Kayaking is really a fun and exciting sport. Kayaks used for kayaking are actually small boats whose decks are covered and which come with a double blade paddle to propel the kayak. There are basically three different types of kayaks; rigid kayaks, folding kayaks and inflatable kayaks.
Amongst all three types of kayaks folding kayaks are most advantageous because of their portability and storage. These kayaks are as sturdy as regular rigid or inflatable kayaks. Design of these folding kayaks is actually based on the original kayak design.
Folding kayaks were first built by a German tailor in 1907; first he tested it in River Mangfall and it worked. And after that these folding kayaks were very popular in Europe. To carry these all new folding kayaks were very easy for transportation so soon they became very popular worldwide.
All folding kayaks usually have thin fabric over lightweight frame. This main frame of frame can be made up of many different kind of materials like wood, fiberglass or aluminum; it can be made up from single kind of material of combination of two like combination of wood and aluminum. Some folding kayak designs also have in built air pockets because which these kayaks are harder to sink.
Folding kayaks are very useful since they are much easy to store compared to regular solid kayaks. You can take the kayak apart after its use. One more added advantage of these kayaks are space require, these can be kept in very less space than regular kayaks. So you don't need to spend money to rent storage locker you can easily keep this kayak in you car. Since these kayaks can be stored correctly they generally last longer than other types of kayaks.
New folding kayaks usually have narrower beam and longer waterline; they are much faster and bracing with these folding kayaks are much easier. Tracking with these folding kayaks is good.
Generally when these folding kayaks are disassembled you can easily pack one kayak in one to three duffle bags; which can be checked as baggage or you can carry it with you in train. In off season you can easily store it in closet.
And if you are worried about the fact that they just fold up; then don't worry these folding kayaks are very sturdy as other kayaks as these folding kayaks are specifically designed to be strong. These folding kayaks are really strong; they are even used in daring kayak trips like some crossed Atlantic ocean using it.
Military groups also prefer folding kayak when they need small and lightweight boats; for military use frame of the folding kayak is built in strong metal frames. Such kind of kayaks are best choice for kayaking in sea.
So, if you are looking for lightweight, stable and most important portable kayak for recreation and fun; then folding kayaks are best option for you. Although these folding kayaks are more expensive but there portability is worth and these kayaks usually have great resale value too.