I have had a few Zodiacs and Avon inflatables. I currently own an Avon rigid hull inflatable. When you have the boat folded up and packed and the outboard motor and gas can there is not much room left on a cargo carrier for a TW. The inflatable Kayak packs up much smaller. As far as getting in and out of the water, it is very easy, just leave your fins on and kick as you pull yourself out of the water. It is probably the best for diving and snorkeling, most dive teams use inflatable boats because of how easy it is to get in and out of.