SHOULD I GET A KAYAK OR A SUP?
One of the big questions out there - should you invest in an inflatable SUP or inflatable kayak? Firstly you need to figure out what you are going to be doing on your watercraft. Do you enjoy standing up or sitting down? How far do you want to travel? Will you be taking a lot of kit with you? Will more than one person be using it?
If you are planning to not be solo, a kayak is a better option as you can have between one to three seats. A SUP usually only caters for one person, unless it is an oversized SUP which is usually used for team building experiences at lakes or ocean clubs.
What will you be doing on your SUP or kayak? If you want something to take out on the local waterways in short stints through the summer months, then a SUP might suit you better. You can use it for fitness if you paddle faster, you can do yoga on it or you can use it as a float to jump off. If you fancy taking a light paddle with a friend along with packed lunch, then a kayak would suit your style more.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT KAYAK FOR ME
Things to factor in when looking to purchase your kayak are, what you're doing, how many people it’s for, and your kit.
What are you using your kayak for?
You can use your kayak for many different things such as taking it out on a hot sunny day at the beach with the family, paddling down a river to explore your local area, or use it on a fishing lake at dawn; the list is endless. But what's important is finding the right kayak for you that suits your needs. You don’t need a fully loaded kayak if all you’re going to do is take it out on the ocean twice a year for a jolly. Deciding what you are using it for will give you an indication of what size you need.
Read more HERE to find out about chosing a kayak depending on how many people its for as well as what kit you need in your kayak.
IS THE BOTE ZEPPELIN A GOOD ALL-ROUNDER?
The Bote Zeppelin kayak is the most versatile kayak in the Bote range. Super light, compact and most of all, fun!
This kayak has a self-draining hull which effortlessly drains as you glide through the water to help keep you dry this winter, always is a handy feature.
It’s lightweight due to its construction of inflatable AeroBOTE Technology, so it’s easier to transport to the water. The Zeppelin also boasts a removable floor chamber should you want to pack it down even smaller.
Another unique feature about this kayak is that it is also perfect if you want to vary the seating arrangement. It is versatile so you can use it for a solo mission loaded up with all your kit, or a tandem trip but still with room for your KULA cooler, or even take the seats out and use it as a paddle board!Read More