Kayaks

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Folding
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Recreational
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Whitewater

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Wilderness Systems
NRS
Dagger
Old Town
Jackson Kayaks
Perception
Necky
Advanced Elements
Elie
Oru Kayak

User

Men's
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Kids'

Price

less than $200
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Kayak Reviews

Elie Sound 100 XE

rated 5 of 5 stars Terrific overall kayak. Purchased new in April 2014 from REI. Wanted to find a good kayak for recreational use that wouldn't break the bank. Settled on two Elie Sound 100XE's at around $600 piece.   Having used three years now, I feel I can give some insight.   Majority of use has been on calm waters—lakes, creeks, and streams. I imagine a high end one can really move, but I have no issues moving quickly in this. Decent balance in width. Creature Comforts—The seat is very comfortable, allows… Full review

Eddyline Sea Star

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light, fast, long boat with ample storage and big-sea capabilities. I purchased this boat used 5-6 years ago because I needed something faster and lighter for a few competitive endeavors such as Sea to Summit (12 miles paddling upstream in the tidal Piscataqua River from its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean, 93 miles biking, and a 8.5 mile run/hike to the top of Mount Washington 6288ft above the starting line). This boat is very fast, but also much more versatile than I originally expected, with lots… Full review

Current Designs Sirocco

rated 3 of 5 stars Stable in waves and cross chop. I have been in worse, imagine there are better. The kayak is smooth to reach its hull speed 4.5 mph or so then hits the wall pretty hard, which can take some of the fun out of riding breaking waves. The boat has a tendency to stick rather than glide. Splashes up wind in a chop, surprising me with a face washing now and then. Turns well in and about the rocks. Wanders a bit in open waters, deploying the skeg helps. The skeg control works amazing well for being over… Full review

Dagger Axis 12

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Dagger Axis 12 is my first kayak. Not the first I've ever paddled, but the first I've ever owned. I've got more background with canoeing. Ease of Use  The Dagger Axis 12 is pretty easy to get right into and use. But the seat is highly customizable, so you might want to spend a little time on dry land getting that dialed in before you take it out on the water. Some adjustment on the water is possible, but not convenient. There are also adjustable foot pegs which I've found a little easier to… Full review

Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Ultralite

rated 3 of 5 stars Nice lightweight kayak. Roomy large cockpit. Defect in manufacturing, screws at handles cause cracking and eventual breakage of material. At first I loved this kayak, but after just a few uses, I noticed the handles starting to crack around the screw. This was under warranty, I've been waiting for over three months for a replacement with no delivery date yet to be seen. Now I have a hole in my kayak and can not use it. The material is very flimsy. If you fall out of the kayak and try to climb back… Full review

NRS MaverIK II

rated 5 of 5 stars I use this kayak five days a week all summer long. I can't say enough good things about this boat! Sturdy, durable, comfortable, light, easy inflation, and on and on. I will admit it is on the expensive side, but I guarantee you are buying a kayak that will probably still be in good working order long after you have passed on. Full review

Nigel Dennis Kayaks Romany Surf

rated 5 of 5 stars Great handling, 16 ft. sea kayak for surfing and couple of day trips. The volume of this kayak fits larger people best. I am 6'4" and 210 lbs. It is extremely hard to be comfortable in a pure sea kayak for a large, tall person. Think about those eskimo skin on frame kayaks. There is no way a person of my size would fit.  This kayak is pretty high up there in the performance range, still be a good fit for me and not compromise on performance. Hardest part is finding a kayak that my feet fit into… Full review

Sea Eagle Sport 370

rated 4 of 5 stars Very good for flat water, but challenging for fishing. UPDATE 8/28/16: Took the SE370 down Bear River in Colfax, Calif., for some low key white water. She stood up just fine, bounced off rocks and made the requisite hard turns to avoid bad spills. Came to a screeching halt at one point when we didn't clear a big rock. The kayak stopped dead, I went flying forward, and the seat pulled loose (but didn't leave the boat). I got settled back down, bounced the boat free and I was off again. No damage… Full review

Wilderness Systems Pungo 140

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Love my Pungo 140. THIS awesome kayak should not be listed as a recreational kayak only. It's a cross-over. It's also a touring kayak. To me a touring kayak should be able to hold gear and track well while it carries that gear. Full review

Top-Rated Kayaks

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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 120 Recreational Kayak
$790 - $949
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NRS MaverIK II Inflatable Kayak
$1,508 - $1,675
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dagger Katana 10.4 Whitewater Kayak
$1,029 - $1,155
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Dirigo 106 Recreational Kayak
$750 - $849
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140 Sit-on-Top Kayak
$1,255
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Dagger Mamba 7.6 Whitewater Kayak
$1,099 - $1,155
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Old Town Camden 120 Recreational Kayak
$850
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Pamlico 145T Tandem with Rudder Recreational Kayak
$1,295
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jackson Kayaks Journey 14 With Rudder Touring Kayak
$1,199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Perception Expression 11.5 Kayak Touring Kayak
$805 - $829
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Necky Manitou 14 Touring Kayak
$1,105 - $1,199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Necky Eliza 15 with Rudder Touring Kayak
$1,600
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 100 Recreational Kayak
$567 - $715
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Advanced Elements Lagoon1 Inflatable Kayak
$349
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Axis 10.5 Recreational Kayak
$805
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Elie Sound 100 XE Recreational Kayak
$600
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Old Town Dirigo 120 Recreational Kayak
$830 - $949
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Necky Rip Recreational Kayak
$700 - $809
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Vapor 10XT Recreational Kayak
$385 - $599
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Oru Kayak The Bay Folding Kayak
$1,195
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140 with Rudder Touring Kayak
$1,395 - $1,419
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea Eagle Explorer 380x Pro Package Inflatable Kayak
$1,094
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Touring Kayak
$1,175 - $1,199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Old Town Predator 13 Sit-on-Top Kayak
$1,400 - $2,799
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Perception Impulse 10 Recreational Kayak
$319 - $485
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Pungo 140 Recreational Kayak
$975 - $1,049
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Wilderness Systems Tarpon 120 Angler Sit-on-Top Kayak
$1,105 - $1,119
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tributary Tomcat Tandem Inflatable Kayak
$662 - $779
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Old Town Heron 9XT Recreational Kayak
$480
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sea Eagle Sport 370 Inflatable Kayak
$344
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Dagger Zydeco 11.0 Recreational Kayak
$595 - $599
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Jackson Kayaks Karma RG Whitewater Kayak
$1,299
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two Sit-on-Top Kayak
$680 - $829
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Carolina 14 Touring Kayak
$975
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Sound 10.5 Angler Recreational Kayak
$459
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Wilderness Systems Tempest 165 Touring Kayak
$1,649
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Perception Carolina 12 Touring Kayak
$895
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Dagger Axis 12 Recreational Kayak
$905 - $909
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
BIC Sport YAKKAir Lite 1 Inflatable Kayak
$299
Ocean Kayak Frenzy Sit-on-Top Kayak
$500
Dagger Nomad 8.5 Whitewater Kayak
$999 - $1,055
Jackson Kayaks Rogue 9 Whitewater Kayak
$1,099
Aquaglide Blackfoot HB Angler XL Inflatable Kayak
$935
Delta Kayaks Delta 12.10 Touring Kayak
$1,480
L.L.Bean Manatee Solo 10 Recreational Kayak
$399 - $459
L.L.Bean Calypso 12 Kayak Touring Kayak
$829
Ocean Kayak Tetra 12 Sit-on-Top Kayak
$850
Advanced Elements AirFusion Elite Inflatable Kayak
$819
Old Town Twister Sit-on-Top Kayak
$500
Ocean Kayak Prowler 13T Angler Sit-on-Top Kayak
$1,100
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