There are many different types of inflatable kayaks on the market that are suited for all different types of water. Some will hold more weight than others and performances will vary. Below is a list of all of the inflatable kayaks that will hold over 500 pounds and still get you to your destination easily, safely and comfortably. All of these kayaks are 2 person kayaks as they tend to be able to hold more weight.
Advanced Elements Advanced Frame Convertible – Weight Capacity 550 lbs
The Advanced Frame Convertible is a very affordable two person flatwater inflatable kayak that can be converted into a solo kayak. It weighs 56 lbs and can easily be stored in the trunk of a car and taken anywhere – though it may be just slightly heavy for going on an airplane. Gear can easily be stored in the second seat spot (if being paddled solo) and also there are gear tie-downs on the front of the kayak.
Sea Eagle 340X – Weight Capacity 600 lbs
This is one of Sea Eagle’s explorer kayaks and it is perfect for expeditions, camping, exploring and wilderness kayaking. It is very stable and has lots of room for extra gear. This thing can be loaded right up and keep on trekking. It is rugged and very sturdy, though not super fast. It weighs 42 lbs and can be paddled by two people or converted into a solo kayak.
Sea Eagle 370 – Weight Capacity 650 lbs
The Sea Eagle 370 may be able to hold a lot of weight but unless you are paddling it solo (it is a tandem kayak), you will not have much room to store gear. However this inflatable kayak is the least expensive in this list and would suit beginner kayakers best. It is super light weight at 32 lbs and can be taken anywhere.
Sea Eagle PaddleSki – Weight Capacity 650 lbs
The PaddleSki is a really cool inflatable kayak. It is very versatile and can be used for paddling, rowing, sailing, motoring or fishing. It holds a ton of weight and weighs only 49 – 57 lbs (depending on the size you get).
Sea Eagle 380X – Weight Capacity 750 lbs
This one is my favorite as the 380X is the ultimate in an exploration kayak. Holding 750 pounds it is super sturdy, highly stable, ultra rugged and perfect for all different types of adventures. It can handle whitewater rapids as well as calm lakes. It is not a fast boat as it is fairly wide, but it can hold one heck of a lot of gear. It weighs 47 lbs and can be paddled tandem or solo.
Aire Sea Tiger – Weight Capacity 750 lbs
The Sea Tiger is a touring sea inflatable kayak that comes with a phenomenal ten year warranty. It is stable, comfortable, rugged and has excellent tracking with or without its foot rudder. It is a little on the heavier side weighing 61 lbs but works great for fishing, scuba-diving and even snorkeling.
Sea Eagle 420X – Weight Capacity 853 lbs
The 420X is the last in the series of Sea Eagle’s explorer kayaks. It is the biggest and can hold over 850 pounds. Wow. You won’t find any other inflatable kayak that will hold this much weight. It weighs 54 lbs and can easily be paddled by two people as well as have room for a child or a dog or two. It can handle heavy whitewater rapids and also flatwater. Tons of room for gear! Not a fast kayak but a very stable and rugged boat.
Here are two others that just make the cut with a weight capacity of exactly 500 pounds:
Advanced Elements StraitEdge 2 – Weight Capacity 500 lbs
The StraitEdge 2 is a self-bailing whitewater inflatable kayak. It has an aluminum bow and stern frame that helps with tracking on open water, is very stable and works well for one or two people. Not a lot of room for gear storage but not too bad. It weight 47 lbs.
Sea Eagle 330 – Weight Capacity 500 lbs
Though this inflatable kayak can hold 500 lbs there is truly no where to store gear unless it is paddled solo. Good beginner kayak that comes with a three year warranty. It is extremely light weight at only 26 lbs.
If you are looking for an inflatable kayak that can hold over 500 pounds, hopefully this list will help. The most versatile and sturdy of all of these kayaks is the Sea Eagle explorer kayaks. They are not high performers but they are unbelievably solid kayaks that can hold a ton of weight.