Rated 4 out of 5 by B smooth stable good storage
This was my first kayak so I was really unsure but this thing is great handles really well. Im 5'11 180lbs can get in an out very easily no problems been out at least 10 times couple hours each time I can move around put my legs up top an chill out if I want I can reach what ever I have in the rear hatch without to much trouble. Its not as fast as the swifty 9.5 that I also bought so I can bring a friend but its much more comfortable.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsRossley Would buy again
We had been taking about getting kayaks for 2 years, then after we got married, decided we would purchase them with the money received from our wedding gifts. We had talked to the same sales associate the previous 2 years, and then made sure we were able to talk to her again, and make the purchase from her. We were told from one associate, "she is not a kayak-er...she watched the same video as I did" but to my husband and me, her knowledge was more than just watching a video. She answered our questions, made sure we had everything we needed, and even gave us extra info and guidance on the kayaks. The Trophy 126 is stable, I feel safe in it...I can even rock from side to side without feeling like it is going to roll or tip. My husband and I got matching ones, but mine will be decked out in pink. We are planning on fishing with them eventually. My husband took our oldest son (15) and went out on the river, they had a blast, and know he wants one also. Absolutely love it...we went out Sunday, Monday, and I wanted to go tonight, but we didn't get to...this is a very addicting sport/pastime, and I just want to be able to have all my housework done so we can be out on the water....
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bearingboy Love this Kayak
I recently bought this Kayak with high expectations for it's performance. I was not let down. It tracks straight in the lake and in the river. It is a very stable boat. I took it down the Taccoa river about a 6 mile trip it was very comfortable. The dry storage in the front kept everything nice and dry. I love this boat.
July 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by choc a few design flaws
On a positive note, the Trophy 126 has a sturdy construction and decent overall performance for general kayaking use.
Drawbacks are: A) very flimsy handles, If you pull even slightly hard on them, you will likely have no more handles. They aren't very strong for tying down to a vehicle or for carrying. B) The inside edges of the kayak are too uneven to make for efficient sideways carrying. It works but not very well. The weight isn't balanced very well either,also making for inefficient carrying compared to a lot of other kayaks. C) The design inside the kayak is such that objects placed in front of you can roll back behind the seat and be very difficult to recover without taking the kayak out of the water and lifting the ends back and forth until the object rolls out. This design feature also makes it hard to get water out that splashes in.
I own 4 different kayaks, each a different brand. This is in my top two out of these for how it performs on the water but is the most annoying of all of them with some of these design flaws.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BackWoodsAng Trophy 126
Bought the kayak on sale in the store after searching for a while and reading countless reviews. This is my first water craft of any kind, and am happy with the price. The performance of this product is excellent. Kayak is stable, comfortable enough with plenty of leg room, seat lacks padding but thats not a big deal for me. Has good cargo areas, the back is easy enough to get to while in action, not 100% water tight, but that doesnt matter if you are just carrying a cooler or equipment in a dry bag. Some reviews say that it is a bit sluggish, not having anything to compare the boat to, I think it gets around just fine. Took a few test runs on a local lake to become comfortable with it, and recently made a 9 mile run on the Nolichucky river with no trouble at all. Now that was a great time! Have not fished from it yet but I am excited and proud to have to own this kayak.
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chuck80 Great fishing kayak!
I wasn't going to by a kayak because I had a canoe. But when trophy 126 kayak went on sale for $299.99 I had to go buy one. Man what a buy, I should had bought one along time ago. Best fishing kayak easy to use very stable lots of features loved it so much went and bought my wife a kayak. Great buy!
July 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fish44 Great Starter
Just bought 2 of them this past weekend. No complants other then on of the strapbroke the first time trying to adjust it. First time kayaker and this is a good starter.
July 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by Tom81 Get it while its on sale!
Just picked up this kayak today in my local store. The last time I looked at it it was $350. Not a bad price for the sale they have going on during the Fourth Holiday week. This is my first kayak and I am thoroughly pleased with my purchase. I was also looking at the Potomac Catalyst but they did not have one in the store. Here are the reasons I chose this kayak:
The seat is comfortable and there is plenty of room for my frame. I'm 6'1 180lbs and there is still more leg room available if needed (someone at 250 might be pushing it). I was able to get in and out with no problems. I love the two hatches. The one up front is watertight and big enough for your valuables that may need to tag along. The rear hatch has plenty of space but isn't watertight. There is also a ton of space between your legs and under the front hatch. The rubber hatches themselves are a little snug to get on and off, but i guess thats what makes them effective. The build quality seems great so far and every thing is nice and snug. The rod holders are a plus and I will definitely be using them in the future. The only things I added were a clip on cup holder and a paddle clip.
I took it out for about an 1.5 hours today in some very calm lake water and loved it. Buy it while they still have all the sales going on.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by MK Awesome Kayaks!
Bought two of these 1 year ago. Have used the heck out of them and can say they are some of the best investments I have ever made. While they are not $2000 fiberglass sea kayaks, they do work great at your local lakes and especially work well for fishing. Added a few extra accessories to mine to make fishing more comfortable (and the wife happy, hence the pink), but overall they are of great quality. Seat can get a little uncomfortable after a few hours on the lake, but a small pad or upgrade of the seat fixes that issue. Plenty of storage in the compartments, however your need to order the bulkhead if you want a sealed compartment because Future Beach apparently stopped selling the bulkhead (with) these items. It Is considered an extra accessory. Dicks offers a great price on these Kayaks and are a great buy to anyone looking at doing some kayaking or fishing!
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LNIE Great Kayak
This is my first kayak. Got it on sale $150 off. It is a very stable and comfortable boat. Only 1 fault I find with this fishing Kayak. If you are fishing trees and stumps, the rods stick out at such an angle that your rod in the holder can get pulled out of the holder and fall in the water. My solution was to take the cover off the back compartment and shove the rod in there so it stuck out straight behind me.
June 25, 2013