The tandem AIRE Outfitter II inflatable kayak got neophytes through the Grand Canyon's Upset Rapid unscathed, so it should keep you right-side up as well. This 12.5-footer has a load capacity of 525 pounds and 18.5 inches of bow and stern rise, making it nimble enough to dodge boat-buckling holes, even if you cart along a Dutch oven. $1,395,