Lightweight Touring Kayaks
Generally for comparable strength and durability, composite kayaks (fiberglass, aramid/Kevlar, or carbon) are lighter than roto-molded or thermo-formed kayaks. For composite kayaks, infusion molding improves impact strength while reducing weight by 3-5 lbs. Carbon fiber is the lightest followed by Kevlar (aramid) and then fiberglass. White colored hulls are lighter than colored hulls.