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#1 Lifetime Youth 6 Feet Wave Kayak with Paddle

Lifetime is one of the most renowned makers of kids kayak. They have been selling good quality kayak for kids and has been the best sellers of kids kayaks for the past couple of years.

Lifetime Youth 6 Feet Wave Kayak is the best kayak for kids of age 5 and above. With over 50+ fully satisfied customers, the kayak has been doing great since it’s launch.

The kayak is 6 feet in length and weighs 18lbs. The lightweight of the kayak is a high point of advantage for kids. Also, the kayak has molded finger handles that help you to carry the kayak easily. The kayak also has a ‘swim up’ slide on the back of the kayak through which the rider can quickly re-enter to the kayak from the water.

The construction has been done using high-density polyethylene. This material is commonly used in large kayaks because it is very rigid and highly durable. The kayak for kidskayak also has UV protection, and there is no chance of any cracks or peels. These words are justified by the 5-year limited warranty provided by the company.

The maximum capacity of the kayak is 130 lbs which mean you don’t have to worry even if your kid is fat or tall. The kayak also has multiple footrest positions and the ergonomic cockpit can provide right balance and comfort.

This kayak is my choice of the best kayak for kids. You can grab this deal without a second thinking.

#2 Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Heron Junior Kids Kayak

Old Town Canoes & Kayaks are not so popular when it comes to sit on top kayaks and other kayak varients. But this is not the case when it comes to kids kayak. They did a pretty great job in developing a superb kayak for kids .

The Heron Junior is one of the cutest looking kids kayak and it comes with a bunch of cool features. The prime feature of the kayak is the tag along tow system. This means when your children are out of control you can connect their kayak with yours and the ride will be much safer.

The kayak weighs 26 pounds and it is very easy for an average child to carry it. The kayak can also carry weights up to 115 pounds.

Telling about the comfort, this kayak has a very well designed cockpit with very comfortable seats that are specially made for kids.

The kayak has been priced around 300$. Considering the comfort and look of the kayak, the kayak is totally worth the money. All these features packing with a moderate price makes it one of the best kids kayak in the market .

#3 Ocean Kayak Banzai Kids Kayak

When everyone builds kayak for kids, why not Ocean Kayak make one?

That’s what they did, and the result was an impressive and unique kids kayak which they named as ‘Banzai Kids Kayak‘.

First and foremost, the design and lightweight body of the kayak helps the kids to maneuver on and off the water easily. The design of the kayak seems to be interesting. The smooth lines and the low profile deck with comfortable seats can provide superb comfort for the young children.

There is no need of any support from elders when you paddle. But if you require, you can use the tag along tow system that will help you to tie the kid’s kayak behind yours.

Unlike other kayaks, this kayak has all the additional features that we have seen in mid-range kayaks. The most common ones are molded in cup holders, bow and stern carrying handles, side carries handles to transport the kayak in and out of the water and also replaceable skid plates to increase the durability.

Finally, the kayak has been entirely manufactured in the USA so that you don’t have to worry about service and maintenance.

The only thing I didn’t like about this kayak is its price. This kayak has been priced at 450$+ range which is quite uncomfortable for many parents. The kayak is not up to the mark to sell at such a high price. Other than the price, this kayak is one of the best kayak for kids available in the market.

#4 Sun Dolphin Bali 6-Foot Sit-on-top Kayak

The Bali series of Sun Dolphin is well known for its comfort and stability.

The Bali 6 Foot Sit On Top kayak is one of the best kayaks for kids to get started with paddling. The kayak is clean and shrunken so as to reduce the weight and increase the maneuverability. It offers great stability in mild waters, and small rivers and the paddling is also great.

One of the best features of this kids kayak is the wide and open cockpit that allows you to enter and exit the kayak easily.

Other than this, the kayak has every necessary features that are required for a kids kayak and the price is just above 125$ which is the main attraction of this kayak.

Thus I can confidently recommend this kids kayak for every parents who are looking for a kayak for kids.