Future Beach Spirit 120 Kayak
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The Future Beach ® Spirit 120 Kayak has the smooth ride you need and amenities you want when adventuring outdoors. The roto-molded dihedral hull gives stability and tracking while the molded-in high back seat with adjustable back rest makes sure you stay comfortable. This kayak also features a self-bailing cockpit, graduated foot wells and a 6" round dry hatch.
- 1 person kayak
- Dihedral hull for unbeatable stability and tracking
- Graduated foot wells
- Self-bailing cockpit
- Drain plug
- Molded-in high back seat with adjustable padded beck rest
- Molded-in footrests
- 6'' round day hatch
- Molded in cup holder
- Front bungees
- Side mounted carry handles
- Bow and stern rope carry handles
- Length: 10'
- Width & depth: 28" x 15"
- Carry weight: 46 lbs
- Max. capacity: 250 lbs
- Future Beach
Country of Origin: ChinaWeb ID: 4002649
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 123 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by txstars15 Just purchased but haven't used I can only comment on the product itself as we just picked ours up and have not yet had a chance to paddle them. The construction is super solid with no side seams. There is a handy bottle holder and the usual elastic bands to secure the day's cargo. The product description pretty much tells it all. I can say that Justin at the Dallas Dick's store was spectacularly helpful and stayed on top of the entire transaction. Just super to work with. When he pointed out the kayaks had just gone on clearance for almost another $100 off, it was a no-brainer! September 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by stan Good and so-so Futurebeach Spirit120 is not ideal as any product but very decent compact kayak for short rides. I have it for 2.5 years. Since I own 3 more sit on top kayaks here is my take on it. Positive: 1. Fits inside my minivan, I don't need to deal with roof rack loading pain. 2. Plastic is thick and solid - you can touch logs, rocky shore, gravel with scare to break it. 3. Very maneuverable. 4. Tracks well enough for such maneuverable kayak. 5. Has handles to help loading-unloading. 6. Has tiny storage area, but enough for keys and wallet. 7. Has a back seat. Negative. 1. Not as stable as some single sit on top kayaks. For speed you pay by loosing stability, I understand it. 2. Too small for medium and large frame people, you'll be sitting in water (or buy scupper plugs). 3. Storage area could be bigger. 4. Backseat could be taller. Bottom line - good for short rides, easy to get in and out, unsinkable as all sit on top kayaks. July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeanne63 Stable and tracks great Didn't realize how terrific this inexpensive kayak was until I tried several other brands and configurations. This is the best...very stable even in choppy water, a breeze to paddle and has held up well in the three years I have owned it. It is well-made and the features, though few, all work as they are supposed to...no useless gimmicks to break. July 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkyeDragon Solid Stable Boat This kayak is easy to load, tracks well, and is a very stable platform. So far it has proven capable of keeping up with much larger rudder equipped boats on spring runs and lakes. We did purchase a seat upgrade as the original is a very basic back support. June 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clipper A Terrific Value with Room to Grow I rented this kayak at the Juniper Springs run in Ocala National Forest in Florida. I liked it's stability and maneuverability along the notoriously shallow and twisting course of this beautiful wilderness waterway. I looked up the kayak online and was surprised to see it for sale at Dick's Sporting Goods at $269. When I purchased a floor model, they only charged $200! It's a great recreational kayak that benefits from a little improvement. Like another reviewer, I installed a 5" hatch and "fat" bag (Top Kayaker $30.) underneath the existing hatch cover which means there's now a double hatch which never leaks, solves the storage issue, and gives access to the hull. I replaced the rubber stopper drain with a standard 3/4" screw in drain plug ($4) which fit perfectly into the existing hole. I added bungees to the back deck as well. And the cost of those changes still didn't bring the price of the kayak up to the original pricetag. The kayak tracks well and when you lean into turns, the dihedral hull design takes over and facilitates the turn. The reviews of it being tippy and not tracking well are a function of not understanding the design. This is a kayak that's very responsive to lean. The dihedral profile of the hull in cross section means that when the kayak is tilted, the hull shape in the water essentially changes to a narrow V that carves a turn. With a little practice you'll have a boat that is stable, while both tracking and turning well. Just perfect your technique, and I think you'll be really happy with the boat. As for the complaints about leaking, the new hatch fixes the storage leak problem, but there is another leak point. Underneath the serial number plate on the back of the seat is a small air hole. Maybe it's supposed to be a vent, I don't know, but when I fooled around with the kayak in the pool practicing re-entry, that hole let in a lot of water. I plugged it with Sugru from inside the hull when I installed the hatch. This is an amazing boat for the price. I hope you like it as much as I do. (I've been kayaking since 1986, in both recreational and sea kayaks on all US coasts. ) May 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Yuhang Solid but tippy Several reviewers said that this kayak was not stable, now I know what they said was true. If you sit just a little bit off the center line, the kayak will rotate around the long axis so that you can see it is not level. This also means that if you just move a bit, it will respond with rotation. I used it once and hated it. I also have a perception tribe 11.5, which is much more stable and also faster. Another problem is that the handles are not located at the center of weight. The front will drop when you lift it. This makes it more difficult for me to load it on top of my SUV by myself. I can manage to load it, but the tribe with molded in handles is much easier to handle although the tribe is heavier. Of course, the tribe is more expensive, but I think the price difference is justified. Basically, you get what you pay for. I think I'll return this one and get another perception tribe. May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abby33 I love this kayak! I've had this kayak for over a year and have found that it was a great buy. I regularly get compliments from other experienced kayakers when I'm out in this model. Aside from that, it tracks well and is quite stable. I've used it on lakes, bayous and rivers and have never had an issue. I'm 5'2, 140 lbs and load-carry this kayak by myself all the time. It took some practice getting out of it with some dignity lol but that is more of a testament to my own clumsiness rather than having anything to do with the kayak. I have and will continue to recommend this kayak to others, novice for not. March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RiverRat Mine is 4 years old and still great! I live on a river and use my Kayak a lot. I've owned this model for 4 years and it has held up well considering I store it outside. I've had to replace 1 handle but for the price you get some bang for your buck! I love my Kayak! The size is perfect, it is small enough that I can load it in my truck solo. Must buy! December 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Napoleon Poor Stability As the title states, it is not very stable. It doesn't track very straight, and there is almost no storage room. Pay a little more and get another brand sit on top kayak. It didn't take me long to buy another brand. The only good thing was I caught it onsale for less than 200. Don't buy! October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KayakFreshwater Excellent rough water kayak for fishing Purchased at Dick's, installed fish rod holders, two hatches (one to replace the black rubber one aft) and added life lines to include a paddle holder. The narrow beam, although giving the amateur a feeling of instability, provides excellent secondary stability in rough water conditions. The boat tracks perfectly, is self righting when beam to waves, and is extremely easy to paddle. When hot I swim off of it and this is such a joy. To get back into the boat approach it from the side. Grab the other side of the boat. Do a breaststroke kick and simultaneously pull yourself up across the middle of the boat. Balance for a second and rotate your body lengthwise to be in line with the kayak while twisting from your stomach to your back. Done. Easy once you practice! I can out fish really any motor boat as the motor spooks the fish whereas the kayak is ghostly quiet. September 29, 2014