Hi, I am looking for a recommendation of a decent inflatable canoe / kayak. Ideally I need something that is:
- very portable (hence the inflatable part)
- able to pack a load for multi-day trips (and multiple people)
- rugged enough for boney river outings.
- able to handle 3+ rivers.
It will probably only get used a few times a year but it must be reliable for multi-day remote family floats. I’ll be using it as both a primary boat on 1 day outings auxiliary boat with a raft on multi-day trips.
My initial searches brought everything from the lightweight sevylor canyon to the burly looking soar16. The soar seems ideal but quite pricey and I am unsure how long the material will hold up being stored (any ideas? 5yrs? 20yrs?)
Is something like the sevylor too lightweight for a boney river? (we do an annual run on one of these every year).
This site also brought to my attention the pakcanoe, how involved is the setup/teardown of these and do they handle rocks well?
Sorry for all the questions but I’d appreciate any suggestions.