There are several reasons why someone may choose an inflatable kayak
over a hardshell, modular or collapsible. The first is portability. Because they can be deflated, inflatable kayaks are much easier to move around and store then their hardshell cousins. Many inflatable kayaks come with a traveling bag that can be worn as a backpack or carried as a duffle. Another consideration is weight. Inflatable kayaks are not as heavy as hardshells. If you want to avoid lugging a heavy boat to and from the water, an inflatable may be just the ticket. Inflatable boats are generally cheaper than hardshells. And inflatables come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. There is an inflatable kayak for every type of kayaker whether you enjoy easy paddling or white water rapids. A final consideration is durability. Inflatable kayaks today are made out of tough, puncture-resistant material. While punctures can happen, they rarely do.