The KXone Slider inflatable kayaks are something of a revolution in the inflatable kayak world. The biggest difference between these and “conventional” inflatable kayaks is that their sides are made from flat (approx 4” thick) high pressure inflatable panels, rather than lower pressure tubes (typically 10” diameter). The extra pressure makes them inherently stiffer, and having thinner sides means they don’t have to be as wide, to get sufficient internal space. Both these features mean they are more hydrodynamically efficient – they go through the water more easily, so you’ll travel a bit further or faster for the same effort.
Note for our regular readers… we first brought these kayaks into UK in 2016, and they were brilliant. But from 2017-2020 we had severe problems getting hold of them, via the distributor in Germany. We now have a different and trusted supply line – from which we also buy other product – for 2021.