Inflatable kayaks are generally lighter and easier to carry than hardshell kayaks. Don’t be fooled into thinking that because an inflatable kayak is lighter, they’re weaker. In fact, an inflatable kayak can actually have a higher weight capacity than some traditional kayaks and perform just like a plastic kayak.
Inflatable kayaks also pack down to fit inside a duffle bag or large backpack. This means an inflatable kayak is easier to store at home a lot easier to transport and not have to worry if you've strapped your kayak properly on the roof.