Sevylor Big Basin 3-Person Inflatable Kayak Review

The Hughes Brothers Take In Some Air.

“My gosh,” said James, “This Kayak is inflatable.

It’s an inflatable kayak worth reviewing. Honestly, we didn’t think it would come to this, did we Hughes Brothers. But here is a blow-up doll-baby of a boat, that comes to you with heavy-duty PVC construction and a tarpaulin bottom for hard, hard protection from punctures.

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Okay, okay, we’re traditionalists.

The admission of the Sevylor Big Basin with its three big seats for three big old Hughes brothers to this discussion . . . this notion that we five hard-cord, hard-plastics guys would talk to you about an inflatable kayak is an admission of just how good this boat might be. Let’s talk about features, shall we?

All the reasons why to buy the Big Basin from Sebylor. Did we mention it’s made by the Coleman Company?

Multiple air chambers, big old bellows, ready to allow another nearby chamber to stay inflated should you do something, oh, stupid.

Airtight® System guaranteed not to leak. The Hughes Brothers believe the Airtight promise.
Boston valve is double threaded for easy inflation/deflation. As John Howard Hughes has wondered from time to time: “What might be a Boston valve?” JHH is just so sure, however, that whatever that boy might be up to, it’s to your safety and comfort.

Adjustable seats move to fit you. Especially noteworthy for the larger, older of the brothers.
Spray covers block splashes to help keep you dry. We pick warm and dry over cold and wet everytime. Every damned time that particular subject comes up.

Sevylor Big Basin 3-Person Inflatable Kayak Specs:

NMMA certified to hold up to 490 pounds – whoops, all of us a sudden room for but two Hughes brothers. Our mom fed us well.

Product Dimensions: 18 x 10 x 24 inches ; 34.8 pounds

Inflated dimensions: 12 ft. 3 in. x 3 ft. 1 in. But who’s measuring anyway?

1-year limited warranty – not bad for a blow-up boat.

Includes carry bag and pressure gauge. Again, we’re so sorry here, we Hughes Brothers, and we mean well, and we want you to find exactly the kayak you want – even if its reach and heft depends a near-constant maintenance of air pressure that not one of the five brothers, not sister Cindy can predict. In the matter of full inflation, you’re on your own here, old paddler.

Come on, snaggly bottom, old submerged thorn tree, do your worst.

Brother Curtis Hughes comes to you just now with a usable boat but with, alas!, a damned big sore in his butt. Truth be told, Curtis – riding low, low and happy in the old Big Basin – did take a jab in his nether regions from which, frankly, our brother has not fully recovered.

Thanks for asking.

Curtis’ boat is just fine. These Sevylor yaks come to town with multiple air chambers that will most certainly help you back to shore, a pointy object stuck in your boat much like the thorn in old Curtis’ flesh.

Sevylor Big Basin 3-Person Inflatable Kayak Review and Rating

Seats, don’t fail me now.

The Big Basin’s adjustable seats make the ride more comfortable no matter how far you explore, while the spray covers help keep you dry during your trip. From that pivotal spot, paddle expertly in hand, you may go gently into that good, good early night on the water, out and quickly back on your favorite lake on a ride that “steady and stable” does not begin to describe. Put the grandkids, those two little tykes who look so much like their mom, in the front seat, grandmother amidships, you studly and all with the paddling responsibilities yours and yours alone. This boat will take you out and safely back on a short evening’s excursion, waves and minor winds not a problem. Just not a problem at all.

What the hell sort of name is Sevylor?

Strange but strong, strong but strange. Sevylor stands – in the Hughes brothers’ minds – synonymous with superb. Just a real fine, finely superb inflatable boat that we never, not once, thought we’d enjoy so very much as we do.


We didn’t mean to get all mushy.

But right here we have ourselves a mighty good kayak. Even if a man has to blow it up from time to time.

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