Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill P Dandy Kayak
I have had mine over a year. Just perfect for what I need. Fits great in the trunk of my car with back seats folded down. Moderately lightweight to handle alone. Rides and steers great. My balance is sucky, but have not spilled over yet. Someone gave me gas filled inflatable vest. More afraid of them inflating than tipping over. I got mine on sale. But even at regular price, great recreational kayak.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mamamia great for beginners
I am a 46 year old over-weight woman. My teenaged sons bought me this kayak for my birthday and I love it! Easy to use, fun to use, only problem is: we just have one to share! I definitely am a beginner. (We HAD rented once or twice first to try it.) But owning it is better because we can go where and when we want. I have NOT put it on car by myself yet, but two of us can get it up on top fairly easily and they say it would fit in the back of SUV if I ever went alone. I just love to meander down the river and relax!
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by JonnyB Good Deal
I got this boat at the beginning of the summer for my boys 9th birthday. I bought it from Dick's online and took store delivery which went well. It is everything I hoped it would be. He loves his boat. We go out on the Lower Saluda and the Catawba below the Lake Wylie dam as well as a small pond by my mothers house and he does great in it. I will say I tryed to ride this boat down the Mill Race Rapids on the Lower Saluda and it just couldnt turn fast enough, the concave bottom hung up and I got spilled pretty hard. I havent tried again and I wouldn't recommend it for more than a class one. If nothing else this boat is durrable! I even dropped it off the top of my Jeep once. For calm water to a light chop you couldn't ask for a better boat for the money! The only thing bad I can say is I wish it came in Yellow and/or bright blue and/or purple because I'm probably gonna buy one for each of my kids as they get old enough.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GW78 Great Kayak!!
Very sturdy and easy to use. Didn't want to spend a lot of money. Bought two of these and am very pleased! Great value!
August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeS Beyond expectations
First of all, I am not someone who ever writes reviews for my purchases. However, this time I am making an exception as I also found the reviews of this product dead on. I have taken this kayak to the beach and in creeks in the area and could not be more excited. It truly tracks very well, it is very stable (I'm 6' 3", 200 Lbs) and the price is well worth it for the satisfaction. There is a reason that so many people give it such high ratings. It is a great product.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rokitlady Excellent beginner sit-on Kayak
Happened to purchase two of these beauties just before 4th of July. It was a paddling week in the harbor. We didn't want them for open ocean.. just in the harbor and channels around Dana Point. They are great. They track really well. The storage compartment is a joke, but we never stray far from the boat. I recommend using the scupper plugs...they keep the boat a lot dryer. Just make sure the store furnishes them. One boat came with the 4 scupper plugs taped into the drink holder recess. The other didn't. Now I'm chasing around trying to get four more for the 2nd boat. By the way, the drink holder is an awesome feature. One little problem: the side carry handles often scrape your hands as you are paddling. I'm considering removing them and just use the fore and aft carry handles.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PedalPaddle Update from a year ago, going from 4 stars to 5
This boat just keeps getting better and better. I've had it in bay water, coastal waters, lakes and rivers and it just keeps delivering excellent functionality and fun no matter what I do with it. I'm 5'9" and weigh 190, it's very comfortable. Good back support and feet placement options. It is very stable when getting in and out of it and in the water. It is plenty quick and tracks very straight and smooth. The length and hull design means it is not super nimble in faster water but it is not intended to be used as a whitewater kayak. It has done fine on wider rivers up to a class 3 if you just focus on "shooting through". I have added a bungee system at the rear to attach a small back pack that has a hydration bladder and storage room for food, dry box for cell phone etc., the front bungees are great for a small cooler on longer trips. I only use the dry well for spare rope, fish stringers or basically stuff that can get wet. There are plenty of places to mount fishing poles and other tools (machete', flashlight or go pro camera on the bow tip) with a little creativity. At this price for a recreational floater / fisher needing a sink proof yak I don't think it gets much better.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jan Love It
I have this kayak & the Future Beach 10 sit in. I love them both! All but impossible to turn over - I'm new @ kayaking, so believe me when I say this. I've had my little Corgi out with me, jumping around after scary things in the water, & never felt unsteady. We've had them on lakes, rivers and even out in the ocean. The dry storage is tiny, so we use dry bags. Other than that....I wouldn't change a thing about these boats.
June 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MD Kayaker Great for a beginner
I was in the market for a cheap starter kayak. I found this at my local Dicks for a good price (it was a return, previous customer thought there was a crack, but as it turns out there wasnt.) I have had no problems at all with this kayak. It is stable and comfortable. I was hesitant to give it only four stars because I find the storage space to be a little sparse. To give you an idea of the space; the dry storage can barely hold a softball. I bought a kayak rigging kit on Amazon and installed it on the back of the kayak, and use a dry bag along with it for more space.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kayak Newbie Fabulous for small lake or lazy river
We've been looking several years for something like the Future Beach for our WI pothole lake but finding most out of our price range or not stable enough for older (or very young) users. This suits us both. Very easy to maneuver, even with a good 'chop' on the water. Mold plastic without any fancy accessories, but good enough for someone who has not had much experience with sit on kayaks. The only negative, if any, is durability. Paddling around and not paying attention, ran into a submerged metal stantion that took a pretty good gouge out of the convex bottom. Surface scratched but not enough to cause a leak, but caution is required against abuse around the pier or rocky beach.
May 27, 2013