Best Foldable Kayaks

Updated February 2021
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Foldable kayaks are not exactly a new concept, but until recently, few designs offered what kayakers want: durability, portability, and stability in the water. Manufacturers are beginning to roll out innovative designs that meet paddlers’ demands. A quality foldable kayak can withstand multiple folding sessions and long-term storage without damage to the hull materials. It should be light enough for one to two people to carry and compact enough to fit in a car or small storage space when folded. Look for foldable kayaks that are resistant to ultraviolet (UV) rays and that have fold ratings or a reliable way to protect the hull fabric.

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