Old Town Dirigo 106 Kayak
You'll love the easy-to-paddle, laid back style of the Old Town® Dirigo 106 Kayak. Excellent for beginners due to its stability and roomy cockpit, the Dirigo 106 is highly maneuverable and easy to paddle. The cushioned seat, thigh pads and cup holder let you relax in comfort for a lazy paddle down the river. The Dirigo 106 Kayak also provides lots of convenient storage, perfect for those just starting out and seasoned paddlers alike.
- Dimensions: 10'6'' x 27.75''
- Cockpit dimensions: 18.5'' x 38''
- Weight: 44 lbs
- Capacity:250-300 lbs
- Stabil-form™ hull design
- Stern bulkhead
- Dashboard mounted hatch with dry bag
- Durable three layer construction
- Deluxe padded seat with adjustable backrest
- Click Seal stern hatch with bulkhead
- Glove box hatch for keys, wallet
- Thigh pads
- Adjustable foot braces
- Retractable carry handles
- Paddle keeper
- Cup holder
- Deck bungee
- Safety perimeter line
- Drain plug
- The Glove Box hatch and Click Seal hatch are water resistant but not 100% waterproof
- Always use a dry bag
- Old Town Canoe
Country of Origin: United StatesWeb ID: 11440025
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by kruzr well made kayak just took my new yak out for a 2 hour paddle and thought it tracked pretty well, the cushioned seat and thigh pads make for a very comfortable ride. Bought this Kayak online and it arrived very well packaged for shipping. June 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ColoradoGuy Performs Well, few Quirks I bought this kayak last year from Dick's based on good reviews and design. Here are the positives: 1. Handles well. Very maneuverable. Fun to paddle. 2. Great design. Water tight storage, lots of useful bungee, great seat. I often strap folding seats to the outside and small coolers inside. 3. Light weight. For me the length and weight are ideal. Negatives. 1. Water tight compartment is very difficult to seal properly. The rods underneath the top often come out of track and will not easily seal with the hull. I have had them pop open as I transport the kayak or much trouble when I stop for rest or lunch to reseal. Need to improve design. 2. Seat folds down but has no easy straps or clips. If you transport this with the seat fully up it acts like a noisy air dam on your car. I have to tie it down which is not easy. I have two kayaks and I and friends have had a lot of fun in this kayak despite the troubles. July 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beach Bum Dirigo 106 Hi, my girlfriend and I recently bought 2 of these kayaks, we do like them however, I'd advise anyone buying one to give it a good once over before you walk out of the store with it. Hers is fine, mine has two issues; 1# The back storage, dry bulkhead leaks, so it's not dry, upon closer inspection the silicone holding the bulkhead in place, let go and one side has a huge gap where water leaks past. 2# The cover for the back storage is very difficult to lock, the cover seats over the opening fine but there is a lock feature that you have to almost push the cover concave for it to latch, my girlfriends operates easily without such efforts. Also one minor discrepancy on their product description below: Dashboard mounted hatch with dry bag #nope sorry, this feature is not here) Glove box hatch for keys, wallet #I think they are counting this storage twice) On the issue of storage and security, I have seen other kayaks with a hole in the bow or stern to run a cable lock through. This model does have several locations near the seat, inside the cockpit, to run a cable lock through, however you can not do this and put a cockpit cover over the opening to keep nature out, the two do not work at the same time. It would be nice if Old Town would incorporate this in their future designs. Other that these minor issues we like our kayaks, they are easy to handle both in and out of the water, we'd buy them again, just felt we'd pass on our experience here with others to help them make more informed decisions. June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canoegrrl Dirigo 106 I own two Dirigo 106 kayaks and they have always been my favorite recreational kayak. Comfortable seat, lots of bungee cords and a easily accessible secure area in the back for a days worth of snacks and dry bags. January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom great Kayak for the money comfortable seat, roomy , good construction for the money June 7, 2011
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