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My husband bought me 'my…

Submitted by: paddler521879 on 7/2/2019

My husband bought me 'my first kayak.' It was one of the lightest, yet robust available. I'm only a weekend recreational user in still water so it suits me fine. There is also front and rear storage areas with bungy cords for tie down. Easy to maneuver with a wide cavity and a conveniently located drinks holder. It is more than I expected. However the seat is not padded so it can get uncomfortable after a while so I added my own favourite foam seat which is better than others that are fitted. All in all, more bang for your buck.

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Fell in love with this little Kayak as it had 'fun' written all over it. It is about 4 years old and gets plenty of use. I've used it on river runs down the North Oconee river, on various lakes and even in the Gulf of Mexico. I've raced in it, meandered in it, fished in it and even been dumped out of it. Its short length allows for easy maneuvering and shallow draw for getting over shoals, where others could not. A heads up though. The keel doesn't have sufficient material to handle such a workout, so I wore through the last five inches in no time. A preventative fiberglass patch fixed it up fine. So now with a new awareness I'll get many more years of fun out of it.

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Bought 4 seasons ago so…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/12/2019

Bought 4 seasons ago so probably 2014. Of all my kayaks: I keep going back to this one: fits IN crv. quoted: 39lbs from factory website. takes 240lbs. but I've loaded near 300lb with gear. Drag it, sent it down a cliff a few times to shore (not kidding) cut holes in top-front and back with jigsaw for “Gamma2” 15lb HDPE screw top & rubber ring seal, petfood storage. While the holes were open: added to car size, real tire tubes for floatation. Last year broke drain plug, generic one from amazon was 2-for-$6.99. Very very happy, only use long pointy yak when my dick friends want to be speedy and linear. This is a slow but Very stable boat. Mahalo.

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Just got off 3 days on the…

Submitted by: paddler236960 on 7/19/2016

Just got off 3 days on the Oregon coast with this sweet little ride. It's my 4th kayak, and I always buy 8 foot kayaks. I love the flexibility of putting them in the back of my car or SUV. This kayak performs great. I have 2 other sit on tops and wanted to try something different so I can go fishing and crabbing. Of course, my purchase at TJ Maxx helped save me a lot of money too... great buy under $200. Footpads, front and back storage, and light weight help out too. You'll love it.

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My wife bought my Affinity…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/20/2016

My wife bought my Affinity for an early Father's Day present. I was SOO Excited. A week later I found a yellow one for her and we have gone out 4 times already. We love kayaking and we love our Clearwaters. She purchased mine at our local TJ Maxx for $169 and I got hers at another TJ Maxx for the same price. My wife had researched them before she bought mine and found many good reviews. Since we are new to kayaking, we didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on something that we might not enjoy. We made a good decision on these kayaks and on kayaking in general. WE LOVE IT! The Affinity 8.6 are great "Starter" kayaks. They maneuver easily and feel very stable. I will say that the seat is a little uncomfortable after a few hours so I will probably look for a replacement seat but I can't complain too much. Being on the water is truly relaxing.

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I purchased after a long list…

Submitted by: paddler236796 on 5/25/2016

I purchased after a long list & process of elimination, my choice was CLEARWATER AFFINITY 8.6, it not only fits in my CR-V, low profile makes getting in & out a breeze, I use it to fish out of as well, it's multi channel & very stabile, very happy with my purchase, t/y.

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I purchased two of these…

Submitted by: paddler236734 on 4/29/2016

I purchased two of these kayaks from TJ Maxx for $169 each. I had ALMOST paid nearly twice as much for another brand, but at the last minute a friend told me about this deal. Since my daughter and I are new to kayaking we decided to go for these as "Starter" kayaks. They are perfect for our needs. Maneuver easily, and feel very stable. The only thing I don't like about them is the seat, my back hurts after a couple hours of paddling, so I am going to look for a replacement seat. Other than that, very pleased with them.

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Saw the Clearwater Affinity…

Submitted by: paddler236665 on 3/9/2016

Saw the Clearwater Affinity 8.6 yak at a local Marshall's for $169. Seen the same version at other Marshall's and TJ Maxx for the same price, but I lucked out because the chair back was broke. Bargained it down to $122, and what a deal it was! First run on it was calm river, and of course I took a fishing pole. Landed my first large mouth since my freshman year in college! You'd think the fish was caught, but it was me that was hooked. Ever since, I added a couple pole mounts, a couple kleats, and made a new seat (extra cushion for my, excuse my french, boney ass) for an extra $25. Got an anchor too for $8, rivers aren't always calm. For $155 I have the perfect fishing vessel for calm water, river rapids, and (on a pleasant days) coastal waters. Just don't be too fancy, and always wear a PFD.

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AWESOME beginner kayak.…

Submitted by: paddler236630 on 1/20/2016

AWESOME beginner kayak. Installed 2 rear rod holder and a Scotty rod holder on the front. Very stable and treads well. $169.00 you can't beat the price.

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The Affinity 8.6 is a great…

Submitted by: skirk on 11/25/2015

The Affinity 8.6 is a great kayak for the money and we love ours. A word of caution is hope that you will never need replacement parts as the distributor is terrible. We ordered a $15 set of plugs and were charged over $30 for shipping. They put an incomplete address on the label and then told us we would be charged an additional fee to have it corrected so the package would be delivered! The absolute worst customer service and to date neither the president of the distribution center or Clearwater Leisure has responded to my complaint. So just be warned, but the kayak is great!

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I'm extremely happy with my…

Submitted by: paddler236570 on 10/15/2015

I'm extremely happy with my Clearwater Affinity 8.6! This is my 1st kayak. As I started having knee issues just this year, I actually appreciate the wider opening. I do only flat water with slight current to level 1 waters but it's very stable! A little sluggish but its b/c its a wider body.
Very easy to transport - I literally lift it straight into my minivan! I think for the price, it was definitely a perfect choice!

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I bought 2 of these for my…

Submitted by: stowaway on 9/9/2015

I bought 2 of these for my children (11 & 13). My girlfriend has the exact same one and is the reason I picked these up for my kids. They're very stable, track well and easy to use. Our 40lbs dog sits on the back without issue. Can't go wrong for the price. I just need to install fishing rod holders now cause the kids want to fish as well.

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Bought this kayak recently…

Submitted by: paddler236507 on 9/9/2015

Bought this kayak recently for my wife, who proved to be too small to fit comfortably in it. foot braces would not adjust closely enough for her 5'4" frame. Also, seat was atrocious.
Having said all that, I feel quite fortunate to have bought the boat ($170 at TJ Maxx). That's because I inherited it. I am an avid recreational paddler, occasional whitewater (2-3) on the Potomac River outside DC, and own five other kayaks. I would not suggest that level of whitewater with the Affinity ONLY because it lacks a good lip for a spray skirt. The cockpit is huge and somewhat square, making a skirt impracticable, even if there is one big enough. everything else about the boat, though, is great! with a new seat (Hudson Trail outfitters - $60), this boat has gone ALL over the Potomac this summer. It is resilient, surfs well (again, class 1-1.5 only so far), turns well and tracks well. It is very comfortable, extremely stable and fairly light to carry.
Nice job, clearwater.

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I bought this 8'6''…

Submitted by: Tonephoto on 9/2/2015

I bought this 8'6'' Clearwater kayak from Marshals for $159.99. Not bad for the price and for lazy rivers and lakes. I've even taken it though the great swamp with no problems, Got to get a second one for my wife!!!

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Just purchased this Affinity…

Submitted by: paddler236470 on 8/31/2015

Just purchased this Affinity kayak by Clearwater Leisure. I like the fact that it is very portable and is very well made for the price ($169+ tax). I think that it's wide beam makes it very stable and will be good for the kids.

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I am using this on small…

Submitted by: paddler236284 on 6/22/2015

I am using this on small lakes, so my review is based on calm waters. This thing tracks great. I have taken it in the open with a stiff wind and had no issues. I took it through large beds of weeds and had no issues.
It turns excellent. It is comfortable.
I am 6'3" 255#. I put my 53# son on the back cargo area. We took on some water, but I learned if I just turned easy we could slow the water infiltration.
I am absolutely pleased with this kayak, especially for the price of $149 at TJ Maxx.

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Fantastic starter kayak! I…

Submitted by: paddler235973 on 9/10/2014

Fantastic starter kayak! I turned it over to my 13 year old and in calm water it is super stable. When paddling it is not always straight or easy to control in a current but on calm water it performs like nominal

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Good kayak for beginners or…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 9/4/2014

Good kayak for beginners or someone wanting to get back into the sport for a reasonable price. Picked one up for $169, doesn't get much cheaper. It tracks good, turns quick. Good on flat water also does well on mild rivers. May try on something a little bigger after adding a skirt. I think it will do fine. Has nice bow and stern handles for carrying, light enough to carry alone. All it needs is some floatation bags and you're good to go. Also has on deck storage areas front and rear with bungles. Not a bad yak for the money.

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basic good design except for…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/20/2014

basic good design except for the minor leakage where the handles are attached.......however the stop plugs on the footrests were not properly installed..I could not slide the footrest..... so that I had to demount the footrest slide bar from the hull..not easy...MOST annoying was that my Email asking for help was IGNORED

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I just bought two of these…

Submitted by: paddler235807 on 8/4/2014

I just bought two of these for my husband and I, and we absolutely love them. We are beginner's, and these are perfect for the lake or easy going river. They are very light weight and both fit in my SUV no problem. I recommend these for a comfortable easy going float, and the pricing was great!

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I purchased this kayak…

Submitted by: paddler235794 on 7/30/2014

I purchased this kayak because I needed something light to carry over to the lake. This fit the bill perfectly. The water was a bit choppy when I started and this little boat handled like a champ. I even guided it through a heavy water lilly infested area to fetch a piece of drift wood. I only gave it an 8 because at 5'2" my feet could not reach the food rests.

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Just got this and like the…

Submitted by: paddler235741 on 7/12/2014

Just got this and like the first person to review this boat, I really like it.
A little Background: I have a Wilderness Systems Kaos that's good for surf and not much else. I have a 12 foot sit on top fishing kayak with 4 rod holders and 2 hatches and lots of on deck storage, great for fishing, but too big to throw in the car and HEAVY. This little guy fits into my HHR with room to spare, and I can still fit my wife's Prijon alien on top and close the gate and there is still enough room for the two of us and our gear. Granted one of us has to sit in the backseat, but we never have to go very far.

Back to the boat, it feels a little cheap, instead of putting hooks on the bungees they are simply tied on making it difficult to stow something the size of a backpack without the straps trying to crush it. I will be altering this. I have already changed the way my handles were installed. There was a hole drilled trough a bump in the plastic on the deck of the boat with a thin nylon rope to a handle. I removed the nylon rope and got some plastic tubing about the same size as the hole pushed it though and flared the ends out using a torch to warm the plastic. then I tied para-cord to the handle doubled up the line and pushed it though the hole and basically made a larks head with it. Now I am a little more water tight, there is more to support the weight of the boat when I am using the handle to carry it, and I feel like it is less likely that the could get ripped out of the deck. The thinner plastic does have its advantages as far as making the boat light weight, and it's as thick as it needs to be for what it is.

If you already have your paddle, life-jacket, and other kayak gear, this boat is a no-brainer for the price.

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I bought this Kayak on sale…

Submitted by: paddler235731 on 7/9/2014

I bought this Kayak on sale for $200. It wasn't the one i went looking for but i decided to get it because i needed a new one and didn't want to spend too much.

The pros: It's incredibly light. I'm used to an old fiberglass hand me down that was incredibly heavy and bulky. This Affinity is so light i can carry it with one hand. It's also pretty stable for such a short kayak. I took it out on the Raritan Bay and even though it got really choppy in some places, the kayak never let me down.

Features: small drain on the back for easy draining. small cargo area in back with bungies crossing it. padded seat back. most importantly, a cup holder at the front of the seat.

definitely the perfect beginner kayak, i love its simple spartan design lacking all he silly bells and whistles of pricier models

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What Kayak Size Do I Need? – 8 Foot vs 10 Foot vs 12 Ft vs 14 Ft

These days there are kayaks made for almost any purpose you can imagine. From inflatable kayaks to whitewater kayaks, there’s a ton of variation in kayak styles, shapes, and intended purpose today.

Understanding how you intend to use your kayak is really important for you to choose the right type and size for a new kayak. It should go without saying that a recreational kayak isn’t going to perform well in ocean conditions.

But aside from the specific activity a kayak is designed for, an even simpler choice you’ll need to make is to simply ask yourself, “What kayak size do I need?” There are certain important considerations that will help you answer this question.

In this article, we’re going to go over some of the most common kayak sizes to help you figure out which size you need. We’ll also highlight several other important considerations for choosing the right kayak size.

Table of Contents

Jargon Buster

In order to help you better understand the differences in kayak sizes, there are a few important terms you should know. In this section, we’ll define some important kayak jargon that you’ll want to know for the rest of this article.

Bow

The bow is the front (or nose) of your kayak. We like to remember this because it is customary to bow FORWARD as a greeting in some cultures.

Stern

The stern is the back (or tail) of your kayak. A clever way to remember this is to think of the stern face your mother might give you when you want to take something BACK.

Gunwales

Gunwales are the sides of your kayak. A kayak’s width is typically measured from gunwale-to-gunwale and the height of the gunwales plays a role in determining how dry the cockpit remains while paddling in windy or wavy conditions.

Cockpit

The cockpit is the area in which you sit when you paddle a kayak. Depending on the design of the kayak, some cockpits are more open and others are more closed to the exterior environment.

Bulkhead

A bulkhead is a sealed barrier on the inside of a kayak that functions to separate different compartments. They are primarily found on sit-inside kayaks to provide flotation and structure for internal storage compartments.

Tracking

Tracking is the fancy term for a kayak’s ability to hold its course (i.e. stay straight) while you paddle. In general, longer kayaks are able to track straighter over distance, but many kayaks include a retractable skeg to boost their tracking ability.

What Kayak Size Do I Need?

Unless you already know you need to focus on kayaks made for big guys and gals, most of us will decide on kayak size based more on comfort and performance. So let’s go over the pros and cons of various kayak sizes.

While there are certainly shorter kayaks out there, an eight-foot length is one of the smaller options. This is a great kayak size for kids and small adults who are relatively new to the sport.

An eight-foot kayak can also be useful for whitewater applications. Their shorter length makes them more maneuverable, which should be a higher priority than top-end speed if you’re using a kayak for running rapids.

Another upside to an eight-foot kayak is added stability. Most shorter kayaks tend to be more stable for recreational paddling because they have a better length-to-width ratio.

That being said, not all eight-foot kayaks are super stable because some models are designed to be skinnier. You should always take both length and width into consideration when looking into a kayak’s stability.

If you’re looking for a fun, stable kayak that you can play in gentle rapids with, you should definitely consider an eight-foot model. These kayaks can also be great for smaller paddlers on frequently calm waters.

A 10-foot kayak is one of the more common sizes for recreational kayaks. These kayaks boast similar stability to an eight-foot kayak while offering additional storage capacity for longer day kayaking trips.

Most 10-foot kayaks will offer open storage compartments in both the bow and stern areas of the kayak.

While you might need a dry bag if you need to keep anything from getting wet, these areas give you extra space to bring more gear and supplies on the water.

As you might imagine, 10-foot kayaks come in many shapes and styles. Generally, however, this is a great length for novice paddlers that are looking for a stable kayak at a reasonable price point.

This kayak size also retains excellent maneuverability for paddling in tight spaces. That’s another reason why some kayak anglers choose a 10-foot kayak for fishing in swampy locations or on rivers that require more precise maneuvers.

If you’re relatively new to kayaking and you plan to paddle primarily on calm lakes or slow-moving rivers, a 10-foot kayak is a great place to get started.

This length is also good for recreational kayakers that like to bring a small furry companion with them out on the water.

As the length of a kayak increases, the potential for speed also tends to increase. That’s why a 12-foot kayak can be a great choice for intermediate paddlers that are starting to cover more ground on their day kayaking trips.

This kayak size offers a great balance between speed and maneuverability. Many 12-foot kayaks can achieve higher top-end speeds than their 10-foot counterparts.

As kayaks get longer they tend to be able to achieve higher top speeds because of their larger length-to-width ratio. This gives you, the paddler, more ability to cover more ground in shorter amounts of time.

Additionally, 12-foot kayaks tend to retain more maneuverability than a 14-foot kayak. This will especially come in handy if you tend to paddle on rivers or inlets that get skinnier as you head upstream.

If you’re confident in your basic kayaking skills and you’re looking for a kayak that you can use to start planning and enjoying longer paddling trips, definitely look into a 12-foot kayak size.

When you get up to the 14-foot length, you’ll be looking at kayaks that are primarily made for longer paddle trips. Whether that’s on the ocean or an inland waterway, most longer kayaks are built for top-end speed over a longer distance.

A 14-foot kayak is typically going to offer great top-end speed. These kayaks generally have a larger length-to-width ratio, which means they have less drag for you, as the paddler, to overcome on the water.

This also means that 14-foot kayaks tend to track straighter so that you don’t constantly have to correct your course to go where you want to go.

It also helps that many of these kayaks come with a permanent or retractable skeg that further aids with tracking.

One downside of a 14-foot kayak is that it can be more susceptible to heavy winds. This is mostly true if you’re battling a crosswind because of the extra length of the kayak that allows wind to impact your course.

Overall, if you intend to do a lot of ocean kayaking, a 14-foot kayak size is a great place to start. This length is also great for anyone that’s planning a multi-day kayak expedition because these kayaks typically boast plenty of storage capacity.

Aside from selecting the right length for your kayak, there are a host of other important considerations to keep in mind before finalizing your decision. In this section, we’re going to provide the rest of the essential criteria to help you select the best possible kayak for your applications.

In addition to length, deciding between a sit on top or a sit-inside kayak is arguably the most important decision when buying a new kayak. Each style has its unique advantages and disadvantages.

In general, sit on top kayaks are more stable and maneuverable than sit inside kayaks. That is why you’ll find a lot of kayak rental companies offering sit on top kayaks rather than the sit inside variety.

Many rental companies also choose to offer sit on top kayaks because they tend to be easier for people to climb in and out of when getting started. This type of kayak can also be more stable for larger individuals.

Another reason is that sit on top kayaks tend to be easier to climb back into in deep water. If you do happen to capsize in your new kayak, the ability to get back in and get settled is probably going to be important.

However, the downside of a sit on top kayak is that they almost always include scupper holes in the hull.

This is a useful feature for your kayak not to accumulate water if you capsize, but it also means that your backside is likely to get (and stay) wet when paddling a sit on top kayak.

In contrast, sit inside kayaks offer a much drier ride because of their more closed cockpit design. They tend to have higher gunwales that keep water from splashing or dripping into the cockpit while you’re paddling.

Sit inside kayaks are most commonly used by companies that specialize in ocean kayaking. For this application, a dry ride can make or break their guest’s overall kayaking experience.

Another major benefit of a sit-inside kayak is the ability to cover the cockpit with a spray skirt. This helps you keep the core of your body warm and dry in adverse conditions, as well as to keep any gear you have stored in the cockpit dry.

Because of the bulkhead design that gives sit-inside kayaks their flotation, these kayaks also tend to offer more storage capacity than their sit on top counterparts. This makes them a great option for long day trips or multi-day expeditions.

On the flip side, a downside of sit-inside kayaks is that they are more difficult to climb into when you’re starting out. Their closed cockpit design tends to offer slimmer dimensions than a sit on top kayak, which can prove difficult for some larger paddlers.

Sit-inside kayaks are also considerably more difficult to climb back into in deep water.

This skill can actually require quite a bit of practice and, before that, anyone loo

king to buy their first sit-inside kayak should certainly be familiar with the wet exit technique in case of a capsize.

For newer kayakers, sit-inside kayaks can also feel very squirmy and unstable when you first climb inside. They simply take a little bit more time to get comfortable with than a sit on top kayak.

Width

The width of a kayak is measured from gunwale-to-gunwale (i.e. side-to-side). This measurement plays a large role in the stability of a kayak, but it can also impact your comfort while you’re paddling.

A wider kayak tends to mean a larger cockpit, which can be an important consideration for larger paddlers. That being said, more width can lead to less straight-line speed and tracking ability.

To keep it as simple as possible, wider kayaks tend to offer more stability and greater comfort for recreational applications. In turn, narrower kayaks boast higher top-end speeds and better performance over long distances.

Primary Versus Secondary Stability

Some kayaks that feel very stable in calm waters can suddenly become unstable when conditions get rough. Perhaps surprisingly, the opposite can also be true and this is due to how the kayak’s hull design impacts its primary and secondary stability.

Primary stability refers to a kayak’s initial stability on flat water. Secondary stability is a function of how well a kayak stays stable when tipped on its side, which can become extremely important in adverse water conditions.

Hull Design

The design of a kayak’s hull impacts its overall performance. There are many different hull designs and all of them serve varying purposes that often depend on the intended activity for the kayak.

It’s important to know the basics of how a kayak’s hull design will impact your ability to get the most out of your kayak on the water. So let’s go over some of the basic designs that you might find while shopping.

Rounded

Kayaks with rounded hulls generally can achieve good speeds while staying relatively stable. Their round edges give these kayaks a torpedo-like shape and also make them very maneuverable.

Kayaks with rounded hulls tend to have more secondary stability than primary stability. This is why you’ll see many kayaks designed for river or whitewater applications using a rounded hull design.

V-Shaped

Many sit-inside kayaks boast a V-shaped hull because this hull design is great for straighter tracking and reduced drag. This means that kayaks with a V-shaped hull are also faster than most kayaks with other hull designs.

V-shaped kayaks also tend to have more secondary stability than primary stability. This is why many ocean kayaks have a V-shaped hull design because they are built to handle heavy winds and ocean currents.

Flat

Flat hulls are most common in whitewater playboats and even some fishing kayaks. This type of hull design offers a great balance between primary stability and easy maneuverability.

Kayaks with flat hulls offer great primary stability but poor secondary stability. This high-level primary stability is the reason that you’ll sometimes see kayak anglers able to stand vertically in their fishing kayak with a flat hull.

Pontoon

The pontoon design is less common, but it’s most alluring feature is stability. Although kayaks with this type of hull design aren’t known for their speed, they offer good maneuverability and exceptional stability for novice kayakers.

Kayaks with pontoon hulls combine the secondary stability of a rounded hull design with the primary stability of a flat hull design.

This hull design is the most stable out there, which is why you’ll see it on many recreational kayaks designed for beginners.

Storage Capacity

As you gain experience and comfort with kayaking in general, it can be natural to have the desire to head out for longer trips. Before doing so, however, you’ll need to know how to pack your kayak for longer trips.

You’ll also need to know that your kayak has enough storage capacity to fit all of your desired gear comfortably and securely.

The amount and design of a kayak’s storage areas are an important consideration even if you’re buying your first-ever kayak.

Sealed storage compartments are essential for anyone that envisions multi-day kayaking trips in their future. While some sit on top kayaks will offer a small sealed storage hatch, you’ll need a sit-inside kayak if you really require multiple liters of storage space.

On the other hand, if you intend to use your kayak for recreational use and simply want to bring along a phone or wallet for emergency purposes, you’ll be just fine with a sit on top kayak that has a small storage hatch in front of the kayak’s seat.

Weight Capacity

Weight capacity is another important consideration when narrowing down your kayak options. In general, we recommend choosing a kayak that’s rated to hold at least 100 pounds more than your body weight.

This gives you plenty of ability to bring extra gear and supplies on your kayak. It also gives you the freedom to take a small child along with you or to sit your four-legged companion in the bow storage area.

In many cases, the weight capacity of a kayak (combined with your body weight) will determine how high or low your kayak sits in the water.

If you prefer to always sit up high and out of the water, you’ll want a kayak that offers a weight capacity well in excess of your body weight.

The downside of sitting up too high in the water is that your kayak can be more susceptible to the effects of wind. It can also make your paddle strokes less effective because it will make it more difficult to dip the paddle’s blades deeper into the water.

These are just a few extra considerations related to a kayak’s weight capacity, but there’s really one golden rule: make sure that the kayak you choose is rated to hold your weight plus the weight of any gear or freeloaders (i.e. your dog) that you plan to bring along.

Cockpit Dimensions

This factor is more relevant to sit-inside kayaks than their sit on top counterparts, but it’s still worth mentioning. The dimensions of a kayak’s cockpit will impact your ability to get (and stay) comfortable once you’re inside.

A good rule of thumb is to make sure the kayak you choose will offer at least three to four inches of clearance for your body on either side.

This allows for the extra room that your PFD will require when you’re practicing safe kayaking habits.

It’s also good to look at the height of the cockpit and determine whether or not you’ll be comfortable with your knees slightly bent while paddling.

This is the most ergonomic paddling position, so you’ll want a kayak with cockpit dimensions that allow you to bend your knees and engage your core muscles.

A Final Note

If you’re passionate about ocean kayaking, you’re obviously going to need a much different kayak than someone who likes to run rapids in their free time. Make sure you know the primary activity you’ll be using your kayak for before finalizing your selection.

Once you have that aspect dialed in, your body size will play a large role in selecting a kayak that you’ll be comfortable in.

If you choose a sit-inside kayak, for example, make sure that you feel comfortable with the cockpit dimensions because this is where you’ll be spending all of your time.

At the end of the day, shorter kayaks offer more maneuverability and stability while longer kayaks offer higher top-end speeds and better tracking.

These are, of course, generalized definitions, but we hope they help you answer the simple question of, “What kayak size do I need?”

Author: Peter SalisburyPete is the Owner of KayakHelp.com. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he grew up kayaking, fishing, sailing, and partaking in outdoor adventures around the Great Lakes. When he’s not out on the water, you can find him skiing in the mountains, reading his favorite books, and spending time with his family.
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Are you the type who’s always wanted to get out on the water for some fun and a little bit of exercise but have always been put off by the thought of transporting a big, heavy kayak all over the place? Are you looking for a short or lightweight kayak to fit your lifestyle?

Time to put away the excuses!

We’ve compiled a list of the best short and lightweight kayaks to get you on the water with minimal hassle.

Click on the Table of Contents to paddle straight for the review that interests you the most. 

A brief look at the best short, lightweight kayaks

There are obvious benefits to short and light weight kayaks, most of which have to do with portability and storage.

It’s easier to haul and carry a light weight kayak, especially if you mostly plan on kayaking solo. Some of us don’t have huge SUVs that can fit all the gear we please but rather a Toyota Prius instead.

Not to mention that we don’t all have single family homes with 2 car garages and a large backyard where we can store all of our outdoor gear. Some people live in apartment buildings with stairs and street parking.

The thought of trying to lug a 14 foot, 65-pound kayak up and down a stairwell every time we want to use it is about as appealing as going skinny dipping in the Arctic Ocean!

With that being said, I know people are short on time as well as space so here’s a brief overview of the best short and/or lightweight kayaks for the money:

  1. BKC FK 184 9′ Sit On Top Fishing Kayak – One of the shortest fishing kayaks on the market. Comparatively lightweight versus other SOT fishing kayaks. Fully loaded, great for solo paddlers.
  2. Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak, 26 pounds – Lightweight but still durable with a 500 pound capacity. Compact, transportable, and easy to use.
  3. Pelican Maxim 100X Sit-In Recreational Kayak – Lightweight and easy to carry, this kayak is perfect for advanced beginner or intermediate recreational paddlers.
  4. Oru Inlet Foldable Kayak – You’ll turn heads with this unique, one-of-a-kind origami kayak. Light as a feather, stiff as a board. The Oru Inlet clocks in at 9’8″ and a barely there 20 pounds!
  5. Intex Explorer K2 – Big fun in an affordable, little, and lightweight package. Double your fun with a second paddler in this surprisingly spacious 10 foot long kayak.

Short kayaks vs. long kayaks

There are some downsides, however, to shorter kayaks.

Overall, they are not as fast as a longer kayak.

You’re not going to get anywhere in a hurry with most small kayaks for numerous reasons related to physics that I won’t go into here but you can read more about here.

The other big drawback to small, lightweight kayaks is tracking. They are less aerodynamic and tend to wag from side to side more than a longer kayak that will paddle straighter.

That being said, they do turn better than most longer kayaks so they are easier to maneuver in smaller waterways and channels if need be.

Like all kayaks, it will ultimately come down to personal choice based on what your storage situation is, your height/weight, the bodies of water you’ll be using it on, and what your ultimate purpose is for kayaking.

Here’s a handy chart of the basic differences between short kayaks vs. long kayaks. This is intended for general purposes only and can vary depending on many factors.

Short kayaks vs. long kayaks comparison table

Now that we’ve established the important differences between short kayaks vs. long kayaks, let’s figure out which small lightweight kayak will suit you best.

The best short and/or lightweight kayaks

Best Short Fishing Kayak: BKC FK 184 9′ Sit On Top Kayak

Decidedly versatile, the Brooklyn Kayak Company FK 184 9’ Kayak is a suitable choice for paddlers looking to have fun kayak fishing on the water.

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With the FK 184, paddlers get a 9′ long kayak that tips the scales at approximately 44 lbs. The boat can accommodate up to 330 lbs in weight and it has a 32” width for added stability as you paddle. All things considered, this kayak offers a great mix of weight savings and portability both on and off the water.

BKC crafted the FK 184 out of their proprietary single-piece roto-molded HDPE plastic. That might sound like a bunch of technical jargon, but this means that the boat offers some of the best durability in its class.

Additionally, BKC engineered this kayak with anglers in mind. It comes with a spacious sit-on-top design with plenty of space for casting lines and storing gear. In fact, the boat has 4 flush-mounted rod holders, 1 articulating rod holder, and multiple large water-resistant hatches for stashing your tackle box and other gear.

Another benefit of the BKC 184 is its wide, mostly flat hull. Thanks to this design, the boat offers exceptional stability in flat water. The company advertises it as a boat that you can even stand up on if you want a better angle for casting lines.

Other advantages of this kayak include its memory foam seat for all-day comfort. The boat also has a set of carry handles for easy transport and a built-in paddle keeper system for extra convenience on the water.

That being said, while the BKC FK 184 is a pretty solid kayak, some taller paddlers may find that its molded foot pedals are too short for their needs. This is especially important for paddlers over 6’ tall to take note of, but it’s worth paying attention to if you have particularly long legs.

Despite its shortcomings, however, the BKC FK 184 9’ Kayak is still a top performer for paddlers that want a versatile and reliable boat for any flatwater adventure.

Best Lightweight Kayak: Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak with Deluxe Package

Naturally, the most lightweight kayak is going to be an inflatable kayak. Inflatables have been taking the world by storm in recent years due to advancements in technology that make inflatable watercraft like iSUPs, rafts, canoes, and even catamarans just as durable and seaworthy as their hard construction brethren.

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It used to be that inflatables were little more than pool toys, not serious recreational vessels, but not anymore! Inflatables are fast becoming the go-to model for all sorts of water toys due to their lightweight but durable nature and supreme transportability.

The Sea Eagle SE-330 Inflatable Kayak is certainly no different. While this kayak is lightweight, weighing in at a mere 26 pounds, it inflates up to a length of just over 11 feet long. With a weight capacity of 500lbs, the Sea Eagle is billed as big enough for two people to kayak in.

That being said, due to the inflatable chambers taking up interior space when they are inflated, the actual seating area is only nine and a half feet long and 13 inches wide.

Most people agreed that despite its length and weight capacity, it’s too cramped to comfortably seat two people for long stretches of time. Many recommended that if you are looking for a roomier inflatable tandem kayak to upgrade to the SE-370 version of the same kayak.

Otherwise, most people were very impressed with the sturdiness and ruggedness of this kayak.

Many reviewers even commented after having owned the kayak for 5 years or more just as satisfied as the day they bought it. It’s able to handle up to Class III rapids as well as tracks well in flat water and is super easy all around, including being easy on the wallet.

Not to mention, Sea Eagle offers a fantastic 3-year warranty and superb customer service that left customers very satisfied even if there were some problems with their gear.

The only negative that was oft repeated was that this kayak tends to get blown around a bit by a gusty wind or strong current. Being that it is a lightweight, inflatable kayak, this shouldn’t be surprising. Most said you can overcome this with some stronger strokes, but it’s worth noting if you frequently encounter windy conditions where you paddle.

If kayak weight is the biggest consideration for you when purchasing a yak, then the Sea Eagle SE-330 Inflatable Kayak should be at the top of your list. Lightweight but still able to perform well under various conditions, this kayak will withstand the test of time and give you great bang for the buck.

Best Short, Lightweight Recreational Kayak: Pelican Maxim 100x Sit-In Recreational Kayak

Designed to help you make the most of your time on the water without breaking the bank, the Pelican Maxim 100X Sit-In Recreational Kayak is a superb option for the budget-conscious paddler.

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The Maxim 100x features Pelican’s proprietary twin-arched multi-chine hull for improved stability as you paddle. At the same time, the slightly V-shaped nature of the bow and stern on this kayak allows it to track better than most boats in its class.

Tipping the scales at just 38 lbs and measuring 10’ in length, the Maxim 100x is a decidedly light and portable boat. Despite its light weight, this kayak doesn’t skimp where durability is a concern. In fact, it’s made with a high molecular weight polyethylene and impact-resistant RAM-X materials, which provide it with extra ruggedness without adding extra weight.

As far as comfort is concerned, the Maxim 100x brings its A-game. This kayak has a fully adjustable ERGOFORM padded backrest and seat cushion for lumbar support as you paddle. It also has adjustable footrests to provide you with a more ergonomic paddling position.

Plus, while many sit-in kayaks can feel a little constraining to sit in, the Maxim 100x is built with a particularly large cockpit. It also comes with a nifty cockpit table that includes a bottle holder and a handful of useful compartments for gear storage.

Gear storage isn’t much of an issue with this kayak, either. It comes with a large rear tank well and a front hatch to provide you with plenty of space to stash your gear during your adventures. There’s also a rear flush-mounted rod holder and a front articulated rod holder so you can maximize the number of lines you have in the water.

The Maxim 100X generally gets rave reviews from paddlers, we should note that it has a relatively low maximum weight limit of 275 lbs. Since it’s best not to load a kayak beyond about 80% of its stated capacity for maximum performance, this boat is better for paddlers under 220 lbs.

However, if you’re looking for a fun sit-in kayak that’s short, portable, and affordable, it’s hard to imagine a more suitable choice than the Pelican Maxim 100x Sit-In Recreational Kayak

Pelican Maxim 100X Sit-in Recreational Kayak Kayak 10-Foot Lightweight one Person Kayak Perfect for Recreation, Yellow, One Size
Pelican Maxim 100X Sit-in Recreational Kayak Kayak 10-Foot Lightweight one Person Kayak Perfect for Recreation, Yellow, One Size
  • Lightweight and easy to carry with Front and Rear T-Handles for Easy Transport this Sit-In kayak has a maximum capacity of 275 lb. / 125 KG
  • Includes a Storage hatch with bungee cord and a Storage Platform with a Mesh Deck Cover to store all your gear for your trip on the water
  • The Shallow V Chine hull Design provides good stability and maneuverability while providing very good performance.Do not use chemical products or abrasives
  • Includes a Cockpit Table with bottle holder, Molded Footrests for Comfort and Secure Foot Bracing and a drain plug preventing water infiltration
  • The ERGOFORM Seating System includes a padded seat cushion and an adjustable padded backrest cushion providing better support

Most Innovative Short, Lightweight Kayak: Oru Inlet Foldable Kayak

Undoubtedly the most unique boat in our review, the Oru Inlet is a foldable kayak that makes transporting your paddle craft to and from the put-in as easy as can be.

As is the case with all Oru kayaks, the Inlet is crafted out of the company’s 5 mm thick double-layered polypropylene material. This material is UV treated and it’s highly puncture-resistant. It’s actually been tested to hold up to at least 20,000 uses, so it’s just as rugged as a classic plastic kayak.

In addition to being 9’8” long, the Inlet is one of the lightest kayaks on the market. It weighs just 20 lbs, so it’s easy enough to bring on any adventure. Plus, this kayak is designed to fold down into its own carry case, so you can pack it into the trunk of your car or even into your duffle bag.

When it comes to the boat’s performance on the water, the Inlet doesn’t disappoint. This kayak is crafted for flat water use and, as such, it comes with a wide, mostly flat hull that provides ample stability as you paddle.

Furthermore, the Inlet features a huge open cockpit design. While it’s technically a sit-in kayak, this boat’s huge cockpit provides more than enough space for comfort on the water. It actually has enough space to fit a handful of drybags or even your dog, so you can make the most of your time outside.

If that wasn’t enough, the Inlet is also one of the easiest Oru kayaks to assemble. This boat has been specifically designed to cut your assembly time down to about 5 minutes, so you can spend less time prepping your kayak and more time paddling it.

Even though the Oru Inlet is revolutionary, we should mention that this is a fairly pricey kayak. It also has a maximum weight capacity of only 275 lbs and it’s not suitable for paddlers that are taller than 6’2”. Also note that this kayak has no fishing rod holders, so it’s not ideal for anglers.

Nevertheless, if you’re okay with spending a little more to get one of the most portable kayaks available, it’s hard to go wrong with the Oru Inlet.

✅ Most Affordable Lightweight Kayak: Intex Explorer K2

Blending portability and affordability into one great package, the Intex Explorer K-2 is a fan-favorite inflatable kayak that’s ready for any flatwater outing.

Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump

The Explorer K-2 weighs in at a miniscule 37 lbs, despite its 10’ length and 2 paddler capacity. It can also support an impressive 400 lbs of weight, making it a nice choice for tandem paddlers and a decent amount of gear.

Intext designed this boat with fun and recreation in mind, so they gave it a streamlined construction and a mostly flat hull for stability. The boat also comes with a removable skeg for improved tracking as you paddle from place to place.

If durability is a concern, the Explorer K-2 has you covered. It’s made from an extra-thick vinyl that’s decidedly puncture-resistant. The boat also has an inflatable I-beam floor that gives it additional rigidity and performance on the water.

Even though it’s only 10’ long, this kayak has enough room for up to 2 paddlers. Its tandem inflatable seats provide critical lumbar support while its wide, open cockpit ensures that everyone feels comfortable during their travels.

Intex also engineered the Explorer K-2 with a set of nifty Boston valves. When combined with the boat’s included high output pump, most paddlers find that they can get the Explorer out on the water in just a few minutes. After you paddle, the whole kayak also packs down into a small carry case for easy storage and transport.

While the Explorer K-2 overall gets good reviews from paddlers, many note that the included skeg needs a better adhesive to stick to the hull. Some also mention that the included paddles are a bit short for a kayak of this width.

All things considered, though, the Intex Explorer K-2 is a comfy and budget-friendly inflatable kayak that’s super fun to have out on the water.

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Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump
  • Comfortable for anyone: Kayak includes an adjustable inflatable seat with backrest; Cockpit designed for comfort and space
  • Dimensions: Inflated size 10 feet 3 x 3 feet x 1 feet 8 inch; Maximum weight capacity: 400 pounds
  • Directional stability: Removable SKEG for directional stability
  • Increased visibility: In case of emergency, bright yellow color helps visibility
  • Made for smaller bodies of water: Explorer k2 is made for smaller bodies of water including lakes and mild rivers

Conclusion

If kayak length or size is a deciding factor for you when purchasing a kayak, then consider this the ultimate guide for you. Never stare longingly at another kayak again wishing you could find one that suits your downsized space or wonder how you would ever transport such a big heavy thing.

There are several small, lightweight kayaks on the market today that are suitable for beginners, kids, adults, and even paddlers with disabilities who need something easy to manage.

Put this handy guide to use and put those excuses away!

Paddle on!

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As a beginner I like this kayak. Its price point is very suitable for those wanting to try out the sport without renting.

I found it to be very stable and forgiving, yet it still turns on a dime. The front bungees are in just the right place to stick the paddle or a fish under and secure it to the deck. The back deck is easily reachable.

It does tend to take on water a bit too easy IMO, and the seat isn't good for long trips.

On land, though, it suffers. There's no easy way to cable lock it to something and it's very back heavy to carry. Adding fishing rod holders have me another spot to grab, which helped immensely. If you buy this kayak and keep it, you *will* need a cart and a removable seat pad. Get those and you're golden.

Last, know that this kayak is made of super thin plastic and has no secondary flotation at all. It is durable but any bumps or scrapes do risk rupturing the hull and rendering the kayak unusable. It can be patched but that will only be temporary, perhaps enough to carefully finish a float trip but nothing more.

I ran mine until I crashed it and found out about the hull the hard way. My wife still has hers and is happy with it.

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TAHE8'6" Ouassou Sit-On-Top Single Kayak

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TAHE OUTDOORS 8'6" Ouassou Sit-On-Top Single Kayak

The Ouassou is designed as a versatile and maneuverable kayak ideal for beach fun. The stern handles let you hang on and swim and allow easy access on board. The Ouassou also handles surf and waves comfortably. The ‘spatula’ shaped hull is derived from surf longboards and rodeo kayaks.

The slight keel and lateral rail design provide directional stability and excellent tracking. The Ouassou’s optional knee-strap system also allows you to secure your body to the cockpit when you are looking for greater control in waves or whitewater. The exclusive Twin Sheet technology used in the construction of TAHE kayaks is acheived by using thermoformed Polyethylene sheets. The deck and hull sections are formed and sealed together in one single operation. The result of this fusion is incredibly durable, unique in kayak manufacture. The join line is invisible and 100% secure. This process, creating a product that is lighter, stronger and smoother finished than rotomoulding, is also anti-UV treated. Highly resistant to knocks and scratching, it gives all TAHE kayaks exceptional durability.

Features:

  • A fun and versatile beach kayak - Ideal for short excursions
  • Single seater with space for 1 child passenger
  • Bow, Stern and hull mounted carry handles for easy transportation
  • Wide, Spatula hull shape for extra stability and great handling in waves
  • 242 Pound Capacity
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Kayaking is a great escape anytime, and especially now. People of all ages are looking to get outdoors, and we have seen a tremendous surge in demand for our products over the last several weeks as a result. Our South Carolina factory is humming with activity, but we are mindful that we need to produce and deliver boats safely. As a medium-sized business, when so many others are struggling, we are grateful that our primary challenge is to do more rather than less, and we thank you for your interest and support.

We are producing kayaks as fast as we safely can and shipping kayaks to dealers daily. We nevertheless have a wait time for new orders, and our phone lines have seen an influx of calls. If you are searching for a particular model, size, or color, you may not find it immediately. Our advice is to discuss your needs with your local Perception Kayaks dealer. They can keep you informed on lead times for boats and have insight on what is coming down the pipeline. We are also working diligently to answer your questions and have recently added additional resources in this area, but our response time may be longer than typical due to the volume of contacts we are receiving. Finally, if you are ordering replacement parts, please review our Shipping Notice. We will continue to work non-stop to get you out on the water as soon as possible.

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Choosing the Optimal Kayak Length – Height Chart Included

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Does size matter? The age-old question indeed.

Kayaking is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding hobbies you can take up. It is borderline addictive, whether you want to do it for leisure, fishing, or touring, relaxing weekends with family and friends spent out on the lake, or to get your adrenaline pumping when battling whitewater rapids. There’s something for everyone.

The challenge for most people comes when trying to figure out the best kayak size to go with, more specifically, in terms of its length. If this is the dilemma you’re currently facing, you’ve come to the right place to find the answers you seek.

We’ve put together the ultimate guide for choosing the optimal boat size along with a kayak length for height chart you can use to determine the best one to get for your specific activity.

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Optimal Kayak Size

The size of the kayak is arguably one of the most important aspects to consider when buying one. This will have a large bearing on the capabilities and limitations on the activities you can take part in. Here’s what you need to think about.

1. What Is the Purpose of Kayaking

The first thing you need to identify is what you intend to do with the kayak you buy. This will advise what size kayak you should get. The optimal kayak length for a boat you plan to use on the calm still waters of a lake is vastly different from what you would need to navigate whitewater rapids safely and efficiently.

Kayaking in a sea or ocean environment, for instance, calls for a kayak that offers a high level of stability to prevent the powerful waves from capsizing your vessel. Larger and longer boats are ideal for such environments.

On the flip side, these would not be ideal for navigating rapids. You would require a much shorter kayak to make fast turns, increase the level of control, and enhance agility – something you just don’t get with bulky boats.

2. What Length to Width Ratio Is Ideal

Once you figure out where you intend to kayak, the next aspect of choosing the optimal kayak size has to do with the length to width ratio of the vessel in question. This is the single most critical factor in determining how stable the kayak will be.

You need to establish how the length and width of the hull affect the way the vessel sits on the water, as well as how well it balances.  You also need to understand how this ratio affects the kayak’s performance in terms of speed and maneuverability.

As a rule, it is always better to avoid a kayak with an extremely thin hull if you haven’t mastered the art of balancing. The extra speed and efficiency you get mean nothing if you constantly tip over sideways every couple of feet!

3. Legroom

To get the most out of your kayaking experience, you’re going to need ample legroom. Ignoring this critical element of the kayak purchasing process is the single biggest mistake you can make.

You want a snug fit, but not so tight that it impedes your ability to quickly get in and out of the vessel. This is important in emergencies.

You also don’t want too much legroom as this gives you less control over the vessel. You won’t be able to maneuver it quite as easily. The ideal length is somewhere in between.

Different Types of Kayaks and Their Dimensions

There are several different types of kayaks, each of which is designed to allow users to derive the maximum utility from them. We’ll explore three types of kayaks and what the typical dimensions for each of them are.

1. Recreational Kayaks

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Most of the recreational kayak designs you’ll come across are the sit-on-top variety. They are built specifically for leisure use and maximum comfort. This makes them ideal for spending a weekend afternoon gliding along the lake to escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

For this reason, recreational kayak designs don’t make storage a priority. So, they tend to be shorter than other types of kayaks. They are also built to be much wider to offer better stability.

The lengths of most vessels in this category tend to be 12 feet and under, with a kayak’s width that ranges anywhere between 27 to 36 inches.

Sit-in recreational kayaks tend to be slightly longer and wider than their sit-on-top cousins by 36 inches and 20 inches for the length and width, respectively. A top recreational kayak worth checking out is the 10-foot Sun Dolphin Aruba sit-in kayak.

2. Fishing Kayaks

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Fishing kayaks, or anglers as they are commonly called, are designed to offer lateral stability. This is necessary when shuffling on the boat and casting fishing lines. So, there’s no risk of the boat tipping over in the process.

Anglers are usually longer than recreational kayaks and measure between 10 and 14 feet in length, and 42 inches wide. If you’re in the market for a fishing kayak, then you might like the Lifetime Tamarack Angler 100.

3. Sea and Touring Kayaks

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Kayaks in this category tend to be quite long and narrow, to traverse long distances on the water with ease. Their design also allows for more storage space for carry-ons.

They are built to be seaworthy and provide maximum comfort for the longer durations spent out at sea. On the flip side, the tradeoff for their speed and design is stability and maneuverability. Shorter boats tend to perform better in that regard.

Sea and touring kayaks typically measure anywhere between 12 and 20 feet in length and 18 to 24 inches in width. Tandems are usually longer measuring up to 24 feet in length. A popular touring kayak many sea lovers are crazy about is the Pelican Maxim sit-in kayak. It’s worth checking out.

Does The Length of a Kayak Matter

 

Contrary to what you might believe, a kayak’s length does not play a significant role in evaluating its performance potential. What you do need to be concerned about are the dimensions of the cockpit as opposed to the actual physical length of the boat.

Now, for the most part, people under 6 ft. in height will fit in conventional sit-in kayak cockpits. If you’re taller than that, then it’s always a good idea to test a 12 to 14-foot kayak to get a feel for the fit , seat height, and the legroom available.

This is because taller people tend to have:

  • A higher center of gravity
  • Longer legs
  • Bigger feet (particularly for the men)

Having a higher center of gravity may affect your stability when sitting in your kayak. Longer legs may also mean having a wider waist and hips. So, the cockpit dimensions you need to be concerned with are – the cockpit opening length and width.

These tell you whether you’ll be able to get in and out of the kayak comfortably and with ease, without scraping your knees in the process. If you have to wiggle yourself in, it’s a sign that the opening is too small for you.

Kayak Length for Height Chart

Use this chart to guide you on the vessel size you should get based on how tall you are.

HeightWeightSuitable for:
Low Volume Kayak< 5 ft. 6 in.< 140 lbs.Day excursions with a minimal amount of gear
Medium Volume Kayak5 ft. 7 in. – 5 ft. 10 in.150 lbs. – 180 lbs.Overnight trips with a moderate amount of gear
High Volume Kayak> 5 ft. 10 in.> 180 lbs.Trips that last more than a day with essential gear for the duration

Kayak Volume – What Does It Mean

It is important to understand whether the kayak volume indicated by the manufacturer is ideal for you. This gives you a better idea of how much room you can expect inside the boat. Kayak makers typically use four terms to describe volume:

  1. Low Volume – These are designed for paddlers under 5 ft. 6 in. tall weighing less than 140 lbs.
  2. Medium Volume – They are made for paddlers between 5 ft. 7 in. and 5 ft. 10 in. tall weighing between 140 and 189 lbs.
  3. High Volume – These are built for paddlers over 5 ft. 10 in. tall weighing more than 180 lbs.
  4. Cubic Feet or Gallons – This is the actual physical space inside the vessel.

The only true way to know if a kayak’s volume is ideal for your height is to sit in it. That way you’ll get a feel for how it fits your length and trunk size. Nonetheless, you could always use a kayak length for a height chart for reference.

Pick the Best Kayak for Your Height

Keep in mind that the kayak length for the height chart detailed in this guide is meant to serve as a guide for the paddler. Its recommendations are not set in stone.

A high volume kayak, for instance, would be suitable for a 6 ft. tall guy of average build. But, if the same guy weighed 165 lbs., does it mean he should get a medium volume model? Probably not, since it might cramp his long legs.

So, while the chart is a useful tool, paddler height always trumps weight capacity, when choosing the best kayak for your needs.

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Are you the type who’s always wanted to get out on the water for some fun and a little bit of exercise but have always been put off by 8 6 kayak thought of transporting a big, heavy kayak all over the place? Are you looking for a short or lightweight 8 6 kayak to fit your lifestyle?

Time to put away the excuses!

We’ve compiled a list of the best short and lightweight kayaks to get you on the water with minimal hassle.

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A brief look at the best short, lightweight kayaks

There are obvious benefits to short and light weight kayaks, most of which have to do with portability and storage.

It’s easier to haul and carry a light weight kayak, especially if you mostly plan on kayaking solo. Some of us don’t have huge SUVs that can fit all the gear we please but rather a Toyota Prius instead.

Not to mention that we don’t all have single family homes with 2 car garages and a large backyard where we can store all of our outdoor gear. Some people live in apartment buildings with stairs and street parking.

The thought of trying to lug a 14 foot, 65-pound kayak up and down a stairwell every time we want to use it is about as appealing 8 6 kayak going skinny dipping in the Arctic Ocean!

With that being said, I know people are short on time as well as space so here’s a brief overview of the best short and/or lightweight kayaks for the money:

  1. BKC FK 184 9′ Sit On Top Fishing Kayak – One of the shortest fishing kayaks on the market. Comparatively lightweight versus other SOT fishing kayaks. Fully loaded, 8 6 kayak, great for solo paddlers.
  2. Sea Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak, 26 pounds – Lightweight but still durable with a 500 pound capacity. Compact, transportable, and easy to use.
  3. Pelican Maxim 100X Sit-In Recreational Kayak – Lightweight and easy to carry, this kayak is perfect for advanced beginner or intermediate recreational paddlers.
  4. Oru Inlet Foldable Kayak – You’ll turn heads with this unique, one-of-a-kind origami kayak. Light as a feather, stiff as a 8 6 kayak. The Oru Inlet clocks in at 9’8″ and a barely there 20 pounds!
  5. Intex Explorer K2 – Big fun in an affordable, little, 8 6 kayak, and lightweight package. Double your fun with a second paddler in this surprisingly spacious 10 foot long 8 6 kayak.

Short kayaks vs. long kayaks

There are some downsides, however, to shorter kayaks.

Overall, they are not as fast as a longer kayak.

You’re not going to get anywhere in a hurry with 8 6 kayak small kayaks for numerous reasons related to physics that I won’t go into here but you can read more about here.

The other big drawback to small, lightweight kayaks is tracking. They are less aerodynamic and tend to wag from side to side more than a longer kayak that will paddle straighter.

That being said, they do turn better than most longer kayaks so they are easier 8 6 kayak maneuver in smaller waterways and channels if need be.

Like all kayaks, it will ultimately come down to personal choice based on what your storage situation is, your height/weight, the bodies of water you’ll be using it on, and what your ultimate purpose is for kayaking.

Here’s a handy chart of the basic differences between short kayaks vs. long kayaks, 8 6 kayak. This is intended for general purposes only and can vary depending on many factors.

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Now that we’ve established the important differences between short kayaks vs. long kayaks, let’s figure out which small lightweight kayak will suit you best.

The best short and/or lightweight kayaks

Best Short Fishing Kayak: BKC FK 184 9′ Sit On Top Kayak

Decidedly versatile, 8 6 kayak, the Brooklyn Kayak Company FK 184 9’ Kayak is a suitable choice for paddlers looking to have fun kayak fishing on the water.

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With the FK 184, paddlers get a 9′ 8 6 kayak kayak that tips the scales 8 6 kayak approximately 44 lbs. The boat can accommodate up to 330 lbs in weight and it has a 32” width for added stability as you paddle. All things considered, this kayak offers a great mix of weight savings and portability both on and off the water.

BKC crafted the FK 184 out of their proprietary single-piece roto-molded HDPE plastic. That might sound like a bunch of technical jargon, but this means that the boat offers some of the best durability in its class.

Additionally, BKC engineered this kayak 8 6 kayak anglers in mind. It comes with a spacious sit-on-top design with plenty of space for casting lines and storing gear, 8 6 kayak. In fact, 8 6 kayak, the boat has 4 flush-mounted rod holders, 1 articulating rod holder, and multiple large water-resistant hatches for stashing your tackle box and other gear.

Another benefit of the BKC 184 is its wide, mostly flat hull. Thanks to 8 6 kayak design, the boat offers exceptional stability in flat water. The company advertises it as a ac dc shoot to thrill ringtone that you can even stand up on if you want a better angle for casting lines.

Other advantages of this kayak include its memory foam seat for all-day comfort. The boat also has a set of carry handles for easy transport and a built-in paddle keeper system for extra convenience on the water.

That being said, while the BKC FK 184 is a pretty solid kayak, some taller paddlers may find that its molded foot pedals are too short for their needs. This is especially important for paddlers over 6’ tall to take note of, but it’s worth paying attention to if you have particularly long legs.

Despite its shortcomings, however, the BKC FK 184 9’ Kayak is still a top performer for paddlers that want a versatile and reliable boat for any flatwater adventure.

Best Lightweight Kayak: Freeport pal basketball Eagle 330 Inflatable Kayak with Deluxe Package

Naturally, the most lightweight kayak is going to be an inflatable kayak. Inflatables have been taking the world by storm in recent years due to advancements in technology that make inflatable watercraft like iSUPs, rafts, canoes, and even catamarans just as durable and seaworthy as their hard construction brethren.

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It used to be that inflatables were little more than pool toys, not serious recreational vessels, but not anymore! Inflatables are fast becoming the go-to model for all sorts of water toys due to their lightweight but durable nature and supreme transportability.

The Sea Eagle SE-330 Inflatable Kayak is certainly no different. While this kayak is lightweight, weighing in at a mere 26 pounds, it inflates up to a length of just over 11 feet long. With a weight capacity of 500lbs, the Sea Eagle is billed as big enough for two people to kayak in.

That being said, due to the inflatable chambers taking up interior space when they are inflated, 8 6 kayak, the actual seating area is only nine and a half feet long and 13 inches wide.

Most people agreed that despite its length and weight capacity, it’s too cramped 8 6 kayak comfortably seat two people for long stretches of time. Many recommended that if you are looking for a roomier inflatable tandem kayak to upgrade to the SE-370 version of the same 8 6 kayak, most people were very impressed with the sturdiness and ruggedness of this kayak.

Many reviewers even commented after having owned the kayak for 5 years or more just as satisfied as the day they bought it. It’s able to handle up to Class III rapids as well as tracks well in flat water and is super easy all around, including being easy on the wallet.

Not to mention, 8 6 kayak, Sea Eagle offers a fantastic 3-year warranty and superb customer service that left customers very satisfied even if there were some problems with their gear.

The only negative that was oft repeated was that this kayak tends to get blown around a bit by a gusty wind or strong current. Being that it is a lightweight, inflatable kayak, this shouldn’t be surprising. Most said you can overcome this with some stronger strokes, 8 6 kayak, but it’s worth noting if you frequently encounter windy conditions where you paddle.

If kayak weight is the biggest consideration for you when purchasing a yak, then the Sea Eagle SE-330 Inflatable Kayak should be at the top of your list. Lightweight but still able to perform well under various conditions, this kayak will withstand the test of time and give you great bang for the buck.

Best Short, Lightweight Recreational Kayak: Pelican Maxim 100x Sit-In Recreational Kayak

Designed to help you make the most of your time on the water without breaking the bank, the Pelican Maxim 100X Sit-In Recreational Kayak is a superb option for the budget-conscious paddler.

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The Maxim 100x features Pelican’s proprietary twin-arched multi-chine hull for improved stability as you paddle. At the same time, 8 6 kayak, the slightly V-shaped nature of the bow and stern on this kayak allows it to track better than most boats in its class.

Tipping the scales at just 38 lbs and measuring 10’ in length, 8 6 kayak, the Maxim 100x is a decidedly light and portable boat. Despite its light weight, this kayak doesn’t skimp where durability is a concern. In fact, it’s made with a high molecular weight polyethylene and impact-resistant RAM-X materials, which provide it with extra ruggedness without adding extra weight.

As far as comfort is concerned, the Maxim 100x brings its A-game. This kayak has a fully adjustable ERGOFORM padded backrest and seat cushion bowls with words lumbar support as you paddle, 8 6 kayak. It also 8 6 kayak adjustable footrests to provide you with a more ergonomic paddling position.

Plus, while many sit-in kayaks can feel a little constraining to sit in, the Maxim 100x is built with a particularly large cockpit. It also comes with a nifty cockpit table that includes a bottle holder and a handful of useful compartments for gear storage.

Gear storage isn’t much of an issue with this kayak, either, 8 6 kayak. It comes with a large rear tank well and a front hatch to provide you with plenty of space to stash your gear during your adventures. There’s also a rear flush-mounted rod holder and a front articulated rod holder so you can maximize the number of lines you have in the water.

The Maxim 100X generally gets rave reviews from paddlers, we should note that it has a relatively low maximum weight limit of 275 lbs. Since it’s best not to load a kayak beyond about 80% of its stated capacity for maximum performance, this boat is better for paddlers under 220 lbs.

However, if you’re looking for a fun sit-in kayak that’s short, portable, 8 6 kayak, and affordable, it’s hard to imagine a more suitable choice than the Pelican Maxim 100x Sit-In Recreational Kayak

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  • Lightweight and easy to carry with Front and Rear T-Handles for Easy Transport this Sit-In kayak has a maximum capacity of 275 lb. / 125 KG
  • Includes a Storage hatch with bungee cord and a Storage Platform with a Mesh Deck Cover to store all your gear for your trip on the water
  • The Shallow V Chine hull Design provides good stability and maneuverability while providing very good performance.Do not use chemical products or abrasives
  • Includes a Cockpit Table with bottle holder, Molded Footrests for Comfort and Secure Foot Bracing and a drain plug preventing water infiltration
  • The ERGOFORM Seating System includes a padded seat cushion and an adjustable padded backrest cushion providing better support

Most Innovative Short, Lightweight Kayak: Oru Inlet Foldable Kayak

Undoubtedly the most unique boat in our review, the Oru Inlet is a foldable kayak that makes transporting your paddle craft to and from the put-in as easy as can be.

As is the case with all Oru kayaks, the Inlet is crafted out of the company’s 5 mm thick double-layered polypropylene material. This material is UV treated and it’s highly puncture-resistant. It’s actually been tested to hold up to at least 20,000 uses, 8 6 kayak, so it’s just as rugged as a classic plastic kayak.

In addition to being 9’8” long, the Inlet is one of the lightest kayaks on the market. It weighs just 20 lbs, so it’s easy enough to bring on any adventure. Plus, this kayak is designed to fold down into alternator workshop golf 4 own carry case, so you can pack it into the trunk of your car or even into your duffle bag.

When it comes to the boat’s performance on the water, the Inlet doesn’t disappoint. This kayak is crafted for flat water use and, as such, it comes with a wide, mostly flat hull that provides ample stability as you paddle.

Furthermore, the Inlet features a huge open cockpit design. While it’s technically a sit-in kayak, this boat’s huge cockpit provides more than enough space for comfort on the water. It actually has enough space to fit a handful of drybags or even your dog, so you can make the most of your time outside.

If that wasn’t enough, 8 6 kayak, the Inlet is also one of the easiest Oru kayaks to assemble. This boat has been specifically designed to cut your assembly time down to about 5 minutes, so you can spend less time prepping your kayak and more time paddling it.

Even though the Oru Inlet is revolutionary, we should mention that this is a fairly pricey kayak. It also has a maximum weight capacity of only 275 lbs and it’s not suitable for paddlers that are taller than 6’2”. Also note that this kayak has no fishing rod holders, so it’s not ideal for anglers.

Nevertheless, if you’re okay with spending a little more to get one of the most portable kayaks available, it’s hard to go wrong with the Oru Inlet.

✅ Most Affordable Lightweight Kayak: Intex Explorer K2

Blending portability and affordability into one great package, the Intex Explorer K-2 is a fan-favorite inflatable kayak that’s ready for any flatwater outing.

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The Explorer K-2 weighs in decathlon brake pads a miniscule 37 lbs, despite its 10’ length and 2 paddler capacity. It can also support an impressive 400 lbs of weight, making it a nice choice for tandem paddlers and a decent amount of gear.

Intext designed this boat with 8 6 kayak and recreation in mind, 8 6 kayak, so they gave it a streamlined construction and a mostly flat hull for stability. The boat also comes with a removable skeg for improved tracking as you paddle from place to place.

If durability is a concern, the 8 6 kayak K-2 has you covered. It’s made from an extra-thick vinyl that’s decidedly puncture-resistant. The boat also has an inflatable I-beam floor that gives it additional rigidity and performance on the water.

Even though it’s only 10’ long, this kayak has enough room for up to 2 paddlers, 8 6 kayak. Its tandem inflatable seats provide critical lumbar support while its wide, open cockpit ensures that everyone feels cal lu basketball camp during their travels.

Intex also engineered the Explorer K-2 with a set of nifty Boston valves. When combined with the boat’s included high output pump, 8 6 kayak, most paddlers find that they can get the Explorer out on the water in just a few cobra play kayak nz. After you paddle, the whole kayak also packs down into a small carry case for easy storage and transport.

While the Explorer K-2 overall gets good reviews from paddlers, many note that the included skeg needs a better adhesive to stick to the hull, 8 6 kayak. Some also mention that the included paddles are a bit short for a kayak of this width.

All things considered, though, the Intex Explorer K-2 is a comfy and budget-friendly inflatable kayak that’s super fun to have out on the water.

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  • Comfortable for anyone: Kayak includes an adjustable inflatable 8 6 kayak with backrest; Cockpit designed for comfort and space
  • Dimensions: Inflated size 10 feet 3 x 3 feet x 1 feet 8 inch; Maximum weight capacity: 400 pounds
  • Directional stability: Removable SKEG for directional stability
  • Increased visibility: In case of emergency, bright yellow color helps visibility
  • Made for smaller bodies of water: Explorer k2 is made for smaller bodies of water including lakes and mild rivers

Conclusion

If kayak length or size is a deciding factor for you when purchasing a kayak, then consider this the ultimate guide for you, 8 6 kayak. Never stare longingly at another kayak again wishing you could find one that suits your downsized space or wonder how you would ever transport such a big heavy thing.

There are several small, lightweight kayaks on the market today that are suitable for beginners, 8 6 kayak, kids, adults, and even 8 6 kayak with disabilities who need something easy to manage.

Put this handy guide to use and put those excuses away!

Paddle on!

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What Kayak Size Do I Need? – 8 Foot vs 10 Foot vs 12 Ft vs 14 Ft

These days there are kayaks made for almost any purpose you can imagine. From inflatable kayaks to whitewater kayaks, there’s a ton of variation in kayak styles, shapes, and intended purpose today.

Understanding how you intend to use your kayak is really important for you to choose the right type and size for a new kayak. It should go without saying that a recreational kayak isn’t going to perform well in ocean conditions.

But aside from the specific activity a kayak is designed for, an even simpler choice you’ll need to make is to simply ask yourself, “What kayak size do I need?” There are certain important considerations that will help you answer this question.

In this article, we’re going to go over some of the most common kayak sizes to help you figure out which size you need. We’ll also highlight several other important considerations for choosing the right kayak size.

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Jargon Buster

In 8 6 kayak to help you better understand the differences in kayak sizes, there are a few important terms you should know. In this section, we’ll define some important kayak jargon that you’ll want to know for the rest of this article.

Bow

The bow is the front (or nose) of your kayak. We like to remember this because it is customary to bow FORWARD as a greeting in some cultures.

Stern

The stern is the back (or tail) of your kayak. A clever 8 6 kayak to remember this is to think of the stern face your mother might give you when you want to take something BACK.

Gunwales

Gunwales are the sides of your kayak. A kayak’s width is typically measured from gunwale-to-gunwale and the 8 6 kayak of 8 6 kayak gunwales plays a role in determining how dry the cockpit remains while paddling in windy or wavy conditions.

Cockpit

The cockpit is the area in which you sit when you paddle a kayak, 8 6 kayak. Depending on the design of the kayak, some cockpits are more open and others are more closed to the exterior environment.

Bulkhead

A bulkhead is a sealed barrier on the inside of a kayak that functions to separate different compartments. They are primarily found on sit-inside kayaks to provide flotation and structure for internal storage compartments.

Tracking

Tracking is the fancy term for a kayak’s ability to hold its course (i.e. stay straight) while you paddle. In general, longer kayaks are able to track straighter over bergen catholic high school soccer, but many kayaks include a retractable skeg to boost their tracking ability.

What Kayak Size Do I Need?

Unless you already know you need to focus on kayaks made for big guys and gals, 8 6 kayak, most of us will decide on kayak size based more on comfort and performance. So let’s go over the pros and cons of various kayak sizes.

While there are certainly shorter kayaks out there, 8 6 kayak, an eight-foot length is one of the smaller options. This is a great kayak size for kids and small adults who are relatively new to the sport.

An eight-foot kayak can also be useful for whitewater applications, 8 6 kayak. Their shorter length makes them more maneuverable, which should be a higher priority than top-end speed if you’re using a kayak for running rapids.

Another upside to an eight-foot kayak is added stability. Most shorter kayaks tend to be more stable for recreational paddling because they have a better length-to-width ratio.

That being said, not all eight-foot kayaks are super stable because some models are designed to be skinnier. You should always take both length and width into consideration when looking into a kayak’s stability.

If you’re looking for a fun, 8 6 kayak, stable kayak that you can play in gentle rapids with, you should definitely consider an eight-foot model. These kayaks can also be great for smaller paddlers on frequently calm waters.

A 10-foot kayak is one of the more common sizes for recreational kayaks. These kayaks boast similar stability to an eight-foot kayak while offering additional storage capacity for longer day kayaking trips.

Most 10-foot kayaks will offer open storage compartments in both the bow and stern areas of the kayak.

While you might need a dry bag if you need to keep anything from getting wet, these areas give you extra space to bring more gear and supplies on the water.

As you might imagine, 10-foot kayaks come in many shapes and styles. Generally, however, this is a great length for novice paddlers that are looking for a stable kayak at a reasonable price point.

This kayak size also retains excellent maneuverability for paddling in tight spaces. That’s another reason why some kayak anglers choose a 10-foot kayak for fishing in swampy locations or on rivers that require more precise maneuvers.

If you’re relatively new to kayaking and you plan to paddle primarily on calm lakes or slow-moving rivers, a 10-foot kayak is a great place to get started.

This length is also good for recreational kayakers that like to bring a small furry companion with them out on the water.

As the length of a kayak increases, 8 6 kayak, the potential for speed also tends to increase. That’s why a 12-foot kayak can be a great choice for intermediate paddlers that are starting to cover more ground on their day kayaking trips.

This kayak size offers a great balance between speed and maneuverability. Many 12-foot kayaks can achieve higher top-end speeds than their 10-foot counterparts.

As kayaks get longer they tend to be able to achieve higher top speeds because of their larger length-to-width ratio. This gives you, the paddler, more ability to cover more ground in shorter amounts of time.

Additionally, 12-foot kayaks tend to retain more maneuverability than a 14-foot kayak. This will especially come in handy if you tend to paddle on rivers or inlets that get skinnier as you head upstream.

If you’re confident in your basic kayaking skills and you’re looking for a kayak that you can use to start planning and enjoying longer paddling trips, definitely look into a 12-foot kayak carroll baseball src="https://www.kayakhelp.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/screely-1589898607985.png" alt="" width="534" height="393">

When you get up to the 14-foot length, you’ll be looking at kayaks that are primarily made for longer paddle trips. Whether that’s on the ocean or an inland waterway, most longer kayaks are built for top-end speed over a longer distance.

A 14-foot kayak is typically going to offer great top-end speed, 8 6 kayak. These kayaks generally have a larger length-to-width ratio, which means they have less drag for you, as the paddler, to overcome on the water.

This also means that 14-foot kayaks tend to track straighter so that you don’t constantly have to correct your course to go where you want to go.

It also helps that many of these kayaks come with a permanent or retractable skeg that further aids with tracking.

One downside of a 14-foot kayak is that it can be more bcyfa football to heavy winds. This is mostly true if you’re battling a crosswind because of the extra length of the kayak that allows wind to impact your course.

Overall, if you intend to do a lot of ocean kayaking, a 14-foot kayak size is a great place 8 6 kayak start. This length is also great for anyone that’s planning a multi-day kayak expedition because these kayaks typically boast plenty of storage capacity.

Aside from selecting the right length for your kayak, there are a host of other important considerations to keep in mind before finalizing your decision, 8 6 kayak. In this section, we’re going to provide the rest of the essential criteria to help you select the best possible kayak for your applications.

In addition to length, deciding between a sit on top or a sit-inside kayak is arguably the most important decision when buying a new kayak, 8 6 kayak. Each style has its unique advantages and disadvantages.

In general, sit on top kayaks are more stable and maneuverable than sit inside kayaks. 8 6 kayak is why you’ll find a lot of kayak rental companies offering sit on top kayaks rather than the sit inside variety.

Many rental companies also choose to offer sit on top kayaks because they tend to be easier for people to climb in and out of when getting started. This type of kayak can also be more stable for larger individuals.

Another reason 8 6 kayak that sit on top kayaks tend to be easier to climb back into in deep water. If you do happen to capsize in your new kayak, the ability to get back in and get settled is probably going to be important.

However, the downside of a sit on top kayak is that they almost always include scupper holes in the hull.

This is a useful feature for your kayak not to accumulate water if you capsize, but 8 6 kayak also means that your backside is likely to get (and stay) wet when paddling a sit on top kayak.

In contrast, sit inside kayaks offer a much drier ride because of their more closed cockpit design. They tend to have higher gunwales that keep water from splashing or dripping into the cockpit while you’re paddling.

Sit inside kayaks are most commonly used by companies that specialize in ocean kayaking. For this application, 8 6 kayak, a dry ride can make or break their guest’s overall kayaking experience.

Another major benefit of a sit-inside kayak is the ability to cover the cockpit with a spray skirt. This helps you keep the core of your body warm and dry in adverse conditions, as well as to keep any gear you have stored in the cockpit dry.

Because of tennis lessons menlo park ca bulkhead design that gives sit-inside kayaks their flotation, these kayaks also tend to offer more storage capacity than their sit on top counterparts. This makes them a great option for long day trips or multi-day expeditions.

On the flip side, a downside of sit-inside kayaks is that they are more difficult to climb into when you’re starting out, 8 6 kayak. Their closed cockpit design tends to offer slimmer dimensions than a sit on top kayak, which can prove difficult for some larger paddlers.

Sit-inside kayaks are also considerably more difficult to climb back into in deep water.

This skill can actually require quite a bit of practice and, 8 6 kayak, before that, anyone loo

king to buy their first sit-inside kayak should certainly be perak chess with the wet exit technique in case of a capsize.

For newer kayakers, sit-inside kayaks can also feel very squirmy and unstable when you first climb inside. They simply take a little bit more time to get comfortable with than a sit on top kayak.

Width

The width of a kayak is measured from gunwale-to-gunwale (i.e, 8 6 kayak. side-to-side). This measurement plays a large role in 8 6 kayak stability of a kayak, 8 6 kayak, but it can also impact your comfort while you’re paddling.

A wider kayak tends to mean a larger cockpit, which can be an important consideration for larger paddlers, 8 6 kayak. That being said, more width can lead to less straight-line speed and tracking ability.

To keep it as simple as possible, wider kayaks tend to offer more stability and greater comfort for recreational applications. In turn, narrower kayaks boast higher top-end speeds and better performance over long distances.

Primary Versus Secondary Stability

Some kayaks that feel very stable in calm waters can suddenly become unstable when conditions get rough. Perhaps surprisingly, the opposite can also be true and this is john slidell park softball to how the kayak’s hull design impacts its primary and secondary stability.

Primary stability refers to a kayak’s initial stability on flat water. Secondary stability is a function of how well a kayak stays stable when tipped on its side, which can become extremely important in adverse water conditions.

Hull Design

The design of a kayak’s hull impacts its overall performance. There are many different hull designs and all of them serve varying purposes that often depend on the intended activity for the kayak.

It’s important to know the basics of how a kayak’s hull design carteret county parks and rec basketball impact your ability to get the most out of your kayak on the water. So let’s go over some of the basic designs that you might find while shopping.

Rounded

Kayaks with 8 6 kayak hulls generally can achieve good speeds while staying relatively stable. Their round edges give these kayaks a torpedo-like shape and also make them very maneuverable.

Kayaks with rounded hulls tend to have more secondary stability than primary stability. This is why you’ll see many kayaks designed for river or whitewater applications using a rounded hull design.

V-Shaped

Many sit-inside kayaks boast a V-shaped hull because this hull design is great for straighter tracking and reduced drag. This means that kayaks with a V-shaped hull are also faster than most kayaks with other hull designs.

V-shaped kayaks also tend to have more secondary stability than primary stability. This is why many ocean kayaks have a V-shaped hull design because they are built to handle heavy winds and ocean currents.

Flat

Flat hulls are most common in whitewater playboats and even some fishing kayaks. This type of hull design offers a great balance between primary stability and easy maneuverability.

Kayaks with flat hulls offer great primary stability but poor secondary stability. This high-level primary stability is the reason that you’ll sometimes see kayak anglers able to stand vertically in their fishing kayak with a flat hull.

Pontoon

The pontoon design is less common, but it’s most alluring feature is stability. Although kayaks with this type of hull design aren’t known for their speed, they offer good maneuverability and exceptional stability for novice kayakers.

Kayaks fox chapel golf club pro shop pontoon hulls combine the secondary stability of a rounded hull design with the primary stability of a flat hull design.

This hull design is the most stable out there, which is why you’ll see it on many recreational kayaks designed for beginners.

Storage Capacity

As you gain experience and comfort with kayaking in general, it can be natural to have the desire to head out for longer trips. Before doing so, 8 6 kayak, however, you’ll need to 8 6 kayak how to pack your kayak for longer trips.

You’ll also need to know that your kayak has enough storage capacity to fit all of your desired gear comfortably and securely.

The amount and design of a kayak’s storage areas are an important consideration even if you’re buying your first-ever kayak.

Sealed storage compartments are essential for anyone that envisions multi-day kayaking trips in their future. While some sit on top kayaks will offer a small sealed storage hatch, you’ll need a sit-inside kayak if you really require multiple liters of storage space.

On the other hand, if you intend to use your kayak for recreational use and simply want to bring along a phone or wallet for emergency purposes, you’ll be just fine with a sit on top kayak that has a small storage hatch in front of the kayak’s seat.

Weight Capacity

Weight capacity is another important consideration when narrowing down your kayak options. In general, we recommend choosing a kayak that’s rated to hold at least 100 pounds more than your body weight.

This gives you plenty of ability to bring extra gear and supplies on your kayak. It also gives you the freedom to take a small child along with you or to sit your four-legged companion in the bow storage area.

In many cases, the weight capacity of a kayak (combined with your body weight) will determine how high or low your kayak sits in the water.

If you prefer to always sit up high and out of the 8 6 kayak, you’ll want a kayak that offers a weight capacity well in excess of your body weight.

The downside of sitting up too high in the water is that your kayak can be more susceptible to the effects of wind. It can also make your paddle strokes less effective because it will make it more difficult to dip the paddle’s blades deeper into the water.

These are just a few extra considerations related to a kayak’s weight capacity, but there’s really one golden rule: make sure that the kayak you choose is rated to hold your weight plus the weight of any gear or freeloaders (i.e. your dog) that you plan to bring along.

Cockpit Dimensions

This factor is more relevant to sit-inside kayaks than their sit on top counterparts, but it’s still worth mentioning. The dimensions of a 8 6 kayak cockpit will impact your ability to get (and stay) comfortable once you’re inside.

A good rule of thumb is to make sure the kayak you choose will offer at least three to four inches of clearance for your body on either side.

This allows for the extra room that your PFD will require when you’re practicing safe kayaking habits.

It’s also good to look at the height of the cockpit and determine whether or not you’ll be comfortable with your knees slightly bent while paddling.

This is the most ergonomic paddling position, so you’ll want a kayak with cockpit dimensions that allow you to bend your knees and engage your core muscles.

A Final Note

If you’re passionate about ocean kayaking, 8 6 kayak, you’re obviously going to need a much different kayak than someone who likes to run rapids in their free time. Make sure you know the primary activity you’ll be using your kayak for before finalizing your selection.

Once you have that aspect dialed in, 8 6 kayak, your body size will play a large role in selecting a kayak that you’ll be comfortable in.

If you choose a sit-inside kayak, for example, make sure that you feel comfortable with the cockpit dimensions because this is where you’ll be spending all of your time.

At the end of the day, shorter kayaks offer more maneuverability and stability while longer kayaks offer higher top-end speeds and better tracking.

These are, of course, 8 6 kayak, generalized 8 6 kayak, but we hope they help you answer 8 6 kayak simple question of, “What kayak size do I need?”

Author: Peter SalisburyPete is the Owner of KayakHelp.com. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he grew up kayaking, fishing, sailing, and partaking in outdoor adventures around the Great Lakes. When he’s not out on the water, you can find him skiing in the mountains, reading his favorite books, and spending time with his family, 8 6 kayak.
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Submitted by: paddler521879 on 7/2/2019

My husband bought me 8 6 kayak first kayak.' It was one of the lightest, yet robust available. I'm only a weekend recreational user in still water so it suits me fine. There is also front and rear storage areas with bungy cords for tie down. Easy to maneuver with a wide cavity and a conveniently located drinks holder. It is more than I expected. However the seat is not padded so it can get uncomfortable after a while so I added my own favourite foam seat which is better than others that are fitted. All in all, more bang for your buck.

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Fell in love with this little Kayak as it had 'fun' written all over it. It is about 4 years old and gets plenty of use. I've used it on river runs down the North Oconee river, on various lakes and even in the Gulf of Mexico. I've raced in it, meandered in it, fished in it and even been dumped out of it. Its short length allows for easy maneuvering and shallow draw for getting over shoals, where others could not. A heads up though. The keel doesn't have sufficient material to handle such a workout, so I wore through the last five inches in no time. A preventative fiberglass patch fixed it up fine. So now with a new awareness I'll get many more years of fun out of it.

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Bought 4 8 6 kayak ago so…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 3/12/2019

Bought 4 seasons ago so probably 2014. Of all my kayaks: I keep going back to this one: fits IN crv. quoted: 39lbs from factory website. takes 240lbs. but I've loaded 8 6 kayak 300lb with gear. Drag it, 8 6 kayak, sent it down a cliff a few times to shore (not kidding) cut holes in top-front and back with jigsaw for “Gamma2” 15lb HDPE screw top & rubber ring seal, 8 6 kayak storage. While the holes were open: added to car size, real tire tubes for floatation. Last year broke drain plug, generic one from amazon was 2-for-$6.99. Very very happy, only use long pointy yak when my dick friends want to be speedy and linear. This is a slow but Very stable boat. Mahalo.

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Just got off 3 days on the…

Submitted by: paddler236960 tall pines bowling on 7/19/2016

Just got off 3 days on the Oregon coast with this sweet little ride. It's my 4th kayak, and I always buy 8 foot kayaks, 8 6 kayak. I love the flexibility of putting them in the back of my car or SUV. This kayak performs great. I have 2 other sit on tops and wanted to try something different so I can go fishing and crabbing. Of course, my purchase at TJ Maxx helped save me a lot of money too. great buy under $200, 8 6 kayak. Footpads, front and back storage, 8 6 kayak, and light weight help out too. You'll love it.

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My wife bought my Affinity…

Submitted by: pool fencing spigots guest-paddler bamboo surf rack on 6/20/2016

My wife bought my Affinity for an early Father's Day present. I was SOO Excited. A week later 8 6 kayak found a yellow one for her and we have team nebraska triathlon out 4 times already. We love kayaking and we love our Clearwaters. She purchased mine at our local TJ Maxx for $169 and I got hers at another TJ Maxx for the same price. My wife had researched them before she bought mine and found many good reviews. Since we are new to kayaking, we didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars on something that we might not enjoy, 8 6 kayak. We made a good decision on these kayaks and on kayaking in general, 8 6 kayak. WE LOVE IT! The Affinity 8.6 are great "Starter" kayaks. They maneuver easily and feel very stable. I will say that the seat is a little uncomfortable after a few hours so I will probably look for a replacement seat but I can't complain too much. Being on the water is truly relaxing.

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I purchased after a long list…

Submitted by: paddler236796 8 6 kayak on 5/25/2016

I purchased after 8 6 kayak long list & process of elimination, my choice was CLEARWATER AFFINITY 8.6, it not only fits 8 6 kayak my CR-V, low profile makes getting in & out a breeze, I use it to fish out of as well, it's multi channel & very stabile, 8 6 kayak happy with my purchase, t/y.

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I purchased two of these…

Submitted by: paddler236734 on 4/29/2016

I purchased two of these kayaks from TJ Maxx for $169 each, 8 6 kayak. I had ALMOST paid nearly twice as much for another brand, but at the last minute a friend told me about this deal. Since my daughter and I are new to kayaking we decided to go for these as "Starter" kayaks. They are perfect for our needs, 8 6 kayak. Maneuver easily, and feel very stable. The only thing I don't like about them is the seat, my back hurts after a couple hours of paddling, so I am going to look for a replacement seat. Other than that, very pleased with them.

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Saw the Clearwater Affinity…

Submitted by: paddler236665 on 3/9/2016

Saw the Clearwater Affinity 8.6 yak at a local Marshall's for $169. Seen the same version at other Marshall's and TJ Maxx for the same price, but I lucked out because the chair back was broke. Bargained it down to $122, and what a deal it was! First run on it was calm river, and of course I took a fishing pole. Landed my first large mouth since my freshman year in college! You'd think the fish was caught, but it was me that was hooked. Ever since, I added a couple pole mounts, 8 6 kayak, a couple kleats, and made a new seat 8 6 kayak cushion for my, excuse my french, boney ass) for an extra $25. Got an anchor too for $8, rivers aren't always calm, 8 6 kayak. For $155 I have the perfect fishing vessel for calm water, river rapids, and (on a pleasant days) coastal waters. Just don't be too fancy, and always wear a PFD.

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AWESOME beginner kayak.… 8 6 kayak

8 6 kayak Submitted by: 8 6 kayak paddler236630 on 1/20/2016 8 6 kayak

AWESOME beginner kayak. Installed 2 rear rod holder and a Scotty rod holder on the front. Very stable and treads well. $169.00 you can't beat the price. 8 6 kayak

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The Affinity 8.6 is a great…

Submitted by: private competitive swim coaches nj skirk on 11/25/2015

The Affinity 8.6 is a great kayak for the money and we love ours. A word of caution is hope that you will never need replacement parts as the distributor is terrible. We ordered a $15 set of plugs and were charged over $30 for shipping. They put an incomplete address on the label and then told us we would be charged an additional fee to have it corrected so the package would be delivered! The absolute worst customer service and to date neither the president of the distribution center or Clearwater Leisure has responded to my complaint. So just be warned, but the kayak is great!

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I'm extremely happy with my… 8 6 kayak Submitted by: 8 6 kayak paddler236570 on 10/15/2015 shampoo bowl neck rest

I'm extremely happy with my Clearwater Affinity 8.6! This is my 1st kayak. As I started having knee issues just this year, I actually appreciate the wider opening. I do only flat water with slight current to level 1 waters but it's very stable! A little sluggish but its b/c its a wider body.
Very easy to transport - I literally lift it straight into my minivan! I think for the price, it was definitely a perfect choice!

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I bought 2 of these for my…

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I bought 2 of these for my children (11 & 13). My girlfriend has the exact same one and is the reason I picked these up for my kids. They're very stable, track well and easy to use. Our 40lbs dog sits on the back without issue. Can't go wrong for the price. I just need to install fishing rod holders now cause the kids want to fish as well.

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Bought this kayak recently…

Submitted by: paddler236507 kng america golf lamp on 9/9/2015

Bought this kayak recently for my wife, who proved to be too small to fit comfortably in it. foot braces would not adjust closely enough for her 5'4" frame. Also, seat was atrocious.
Having said all that, I feel quite fortunate to have bought the boat ($170 at TJ Maxx), 8 6 kayak. That's because I inherited it. I am an avid recreational paddler, occasional whitewater (2-3) on the Potomac River outside DC, and own five other kayaks. I would not suggest that level of whitewater with the Affinity ONLY because it lacks a good lip for a spray skirt. The cockpit is huge and somewhat square, making a skirt impracticable, even if there is one big enough. everything else about the boat, though, is great! with a new seat (Hudson Trail outfitters - $60), this boat has gone ALL over the Potomac this summer. It is resilient, surfs well (again, class 1-1.5 only so far), turns well and tracks well. It is very comfortable, extremely stable and fairly light to carry.
Nice job, clearwater.

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I bought this 8'6''…

Submitted by: trumpy bear golf head cover Tonephoto on 9/2/2015

I bought this 8'6'' Clearwater kayak from Marshals for $159.99, 8 6 kayak. Not bad for the price and for lazy rivers and lakes. I've even taken it though the great swamp with no problems, Got to get a second one for my wife!!!

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Just purchased this Affinity…

8 6 kayak by: paddler236470 on 8/31/2015

Just purchased this Affinity kayak by Clearwater Leisure. I like the fact that it is very portable and is very well made for the price ($169+ tax). I think that it's wide beam makes it very stable and will be good for the kids.

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I am using this on small…

Submitted by: paddler236284 on 6/22/2015

I am using this on small lakes, so my review is based on calm waters. This thing tracks great. I have taken it in the open with a stiff wind and had no issues. I took it through large beds of weeds and had no issues.
It turns excellent. It is comfortable.
I am 6'3" 255#. I put my 53# son on the back cargo area. We took on some water, but I learned if I just turned easy we could slow the water infiltration.
I am absolutely pleased with this kayak, especially for the price of $149 at TJ Maxx.

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Fantastic starter kayak! I…

8 6 kayak Submitted by: paddler235973 on 9/10/2014

Fantastic starter kayak! I turned it over to my 13 year old and in calm water it is super stable. When paddling it is not always straight or easy to control in a current but on calm water it performs like nominal

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Good kayak for beginners or…

8 6 kayak Submitted by: 8 6 kayak guest-paddler on 9/4/2014

Good kayak for beginners or someone wanting to get back into the sport for a reasonable price. Picked one up for $169, doesn't get much cheaper. It tracks good, turns quick. Good on flat water also does well on mild rivers. May try on something a little bigger after adding a skirt. I think it will do fine. Has nice bow and stern handles for carrying, portuguese golf federation membership enough to carry alone. All it needs is some floatation bags and you're good to go. Also has on deck storage areas front and rear with bungles. Not a bad yak for the money.

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basic good design except for…

8 6 kayak Submitted by: andrew lewis golf 8 6 kayak guest-paddler family photo shoot warwickshire on 8/20/2014

basic good design except for the minor leakage where the handles are attached.however the stop plugs on the footrests were not properly installed.I could not slide the footrest. so that I had to demount the footrest slide bar from the hull.not easy.MOST annoying was that my Email asking for help was IGNORED

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I just bought two of these…

Submitted by: paddler235807 on 8/4/2014

I just bought two of these for my husband and I, and we absolutely 8 6 kayak them. We are beginner's, and these are perfect for the lake or easy going river. They are very light weight and both fit in my SUV no problem. I recommend these for a comfortable easy going float, and the pricing was great!

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I purchased this kayak…

Submitted by: paddler235794 8 6 kayak on 7/30/2014

I purchased this kayak because I needed something light to carry over to the lake. This fit the bill perfectly. The water was a bit choppy when I started and this little boat handled like a champ. I even guided it through a heavy water lilly infested area to fetch a piece 32093 surf road bethany beach drift wood. I only ss spinning mills it an 8 because at 5'2" my feet could not reach the food rests.

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upike football 2019 Just got this and like the…

Submitted by: paddler235741 8 6 kayak on 7/12/2014

Just got this and like the first person to review this boat, 8 6 kayak, I really philadelphia university womens tennis it.
A little Background: I have a Wilderness Systems Kaos that's good for surf and not much else. I have a 12 foot sit on top fishing kayak with 4 rod holders and 2 hatches and lots of on deck storage, great for fishing, but too big to throw in the car and HEAVY. This little guy fits into my HHR with room to spare, and I can still fit my wife's Prijon alien on top and close the gate and there is still enough room for the two of us and our gear. Granted one of us has to sit in the backseat, but we never have to go very far.

Back to the boat, it feels a little cheap, instead of putting hooks on the bungees they are simply tied on making it difficult to stow something the size of a backpack without the straps trying to crush it. I will be altering this. I have already changed the way my handles were installed. There was a hole drilled trough a bump in the plastic on the deck of the boat with a thin nylon rope to a handle. I removed the nylon rope and got some plastic tubing about the same size as the hole pushed it though and flared the ends out using a torch to warm the plastic. then I tied para-cord to the handle doubled up the line and pushed it though the hole and basically 8 6 kayak a larks head with it, 8 6 kayak. Now I am a little more water tight, there is more to support the weight of the boat when I am using the handle to carry it, and I feel like it is less likely that the could get ripped out of the deck, 8 6 kayak. The thinner plastic does have its advantages as far as making the boat light weight, and it's as thick as it needs to be for what it is.

If you already have your paddle, life-jacket, and other kayak gear, this boat is a no-brainer for the price.

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I bought this Kayak on sale…

Submitted by: 8 6 kayak paddler235731 on 7/9/2014

I bought this Kayak on sale fc nova soccer complex $200. It wasn't the one i went looking for but i decided to get it because i needed a new one and didn't want to spend too much.

The pros: It's incredibly light. I'm used to an old fiberglass hand me down that was incredibly heavy and bulky. This Affinity is so light i can carry it with one hand. It's also pretty stable for such a short kayak. I took it out on the Raritan Bay and even though it got really choppy in some places, the kayak never let me down.

Features: small drain on the back for easy draining, 8 6 kayak. small cargo area in back with bungies crossing it. padded seat back. most importantly, a cup holder at the front of the seat.

definitely the perfect beginner kayak, i love its simple spartan design lacking all he silly bells and whistles of pricier models

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TAHE8'6" Ouassou Sit-On-Top Single Kayak

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TAHE OUTDOORS 8'6" Ouassou Sit-On-Top Single Kayak

The Ouassou is designed as a versatile and maneuverable kayak ideal for beach fun. The stern handles let you hang on and swim and allow easy access on board. The Ouassou also handles surf and waves comfortably. The ‘spatula’ shaped hull is derived from surf longboards and rodeo kayaks.

The slight keel and lateral rail design provide directional stability and excellent tracking. The Ouassou’s optional knee-strap system also allows you to secure your body to the cockpit when you are looking for greater control in waves or whitewater. The exclusive Twin Sheet technology used in the construction of TAHE kayaks is acheived by using thermoformed Polyethylene sheets, 8 6 kayak. The deck and hull sections are formed and sealed together in one single operation. The result of this fusion is incredibly durable, unique in kayak manufacture. The join line is invisible and 100% secure. This process, creating a product that is lighter, stronger and smoother finished than rotomoulding, is also anti-UV treated. Highly resistant to knocks and scratching, it gives all TAHE kayaks exceptional durability.

Features:

  • A fun and versatile beach kayak - Ideal for short excursions
  • Single seater with space for 1 child passenger
  • Bow, 8 6 kayak, Stern and hull mounted carry handles for easy transportation
  • Wide, Spatula hull shape for extra stability and 8 6 kayak handling in waves
  • 242 Pound Capacity
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