HOW TO CHOOSE A KAYAK?

Explore the joys of sailing any time you want with the ITIWIT brand. When it comes to kayaks, you have a wide range to choose from. It’s not always easy to find your way around when you are buying one for the first time. Inflatable or rigid kayak? Sea or river kayaking? The ITIWIT brand invites you to ask the right questions to make the right choice.

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You can choose an inflatable or rigid kayak according to various criteria:

DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF SEATS

You can go kayaking alone or with others.

With friends or family.

There are kayaks for 1 to 4 people (2 adults + 2 children).

Important: For safe KAYAKING, don’t forget to put on your buoyancy vest.

DEPENDING ON YOUR USE

Itiwit suggests 3 types of use in KAYAKING:

KAYAK FOR OCCASIONAL TRIPS

You go on occasional and/or short trips (from 1 hour to 1/2 day and at most 300 m from land) and in calm weather.

You need comfort and stability.

Choose a wide and flat kayak model.

Important: For safe KAYAKING, don’t forget to put on your buoyancy vest.

KAYAK FOR REGULAR TRIPS

You go on long trips (from 1/2 day to 1 day and from 300 m to 2 nautical miles from land).

You need good glide quality.

Choose a long and tapered kayak model.

Important: For safe KAYAKING, don’t forget to put on your buoyancy vest.

FISHING KAYAKS

You go on fishing trips in lakes, calm rivers or on the sea (at most 300 m from land).

You need comfort, stability and storage capacity.

Important: For safe KAYAKING, don’t forget to put on your buoyancy vest.

DEPENDING ON ITS COMPACTNESS

I choose my kayak according to its compactness.

There are rigid kayaks and inflatable kayaks.

The advantage of an inflatable kayak is that it fits in a backpack and thus can be transported in a car boot.

A rigid kayak will be stronger, more stable but more space-consuming. So you will need roof bars to transport it.

DIEGO

Kayak Specialist

Our Itiwit products make watersports accessible for the many. They are simple to use, easy to stock and light!

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