Try a different outdoor activity this sunny season, courtesy of OnBuy’s fabulous selection of kayaks and canoes. Whether you’re a water sports specialist or a complete novice in the world of al fresco amusements, we have a vessel to suit every budget and buyer… no matter what your experience! Explore our range today and feel the waves (see what we did there!) of excitement for yourself. You never know. It might just become your new favourite hobby!
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Eager to embrace all the gorgeous beaches and rivers the UK has to offer? Keen to introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of water sports? Looking for a new hobby that’ll truly enrich your weekends? Well, with OnBuy’s amazing selection of hard-shell and inflatable kayaks in your alfresco arsenal, you’ll never be stumped for outdoor activity ideas again. Regardless of whether you’re an expert or a beginner, we stock a tremendous range in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, and designs, to suit every personal preference, so… what are you waiting for? With stand-out models from industry-leading brands like Intex, Bestway, and vidaXL just a mere click away, there’s never been a better time to dip your toes into something new. Buy a kayak online today, and enhance your summer like never before!
What’s the difference between a kayak and a canoe?
The age-old question… what really is the difference between a kayak and a canoe? Despite the fact that many use the two words interchangeably, there is actually a rather clear distinction, as the boats and gear are different. At first glance, canoes tend to be open-top. The rowers kneel or sit inside (typically on small benches) and propel themselves forward using only a single-bladed paddle. In contrast, kayaks are closed-deck, meaning there’s just one hole in the middle for pilots to climb into and sit in. The kayaker sits with their legs stretched out in front, and drives themselves forward, back, or to the side, using a double-bladed paddle.
A kayak tends to be lower, so you’ll be much closer to the water than if you were to paddle in a canoe. Most kayakers also wear a spray deck, to prevent any unwanted water entering the hole of their boat. Before taking your vessel out solo, make sure you feel comfortable about potentially rolling out, in the event of an emergency. If you capsize, you may need to do so underwater.
What kayak styles do we offer?
Of all our kayaks for sale, the majority are inflatable. If you’re weighing up the options for affordable, lightweight, and transportable models, these blow-up examples truly deliver when it comes to versatility and convenience. Their two or three layers of fabric only lend themselves to increased durability, providing extra protection against punctures or general wear-and-tear. Separate inflation chambers mean that if, for some reason, you do experience a rip, it will solely be contained to that one individual compartment.
Hard-shell kayaks (also known as rigid kayaks), on the other hand, are usually constructed from wood, plastic, fibreglass, and composite materials, such as Kevlar. They tend to be rather hefty bits of kit, weighing in at roughly 25kg. When it comes to safety, the type of vessel you’re using has to be strong enough to withstand the waters you are navigating. As such, hard-shell models are often the preferred choice of kayaks online, but certain inflatable alternatives are incredibly secure, too.