Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Long1897 Love it!
I'm totally thrilled with this purchase. It's easy to inflate and deflate (be sure to invest $20 in a good DC pump). I've used it at the lake, on the Chattahoochee River and took it down to th beach at Tybee Island this week and kayaked out to the dolphins; it was great!
A couple of tips: you must have an air pump. It's well worth the small investment to pump it up quickly and, more importantly, deflate it so you can fold it up for storage. And, I use the pump to inflate air mattresses for camping, floats for the pool and to deflate space bags for storing winter clothes. It's really useful.
Second, the cheapest Airhead paddle that you can buy from the website is too short for this kayak (or any sit-in kayak for that matter). Invest the extra $10 and get a 230 or 240cm paddle.
Third, the inflatable seats are removable but you really MUST use them. If you don't it will make the boat sit too low in the water and be impossible to paddle. Plus you need to sit up higher above the edge of he boat to get a proper angle to paddle.
Overall, if you're really into kayaking this probably isn't for you, but if you want a good quality boat to get out on the rivers or lakes that will be easy to store and transport, you'll love this kayak.
August 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by todd&renea great 1st kayak
we have had weather too cool to take it out but we feel it will be a great starter kayak.. can hardly wait to take it out.
May 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by The Kodiak Kid Great for the price
Meets USCG standards, I believe eight different inflatable parts each offering emergency flotation. A long-legged bow passenger would have a little tight leg room but the 400 lb capacity would give plenty of weight allowance for two normal adults. The kayak is very stable in the water due to the large inflatable tubes on either side. I looked at many two person kayaks, hard and soft, and this was by far the best value. I would add that I inflated the kayak six weeks ago and it is still as tight as when I filled it.
April 12, 2012