Inflatable Canoe Reviews :-

We have been selling inflatable canoes for over 10 years, and as a valued customer it is in our interest for you to make the right choice when you are trying to buy your canoe from us, and we would like to give you the benefit of our knowledge so that you will buy the right product and have many happy hours canoeing, and hopefully buy many more canoes off us in the future.

Either scroll down the page or double click on each model below to bring up our honest opinion on each one.

The Aquaglide Chinook Two inflatable canoe
The Aquaglide Chinook Tandem inflatable canoe

The Sevylor Tahiti inflatable canoe

The Sevylor Canyon Canoe
The Sevylor Adventure Plus
The Sevylor Colorado Classic inflatable canoe

The Sevylor Colorado Kit 2012 inflatable canoe
The Sevylor Colorado Premium Canoe
The Sevylor Hudson inflatable canoe

The Zpro Tango TA200 inflatable canoe
The Zpro Tango TA300 inflatable canoe
The Zpro Flash FL200 inflatable Canoe
The Sevylor K2 Pointer
The Sevylor Yukon

Frequently Asked Questions

Qu 1 : How long does it take to inflate an inflatable canoe ?
Qu 2 : How do i deflate my canoe ? Will it go back in the bag ?
Qu 3 : How robust are they ?
Qu 4 : How do i know my canoe is inflated correctly ?
Qu 5 : Do i have to dry my canoe out after use ?
Qu 6 : Should i use a Canoe Paddle Or a Kayak Paddle ?
Qu 7 : Will my canoe get damaged on a hot day ?
Qu 8 :  Where can i use my Canoe ?

 

The Sevylor Riviera inflatable canoe is the most basic model, its nice and stable and ideal for use on rivers, lakes and the sea.  It takes around 7-8 minutes to inflate using an air bed type foot pump, it packs down to the size of a medium sized ruc sac, it is made out of a durable PVC and it is surprising what it will stand up to. If damaged it can easily be patched up with Stormsure glue. The optional Skeg (Fin) is well worth purchasing as it improves tracking (straight line performance) by aroud 20%. You can expect to get 3 or 4 years or more use out of it if you look after it. All in all its a very good starter model.

Pros - Good Value for money, nice and stable, much better build quality than those cheap and nasty  inflatable products you see at the seaside, can be paddled Solo.

Cons - not as durable as the canvas covered models such as the Canyon or Colorado or Tangos.

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The Sevylor Tahiti inflatable canoe  a similar size to the Riviera except its slightly better made, its seats give you better back support.

Pros - Good value for money, nice and stable, better seats in it than in the Riviera, its the sort of canoe some people love and we have got some customers who have now come back for a second Tahiti canoes after many happy years of use. Skeg (fin) can be fitted on back, Can be paddled solo.

Cons - not as durable as the Canvas covered models such as the Canyon or Colorado or Tangos.

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The Sevylor Canyon Canoe is canvas covered (apart from its inner floor) which makes it much more durable than the Tahiti. You can undo a  zip and remove the right hand or left hand side bladder or floor bladder to do repairs or to replace overtime. Its got better seats in it which give better back support, and it comes with  a Skeg (Fin) which can be mounted to the bottom of the canoe which is much more effective than having the Skeg mounted on the rear like it is on the Taihti. The Canyons canvas covering  gives it a little bit of extra weight which helps stop it from skipping around on the water as much as the Taihti and aids performance. If looked after it should last 6 or 7 years or more.

Pros - much better quality than the Taihti as its canvas covered, its nice and stable, its air bladders can be removed, repaired, replaced, bottom mounted Skeg, can be paddled solo.

Cons - not aswell made as the Colorado or Tangos which are made out of a thicker canvas type material and they have got a strong thick durable black pvc bottom. Early models of Canyons suffered a few teething problems which can often be found for sale cheaply on ebay, these problems were ironed out in later models.

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The Sevylor Adventure Plus Canoe is very similar to the Canyon accept for being longer, it is canvas covered (apart from its inner floor) which makes it much more durable than the Tahiti. You can undo a  zip and remove the right hand or left hand side bladder or floor bladder to do repairs or to replace overtime. Its got better seats in it which give better back support, and it comes with  a Skeg (Fin) which can be mounted to the bottom of the canoe which is much more effective than having the Skeg mounted on the rear like it is on the Taihti. The Adventure Plus canvas covering  gives it a little bit of extra weight which helps stop it from skipping around on the water as much as the Taihti and aids performance. If looked after it should last 6 or 7 years or more.

Pros - much better quality than the Taihti as its canvas covered, its nice and stable, its air bladders can be removed, repaired, replaced, bottom mounted Skeg, can be paddled solo.

Cons - not aswell made as the Colorado or Tangos which are made out of a thicker canvas type material and they have got a strong thick durable black pvc bottom.

 

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The Sevylor Colorado Classic inflatable canoe is much tougher than the Canyon, its got plenty of room for 2 adults in it, its ideal for a weekends camping trip, unlike the Canyon its fully canvas covered and it has a nice strong durable black PVC bottom which is designed to take the knocks and bumps you get running aground on rocks etc. The seats are much better than the seats in the Canyon as the back is higher and gives you much better back support. As with the Canyon the air bladders can be replaced over time meaning that if looked after it should last 7 or 8 years or more.

Pros -  much more rugged than the Canyon, much more leg room / storage space, much better seats, air bladders can be removed, repaired, replaced, bottom mounted Skeg, can be paddled Solo.   

Cons - picking holes in it, the seats are not as good as the seats in the Zpro Tango, the Colorado has got a nipple type floor valve which does the job but its not nearly as good as the Boston floor valve used on the Tango's.

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The Sevylor Colorado Kit 2012 inflatable canoe Similar in contruction to the Colorado Classic its main advantage is that Sevylor have done away with the nipple type valve in the canoes floor and replaced it with a mini boston valve which makes inflation / deflation much quicker and easier

Pros -  much more rugged than the Canyon, much more leg room / storage space, much better seats, air bladders can be removed, repaired, replaced, bottom mounted Skeg, can be paddled Solo, Easier to inflate than the Colorado Classic.   

Cons - picking holes in it, the seats are not as good as the seats in the Zpro Tango, even though the Colorado Kit vesion has a mini boston valve in its floor its not as good as the full size boston valve which are used on the Tango's.

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The Sevylor Colorado Premium Canoe Similar in contruction to the Colorado Classic its main advantage is that Sevylor introduced a new inflation system whereby all 3 air chambers can be inflated / deflated from one valve placed on the rear of the canoe. This system is very good accept until it comes to trying to replace one of the air bladders which it makes it almost impossible to do.

Pros -  much more rugged than the Canyon, much more leg room / storage space, much better seats, New inflation system, bottom mounted Skeg, can be paddled Solo, Easier to inflate than the Colorado Classic.   

Cons - picking holes in it, the seats are not as good as the seats in the Zpro Tango, New inflation system makes it very tricky if not impossible to replace the air bladders.

                       

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The Sevylor Hudson inflatable canoe is very similar to the Colorado Canoe except its designed to carry 2 adults + 1 child and it has got a canvas splash cover built into its design front and rear. Same seats as those used in the Colorado. Air bladders can be removed, repaired, replaced and if looked after should last 7 or 8 years or more

Pros -  more roomy than the Colorado, similar high build quality, can be used as a nice spacious 2 man canoe or used solo, air bladders can be removed, repaired, replaced, bottom mounted Skeg.

Cons - the seats are not as good as the seats in the Zpro Tango, the Hudson has got a nipple type floor valve which does the job but its not nearly as good as the Boston floor valve used on the Tango's.

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The Zpro Tango TA200 inflatable canoe is better designed than the Colorado.  The canvas covering is  thicker and the seats are even better than those used in the Colorado (even better back support). It has got a Boston Valve on each Side Chamber and a Boston Floor Valve which  makes it much easier to get the air in and out of it. The air bladders can be removed, repaired, or replacement meaning if looked after it should last 7 or 8 years or more

Pros - All 3 air bladders use Boston Valves which makes it much easier to get the air in and out, seats give even better back support, even more robust than the Colorado and Hudson, air bladders can be removed, repaired, replaced, Can be paddled Solo, bottom mounted Skeg. 

Cons - it is a very good canoe but its not as good as the Zpro Flash which has got high pressure floor and high pressure sides, which make it feel almost like you are in a solid boat.

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The Zpro Tango TA300 inflatable canoe exactly the same as the Tango TA300 only longer, this model has enough room in it for 3 Adults whereas the Hudson is only designed for 2 Adults and 1 Child. Despite its size, it makes an excellent 2 Man Canoe or can even be paddled solo, bottom mounted Skeg, All 3 air bladders use Boston Valves.

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The Zpro Flash FL200 inflatable canoe is designed to go almost anywhere and handle grade 5 to 6 rapids. Its made out of a thick rubber type material similar to that which zodiac dinghys are made out of.  The Floor can be inflated to 7 psi and its sides to 3 psi making it extremely rigid, its so rigid it almost feels like you are in a solid canoe. It has got 12 drain plugs meaning that it will never fill up with water in heavy spray as you can open the drain plugs and make it self draining. Its still designed to carry two adults it is more roomy than the Tangos TA200, it uses the same excellent seats as in the Tango. Its rigidity means that it performs much better than the Tango and is quicker through the water.

Pros - extremely robust and designed to go almost anywhere (grade 5 to 6 rapids), like being in a solid canoe, it should last 7 or 8 years or more, bottom mounted Skeg, can be paddled solo.

Cons - It is much stronger, and much more robust than the Tango or Hudson or Colorado, but it does not have removable air bladders (but it is easy to repair using Stormsure glue) The air goes into 2 side air chambers which are part of the boat, and a seperate high pressure floor bladder.

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The Sevylor K2 Pointer is made out of the same material as the Colorado except it has got plastic inserts built into its front and rear making it cut through the water much more efficiently than the Tangos, Colorado and Hudson. You can either use it as an open canoe or you can fit one of its Spray Decks and turn it into a Solo Kayak or fit the other Spray Deck and turn it into a two man Kayak. You can also purchase Spray Skirts for it to make it completely water tight and keep youn nice and dry in all conditions. You can remove or repair the 3 air bladders just like on the Colorado, Hudson and Tango,  its floor valve is similar to the Colorados accept it is a much more chunky nipple type valve. An example of how good the K2 Pointer is one of our customers uses his on a sea lock all year round in Scotland, he says a solid canoe might be slightly better but it does everything he wants it to do.  

Pros - due to its plastic inserts its quicker and more efficient than the Colorado and Hudson but still nice and stable, its ideal for use in colder conditions as you can stay warmer and dryer, bottom mounted Skeg, can be paddled solo.  

Cons - it has a better floor valve than on the Colorado or Hudson but the floor valve is not as good as the Boston Valve used on the floor of the Tango or Flash.

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The Sevylor Yukon Canoe is canvas covered and is similar in build quality to the Sevylor Colorado. The seats give you good back support. It comes with a nice generous ruc sac style bag which allows you to carry the canoe on your shoulders.

Pros - Similar build quality to the Colorado, ruck sac style carry bag.

Cons - due to the design of the air chambers you cannot just replace one air bladder you have to replace the whole inner part of the canoe, meaning you can patch it up, but if anything more serious needs to be done its basically a right off. Our advice would be to go for the Zpro Tango or failing that a Colorado.

 

FAQ

Qu 1 : How long does it take to inflate an inflatable canoe ?

Ans : if you use a standard air bed type foot pump it will take 7 or 8 minutes, but it is much quicker using a Stirrup (Hand) Pump. The Stirrup Pumps are double action meaning it takes half the time.

Qu 2  : How do i deflate my canoe ? Will it go back in the bag ?

Ans : You can pump the air out of the canoe using your pump but the easiest method is to start at one end and to roll it up, you might need to do it a second time but its a really easy way to get your canoe deflated and takes less than 5 mintues to do, and yes they are surprisingly easy to get back into the bag.

Qu 3 : How robust are they ?

Ans : even the non canvas covered models are surprisingly strong, but the canvas covered models are much more durable.They can easily be repaired without the need of a patch using Stormsure glue. We have sold thousands and the only time the canvas covered models have ever really got damaged is when somebody is trying to do something really extreme like drop down a water fall on a shallow river.

Qu 4 : How do i know my canoe is inflated correctly ?

Ans : the Sevylor Riviera and Tahiti have a Sevy Test Guage built into the side of the canoe which as you inflate the side expands and allows you to see how much more air you need to put in. With the Colorado, Tangos, Flash, K2 they come with a Manometer (Pressure guage) where you put some air in and take a reading then put somemore in until it reaches the correct pressure. Most people tend to use the pressure guage the first couple of time and then go by feel.  

Qu 5 : Do i have to dry my canoe out after use ?

Ans : its wise to dry them out in the garage before storage over winter to prevent any build up of mold but because the canvas covered type models are polyester based they will not rot. In the summer its a good idea to leave them in an airy place like the garage until they dry out but its not essential. The non canvas covered models can simply be wiped clean for long term storage.

Qu 6 : Should i use a Canoe Paddle Or a Kayak Paddle ?

Ans : most people find it easier to use a kayak paddle (Kayak Paddles are double bladed) as it requires much better coordination to use a Canoe Paddle (Canoe Paddles are single bladed).

Qu 7 : Will my canoe get damaged on a hot day ?

Ans : aslong as your canoe is on the water, the water will keep it nice and cool. On a hot day if your canoe is out of water it is a good idea to put it in the shade or let a little bit of the air out of it as the air inside can expand and dramatically increase the pressure inside the canoes air bladder and potentially cause some damage.      

Qu 8 :  Where can i use my Canoe ?

Ans : you can use your canoe on rivers lakes and the sea, and canals etc. If you wish to use your canoe on a canal you need to be a member of Bristish Waterways  http://www.britishwaterways.co.uk/ but if you join the Bristish Canoe Union they will sign you up at a special rate http://www.bcu.org.uk/ To find out which rivers you can canoe on a good starting point is http://www.igreens.org.uk/canoeing_stuff.htm

 

 

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