Rated 5 out of 5áby ncsudude great beginner kayak for kids
My wife and I played around with this kayak at a friend's house this summer. She is 5'3" 120 lbs and had never touched a kayak before. It tracked surprisingly well for a small kayak and she had no trouble paddling around and balancing on it. It seems like it would be great for young kids to learn on since she was at the upper limits of the capacity and had no trouble with it. I was even able to climb onto it from the water and I'm way too big for it (6'3" 225 lbs). I had to keep my legs dangling off the sides into the water but I could sit and it held me up as long as I really paid attention to my balance. I thought that was pretty impressive seeing as how I am almost 100 lbs over the weight capacity and I am taller than the kayak. It was very stable even with the lake being rather choppy so kids and even some petite women should have no problem balancing and paddling around on this kayak. For the money it should be an excellent kayak for kids.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby AvgO Fun boat but first one split at seam allowing water in.
I purchased this boat for my 6 year old as a birthday present. Our family kayaks a fair bit and this is a good beginner boat for kids to get comfortable with kayaking. Unfortunately when we took it out the first time I noticed water was getting inside the boat. At first inspection I did not see how it was getting in. Our second trip out I found where the boat was molded together at the bow there was an area not sealed. You did not notice the crack in the hull unless slight pressure was applied. In Ohio you have to register just about everything including this boat. I am able to exchange the boat but I now have to pay another $25 registration for a total of $50 registration for this boat. In short check the sides of the boat carefully to ensure there are no issues with the hull.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Outdoorsy mom Great Investment - tons of fun
Can't say enough. Bought 2 and my son and his friends love them! Light and easy to stack and strap onto a wagon. 2 little kids can fit on one. They also love to stand up on them like paddle boards. Every parent who sees the kids on them asks us where we found them. So worth it if you live near the water. We'll be using them for years!!!
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby TropicBob Great Buy
A good small kayak for the price. My 5 yo grandson quickly learned to paddle it around our lake. The only negative is the paddle- it's not very good. I am going to buy another. Everything else is fine and I highly recommend.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby MawMawC Great fun for the grandkids
Granddaughters aged 8, 10 and 12 fell in love with this. First time in a boat for all of them and they were stand-up paddleboarding all over the lake. Very sturdy double paddle came with it...great value at $100. We bought a pedal boat at the same time, and they liked the kayak even more.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Sweitz Perfect
Our two boys both have one now and its the perfect kayak goe kids learning to kayak.. The one boy has never been on one till saturday and it took five minutes and he was racing up and down the lake!! A great investment and so worth the money! We would recommend it to anyone!
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Boyzmom Great kayak for calm waters
Really love this kayak for our boys, ages 8 and 10. They have had a blast on it on the lake. It's very stable, and easy to maneuver. The weight limit is 130 lbs, and although I'm just a tad over that, I was also able to use the kayak. The heavier you are, though, the more difficult it is to balance.
My 10 year old also likes to stand on it like a paddle board.
Very good investment for beginners.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Lakelovers Best birthday present!
We got this for my daughter's 4th birthday, and she loves it. Daddy was skeptical, he thought they were too young to be in their own boat, but after watching her and her sister paddle around the pool over the weekend, he thinks it's great now too. Perfect size, I like the molded finger grips to carry it, and the pull handle. This was the hit of the party, and now my other daughter wants one for her birthday in 2 more weeks. Once they have practiced lots on the pool, we will be hitting the state parks to check out the lakes.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby chris Perfect for kids!
This is my son's first kayak. He is only 5 and I bought him this and he loves it. Very stable. He has even used it as a paddle board. I wish they had these when my other son was little. Best little kayak for the money!
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby KFR Great first boat
We bought this kayak last summer for our 5 year old. We let him try it in the pool first, now he's paddling 4-10 miles with us every chance he gets. The yak is stable enough for him to jump off of (in the pool of course.) He can maneuver it very well and we are amazed at the stability. I could go on and on, but we love it!
May 19, 2013