Whether you're looking to brave whitewater rapids, explore new shorelines, or head out on the open sea, look no further for the best kayak for your next paddling adventure.








Shop Hobie

Shop Point 65 N

Shop NRS

Shop Oru Kayak

Shop Sea Eagle

Shop Astral

Shop Stohlquist

Shop Bending Branches


How to Paddle a Kayak: The Complete Guide

March 23, 2022

It sounds so simple - but learning how to paddle a kayak the right way is one of the most important first steps in your kayaking journey. Maybe you've been...

What Size Kayak Do I Need For My Height and Weight?

March 23, 2022

As you start shopping around for your first kayak, or even to upgrade from your current boat, you'll have more options than ever before. There are so many different types...

How to Strap a Kayak to a Roof Rack

May 6, 2022

Want to learn how to strap a kayak to a roof rack? You've come to the right place. In this complete guide, you're going to learn all the different ways...


Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm PST


We will respond promptly.

The Different Types Of Kayaks For Sale

Before you get out on the water, you'll want to select the best kayak for your activity of choice. You can find a wide range of kayaks for sale to take you on your next adventure, right here at Outdoorplay.

  • Hardshell kayaks - used for navigating swift moving rivers with rapids and obstacles.
  • Inflatable kayaks - these are used in large bodies of calm water and can include anything from a lazy day on a lake to a long day kayaking on the ocean or a whitewater river.
  • Fishing kayaks - these have become extremely popular over the last few years as well.
  • Folding kayaks - extremely easy to transport with excellent performance.

From there, kayaks can be further classified by their design and the materials from which they are made. Each design has its specific advantages, including performance, maneuverability, stability and paddling style.

They can be made of carbon fiber, fiberglass, wood, plastic, and inflatable fabrics such as PVC or rubber. Each material also has its specific advantage, including strength, durability, portability, flexibility, resistance to ultraviolet and storage requirements.

For example, inflatable kayaks, made from lightweight fabric, can be deflated and easily transported and stored, and are considered to be remarkably tough and durable.

And of course there is always the option of an inflatable packraft kayak. These little boats have gained huge popularity for people who want to access remote backcountry rivers and lakes for kayaking. 

When you find a kayak for sale that you like, don't forget that you'll need to buy all of the appropriate gear to go with your new boat. We offer a huge selection of top quality kayak paddles, lifejackets, and kayak clothing. If you have a decked boat, you'll probably need a kayak spray skirt and cockpit cover, as well as a good storage bag. Make sure you always wear the right layering to protect yourself from the elements, including kayak footwear. You'll need to figure out how you're going to transport your boat, so check out our kayak racks for some great options. If you plan to do some fishing, you'll want to outfit your boat with as many kayak fishing accessories as possible from great brands like Hobie.  

What Makes Outdoorplay The Premier Choice For Kayaks & Canoes?

If you want to buy a kayak, there’s really only one place worth shopping - that’s right here at Outdoorplay. As kayakers ourselves, we know what separates the best kayak gear from the rest, and we know which brands reign supreme.

That’s why we’re here to help you get everything you need today - here are a few more reasons we’re your one-stop-shop for all things paddling!

Enjoy Free Shipping over $49 & Price Matching On All Our Kayaks

When you buy a kayak through Outdoorplay, we help you stretch your budget even further with free shipping on most orders over $49 in the contiguous United States and great prices on international shipping. Plus enjoy price matching across our catalog. You can also feel safe with easy returns.

We’re so excited to be the company you turn to for all your kayak gear needs that if you find a better price, we’ll match it! And, we’ll ship your product free of charge.

Shop In Confidence

You have the option to buy now and pay later with Affirm or Klarna! On certain products and brands, feel free to use an Outdoorplay coupon to save even more. Looking for a perfect gift? Buy a gift card!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s make your next adventure your most exciting one yet with our wide selection of kayaks!