aquaglide Chinook Kayak Review –

A few weeks ago, I got the chance to try an Aquaglide Chinook 120 inflatable kayak for an entire day. I was very much looking forward to it, since the Chinook sits somewhere between the entry-level kayak (Intex Excursion Pro) and the high-end kayak (Sea Eagle 380x). Aquaglide is not a well-known brand. I’ve never sat in one before, which made the experience all the more interesting. If you’re thinking of getting this kayak, you’ll want to read my review of the Aquaglide Chinook below.

Intex Excursion Pro Review

Intex Excursion Pro Kayak Review – Does It Deserve the “Pro” in Its Name?

Putting “Pro” into the name of a product is a bold and aggressive statement, so I wanted to review the Excursion Pro kayak and see if it deserves the title in its name? I bought the K2 (tandem) version of the kayak as a gift for my nephew, but I asked him to let me use it as well 🙂 Call me “Uncle of the Year.” Here is my full review of the Intex Excursion Pro inflatable kayak after using it a few times.

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak Review

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak Review

The Intex Explorer K2 is the best-selling inflatable kayak on Amazon. What’s more, it has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 (, ), showing that it is popular and well-liked. I bought this kayak for $99 a year ago, but I read that you can find it for $69 at times. What can you expect for that much money? Let’s find out in the Intex Explorer K2 kayak review.

Sea Eagle Razorlite Review

Sea Eagle Razorlite Review – The 1st Full Dropstitch Kayak

The Sea Eagle’s Razorlite represents the latest evolution of inflatable kayaks. It is the first-ever full dropstitch kayak, meaning every air chamber is built with dropstitch technology. After trying the shorter version of the kayak (393rl), I got to see why this matters. It performs way better than traditional inflatable kayaks, but I’ll talk about this in detail below. My review of the SE Razorlite will walk you through everything you need to know about the kayak, so let’s get started.

Full Dropstitch Inflatable Kayaks

Full Dropstitch Inflatable Kayaks (Perform Like Hardshells?)

Inflatable kayaks have always been a portable, storage-friendly alternative to hardshell kayaks, but they were lacking in one department: handling and performance. Why? As you might know, the air bladders of traditional inflatable kayaks cause the boat to sit high on the water. Even though their performance is adequate for most paddlers, it is not on par with that of hardshell kayaks. With the evolution of dropstitch technology, this has changed. High-pressure drop-stitch floors and SUPs have been around for a while… But manufacturers now make full drop-stitched inflatable kayaks (termed FDS) that resemble and thus perform as hardshell kayaks …

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Sevylor Quikpak K5 Review

Sevylor Quikpak K5 Review – How Does it Fare In Real Life

The Sevylor Quikpak K5 is a recreational, sit-inside, 1-person kayak, that is ultra-portable thanks to its integrated backpack design. I had a chance to use the kayak for a day, and let me tell you, there were good parts and not so good parts to it. My Sevylor Quikpak K5 review article will detail everything you need to know about the kayak, so if you’re thinking about getting it, read on.

Best Inflatable Kayaks

The Best Inflatable Kayaks of 2021 are Awesome

Inflatable kayaks are a great way to get out on the water. They offer many advantages over their hard-shell counterparts and could be the only choice for paddlers that require easy portability from the kayak. There are loads of inflatable kayaks on the market, all with various features, designs, materials, etc. With so many choices, picking one is hard! No worries, I’ve gathered everything you need to know about inflatable kayaks on this page to help you choose the best inflatable kayak for your specific needs.

Advanced Elements Advancedframe Kayak Review

Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Kayak Review – Is it good for day touring?

The Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame sit-inside kayak is a so-called hybrid between a folding and an inflatable kayak, since it has solid parts (aluminum frame and plastic inserts) surrounded by the inflatable body. Honestly, the AdvancedFrame is one of my favorite inflatable kayaks. It is not without faults, but I feel the value and performance you get for the money is outstanding. Let me tell you why. Features of the AdvancedFrame Kayak The AE AdvancedFrame line consists of 2 kayak models: a single person (AE1012) and a tandem (AE1007) kayak called AdvancedFrame Convertible. They share all characteristics, with the tandem version …

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