Best Kayak Reviews 2019

Gadget Review will get you paddling in no time with our best kayak reviews for 2019.

If you’re itching for long trips on the water with nothing but a life jacket and a kayak, you’ll want to be sure you’re equipped with the best possible gear. There are a lot of kayaks on the market, and if you don’t know what to look for, you might just find yourself sinking instead of paddling.

All our kayak reviews and buying guides are backed by hours of research and a whole lot of hands-on testing. We go into extensive details about all the different kayaks so you can find one that fits your water sports skill level and style. In our reviews, we cover all the best kayaks like whitewater kayaks, ocean kayaks, sit on top kayaks, touring kayaks, fishing kayaks and inflatable kayaks.

Latest Kayak Reviews

Inflatable Kayak vs Hardshell – Discover the Difference

Inflatable Kayak vs Hardshell – Discover the Difference

There are plenty of kayaks on the market, and when it comes to an inflatable kayak vs. hardshell, you have some choices to make. There are so many considerations, from a StraitEdge Angler to a Sea Eagle, skegs, and spray skirt effectiveness. This debate exists among even experienced kayakers, so…
Best Kayak for Beginners in 2019 – Kayak Reviews & Buying Guide

Best Kayak for Beginners in 2019 – Kayak Reviews & Buying Guide

If you’re new to the world of kayaking, you might be overwhelmed with the sheer number of kayaks there are available on the market. On top of that, you might not even know what to look for in a kayak. To get you started on finding the option that’s best…
What’s the Best Kayak for Kids For Any Budget? ~ Check Out Our Top 6

What’s the Best Kayak for Kids For Any Budget? ~ Check Out Our Top 6

Kayaking isn’t just for adults. After researching over 25 different kayaks, 10 of which were made specifically for children, we’ve identified the best kayak for kids, which is the Lifetime Youth Wave. We also listed this vessel on our list of the best kayaks for 2019, and decided to call…
Canoe vs Kayak Fishing: Pros, Cons & Which Is More Stable

Canoe vs Kayak Fishing: Pros, Cons & Which Is More Stable

Fishing is a tradition as old as time, but that doesn’t mean the sport has remained static through all these years. As new technology gives fishers an edge, they’re faced with a lot of decisions, including the decision between canoe vs kayak fishing. If you prefer the latter, read our…
What is the Best Tandem Kayak? ~ Buyer’s Guide + Reviews

What is the Best Tandem Kayak? ~ Buyer’s Guide + Reviews

You may enjoy kayaking, but you don’t have to enjoy it alone. We researched over 15 kayaks to find the best tandem kayak. That is the Ocean Kayak Malibu 2. Tandem sit in kayaks are perfect for paddlers who want to increase their power, efficiency and group enjoyment and all…
Best Place to Buy A Kayak: Find the Best Kayak Prices & Selection

Best Place to Buy A Kayak: Find the Best Kayak Prices & Selection

Kayaking is becoming more and more popular as people seek to get in touch with nature and go on more adventures. It’s a hobby that’s simple to learn and one that allows you to escape the rush of your day-to-day. Check out the best inflatable kayak to learn more. If…
Paddleboard vs Kayak: Which is the Best Choice and Why

Paddleboard vs Kayak: Which is the Best Choice and Why

If you’re thinking of breaking into the world of paddling water sports, you’ll quickly be faced with an important decision: making the choice of paddleboard vs kayak. If you choose the latter, check out our Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible – Best Inflatable Kayak. These two paddling sports are becoming more…
Sit In vs Sit On Kayak: Pros, Cons & Which is Fishermen Approved

Sit In vs Sit On Kayak: Pros, Cons & Which is Fishermen Approved

One of the first decisions you need to make when purchasing a new kayak lies in the age-old argument of sit in vs sit on kayak. These are the two main types of kayaks. And then there are two person kayaks as well, like the Driftsun Voyager 2 – Best…
Canoe vs Kayak: Which One To Buy This Summer & Why

Canoe vs Kayak: Which One To Buy This Summer & Why

What exactly is the difference between canoe vs kayak? The two types of boats may look and work very similarly, but they’re also very different in their own ways. Learn about the best inflatable kayak. Knowing the differences between canoes and kayaks can help you make a decision about what…
What is the Best Inflatable Kayak: Inflatable vs. Hardshell & Class IV Rapids

What is the Best Inflatable Kayak: Inflatable vs. Hardshell & Class IV Rapids

We bought and tested the 25 best inflatable kayaks, not just for fun, but to help you find the right fit to fill your adventuring and paddling needs. A good inflatable kayak is easy to set up, stable and fast on the water and easy to put away at the…
Best Kayak for 2019 – Kayak Reviews & Buyers Guide

Best Kayak for 2019 – Kayak Reviews & Buyers Guide

The best kayaks offer casual outdoors beginners and experienced adventurers a chance to explore nature and get a good workout while doing it. After paddling through all the options online, including reading through customer ratings and review, we purchased the top 25 kayaks and got to paddling to find the…
The Dyad Kayak Offers Clear-Bottom Viewing for Two

The Dyad Kayak Offers Clear-Bottom Viewing for Two

Conquest’s Dyad Kayak is made for two and has room for a view – specifically, clear-bottom viewing panels so that paddlers can take a break and watch the life aquatic progress beneath them. It’s a fun trick for outdoor adventures and families alike…at least when it works. The Dyad is…
Mercury Modular Kayaks Break Down to Fit into the Trunk of a Car

Mercury Modular Kayaks Break Down to Fit into the Trunk of a Car

You have the best kayak, however… Getting the Kayak to the water is no easy feat. First you need to hoist it onto your car’s roof and then you need to tie it down. Perhaps a simpler option is to purchase a tow, but even then you’ll be beleaguered with…
High-Tech Low-Tech Reviews: Elie Sound 120XE Kayak (video)

High-Tech Low-Tech Reviews: Elie Sound 120XE Kayak (video)

In the world today, we’re surrounded by things that don’t fall into the “traditional” school of thought for what is high-tech – they have no computer parts, no wires, and in fact many of these items don’t have any electrical components at all. Despite this, these items are nonetheless high-tech…
Adhoc Canoe: A Foldable Canoe

Adhoc Canoe: A Foldable Canoe

Head off into the wilderness for a weekend retreat and you’ll probably be packing relatively light.  If your destination includes a body of water chances are there will be a canoe on the back or roof of your car.  But that’s hardly practical, especially if you can’t drive to the…

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We also rate and review all the different kayak brands, so you know where to shop with confidence. Brands like Sun Dolphin, Dagger, Sea Eagle, Advanced Systems, Ocean Kayak, Lifetime Tamarack, Wilderness Systems, Eddyline Carribean,  and Town Canoes kayaks are big brands that pack a lot of punch in one boat. Some brands offer more features than others and some are higher priced overall. We cover all these points to help you make a purchase that fits your budget and your needs.

When it comes to features, there's nothing we haven't tested in our kayak reviews. From fish finder attachments to storage space, we've gone bow to stern to list them all out for you. Different types of kayaks offer different feature sets, so be sure to read our kayak buying guides to know what to look for when shopping.

Whether you're shopping for recreational kayaks or tandem kayaks, we've got all the information you need to make a smart and informed decision. You can't go into buying a kayak blind, which is where all our product reviews and buying guides come in.

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