There are many advantages to using the inflatable side of water sports. First and foremost, the advantage is the space that it saves by having the option of deflating the inflatables. This makes it so that one can put these boats into cars and planes in a size that is acceptable to not only to check at the check in desk at airports, and also to transport without the use of a full size truck or SUV.
The next massive advantage is that of capsizing. If an inflatable capsizes and everyone is floating in the water, so is your inflatable right next to you. There is no danger of it sinking in this case. The disadvantage to them is that they can pop, rendering them useless, which is why the durability of these plastics and rubbers is of such a high grade.
This is the "Golden Paddle" symbol. Every time you see it, it means that the product has some special features which makes it worth (or even very worth!) your attention. Take a good look, and read the description for the product details.