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Walker Bay Inflatable Kayak

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Walker Bay, the same company that brought the sailing world its now ubiquitous injection-molded dinghies, has introduced a redesgined version of what it calls a “boat in a bag.” Available in three different sizes (including a tandem model) Airis kayaks are so compact when deflated that they fit inside a backpack. They are also sturdy enough for years of use—whether it’s just paddling around the anchorage or being pulled up on the beach. Not just toys, but real boats, the kayaks are built from heavy-duty seven-layer polymer-coated fabric and include a cockpit foot rest to give you more leverage when paddling, bungee tie downs for carrying gear and a skeg to provide better tracking underway.

From $799. Walker Bay, walkerbay.com

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