The Airhead AHTK-2 Montana Performance 2 Person Kayak (as the companies name suggests) is an inflatable kayak. We believe it’s one of the best 2-person sit-on-top inflatable kayaks you can purchase for under $400.
We are not call this model amazing, rather good value for the money (price) paid to own it.
It’s going to be great for using on lakes and good for using in “moderate” white waters. It’s 12 foot long, providing ample leg room for both passengers. It’s a semi-rigid model made from a heavy gauge PVC.
This is a durable and tough inflatable, for added protection there’s also a bra application you slip over the bow and stern sides and this bra runs across the bottom.
There’s a video below that does an excellent job at letting explaining and letting you see a few of the many features of this model:
If a two-person tandem inflatable kayak is what you are looking to buy, but your not quite sure not the AIRHEAD Montana 2 Person is the right for you, see alternative suggestions.
See What Current Owner Think About Their Purchase
If you like the under $400 price of this AIRHEAD Model then the following suggestions should also be in your price range:
- Sea Eagle 330 Tandem Inflatable Kayak
- Advanced Elements AE1007-R AdvancedFrame
- Sea Eagle SE370
- Sevylor Inflatable Sit-On-Top 2-Person
- Advanced Elements Lagoon 2
Complaints About The AIRHEAD Montana 2-person Kayak
It doesn’t matter what product you buy there are always going to be some complaints about it. There are the typical complaints you will find on most any inflatable kayak. And these are, it “Deflates”.
If you do buy a inflatable and you are not experienced with using them. Here’s a word of advice: Before you jump in it and take it out on the water, first pump it up on land then put it in the water, tie it to shore, allow it to acclimated to the water temperatures for about 20 minutes.
After this time period is over check to see if it has deflated some (because of water temperature) if it has then pump it up with more air and you should be good to go.
Of course inflatables can puncture… However, we believe a lot of complaints from people who have just taken theirs out of the box and used it for the first time, we believe many of these people just don’t know how to properly inflate a kayak.
Inflatable vs Hardshell Kayaks
Of course a harshell kayak on average will cut through the water and track better.
However, hardshell kayaks require storage space that many of us don’t have room for and are also usually more expensive.
Inflatable kayaks like the Airhead AHTK-2 Montana Performance 2 Person Kayak, they perform well enough in the water but also offer the advantage of being lightweight so you easily carry them anywhere inside a duffle bag. You could take it on an airplane.
It’s both lightweight and portable. And you also don’t need to worry about storage space. You can store it in the back of your closet.
If you need more suggestions on which kayak is best to buy… Visit our homepage where you will find links to all the different kayaks on the market today.